Art Director – UK

Art Director
£35000 – £40000/annum
Our client is currently recruiting for an Art Director. They are a brand communications agency based in Dorset. They are a busy, thriving agency with a super-talented team of creatives, event professionals and account managers.

You will maintain a quality and consistent design service across the Creative team in this “highly creative” marketing agency. You will be accountable for delivery of projects within agreed cost, time and quality parameters. As well as deal with ad hoc services, complex queries or analysis, where Creative Design expertise is required

Key accountabilities
Be a centre of excellence, providing expert help & guidance on the subject of Design
Receive and interpret client briefs in conjunction with the Client Services team
Use creative thinking (e.g. brainstorming) to conceptualise initiatives, brainstorm design and event projects, including copywriting
Visualise design concepts using Photoshop, Quark, Illustrator, Freehand, Indesign, 3D packages, etc
Introduce design styles and techniques and ensure that the design output does not become stale or dated
Match the most appropriate resources to tasks required for a successful outcome in conjunction with other Art Directors and Client Services team
Delegate tasks to ensure best utilisation of skills to match project requirements
Monitor and control delivery within cost, time and quality constraints, identifying and taking corrective action where required
Maintain ongoing client liaison to ensure correct understanding / interpretation (don’t assume we know best or what the client wants)
Hold regular meetings with Client Services team to monitor and control delivery

The successful candidate will be:
Highly creative / have great ideas and be capable of interpreting client briefs and understanding their brands for all mediums i.e. through the line campaigns, print, multi-media, film and events, etc
Capable of assisting with the managing and motivating of both creative and administrative personnel
Prepared to take full responsibility for projects which may mean working late nights and weekends
Capable of liaising at all levels
Have exceptional attention to detail
Proficient with most design / art working packages
Practical – someone not frightened of getting their hands dirty

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