Creative Director / Iittala

Our purpose at Fiskars Group is to make the everyday extraordinary. Join our team and seize the extraordinary opportunity to influence the everyday!

Iittala team is looking for a Creative Director to make our brand stories come to life through products, marketing, e-com and store design. The right candidate comes with experience from e.g. fashion, interior, product or brand. The position is based in our Helsinki headquarters.

Why Iittala?

As Iittala passes its 140 year anniversary, we are determined to remain a modern and relevant lifestyle brand well into the future. We set exceptional product standards, work with the best craftsmen and women and with respect for our own history, we constantly reinvent ourselves. With our homes being more important to us than ever, our tableware, interiors and art is more relevant than ever.

Our purpose is to make the everyday extraordinary and as part of the Fiskars Group, Iittala belongs to a family of design-driven brands, including Fiskars, Royal Copenhagen, Wedgwood, Waterford and Gerber. Since 1649, we’ve been there in the everyday – homes, gardens and outdoors – making it better for each other and the world around us.

Why Iittala design?

Design is at the heart of Iittala. Our Aalto vase, Kaj Franck’s Teema collection and Oiva Toikka’s birds are a constant reminder of the lasting power of design. Our goal is clear: to leverage relevance, craftsmanship and innovation to connect to and remain relevant for modern consumers through products, services and communication. The Iittala design team works closely with our Design Director and creative leaders of the Fiskars Group’s other winning brands, sharing insights, best practices and providing each other with design feedback, working as a family of designers.

Our Opportunity

As Creative Director for Iittala, you shape and make our brand stories come to life through products, marketing, e-com and store design. You will ensure design excellence, impact and consistency and set a high standard for the brand experience from communication to product. Through your leadership and creative vision, Iittala will continue to inspire people with our tableware, interiors and art.

As an individual contributor in our product design studio, you will conduct regular design reviews with product designers, work on future roadmaps and continuously shape our creative vision. Through guidance and coaching, you ensure that the design team is constantly doing their best work and growing at the same time. With many key stakeholders across the company you will use passion, inspiration and results to build the strong relationships needed to move people and the brand forward.

You come with the necessary professional leadership experience and your portfolio speaks for itself in terms of your abilities within outstanding product and brand building. When you speak, it is clear that you have grown senior managers and design teams and know how to manage stakeholders in a matrix organization.

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This role is based in our Finland headquarters. We are moving from Arabianranta to Keilaniemi, Espoo in March 2022. Some travel is expected.

Only applications that include a portfolio will be considered.

Need more details? Please email VP, Design & New Product Development, BA Vita, Michael König by email:

Join us in making the everyday extraordinary!