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BaseMEL is seeking a Design Director



Base Melbourne is expanding and to support our growing team we are looking for a Design Director. As Design Director at Base, you will be in charge of building iconic brands through the development of strategies, stories, and identity systems for a wide range of clients. In this senior role, you will inspire, lead and guide both external and internal constituencies.

This position is based in Melbourne, Australia.


  • Help clients define and solve complex communication problems through overarching design strategy.
  • Work with clients to create a unique brand story and experience that is uncompromisingly and uniquely "them".
  • Guide clients towards new and innovative design solutions using your persuasive leadership skills, clear communication, and comprehensive knowledge of branding.
  • Take charge of and nurture the Base team through your energy, inspiration and organization.
  • Be infinitely curious, aware, and bring to the table the latest trends of branding, digital experiences, art & design, and contemporary culture.
  • Design at an extremely high level so as to lead by example.
  • Seek creative and innovative ways to create iconic brands from concept to design that are fresh, contemporary and relevant.
  • Direct, critique, and mentor designers and oversee all design work and team presentations.


  • 8+ years creative experience.
  • Proactive. Positive. Rigorous.
  • Maintain an open-minded approach to leading the design team so as to inspire and constructively critique their work.
  • Exceptionally decisive when it comes to major creative choices.
  • Equal parts creative & strategic.
  • A fundamental understanding of project management, budget and timing.
  • A restless thinker with a desire to challenge, surprise and stretch those around you.
  • Both highly-skilled & well-rounded (across all channels of graphic design and identity systems, and in many platforms, from art direction to web and spatial design).
  • Able to lead multiple projects that vary in scale at any given time.
  • Be culturally engaged and perpetually curious about the world around you.

How to apply

Please send the following to, using "Design Director" in subject of your email.

  • A CV in PDF format
  • A portfolio in PDF format and/or a link to your website
  • Your contact information

Thank you in advance for your interest in Base.