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Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a design director. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of design director resumes they appeared on. For example, 9.4% of design director resumes contained user interface as a skill. Let's find out what skills a design director actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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The six most common skills found on Design Director resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. User Interface

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The user interface (UI) is the area or point where a person communicates with or transfers information to an electric computer or application. The user interface enables applications to offer precise product details to their intended customer without causing any misunderstanding. Customers want modern technology to behave in a certain manner for their convenience, so it is advised to create a user interface that is simple to use, precise, and predictable so that customers are fully pleased with its services. It can make a significant difference in converting visitors into customers.

Here's how User Interface is used in Design Director jobs:
  • Assisted in companies defining and implementing user interface process into their product development cycle.
  • Conducted usability testing for evaluation and re-design of user interface.
  • Designed mobile and companion user interface and touch remote applications.
  • Design and develop ITSM/CRM system, ACD system, telephony, user interfaces, UAT, projects and implementations.
  • Supervised development of a user interface and consulted with software developers who were creating the course engine.
  • Manage a creative team of designers, developers, user interface architects and copy writers.
  • Established and maintained company logo, copyright, trademark, user interface and HTML standards.
  • Helped redesign the user interface of AdminStar, ITC's training management system.
  • Designed and developed user interfaces for portable and PDA form factor devices.
  • Managed development of design approach, user interface design and graphics production.
  • Designed the user interface and clamping system.
  • Designed user interfaces, interactive CD-ROMs, websites, online exhibits, posters, flyers and brochures.
  • Guided user interface design during programmer meetings Accomplishments Launched marketing webinars and increased client base.
  • Project Examples: Zonare Medical Industrial Design of z.one ultrasound system user interface console and monitor.

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2. Product Design

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Product design can be described as a process of imagining, creating, and iterating products that solve user's problems and talk about the specific needs of users in the market. Product design is an engineering disciple and it is the basic design and idea that goes before the mass production of the product.

Here's how Product Design is used in Design Director jobs:
  • Supervised and developed high-functioning assessment management teams specializing in product design, development, intellectual property management, and vendor management.
  • Created product design best practices specification to achieve consistent design methodology across multiple design locations and to promote continuous learning.
  • Standardized the process that integrated the product design output requirements with the manufacturing process requirements/parameters.
  • Coordinate package specifications with product designers, tool makers and package manufacturing.
  • Provided creative direction for all product design, graphics, brand advertising, retail/POS, content development, and industry events
  • Streamlined design concepts, cost- reduced product redundancies and negotiated product costs to ensure integrity of final product designs.
  • Conducted interviews with industry publications on latest trends, product designs, retail successes and new product launches.
  • Led web product management teams in developing and enhancing product design, prototypes, and user testing.
  • Collaborated with product managers and developers to create innovative product designs which enhanced features and drove sales.
  • Ensured product design package is complete, accurate and handed off to technical design/merchandising on time.
  • Partnered with product designers and print stylists at key accounts to develop and produce custom programs.
  • Provided overall leadership, expertise as well as direction and guidance regarding technical product design.
  • Oversee design direction using hands-on approach to establish cohesive trend right product design and development.
  • Directed the product design department supporting the brand's annual revenue of $45M globally.
  • Create a comprehensive merchandising strategy in collaboration with product design, marketing and sales.
  • Assure that the product design and quality leads brand positioning and market expectations.
  • Managed and developed departmental procedures for product design, fit and technical specs.
  • Led product design strategy that secured the company s first enterprise customer.
  • Assisted product designers to create new product lines & product photo shoots.
  • Hired and mentored product design students from The Ohio State University.

