Digital Design Director

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Digital Design / Art Director


We’re looking for an enterprising DIGITAL DESIGN (/ART) DIRECTOR, who can combine their creativity, sense of clients’ needs and understanding of user behavior to create stunning visual concepts and captivating experiences.

CLEVER°FRANKE creates award winning solutions by combining design, technology and strategic thinking to craft innovative tools and captivating experiences that solve complex challenges. We drive change and digital transformation by leveraging the power of data to create impact through relevant, meaningful solutions.

We’ve been steadily growing and are looking for a DIGITAL DESIGN DIRECTOR to oversee the increasing number of projects with our top-tier clients across the world such as Warner Music Group, Google, Philips, Cisco to name a few. 


We have a talented, diverse team of multi-disciplinary, open-minded designers, passionate about what they do and eager to explore and learn more about the world around them.

As our DIGITAL DESIGN / ART DIRECTOR you’ll manage and shape the creative visual process, forging the way forward in our endeavor to exceed current boundaries in design and technology.

You are instrumental in leading the team to create next level solutions; guiding our approach to complex challenges while inspiring great thinking, collaboration and encouraging experimentation and creative exploration under your leadership.

You play a pivotal role in the creation and direction of project concepts, translating our clients’ brand values and project briefs into innovative, engaging solutions; understanding the possibilities available within the constraints and clearly communicating your vision with the team to create a realistic end-product.

You’ll have a number of responsibilities within the studio such as;

  • Presiding over projects and the design team together with the UX design director and technical leads;
  • Unravelling complex briefs, devising solid strategies that drive our clients’, and our vision forward;
  • Crafting beautiful concept designs that deliver meaningful, relevant solutions that create impact, offer authentic experiences and new perspectives that resonate with our clients and users alike.
  • Ensuring the overarching concept is maintained from start to finish; mindful of the tiniest of details as well as the bigger picture, i.e. you know the adoption rate of an interactive tool is determined at a strategic level, yet understand this comes down to the correct placement of a single button.
  • Guiding the development of young designers in the creative process, inspiring, mentoring and setting an example they can aspire to.
  • Working and partnering with our clients to articulate their challenges, develop the solutions they need and nurture our long standing client relationships.
  • Upholding the excellence and quality of our results, and ensuring they’re distinct, have a clear narrative and tell compelling, visual stories. 


  • Challenging projects to flex your creative muscle;
  • Internationally renowned, top-tier clients to work for;
  • A friendly, passionate, down to earth team that will inspire, challenge and help you grow professionally

  • A competitive salary, based on your background and experience
  • A healthy, abundant lunch every day
  • Paid train expenses from your home to the office
  • A personal development coach and time to explore your interests
  • A personal MacBook and all the peripherals you need
  • A sitting / standing desk (and mini pot plant to liven up your desk)
  • Inspiring team events; such our annual team prototyping day, team trainings, sport events, conference visits, etc.


  • An ambitious, growth mindset;
  • Your mastery and skill in conceptual thinking;
  • A great feel for visual design and a sharp, analytical eye for quality;
  • A focus on digital solutions and a great understanding and intuition into user behavior;
  • Your passion and interest in design and technology;
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe CC Suite and hands-on experience with Sketch;
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.


  • If you have worked in a SCRUM/Agile environment;
  • Have a strong affinity with data.


We are an open team of designers, developers and project managers; all with a passion for data, design and technology. We are curious about the world around us, ambitious and straight-forward.

We are always looking for similarly open-minded, down to earth people who share our curiosity for life and creative challenges.

Our growing team is made up of 8 nationalities from around the world who come together all the time. Every day we share lunch together in our event space and we enjoy regular team events, as well as nights out together in the city.

Our head office in Utrecht is located in the vibrant Voorstraat area and our Chicago office is based in the iconic Merchandise Mart building.


In addition to our studio, CLEVER°FRANKE started a non-profit foundation, Sensor Lab which is situated in our office in Utrecht.

Sensor Lab focuses on the exploration, creation and development of sensor and smart technologies. We provide an open lab, host and organize meet-ups and workshops. With these activities we bring together the smart technology community in the Netherlands.

Sensor Lab also functions as the hardware prototyping lab of CLEVER°FRANKE. For more information visit


At CLEVER°FRANKE we are fortunate enough to work with some of the world's biggest and most exciting companies.


Please contact Nick Maciej-Hulme (preferably via e-mail): for more information about this job opening

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