We are looking for a Senior Art Director to join their studio. As a Senior Art Director you will be responsible for developing creative ideas and designs that successfully translate a client’s brand and business requirements into a digital marketing environment. You will be required to work closely with a team of designers, art directors, copy writers and community managers and should be comfortable pitching concepts to clients, building decks and problem solving.

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Position: Senior Art Director

Department: Creative

HOD: Anna-Belle Mulder

Location: Johannesburg

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Responsibilities

  • Lead design aspect of all briefs for the agency
  • Manage creative output of designers for the agency
  • Develop an understanding of design best practices across digital channels
  • Translate briefs and strategic requirements into compelling creative solutions
  • Proactive thinking and problem solving related to creative execution of work across the business unit.
  • Work with other disciplines within the agency to ensure cohesive team integration and alignment with broader business objectives
  • Lead brainstorms and sessions
  • Lead the craft and design of an idea
  • In depth knowledge of digital marketing
  • Research industry-related topics and identify gaps in our content
  • Advise junior members of design time and guide designs

Requirements

  • Proven working experience as an Art Director
  • Must have previous agency experience with at least 1/2 years in a senior position
  • An ability to design world class work across all digital channels and platforms
  • Hands on experience with image selection, art direction, shoot production
  • In depth knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator or other visual design and wire-framing tools
  • Link to online portfolio
  • Incorporate feedback and take/give direction well
  • Team player with strong communication and presentation skills
  • Relevant education or training
  • Solid time-management skills

 

If you do not have a portfolio you will not be considered for this position.