Midweight Art Director

London, Homeworking
29 Apr 2022
26 May 2022
Contract Types
Full Time
Design Disciplines
Advertising, Branding, Graphics, Other, Product, Retail
Job Functions
Creative, Design Management

I have an amazing TOP healthcare agency creating award winning work that is super creative and visually compelling.
Are you looking for a new Art Director role on a permanent basis with a part remote scheme?

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 Art director role (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 as their Art Director.
2 days a week in london office and 3 from home for now as their Art Director
What you will do as their Art Director
• 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 as their Art Director

• 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 as their Art Director

• 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 as their Art Director

• 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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