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3. Architecture

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Here's how Architecture is used in Design Director jobs:
  • Established architecture process allowing architecture evolution through contributions
  • Develop Venture Strategic Architecture with emphasis on structuring long-term solutions, current tactical design solutions and future direction.
  • Lead multiple simultaneous marketing communications projects for business development of eight architecture studios within the firm.
  • Managed Strategy and Architecture envisioning for ConocoPhillips Global Enterprise Environment.
  • Devised architecture of traffic manager for packet based networks.
  • Focused staff teams onto the architecture enabling a team development style where the team trusted the output of the other teams.
  • Created information architecture and prototypes including rough drafts and sketches, paper and working prototypes, storyboards, look and feel.
  • Partnered with cross-functional teams to execute all aspects of brand strategy, brand architecture, corporate identity development and brand guidelines.
  • Manage and oversee Web, Mobile and API Security Architecture and Design verification to follow SDLC and OWASP security standards.
  • Attend site visits, customer workshops, and lead and facilitate client engagement to develop solution design and architecture.
  • Directed the MFA degree program in the School of Architecture, Parsons School of Design, The New School.
  • Managed the entire process from concept, architecture development, software modeling, design implementation, prototyping through production.
  • Played a major role in redefining the brand architecture, positioning, point of view, and aesthetic.
  • Lead for all design strategy, project time lines, client relationships & lighting engineer management at architecture firm
  • Collaborated across various functions such as architecture, development, construction, property management, and accounting.
  • Worked together with other DC management leaders in developing marketing plans and business ARCHITECTURE ENGINEERING development efforts.
  • Designed and presented information architecture, taxonomy, UX, visuals, and interactive prototypes.
  • Enhanced existing architecture and transformed them into visual landmarks with unique and dynamic display structures.
  • Directed IT initiative that defined the future architecture of the company's enterprise systems.
  • Managed the overall distributed systems architecture and design for the Delta Dental Enterprise.

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4. Graphic Design

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Graphic design is the art of making visual content to communicate messages. Designers apply different page layout methods and visual hierarchy by using letters and pictures to meet the need of end-users. Most companies use graphic design to sell their product or services and to convey complicated information by using infographics.

Here's how Graphic Design is used in Design Director jobs:
  • Supervised 5 graphic designers in creation of award-winning printed collateral for university departments and corporate affiliates.
  • Maintain graphic design, computer animation and video editing projects Design Director.
  • Assisted merchandiser with color development, and assisted graphic designers.
  • Managed graphic designers and freelancers.
  • Produced design concepts, 3D conceptual renderings, CAD detail drawings, specification packages, graphic design standards and production files.
  • Contracted as a graphic designer and photographer for corporate employers whose income ranges from 15 million to 950 million a year.
  • Led graphic design initiatives, particularly in areas like blast emails and other corporate mailings such as holidays and sympathy.
  • Managed a graphic design team generating visual arts from small promotional literature to medium backdrops to large scale four-color banners.
  • Owned and managed this graphic design studio located in downtown Chicago, in the Leo Burnett Advertising, agency building.
  • Created and guided two summer interns through the White's Chapel Graphic Design internship for the past seven summers.
  • Introduced revolutionary creative concepts, graphic design and store branding that successfully improved the relevancy of the AAA brand.
  • Received the American Graphic Design Award, HOW Design (national competition), for corporate website design.
  • Managed staff of seven graphic designers Conducted performance reviews, hiring, termination, counseled employees in team building
  • Hired and led team of user interaction and graphic designers on innovative, wireless interactive TV service.
  • Managed creative team of 3 design assistants, 4 graphic designers, and a private label department.
  • Key roles: Graphic Design / Presentations / Brand design and strategy for new products / Project Management
  • Managed a graphic design team and oversaw the launch of a diverse range of creative projects.
  • Assisted Executive Art Director in managing a 7-person design department for print and on-air graphic design.
  • Have recruited and managed over a hundred freelance graphic designers, illustrators, photographers and copywriters.
  • Led a team of fashion designers, assistant designers and graphic designers in collection development.

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5. Market Research

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Market research is a collective effort to collect information related to a consumer's needs and wants. It is a systematic approach that involves recording and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data. Market research helps a business to identify a target market correctly and identify the gaps in potential consumer's expectations.

