Senior Design Manager | Job #12849

Date of Posting:

January 19, 2020

Length of Assignment:


Pay Rate:


Job Description:

Artisan Creative is hiring a senior design manager to join a UX design agency based in Detroit. This agency specializes in automotive and works with global accounts to design display and touchscreens for cars. With a global presence and a stunning office in an up-and-coming downtown area. This role combines all the fundamentals of design knowledge alongside traditional project management skills.

As the design manager, you will lead a team of motion and UI designers (up to 10 full-time employees). This is a position for someone who has a background in design and can still jump in and be hands-on when needed. You will review designs, manage roles and sure deadlines are met so you will need to have the fundamental know-how of the design process and requirements. You will work directly with the UX director and managing director.

This client is open to relocation from anywhere within the US.

Communicate between all involved in a project within an interdisciplinary team and with the client
Create and maintain project plans, time and resource estimations
Oversee timelines and budgets together with the project manager
Manage resources
Support and improve internal processes and workflows


  • Degree in UX design. Alternatively a degree in psychology (focus on human-machine interaction, ergonomics, etc.) or a career changer with user experience in automotive HMI
  • At least 5 years of professional experience working on the actual product
  • Good understanding of costs and estimations
  • Comfortable dealing with clients
  • Structured and tactical way of working on multiple projects in parallel

Please reference the Job # and Title in the subject matter of your email and submit to Please provide your resume, portfolio or URL where applicable as well as three references for consideration. Additionally, please provide 3-5 bullet points as to how your experience best relates to the requirements. Unless specified, roles are not open to relocation or remote candidates and only local candidates will be considered. Thank you.

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Artisan Creative’s Bio:

Artisan Creative has spent the last 20+ years in creative staffing and recruitment helping candidates find both freelance and full time roles in the Print,Digital, Broadcast, Marketing, Social Media and Communication fields.

We work with a variety of clients from Advertising and Design agencies to in-house teams in the Entertainment, Health and Beauty, Fashion, Financial, Technology and Manufacturing verticals to name a few. For a complete list of our core capabilities, please visit

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