We're looking for an experienced Senior Digital Art Director, driven to create outstanding digital experiences.
This includes designing user interfaces and understanding how digital assets play a role in an overall customer journey. You have strong design flair and bring ideas to life visually with exceptional creativity.
You love working in a fast-paced, varied and integrated design team and you naturally collaborate with other creatives, project managers, developers and producers on design briefs, creative briefs and pitches.
All briefs are opportunities to deliver great work, and you show the same dedication to briefs big and small. Your creative athleticism is balanced with commercial pragmatism; you understand when to push the client’s brief, and when speed and agility are the client’s measures of success.
Your personal ambition drives you to take proactive creative opportunities, expand your skills, learn from your colleagues, grow your career and contribute to the success of an award-winning independent agency.
Key ResponsibilitiesDeliver sophisticated, elegant and engaging creative solutions to briefsWork closely with developers to ensure your creative solutions are "bug-free" and accurateChampion utility and user-experienceUnderstand the potential (and limitations) of new technologies and make recommendations when appropriate for client briefsArticulate your rationales and engage in productive debate around alternative solutionsContribute to Tech Team Hackathons and share learnings with the agencyPersonally craft work to ensure high quality of executionProvide thoughtful input into estimates and aim to manage time responsibly and timesheet dailyCommunicate regularly with Project Managers and Traffic and respect meeting times and deadlinesHigh level of experience briefing and collaborating with offshore dev teamsMentoring less experienced/junior members of the teamPresenting to directors and the senior management team
Technical Skills & Experience10+ years commercial agency experience and accompanying comprehensive portfolio of workAdvanced knowledge of Adobe Creative SuiteBasic code - HTML, CSS, JSFamiliarity with Google suite of productivity toolsMobile application interfacesWeb banners and rich media (interactive html banners)Retouching and concept visualisationKnowledge of CMS for Wordpress & SquarespaceMotion experience (Final Cut Pro/Premiere Pro/After Effects) not essential but would be highly regarded
We Like A Full-Stack
Full stack people have an insatiable appetite for new ideas, best practices, and ways to be more productive and happy. They're curious about the world, what makes it work and how to make their mark on it. They also have a broader range and variety of experiences owing to the collaborative, inter-disciplinary nature of their work. They have increasing influence across the organisation, as their voice is raised in more conversations, and carry a deeper personal responsibility for the agency's success, and are invested in the entire team's success.
Please send a CV plus your website containing your work, outlining the problem/objective, how you solved it and your role and on each project.
Who Are We?
ZSPACE is one of Australia’s
leading and longest-running creative studios. Independently-owned, we have been
at the forefront of ideas-driven, cross-platform content, design and
communication for over 20 years.
As a work culture we are
unpretentious and open, our focus is on producing smart creative work and
fostering strong relationships with our clients while maintaining a fun,
relaxed and flexible work environment. We value honesty and integrity in our
tight multi-skilled team.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for a passionate,
high-energy, progressive Creative Director to join our family and help shape
our future. It’s an incredibly exciting time for us as we take on new clients,
and look to work in new ways with new partners at the forefront of creative
Who Are You?
You are a stand out
creative leader, with a proven track record in creating a diverse range of
amazing original work across multiple platforms. Your work speaks for itself.
To date you have extensive experience working with Advertising, Digital and
Marketing clients with expertise in cross platform Campaign Development,
Live-Action, Design and Visual effects, and in-depth experience in existing and
emerging digital platforms.
You have a strong
understanding, and keen personal interest, in emerging technologies including
AR, VR and App development and are eager to continue developing strategy and
opportunities in this space. You’re that special unicorn... a practical
You’ll love the freedom to
forge a new approach and creative direction for Team ZSPACE, and to bring your
strategic mindset, energy, and enthusiasm to the needs of existing and new
clients and to mentor and motivate the creative team. You’ll be the kind of
leader who can take a 3-year view in the morning, but be down in the weeds,
helping out where needed, in the afternoon.
You’ll be comfortable,
capable and confident in front of clients, with a proven ability to develop
campaign strategy, conceptualise, write and present successful creative
treatments, and proposals, for a wide-ranging slate of budgets and platforms.
You’ll be articulate and have your own authentic voice.
As a highly experienced
creative you'll understand the importance of business development and working
closely with a production team to develop new opportunities as well as grow and
support existing ones. You understand the need to identify workplace
efficiencies and are always looking for fresh pathways to great work for our
creative team. You’ll have strong existing client and industry relationships,
and hopefully know some great people that we can work with, and perhaps for.
We pride ourselves on our
happy, buzzing, studio culture, and the passion and motivation of our Creative
Director is a key part of this. You'll enjoy harnessing the collective talents
of other artists to create visually compelling, stand-out work in a
collaborative working environment.
Principal Job Requirements
* Lead and supervise the
creative output of ZSPACE, working with our designers, editors, animators and
compositors to create outstanding work.
* Share knowledge and
mentor the creative team.
* Develop Campaign
Strategy, conceptualise and write creative treatments and pitches, and present
* Create concept and style
frames and any other material required for competitive treatments and pitches.
* Work with Production to
ensure our high standard of client service is met.
* Work closely with our
Management team to pursue new business opportunities and support and grow
* Collaborate with our
Technical Director and Executive Producers to develop concepts and strategies
that harness and explore emerging technology.
* Any experience working on
broadcast based projects including the design and creation of live sport
graphics, virtual graphics, promos and title sequences is not essential but
would be highly desirable.
* An excellent
knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator,
Salary is commensurate with
If this sounds like you, please get in touch with us!