THE ART DIRECTOR MATERNITY COVER OPPORTUNITY

One Art Director is off on maternity leave, so we need someone to come in and carry on her great work whilst she’s spending time with her new bundle of joy.

You may be used to working as part of a team, or solo within a creative department; either way, we want to hear from you.

YOUR EXPERIENCE

You’ll be from a creative agency background, with conceptual experience and Mac skills. Previous experience of working on charity clients is an additional bonus but not a necessity.

You’ll have worked on a range of projects, from integrated campaigns to film, from email to social. You won’t be held back by boundaries – online and offline, above, below and through the line – it’ll be all the same to you.

THE DAY TO DAY

You will with a creative department of 20 others, working on some of the most inspiring briefs around. Your work will build belief in brands, businesses and causes that make a positive impact. You’ll make your world a better place by working on brands and briefs that you believe in.

OUTCOMES

  1. The best work
    We want creative work that wins awards, builds our reputation, and builds belief with real people in the real world. We want you to beat expectations, beat targets and beat down the door of award juries.
  2. The best team
    We want people who put others first, who pitch in, help out, get their hands dirty, and are never afraid to ask for help themselves. We think work should be fun and we want to work with people who think the same.
  3. The best process
    We need you to manage your time, work efficiently, do your timesheets, and spend at least 90% of your time on billable work. These are the things that keep the business running, and mean we can get on with the creative stuff.

Job responsibilities for Art Director

A GOOD Art Director:

Comes up with ideas and brings them to life – ideas that work across channels to build belief and inspire people to put their beliefs into action. They work collaboratively to deliver effective, award-winning work.

Your responsibilities include:

Concepts

  • Come up with great ideas and communicate them via scamps, visuals and storyboards
  • Present your ideas to internal teams, take on board feedback from colleagues and seek support where needed
  • Present and sell concepts to clients

Craft

  • Amend, revise or redevelop ideas as necessary
  • Proactively develop craft skills in core areas
  • Understand existing and emerging technologies that will help your ideas live
  • Seek feedback and support to continually improve work
  • Act as a problem solver for creative challenges and provide proactive recommendations for clients
  • Create inspiring design and see it through to production
  • Use industry-standard software, such as Adobe Creative Suite

Client development

  • Keep up to date with our clients’ challenges, their target audiences and competitors
  • Proactively seek new creative opportunities with current and potential clients
  • Be a recognisable figure to clients that inspires confidence and quality

Communication

  • Strong listening and communication skills
  • Maintain workplace professionalism and create a positive first impression
  • Build constructive relationships with agency colleagues
  • Manage upwards, sideways and down – taking responsibility for your projects, whilst keeping the right people updated with your progress

Being GOOD

  • Ensure 100% timesheet completion each week
  • Live our values – Brave, Together, and Good

Job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties which will be broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

 

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