A funky digital agency is seeking to hire a talented art director to join their team. The search is on to find the perfect candidate who combines conceptual and creative excellence with experience in design. Please note this role is based in JHB.
When submitting your CV, ensure the following accompany your application:
Portfolio - Behance/WeTransfer/PDF
To conceptualise and, using your imaginary design skills, produce award-winning creative work within the scope of the brand and creative brief supplied. Present to the client
Work closely with the creative director and, as directed, by the creative brief
The responsibility vests in the attitude, behaviour, determination and accountability to pursue all avenues in order to ensure that the end product/design craft is of a high standard
By taking ownership and making use of all available resources, the end product/design craft should project keen attention to detail
Exceptional drawing skills (as in slick rendering and scamps) - a necessity for art directors and nice to have for designers
Exceptionally fast conceptual skills
Capable of driving copy and guiding the response mechanisms
Thorough understanding of promotional activities and experiential marketing disciplines
A portfolio that demonstrates these skills beyond a shadow of doubt and the results of the activities to prove it
Finely honed graphic design skills and latest techniques
Capability to take on campaigns with multi-element tasks which require a concept and a thought-through process, as well as briefing the copywriters with specific objectives and tasks at hand
Fully Mac literate in all relevant programs
Must have a diploma or similar in art direction from a design college or similar
Minimum three to five years' experience as an art director - essential
Creative thinker – cross boundaries to conceptualise
Work under pressure
Key responsibilities (broad description)
This is a key role within the agency. You will be an art director across a number of extremely high profile accounts and will constantly champion excellent creative standards throughout the company. You will be working closely with a team of client service personnel and the creative director.
You must be willing to work on a host of different accounts such as posters, print, billboards, advertising, promotions, brands, etc. (Full TTL function)
Send samples in either pdf or jpeg format of your very best work, not exceeding four megs to our offices.
Please only apply if you have the relevant experience as per our job ad. Our client does not have the capacity to train anyone – you need to hit the ground running.
Your application will be passed to our team of recruitment consultants and should your skills and experience match the recruitment needs of our client, we will be in touch within a 96 hour turn-around time.
Should you not hear from us, please treat your application for this job as unsuccessful.
Posted on 11 Feb 11:04
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