Here's how Market Research is used in Design Director jobs:
  • Project organization and direction of design, market research distillation, creative strategy development and budget management.
  • Managed market research and competitive analysis and provided strategic recommendations based upon final analysis and budget directives.
  • Capitalized on market research domestic and abroad through attendance of trade shows, forecasting services, in-store analysis and financial reporting.
  • Analyzed buyer demographics, brand identity and market research to manage the development of design for each car model.
  • Conduct market research and attend trade fairs/design expos to identify trends in color, fabric, and furniture.
  • Managed market research development, direction of design concepts, stewardship of budget and new business presentations.
  • Provide market research and analysis of developing trends and report data to maintain competitive edge.
  • Market research, set up future trend for consumers, set up prices.
  • Analyze trend and market research to develop cohesive products that are brand appropriate.
  • Utilized focus groups and other consumer-insight strategies to drive market research activities.
  • Travel to Europe for Premier Vision, and seasonal market research.
  • Travel to Asia for market research, development and production approvals.
  • Travel globally for market research and product development.
  • Implemented creative management, design and rebranding for leading market research company offering consumer insights to wide range of high-profile clients.
  • Participated in market research for Earth s Best organic baby food to identify market needs, expectations.
  • Market research at trade shows: Premiere Vision, Salon de Lingerie, and Lyon Mode City.
  • Integrateddetailed market research to help development of various brands for new and unique footwear lines.
  • Traveled to all tradeshow and market research through out Europe and Asia.
  • Present strategic big picture concepts and ideas through market research.
  • Strategized market research, user research, and concept development.

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6. Project Management

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Here's how Project Management is used in Design Director jobs:
  • Provided project management for domestic and international clients for both remodel and new build front of house furniture/interior installations.
  • Streamlined the production department by implementing project management methodologies resulting in a 35% increase in successful project completion.
  • Improved product and project management process using Agile and directed consistent software releases through continuous integration.
  • Developed advanced project management skills within large mixed-use and high rise urban development project.
  • Project Management Standards - Developed project delivery standards including documentation and review board structures.
  • Collaborated with project management to establish budget and timing for all interactive projects.
  • Delivered project management oversight from concept to final implementation of brand design.
  • Project management including schedule and budget development, vendor selection and evaluation.
  • Directed all operations associated with sales & project management.
  • Created standardized project management plans and innovative sales materials.
  • Project management contracted into developer's office.
  • Executed project management for company projects.
  • Project management including project budgeting, quality control, contract review, client interactions and presentation.
  • Provided the global program / project management for the next generation global development product line.
  • Assist in blueprinting PMO (Project Management Office) operations within the business organization.
  • Managed Design & Production department, project management, and day-to-day task delegation.
  • Managed the activities of the design and project management staff.
  • Trained and led Project Management teams in 7 different countries.
  • Project management, model production, and presentation materials.
  • Project management, UX/UI design and consulting for applications.

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7. Product Development

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Product development is the complete procedure of creating a product from concept until release of the final product. Product development has many stages after which a product is released into the market. Identifying the need, creating the opportunity, conceptualizing a product, and providing a solution, all are different stages of product development.

Here's how Product Development is used in Design Director jobs:
  • Managed product development cycle with long-distance and local subcontracted personnel including project manager, software development team, and personal trainers.
  • Ensured product development to production stage was executed efficiently; achieved merchandise classifications & creative objectives of the brand identity.
  • Promoted into the design engineering department with responsibilities for new product development within the design development team.
  • Conducted comprehensive trend research and oversaw product development activities via work with consultants and extensive travel worldwide.
  • Worked closely with overseas vendors and Product Development Dept to ensure color accuracy and quality control.
  • Enhance collaborative knowledge sharing, & proactive product development techniques according to emerging corporate innovation directives.
  • Traveled globally to manage the product development process ensuring quality, standards and on-time delivery.
  • Understand the requirement and communicating effectively with offshore team during various phases of product development.
  • Develop, implement and monitor processes to ensure timely completion of product development calendar.
  • Created Failure Analysis capabilities as dedicated group within design to support full product development.
  • Conducted market analysis of licensed product categories to determine licensing product development strategies.
  • Direct management of the product development process and driving accountability to key stakeholders.
  • Collaborated with design on product development and with production on fitting priority.
  • Managed vertical operation from all design and product development phases through delivery.
  • Partnered with Production/Product development team to achieving internal market up goals.
  • Created and submitted specification sheets used for product development.
  • Managed and implement Design team product development calendar.
  • Brainstormed regularly with Marketing on new product development.
  • Selected to initiate new product development model.
  • Sourced new product development internationally and domestically.

