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Ready to join an official Pinterest Partner and the social creative 'go-to for' 1000's brands including the likes of Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Warner Brothers & McDonald's?
An exciting opportunity for a Creative Director with agency experience (nimble / agile one) to lead ideas / strategy and concept for this fast-paced industry leader rocking the social content space.
We are looking for a social savvy creative leader who understands the nuances of the social and digital landscape, who understands how to make high performance content optimised for individual channels and touch points. You will be the driving force of the studio, utilising your excellence in brand strategy, conceptual creative and positive team leadership skills to galvanise the studio team and inspire the delivery of the highest quality of work.
Creative Director – Creative Content Design Agency
Central London / Remote Flexibility
Generous package of £70,000 – £80,000 Basic plus bonus
Plus Perks & Benefits
Contract: 12 Months with potential to convert to permanent
Culture: No Egos. Friendly, supportive and collaborative
Clients: Global brands and leaders inc Pinterest, Calm, Google, Walmart
Skills: Awesome creative leadership first- can navigate around Figma, Photoshop, After Effects
About the company:
We are a leading design agency that creates eye-catching content for world leading brands. Over the past decade, we have created tens of thousands of pieces of content for more than 750 brands and become an Official Pinterest Marketing Partner. From tight budgets to multimillion-dollar projects, we use our experience, passion, and energy to deliver the best for our clients.
With over 40 in-house talented creators working across multiple platforms, we are a favourite amongst global brands, agencies, and small businesses alike as we reliably produce sophisticated quality creative content, in an efficient manner and on time, responsive to our clients’ needs to successfully engage their customers and build their brands.
We have a passionate and talented in-house team that blends creativity and technology to deliver scroll-stopping content, simply and effectively. Our team will work from a brand’s existing assets, or nothing at all to create outstanding static and animated creative, within just a few days.
The Creative Director Role:
You will work across multiple work streams and teams, responsible for all aspects of the studio workflow and be in charge of ensuring that all output is above and beyond client expectations.
You will have a consistent presence with clients, ensuring all partners have a creative contact to ideate, liaise and problem solve with, ensuring these relationships are fostered, nurtured and developed so accounts can be grown over time.
You will be responsible for the career development and pastoral care of the studio design team, working closely with all individuals on a day-to-day basis to develop not only their work, but also build out skill sets and improve their confidence. You will also work closely with the Directors and the rest of the Senior Management Team, to drive company initiatives, including studio marketing and promotion as well as leading in the fun social events.
+ Oversight and responsibility for the creative output on all major work streams including Pinterest, Calm, Google, Walmart amongst many other exciting global clients.
+ Attend all client meetings and kick off calls, ensuring briefs are clear and understood, and assets provided are sufficient before projects are started on in the studio.
+ Run the daily stand-ups, ensuring projects are allocated and due to be completed on schedule, as well as troubleshooting any issues that subsequently arise.
+ Expertly digest briefs, allocating the appropriate designers/teams to the projects and driving internal creative kick off calls to relay important information from the brief, and communicate/collaborate on creative strategies.
+ Lead on ideation and creation of client pitches (occasional), utilising teams to deliver the best ideation and driving innovative solutions to pitch briefs.
+ Work in partnership with the Senior Copywriter so deliver concepts that deliver on objectives and ultimately help partners achieve their campaign goals.
+ Oversee a wide range of creative content production, including but not limited to organic and paid social advertising, in-app artwork, digital banners, digital marketing and promotional media, as well as ad-hoc special print projects.
+ Drive projects from concept to completion, working closely with the Project Manager to manage or juggle resources, prioritise workloads and ensure deadlines are always met with top quality work.
+ Provide hands-on support to the studio team, providing insightful, clear and timely feedback that enhances the work and ensures it delivers on client objectives.
+ Anticipate and stay in front of any potential issues, ensuring any problems/conflicts are minimised and dealt with swiftly.
+ Supervise design team day-to-day, performing regular catch ups, annual appraisals and overall help drive career progression for all members of the team.
+ Oversee Freelance and temporary project staff, assisting with the recruitment of additional resources when workload requires.
+ Challenge the creative, and consistently drive the bar higher.
+ Apply the highest levels of attention to detail.
+ Inspire the team through a passionate and positive attitude.
+ Lead by example in all project related and company endeavours.
+ Lead in the creation of company marketing, providing insightful ideas and interesting new ways to promote the studio.
+ Work with the Director’s and Senior Management Team to routinely identify ways to optimise internal systems, and implement better processes.
+ Uphold company best practices in all aspects of workflow and process. Champion company principles and values.
The Creative Director will be a genuine people person, happy and able to bring out the best in their teams whilst also capable of resolving conflicts or project related hiccups with ease and speed. You will be experienced in resource management (FT and Freelance), able to juggle multiple concurrent projects and use resources efficiently to move work through the studio in the optimal ways. This is the perfect role for a positive, hands-on creative leader who can manage a talented studio that works at pace delivering a wide variety of social and digital focussed creative content for exciting global clients.
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