Creative Director

About us:

We are creative partners for ambitious leaders who want to act on the opportunities that matter. We pit creativity against the big challenges in radically different and radically better ways. Our global teams of designers, strategists, technologists, programme managers and educators deliver deep, meaningful change across and beyond our clients’ organisations.

We partner long-term and work at pace to create better brands and better businesses.

Job description:

This is our most iconic and senior creative position

Your primary job is to lead and inspire our design community, and to bring a strong, uncompromising creative point of view to the leadership of the business

You’ll be responsible for setting WO’s creative course, with your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the world

Together with the other CDs, you’ll be expected to over- see and take responsibility for the creative excellence of everything that goes out of the door

You’ll be expected to lead multiple large, complex projects and be a role model for inter-disciplinary teams at WO

You’ll be inspiring, compelling and utterly authoritative for clients and partners, and be expected to build and maintain c-suite and board-level client relationships

You will grow WO’s reputation in the world - speaking at big events and building an influential creative network

You’ll build great relationships with other WO seniors

Your capabilities:

A creative visionary who is passionate about the power of design to change the world
A restless thinker with the desire to challenge, surprise and stretch everyone around you

The constant curiosity to explore new territory and help us discover better ways of doing things

A hands-on background developing ideas and tools, and the passion and drive to make them real in the world

An inspiring creative leader of inter-disciplinary teams on big, complex projects, creating the best conditions for the work to be game changing and for everyone to thrive

An utterly trusted partner for our senior clients, leading them confidently through huge change

Your attitude:

Huge ambition, drive, energy and optimism

A restless, uncompromising spirit – not taking ‘no’ for an answer, and inspiring others to do their best work

Brilliant rigor, cut-through and clarity of thought

A great influencer and persuader, who thinks and acts like a leader inside and outside WO

A generous and collaborative nature, giving others the space and encouragement to grow

The awareness to lead by example, rolling up your sleeves and getting stuck in when it’s needed

Your experience:

You can come from any design background, but you must be a highly strategic thinker and be 100% credible as a leader of our design community and our business

You’ll have at least 10 years creative experience