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8. Design Process

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Here's how Design Process is used in Design Director jobs:
  • Acquired and implemented SolidWorks into design process resulting in higher quality products and reduced development time.
  • Conduct trend and forecasting seminars and perform market analysis to infuse innovation to design process.
  • Established quality-focused marketing design processes while simultaneously optimizing production efficiency and vendor management.
  • Developed and established design processes and procedures to ensure successful chip.
  • Defined organization's design process.
  • Design Director of the company's first digital textile design division, bringing the internal design process 100% on-line.
  • Implemented design processes that are efficient and organized and reduced number of garments being made domestically by 90%.
  • Served as a liaison between management and designers to communicate issues and concerns that occur during the design process.
  • Provided leadership and guidance in all aspects of the design process along with maintaining client's utmost satisfaction.
  • Introduced a new design process, establishing guidelines and managing projects to meet established goals for production.
  • Reported directly to CEO and responsible for all design processes from concept through production and merchandising.
  • Create new approach and process for design critique a core part of the collaborative design process.
  • Managed and mentored art department team through the design process from initial concept to completion.
  • Supervised design staff by providing leadership and support for continuing design process to completion.
  • Lead design process and instigated all color, print, and pattern direction.
  • Directed design process and motivated teams to achieve market calendar and production deadlines.
  • Manage design processes and project marketing meetings during the entire project period.
  • Motivated and mentored design talent, and managed the design process.
  • Work with clients on all aspects of the design process.
  • Managed the design process to ensure timely delivery of garments.

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9. Design Solutions

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The design solution is a process that is used to simplify or translate high-level client requirements into a simpler form that may be also be regarded as a solution. For this purpose, the technical requirements and models are to be transformed into alternative designs which are then analyzed and the best one among all the alternatives is chosen as the ultimate solution.

Here's how Design Solutions is used in Design Director jobs:
  • Head of design division, in partnership with environmental design team, to deliver award-winning design solutions.
  • Lead user experience design team responsible for delivering design solutions for mobile banking and retail apps.
  • Created video campaigns, web-design solutions, print and clothing production services.
  • Guided a team, providing design solutions in packaging and print.
  • Work collaboratively with clients, account managers, copywriters and designers to create packaging and retail design solutions
  • Contributed to concept, creation and execution of creative package design solutions based onbrand segmentation, fashion pyramid and target customer.
  • Concepted event themes & sourced and procured furniture, lighting, and accessories to fit overall design solutions.
  • Streamlined processes to better manage workflow and established brainstorming sessions to produce more design solutions in less time.

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10. Creative Concepts

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A creative concept is a big idea that helps in capturing the audience's interest, attracting customers, influencing decisions, and help them to take action. A creative concept can be applied to all communication channels like messages, call to action, emails, etc. Generally, a headline or a tagline is the place where creative concepts play a vital role in successfully attracting the target audience.

Here's how Creative Concepts is used in Design Director jobs:
  • Develop and execute creative concepts, ensuring brand integrity and consistency.
  • Supervised all aspects of the creative process including fabric development, styling, prints, logo, labeling and packaging.
  • Initiated and stimulated creative ideas for, and from, everyone involved in the creative process.
  • Supervised all aspects of the creative process from fabric development to showroom samples.
  • Defined the creative process for creative development and production.
  • Presented creative concepts and final collection to accounts.
  • Design creative concepts on CAD.
  • Lead sales meeting Giving presentation of creative concepts and final collection to accounts.
  • Worked directly with Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel, Bloomingdales and with Mr. Cassini directly on creative concepts.

