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beverage brands.

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  • Design Director

    Job Description

    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.

    Leading from the front, you are expert in conceptualising across a broad spectrum of brand activations, from ATL / BTL campaigns to experiential design. You are able to visualise your ideas to a high standard.

    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 CS 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.

    Apply today

    Excited? Hell yes. Interested?

    Then email us at telling us why you think you would be perfect for the role, along with your salary expectations and notice period, please also include relevant portfolio or work (PDF only please), together with a CV.

    • Creative
    • Glasgow/Remote
    Remote Status:
    • Hybrid or Remote
    Employment Type:
    • Full-Time

    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.

    Current Openings

    Senior Integrated Designer

    We are looking for an exceptional conceptual designer who can turn their hand to any channel, who's ideas and executions are limitless. You will have a strong background designing and visualising from concept to completion across a variety of brand activations, from campaign and POS to experiential design.

    Senior Conceptual Designer

    A multi-disciplined creative thinker with a passion for creating and bringing to life compelling campaigns and activations, who's ideas and executions are limitless. You will have a strong background in ideation, art direction and design across ATL, BTL and shopper marketing.

    Midweight Strategist

    The Mid Strategist role at Thirst plays a pivotal part in strengthening our strategic offering. This person will influence the creation of excellent creative work, support the strategy team in delivering complex client briefs and be nurtured by the best talent in the business to hone their strategic skillset and own strategic client relationships.

    Job Application

    Position, Design Director