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Date Advertised
18/01/2018
Job Type
Full Time Job Ad
Job Level
Senior
Profession
Creative & Art Director
Skills Required
Design, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop

Address

Sydney, 2010
New South Wales, Australia

Art Director - Hospitality, travel and festivals

Sydney, New South Wales

Take your career to new heights by working on some of Australiaâs most highly sought-after brands. Allow your creative mind to run wild and set the benchmark for an enviable client list of leading and recognisable hospitality and travel brands, national festivals and events, and lifestyle products.

A rare opportunity has arisen to work with a fast-growing team of marketing and creative experts who specialise in the premium hospitality, lifestyle, travel and events sectors.

Example is a Sydney-based marketing and communications agency that delivers fresh and innovative brand & identity development, marketing and PR solutions to a growing client list of national and international brands including: Jamie Oliver, Fairfax Media life & events (Good Food Month and City2Surf), Accor Hotels, Mirvac and hospitality groups such as Merivale and Parlour Group.

The role is suited to an existing Art Director or Senior Graphic Designer that excels in storytelling through design. Natually a creative thinker, and with solid experience in developing creative concepts, the candidate will be someone who is able to create outstanding branding and design solutions, from inception to execution.

Working collaboratively with our marketing and communications experts, you will lead the design process across a breadth of exciting clients, taking responsibility for conceptualising brand, identity and campaign art, across offline and online formats. Day to day you will work on developing new brands & identities for leading and recognised lifestyle names, conceptualise and roll-out brand & campaign creative, design engaging websites & digital assets, and drive art development for premium activations & events.

You are an intelligent, talented and inspiring creative â one that is able to find the beauty in a story and to coalesce between traditional and new media. You are collaborative by nature, have a strong work ethic and not afraid to get your hands dirty.

A branding and design background â with a portfolio that covers a broad aspect of integrated creative campaigns, retail fit outs, digital and social â would be the best fit. Your portfolio will also showcase a refined visual aesthetic across crafted designs, branding, beautiful clean typographic, and editorial solutions for print and digital media.

Agency and hospitality experience with those considered âbest in marketâ is an added bonus.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Examine all aspects of a design problem and create thoughtful, viable, and unexpected creative solutions
  • Deliver outstanding storytelling-focussed design concepts that engage and inspire
  • Help lead, support and execute all creative processes â you will lead creative think-tanks, work with creative collaborators, and present these ideas through mood boards, presentations and videos
  • Appoint and collaborate with other creatives such as copyrwirters, photographers, videographers, illustrators and digital developers
  • Act as the catalyst between ideas and concepts, and find the best way to meet the clientâs needs with compelling, innovative creative executions
  • Be a sponge for industry trends, sharing insights and inspiration with the agency at large
  • Encourage curiosity, strive to continually increase the quality of the creative output of the agency

Role Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience within a similar Art Director / Senior Graphic Designer role, working in-house for a reputable brand and/or design agency
  • A compelling portfolio of distinctive work that demonstrates exceptional art direction across a variety of campaigns and projects (hospitality examples an added bonus)
  • Experience as a generalist with hands-on experience in concept development, graphic design, developing straplines and artwork
  • Experience working with all aspects of the creative development process including typography, photography, graphic design, content, experiential and illustration
  • Experience working across the full design process including brainstorming, creative conceptualising, artworking and digital design
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (added bonus would be strong copywriting skills)
  • Friendly, and is able to work collaboratively with different teams (both internal and external)
  • Possesses a knowledge and passion for brand communications and digital marketing
  • A strategic thinker, that doesnât shy away from client / brand communication challenges, and provides appropriate creative solutions
  • Has the desire to positively contribute to the sustainable growth and culture of the agency
  • Excels at presenting, pitching, developing proposals, and confident in talking through the entire creative process
  • Ideas-driven, with high design standards, and an ability to achieve creative excellence
  • Experience across a range of sectors, ideally including experience in the retail, luxury, property, consumer goods, fashion, health, hospitality, events, travel and/or lifestyle sectors

    What you'll get in return.

    • Work with highly desirable clients, seeing your branding and design work come to life in hospitality venues and at festivals and events across Australia
    • Excellent career progression
    • An opportunity to build and mentor your own team
    • A competitive salary and great benefit package

    Interested? If any of the above sounds like it could be the right match for you, please apply by sending us your CV and previous examples of your work.

    Know someone suitable? Please feel free to share or forward this role. We have a great bonus offering for anyone you refer that we place into the role.


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