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11. Design Concepts

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Here's how Design Concepts is used in Design Director jobs:
  • Generated new website design concepts by facilitating brainstorming meetings with team members.
  • Created innovative new design concepts and marketing strategies for global distribution.
  • Developed and design concepts and execute creative material as required.
  • Delivered client presentations to unveil design concepts and strategy.
  • Conceived and implemented design concepts for global advertising campaigns, packaging, merchandising displays, website, and corporate identity.
  • Coordinated complete interior design concepts, including selection of all materials and finishes, other space planning requirements.
  • Develop, execute, present and sell marketing, branding, editorial and design concepts to clients.
  • Translated seasonal trends into design concepts based on brand profile and merchandise line plan.
  • Developed Design Concepts to reflect client culture, branding, and budget constraints.
  • Managed 7-member staff in design concepts and development of brand appropriate artwork.
  • Pitched design concepts to management, sales force and potential buyers.
  • Led design team to create design concepts and establish visual templates.
  • Created concept designs for articles, as well as illustrations.
  • Convey design concepts to various internal and external audiences.
  • Conveyed design concepts to the owner of the company.
  • Brainstormed ideas for design concepts and naming solutions.
  • Introduce design concepts to current and prospective clients.
  • Created 3D renderings to translate the design concepts.
  • Directed original print design concepts for each season.
  • Created several design concepts for Hunter Douglass.

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12. Design Projects

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Here's how Design Projects is used in Design Director jobs:
  • Initiated and delivered high impact strategic design projects for step function improvements in user experience on key hardware and software/systems products.
  • Collaborate with principal designers on high-end residential design projects including construction, interior design and custom furniture.
  • Leveraged relationships with staff members and management to facilitate visual design projects within budget and scheduling requirements.
  • Managed multiple design projects and established resource allocation.
  • Reviewed design projects for completeness and accuracy.
  • Manage daily activities and lead the design team (4) and sales team (4) associated with design projects.
  • Served as creative lead in creative projects and work closely with creative team on design projects from conceptualization to development.
  • Developed universal standards for tracking design projects and managing their progress, which increased overall design billings by 50%.
  • Direct and lead the design team and sample department by implementing revenue generating design projects from concept to completion.
  • Led the design team in a wide range of high profile design projects for clients around the world.
  • Reported directly to the President of company and supported the sale executives for all design projects.
  • Managed client design projects and budgets, as well as initial and subsequent client presentations.
  • Directed overall production of a staff of ten design members throughout various design projects.
  • Managed design projects for many large commercial properties, including office and hospitality.
  • Direct all design projects, conceptualize, gather all materials and allocate budget.
  • Manage all design projects from start to completion; ensuring on-time delivery.
  • Established creative strategy, budgets & schedules for key design projects.
  • Involved in Interior design projects from schematic to project presentation.
  • Hired and directed freelancers as needed per design projects.
  • Manage design projects from conception to final production.

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13. Design Direction

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Here's how Design Direction is used in Design Director jobs:
  • Established company design direction through domestic and international research of trend in color, fabrication, and ornamentation.
  • Designed and provided design direction for a multiplicity of strategic package design and print collateral projects.
  • Collaborated with merchandising in analyzing global trends and provide design direction for final product assortments.
  • Provided seasonal design direction and long-term strategic direction for existing and new product assortment.
  • Provided design direction for start-up internet apparel collection featuring performance urban sportswear.
  • Core responsibilities include business development, account management, and design direction.
  • Provided product marketing support and essential design direction leading to client profitability.
  • Managed Design Direction for licensed and athletic footwear properties.
  • Research and build seasonal design direction, including fabric, print, color, design development, and trend analysis reports.
  • Conducted extensive discovery research to inform the design direction and managed internal and external UX design and research staff.
  • Collaborated with editors, marketing and web staff on asset support and design direction for print and digital platforms.
  • Provided vision, design direction and implementation on all aspects of the interior design with production team.
  • Design direction from initial concept to production, for collections as well as special projects.
  • Set design direction of Waterford branded bedding, table linens and sheet lines.
  • Influence merchandising of global trends & guide design direction for final product assortments.
  • Provide design direction to cover market opportunities and to maintain all brands identities.
  • Managed the design direction and completion of multiple event's at once.
  • Developed seasonal design direction and concepts for color, fabric and silhouette.
  • Provided overall design direction for all PowerPoint investor & director decks.
  • Advise and assist marketing with photo shoot styling and design direction.

