Midweight Art Director

London, Homeworking
05 Jan 2022
02 Feb 2022
Contract Types
Full Time
Design Disciplines
Advertising, Graphics, Other, Print, Product, Retail
Job Functions
Creative, Design Management

Are you looking for a new Art Director role on a permanent basis
I have an amazing TOP healthcare agency creating award winning work that is super creative and visually compelling.
If you want your work to make a difference then please send me CV folio and salary ASAP
You will be an Art Director from a known advertising agency with work spanning over print, digital, social media and video
It is a mid-weight (maybe low end seniors too) level and we need 2 of you!
It will be pairing up with a copywriter to create a creative team within the advertising agency.
2 days a week in london office and 3 from home for now


• Work with other creatives and designers to develop concepts, design and layout solutions that respond to a variety of client briefs

• Be constantly curious - Have a keen awareness of what's happening in the world around you

• Take your knowledge, insights, ideas and turn them into relevant, engaging, beautifully art directed products Creative Execution

• Understand art direction for off and online content - Ensure that any corporate guidelines have been carefully considered and reflected in any recommendations

• Work closely with designers and copywriters to devise brand guidelines

• Work with the production team to identify and engage with the best external suppliers to execute the work in line with the agreed budget and timeline

• Brief external partners to bring your ideas to life, ensuring that the work is flawlessly executed with the highest levels of craft skills, regardless of channel

• Direct the execution of the design, supervising the work of creative partners such as illustrators or model makers to understand your creative vision Brand / Market / Agency Knowledge

• Build effective relationships with account and creative teams, collaborating with creative briefs and timings

• Translate creative briefs into comprehensive multi-channel design layouts

• Manage and work independently under tight deadlines and while juggling multiple projects

• Articulate a clear direction in the studio and with any suppliers or vendors as well as taking ownership of projects

• Help refine and champion agency processes

• Have ability to think on your feet and actively implement solutions to avoid problems Client Relations / Communication Skills

• Work collaboratively and always support the wider team • Present your work persuasively to the agency team

• Keep all internal stakeholders informed of the progress of projects, especially if any issues arise that relate to budgets or timelines Strategic and Tactical Planning

• Contribute and participate fully in the development of creative briefs and strategic and tactical plans

• Alert to changes in the client’s marketplace, evaluating work in light of the marketing situation

• Understand the creative strategy in order to produce appropriate design solutions

• Contribute to the development of strategy through participation in internal strategic workshops and discussions Financial Acumen

• Complete your timesheets daily – and accurately

• Complete expense forms in a timely fashion

• Understand urgencies and support your manager when booking / scheduling time

• Establish brand priorities and contribute the overall agency goals

• Maintain all archives and storage of files / documentation

• Maintain suitable quality control levels within the team and wider agency Business Development

• Work with cross-functional agency teams to develop the creative content of proposals and pitches, taking a lead role in the development and delivery of the creative content

• Whenever opportunities arise, engage with clients to maximise selling opportunities, championing the brand at all times

• Seek to identify and progress creative opportunities to grow client and agency business

• Build awareness of the agency by maximising opportunities to showcase creative work to existing and potential clients e.g. via the website, award shows and industry press People

• Foster good relationships with all internal departments and cross-functional teams

• Proactively support your manager by suggesting new ideas and questioning thinking where appropriate

• Ask senior team members for advice and support when needed

• Take a leading role in the creative department, and inspire and support the team to create extraordinary work

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