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Hot Studio New York Principal

Hot Studio is a user-centered design agency dedicated to creating elegant solutions for complex design
challenges. Project work includes design for highly-interactive websites and web-based applications, as well
as print design, corporate identity, and brand development. Clients include Warner Music Group, MarketWatch,
El Museo del Barrio, The United Nations, Dwell, eBay, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Charles Schwab,
Gap Inc., Cisco, and the California Academy of Sciences.
We are seeking highly-motivated creative leadership to represent and grow our New York presence. The selected
candidate will successfully coordinate projects with bi-coastal teams, leverage existing New York relationships to
bring in new clients, and enhance the growth of our New York office through scoping new business, managing
creative teams, ensuring creative excellence, and hiring staff.
•   Provide creative direction and leadership on all projects within the New York office
• Work collaboratively with the San Francisco leadership team on the evolution of a common design process
and shared level of exceptional quality
• Lead and/or attend weekly meetings: Hot all-hands, New York office, Hot leadership, user experience/visual
design, etc.
• Collaborate with Hot project managers in New York and San Francisco to help manage projects
• Represent Hot within the New York design and business communities and beyond: public speaking,
workshops, conference participation, etc.
• Lead formal design presentations and workshops with clients
•  Participate in the management, review, and leadership/mentorship of visual designers, user experience
designers, design engineers, and project managers
•   Lead the solving of design challenges, contributing concepts for key projects
•  Hire and/or engage visual design, user experience, and design engineering practitioners, freelance or full-time
• Act as a steward for the Hot brand as realized in its New York office
• Work with executive leadership to identify new relationships and grow existing ones
•  Lead new business pursuits, independently or with Hot staff
• Pursue and/or receive initial contact with New York and East Coast new business inquiries
•  Work collaboratively with clients, developing a strong understanding of the clients and users’ needs, dynamics,
and behaviors
• Generate and maintain centralized New York-based contacts and resources
• Contribute to the scoping of new business proposals
• Provide guidance in project and account planning
• Negotiate deliverables, internally and externally
Required Skills & Qualifications
•  5-10+ years experience as a leader in an interactive design agency
•  Deep business connections and business network within New York
• Experience growing an office with an existing brand
• Proven ability to open new frontiers in data visualization, social media, mobile applications, etc.
•  Strong understanding of visual design, information architecture, and design engineering
•  Superior presentation, oral and written communication skills
• Experience with profit and loss management
•  Excellent team-building and problem-solving skills
•  Collaborative approach with both clients and staff