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14. Apparel

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Here's how Apparel is used in Design Director jobs:
  • Designed and developed apparel concepts utilizing performance fabrics and performance apparel attributes, from original sketches through final production fittings.
  • Designed and oversaw graphics for apparel lines, integrating original style-guide art concepts with innovative detailing.
  • Created a new Infant/Toddler concept and re-introduced adult viable upscale apparel offerings.
  • Research market competitors and trends within apparel industry.
  • Partnered with management to create new products and grow sales of ladies apparel, sweaters, and cut and sew kits.
  • Group Director of the textile design department of The Jones Group for apparel and accessories, supporting over 30 brand labels.
  • Designed and developed private label Apparel and Accessories, branded by the company that created exclusivity and maximized profit margins.
  • Styled and designed all aspects of print development for swimwear, intimate apparel, active wear and some sportswear.
  • Managed team of designers creating company's private-brand merchandise for all men's and kids' categories of apparel.
  • Provided direction for the private label women's apparel division of a specialty manufacturer overseeing a 10-member production team.
  • Designed and developed content for advertising campaigns, product sheets, sales collateral, product websites and apparel line.
  • Design director- Walmart, Plus size, Missy, Juniors and girls for licensed branded and private label apparel.
  • Focused brand identity, category assortment and pricing strategy for intimate apparel, hosiery, and swimwear.
  • Full design responsibilities for the launch of an online clothing store specializing in tall women's apparel.
  • Conceptualized and set the creative direction with the development of new brands including apparel and accessories.
  • Work with Apparel Designers in creating conceptual layouts for trend and inspiration using current industry software.
  • Manage and collaborate with team of 10 to execute all phases of apparel and sleepwear design.
  • Worked directly with apparel companies and sales force in showroom presentations and custom design execution.
  • Include Icon development, Style guide development, Fashion Apparel, Accessories and Home Goods.
  • Designed and merchandised for all apparel and accessory categories for 14 retail stores throughout Asia.

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15. Powerpoint

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Powerpoint is an application developed by Microsoft which allows users to create slides of important information to present. It is used mainly for school presentations and businesses. It is commonly used and regarded as the "gold standard" in the field of presentation applications.

Here's how Powerpoint is used in Design Director jobs:
  • Created and presented artwork and PowerPoint presentations for senior management, the sales and marketing group, and dealer viewing.
  • Created Multi-Media presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint and Moviemaker for project launch, year-end recap and promotion.
  • Conducted client meetings and developed Schematic Design for inclusion in PowerPoint presentations,proposals, budgeting activities, and finish boards.
  • Created Video and PowerPoint Presentations Designed and developed various postcards, ads, and other print material.
  • Created the industry's first PowerPoint add-ons for authoring learning content and simulations.
  • Designed PowerPoint presentations as the main division communications vehicle and developed training materials for new hires during their two-day introductory training.

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16. Design Development

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Design development is used to refer to a number of positions and skills in a number of different industries. In the architectural world, Design Development is used to refer to an architectural plan that is already halfway or more done but needs further development, alteration, and testing. In the automotive industry, it refers to the skills necessary to create and develop new car, engine, and other designs, as well as to ensure that all designs are safe and effective.

