Art Director

15 February 2018
16 March 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Position: Art Director

Location: Dorset

Salary: 30-40k

Ref: 9286-3688

Our client is a creative-led brand communications agency based in Bournemouth. They work with some brilliant brands and provide a full spectrum of services which include marketing/brand communications, graphic design, illustration, advertising, film and animation, digital, event management, experiential and field marketing.

The purpose of this role is to

  • Maintain a quality and consistent design service across the Creative team
  • Be accountable for delivery of projects within agreed cost, time and quality
  • Deal with ad hoc services, complex queries or analysis, where Creative Design expertise is required

Key accountabilities

  • Be a centre of excellence, providing expert guidance on the subject of Design 
  • Receive and interpret client briefs in conjunction with the Client Services team
  • Use creative thinking to conceptualise initiatives, brainstorm through the line projects, including copywriting
  • Visualise design concepts using Creative Suite
  • Develop artwork for client chosen designs for print / production
  • Introduce design styles and techniques and ensure that the design output does not become stale or dated
  • Lead and motivate staff in Creative team
  • Match the most appropriate resources to tasks required for a successful outcome in conjunction with other Art Directors and Client Services team
  • Ensure effective allocation and utilisation of staff across the design processes

Skills / Competencies / Behaviours

  • Demonstrate flexibility whilst still being committed to achieving the outcomes required by the business
  • Prioritise activities to enable desired outcomes to be delivered to agreed cost, time and quality requirements
  • Generate very different ideas to traditional as well as new problems to implement more effective solutions

The successful candidate will be

  • Highly creative / have great ideas and be capable of interpreting client briefs and understanding their brands for all mediums
  • Capable of assisting with the managing and motivating of both creative and administrative personnel
  • Prepared to take full responsibility for projects
  • Have exceptional attention to detail
  • Proficient with most design / art working packages

Please make sure that your full address and details are included in your application for this role

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