Glasgow City

Design Director

Thirst Craft

Job description

As a Design Director at Thirst, you will be a creative and cultural leader. Your ability to lead teams, deliver results and inspire the team and clients is quite simply world class. You work outside your comfort zone to find unique results and new opportunities. A pure representation of the Thirst values and creative philosophy.

Key Characteristics

  • Confindently lead projects
  • Inspire the team
  • Inspire clients
  • Be the voice of Thirst
  • Live and breathe our Creative Philosophy

Key Responsibilities


A creative leader and ambassador of our Creative Philosophy, always pushing it forward to ensure every piece of work we create is exceptional.

Leave no stone unturned. Always asking – is this a 10/10? Could it be elevated? What else could we do?

Take a lead role in creative review meetings by identifying great ideas with clear rationale. You also spot opportunities to elevate ideas to higher levels.

Communicate ideas and direction clearly throughout the creative process both internally and externally without losing sight of the original brief and goals.

Design Leadership

You are a creative role model in the team. You bring energy and enthusiasm to all stages of the creative process.

Take responsibility for ensuring the appropriate level of resource has been assigned to your projects and manage this resource efficiently.

Taking ownership of project delivery ensuring work gets delivered to the highest standard, on time whilst conscious of commercial obligations.


​A creative and strategic driver of our pitch responses. Finding unique ways into a brief and shaping a compelling argument.


Identify exceptional strategic thinking, and articulate why you believe it is right for the brand.

Support the strategic team in reviews and contribute with feedback on the work.

Form strategic opinions of a brand by contributing and adding valueto the strategy team.

Continuously building an understanding of the different categories we work across.

Client Leadership

Take the lead role in being the creative voice of Thirst. Create and build strong client relationships that embody the Thirst brand and present work in an inspirational and impactful way to the client.

Understand the client objectives and devise ways to build a long term partnership.

Proactively think of ideas to inspire the team or client that could lead to new business.

Understanding commercial needs of a project- timings, resourcing, and budget management


You are invaluable support to CL and Strategy. You’re a safe pair of hands and lead by example by going above and beyond to support your team members.

Be a source of energy and inspirational mentor for you team. Regularly check in with your mentees, coach them through challenges, elevate their ability, check in on their mental health and create opportunities for them to achieve their goals.

Contribute towards your mentees PDR process.

Identify and escalate issues within the team to CDs as appropriate.

Broaden the team’s minds and bring unique and interesting forms of inspiration to the whole team.

Excited? Hell yes.
To apply, email [email protected] with your CV, PDF of your relevant portfolio, and why you think you are the right person for this role. Please also include your salary expectations and current notice period.

We review applicants continuously, and we will hire when we find the right candidate.

We foster a welcoming, diverse and inclusive workplace culture where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. Each of us thrives when everyone feels valued for who they are, regardless of gender, race, religion, social class, disability, sexual orientation or background. We leave no room for discrimination of any kind because we believe we have a unique opportunity and obligation to design more equitable ways of living and working.

As long as you have the experience required for the role, we welcome applications from all walks of life and these will be judged on talent, first and foremost.

Job details

Dependent on experience
Full Time, 5 Day Week
Agency Side
Associate Level
Ref: Design Director


29 March 2024

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93 West George Street Glasgow G2 1PB
Founded 2015
10 - 49 employees
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