Here's how Design Development is used in Design Director jobs:
  • Participated on projects from conceptual and design development through construction documentation, shop drawings, mock-up review and construction administration.
  • Conceptualized and designed seasonal fashion show collections, overseeing the design development through to runway presentation and production.
  • Design project duties included client presentation and principal contact, design development and budget analysis.
  • Lead Designer in conceptual, schematic design development and construction documents.
  • Set seasonal direction, concepts, color palettes, diffusing Trend Reports and specific design development to individual accounts.
  • Prepared site analyses, preliminary concepts, design development, working drawings, and public presentations.
  • Managed all aspects of design development including fabric approvals, color approvals, and sample production.
  • Assisted in the concept, design, and design development of specialty features throughout the project.
  • Traveled bi-annually to supervise design development process in Taiwan, India, and China.
  • Managed design development and provided an overall vision for the Contract Department.
  • Provided preliminary designs and design development for 21,000 sf Artisan Center.
  • Experience with client acquisition, design development, and construction.
  • Own the design development of the lines focusing on brand.
  • Design development, costing, and delivery.
  • Selected and finalized products for clients based on design, constructionguidelines and durability using a design development process.
  • Result-- Savings of tens of thousands dollars in outsourcing design development Revenue growth of 30% annually.
  • Collaborated closely with Paul Hawken and the clothing designer on design development, photography and model selection.
  • Communicated with domestic and global design teams in sharing concepts, which improved in-housedesign development to update companywide standards.
  • Involved in all aspects of design development, oversaw illustrators, prototypers, sculptors and designers.
  • Worked with Opex and Capex budgets for design development and ongoing renovations.

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20 Most Common Skill For A Design Director

User Interface9.4%
Product Design7.9%
Architecture6.4%
Graphic Design5.1%
Market Research4.6%
Project Management4.1%
Product Development3.8%
Design Process3.7%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Design Director

RankascdescSkillascdescPercentage of ResumesPercentageascdesc
1
1
User Interface
User Interface
9.4%
9.4%
2
2
Product Design
Product Design
7.9%
7.9%
3
3
Architecture
Architecture
6.4%
6.4%
4
4
Graphic Design
Graphic Design
5.1%
5.1%
5
5
Market Research
Market Research
4.6%
4.6%
6
6
Project Management
Project Management
4.1%
4.1%
7
7
Product Development
Product Development
3.8%
3.8%
8
8
Design Process
Design Process
3.7%
3.7%
9
9
Design Solutions
Design Solutions
3.6%
3.6%
10
10
Creative Concepts
Creative Concepts
3.1%
3.1%
11
11
Design Concepts
Design Concepts
3%
3%
12
12
Design Projects
Design Projects
2.7%
2.7%
13
13
Design Direction
Design Direction
2.4%
2.4%
14
14
Apparel
Apparel
2.3%
2.3%
15
15
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
2.2%
2.2%
16
16
Design Development
Design Development
2.2%
2.2%
17
17
Html
Html
2.1%
2.1%
18
18
Web Content
Web Content
2.1%
2.1%
19
19
CAD
CAD
2%
2%
20
20
CSS
CSS
2%
2%
21
21
Design Staff
Design Staff
1.8%
1.8%
22
22
Direct Reports
Direct Reports
1.8%
1.8%
23
23
R
R
1.8%
1.8%
24
24
Concept Development
Concept Development
1.6%
1.6%
25
25
Design Standards
Design Standards
1.6%
1.6%
26
26
Art Direction
Art Direction
1.6%
1.6%
27
27
Business Development
Business Development
1.4%
1.4%
28
28
Facebook
Facebook
1.4%
1.4%
29
29
Photography
Photography
1.4%
1.4%
30
30
NYC
NYC
1%
1%
31
31
HR
HR
1%
1%
32
32
Design Studio
Design Studio
1%
1%
33
33
Internet
Internet
0.9%
0.9%
34
34
Product Line
Product Line
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Design Department
Design Department
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Construction Documents
Construction Documents
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Trade Shows
Trade Shows
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Quality Standards
Quality Standards
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Tech Packs
Tech Packs
0.5%
0.5%
40
40
Space Planning
Space Planning
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
FF
FF
0.4%
0.4%
42
42
Photo Shoots
Photo Shoots
0.4%
0.4%
43
43
Product Category
Product Category
0.4%
0.4%
44
44
Key Decision Makers
Key Decision Makers
0.4%
0.4%
45
45
Color Palettes
Color Palettes
0.3%
0.3%
46
46
SEO
SEO
0.2%
0.2%
47
47
Final Production
Final Production
0.2%
0.2%
48
48
Trend Direction
Trend Direction
0.2%
0.2%
49
49
Client Presentations
Client Presentations
0.2%
0.2%
50
50
Outerwear
Outerwear
0.2%
0.2%

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