Design Director (Part time Parental Leave Cover)

Position type: Part-Time, 25 hours per week
Contract term: 12 months
Reports to: Creative Director
Location: Vancouver-based or Remote within Canada
Compensation: $102,000–$125,000 per year (full-time equivalent, prorated based on part-time hours), dependent on years of experience

Design things that matter.

Ready to reshape the world—one UI component, one sprint, one service at a time?

OXD works with clients from all across North America to improve access to justice, deliver equal and fair citizen services, and make smarter software using modern methods and practices.

We’re looking for a part-time Design Director who knows how to work collaboratively across teams to deliver usable, inclusive, and flexible experiences, while also inspiring others to do the same. As Design Director, you’ll work with practitioners from across our company as well as our clients’ organizations—people who are blazing trails and setting the bar for design excellence and digital transformation.

What you’ll be doing

  • Drive the design strategy and creative direction for diverse digital projects.
  • Help shape the messaging and visual presentation of critical communications for our clients.
  • Maintain hands-on involvement with design projects, from conceptualization to execution.
  • Foster a collaborative environment, working closely with Project Managers, UX Specialists, Marketers, and Strategists to produce exceptional work that meets business objectives and user needs.
  • Engage with clients through both formal presentations and informal channels, nurturing relationships and building trust.


  • A minimum of 10 years of visual design experience, either within an agency or in-house.
  • Proven track record of leading design teams and managing substantial website design projects.
  • Experience designing and delivering online software as part of an Agile product team.
  • Expert in graphic design tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.
  • Expert in designing and prototyping with modern UI design tools like Figma.
  • Expert designing in and for Powerpoint, Slides, Word, and Docs.
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to articulate complex ideas effectively and adapt communication styles to different audiences.
  • Strong leadership qualities, with the ability to manage time-sensitive projects and mitigate stress among team members.

Remote or onsite—it’s up to you.

OXD is based in Vancouver, and we have staff working remotely all across Canada. If you live in the Vancouver area, choose from either fully onsite, to fully remote, or a hybrid of both. Whatever suits your situation and life.

What’s it like to work with us?

We believe in treating people well, compensating them fairly, and supporting them to live fulfilled and balanced lives. We offer great extended benefits and flexible time-off for all staff. We want people to feel they can bring their whole selves to work and strive to offer an environment where everybody feels listened-to, welcome, and safe. We’re proud to be a certified Great Place to Work®.

We are committed to accessibility and inclusivity and are always working to evolve and improve our practices as we learn. If you require any accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know.

How to apply

Send a cover letter, portfolio (URL or digital file), and your resume to To help make the process smoother for everyone, please include the job title and your name in the subject line.

No agencies, please.

Only candidates that meet the minimum requirements will be considered. No phone calls please. Applicants must reside in Canada and be eligible to work in Canada. High-five if you read and adhere to the small print.


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