Host/Havas is looking for a Junior Art Director to join our creative department. You’ll be teaming up with a gun Junior Writer to form a talented and ambitious junior team packed with potential and all set to capitalise on some awesome opportunities.
To give you some context, Host and Havas came together earlier this year to create a dynamic, modern agency with big ideas, clever thinking and digital smarts at its heart. It’s a case of 1+1=3 as we’ve combined creative firepower, resources and accounts to set ourselves up as a major player in the region.
We’re looking for an excellent lateral thinker with natural creative flair, who has the ability to conceptualise and execute outstanding creative ideas, along with a solid understanding of all media channels, particularly digital.
You will be responsible for contributing to the creative excellence of the agency, developing and producing creative concepts from brand campaigns to integrated projects with digital at their heart to quick-turnaround retail ads. It’s worth noting that ‘creative excellence’ isn’t a term we throw around lightly: we’re super ambitious to do really outstanding, world class work – work that gets talked about, wins awards locally and globally, and makes our clients (and us!) famous.
In terms of reporting structure, we have a CCO, who sits across the whole creative department, but you’ll usually be working into our 3 ECDs - with the exact ECD dependent on the project and client. As part of the team you form with our copywriter, we’ll be looking for you to serious make a mark and become a really hot young team capable of cracking smart, talkable ideas on all kinds of briefs. To keep things fresh, we’ll also be looking to team you with different partners occasionally or to give you solo projects, too.
You will probably have around 3 years’ experience in an agency environment, a solid understanding of creative development processes including conceptual development, digital, print, TV and radio production, and will have skills in Illustrator and Photoshop. More importantly, you’ll have a book that excites and inspires us.
The pride we have in our work goes hand in hand with a culture that’s passionate, vibrant and bloody good fun. We’re a diverse bunch who recognise the importance of being respectful to one another, and sharing a common goal – to be the best agency you’ll ever work at.
Interested? Please apply with you CV and portfolio.
An exciting opportunity has opened up to join the team at Neighbourhood Paper in the dynamic role of Art Director. We are a small creative team passionate about delivering high quality original content – both written & visual.
This position is available immediately so we ask all applications to be submitted by 21st February.
You will be responsible for the creative direction of NEIGHBOURHOOD Paper - a monthly newspaper covering local and global issues, features, culture, opinion and arts with a strong focus on photojournalism.
Engaging with one of the most demographically varied, globally-minded and culturally dynamic communities in the country, you will oversee visual production of the brand platforms, respond to creative briefs from clients and prospective advertisers, commission content production ensuring all projects are appropriately scoped and delivered on time and within budget, identify visual talent - ensuring at all times that the brand remains authentic, original and aligned to core values.
Design and layout of monthly print issue for Neighbourhood
Ongoing art direction of website [...]
Determine use and placement of visual content for print and online and ensure all visual collateral adheres to the brand
Develop external documents / advertising proposals when required
Manage and upload all ad unit collateral via Google’s DFP programmatic software
Design and supply brand ad series for print & online product
Design, implementation & scheduling of fortnightly EDM newsletter
Social media management (Facebook/Instagram)
Commission and oversee content production, ensuring projects are appropriately scoped, scheduled and within budget
Identifying visual talent, keeping record of websites / portfolios for future reference
Edit visual and moving image content for final use in print and online
Ensuring correct colour profile matching & pre-press process for print export ensuring visual quality of printed product
Various related admin duties
Requirements for role
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (inDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro in particular)
Exceptional ability to come up with creative ideas
An acute eye for detail
Hyper-competent/self-motivated - ability to pick things up quickly and work out a way to achieve outcomes
Superior communication skills with the ability to convey ideas and communicate clearly via written/verbal means
Creatively motivated to ensure Neighbourhood maintains an original, fresh visual appeal
Thrive on collaboration but also can work autonomously
Calm under pressure
Ability to work to deadlines
Passionate about original quality journalism
Please send a detailed cover letter with your salary expectations along with your resume and links to work and/or portfolio. Please reference: Art Director - Job Application in the subject field. No phone calls please.
If you do not hear back from us within one month of applying then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. We thank you for your interest and time in applying and we wish you success in the future.
This is BD is looking for an Art Director to join our creative department. Reporting directly into the Executive Creative Director, this is an integrated creative position with a focus on art direction and design. You’ll be confident in creatively leading and acting as a creative voice for your (and the agency’s) work.
As someone who loves a challenge, you have a natural flair for thinking of contextually rich and meaningful ideas for the agency and its clients. As a creative with a focus on art direction and design, you will have the ability to draw and mac up an idea to a level that it can be sold and produced. You will have proven skills and effectiveness using any channel – across retail, social, digital to brand and beyond. Importantly, you can promote the benefit and simplicity of your ideas and communicate this both internally and externally, taking stakeholders on a creative journey.
You will be responsible for contributing to the creative excellence of the agency, developing and producing creative concepts from brand campaigns to integrated projects. It’s worth noting that ‘creative excellence’ isn’t a term we throw around lightly: we’re want to continue to build a collection of outstanding, world class work – work that gets talked about, wins awards locally and globally, and makes our clients (and us!) famous.
You will probably have around 4+ years’ experience in an agency environment as an Art Director. You have a solid understanding of creative development processes, including conceptual development as well as digital, retail, print, TV and brand experience. You think having skills in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop is ‘base-camp’. You’ll be as happy sweating the small stuff as you are creating great ideas at speed. Importantly, you’ll have a portfolio of work that excites and inspires us.
The pride we have in our work goes hand in hand with a culture that’s passionate, vibrant and a whole lot of fun. We’re a diverse bunch who recognise the importance of being respectful to one another, and sharing a common goal – to be the best agency you’ll ever work at.
Sound like you? Please apply with your cover letter and CV