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Art Director

Job description

Keko Dubai Job Specification
Position: Art Director
Duration: Permanent, reporting to the Creative Director
Keko Dubai is creative agency (in the broadest send of the word) that specialises
finding, influencing and selling to modern-affluent consumers. We plan, develop
and create integrated campaigns across all consumer channels leveraging all the
available tools to marketers in the world today.
Keko Dubai prides itself on its ‘real world’ creative thinking, using customer and
business insight to fuel creativity and ensure a right-first-time approach. We’re
now looking for another energetic and self-motivated creative thinker to join our
team.
We set ourselves the daily challenge of #KeepVerging, it’s our philosophy that
has led us into the world of PR, Influencer Marketing, Media, Social Media and
Data Strategy. We’re looking for an open-minded Art Director to help develop
brand and communications content that are not tied to channels or tradition.
The Art Director at Keko Dubai is an integral part the agency, not a role that sits in
isolation. Working collaboratively with all disciplines in the agency, the role will be
as varied and unexpected as any. And our Art directors are as likely to be seen
sitting down in the morning next to one of the Strategists as they are a fellow
Account team member.
You will be joining a multi-disciplinary team, led by the Creative Director and be
responsible for championing creativity for our clients as part of a collaborative
team.
The role
An endless energy for understanding everything about our customers (current
and future), client, their business, the industry in which they exist and culture in
general.
You’ll need to be....
Truthful...honesty is our starting policy
Unexpected...we like to keep things interesting
Fearless...to try new things
Building 3
Design District
Dubai
UAE
Keko London Limited
Registered Office:
16 Great Queen Street
Covent Garden
London WC2B 5AH
Registered in England
and Wales No: 08321155
VAT No: GB 158 4514 94
31 March 2022
Responsibilities
These are the key principals for the role of the Art Director. Ensuring these
happen will lead to remarkable output commercially and raise the bar in terms of
quality of output.
• Contributing to the agency development of world class creativity
• Working collaboratively and passionately to solve client problems and
engage consumers
• Understanding our clients target consumers across the region, and
understanding cultural nuisances across the region
• Delivering a mixture of conceptual and task-driven art-direction tasks in
collaboration with all creative disciplines, especially design
• Managing daily and weekly projects independently to time and budget
• Working across channels and platforms fluidly and confidently
• Contributing to the team, and working collaboratively with other art
directors and copy-writers to create powerful campaigns
• Champion visual sensitivities that effect ideas and executions across the
middle-east region
Skills Needed:
• 3-4 years’ experience of Art Direction, conceptual and craft
• Experience of working collaboratively with other creative disciplines,
including copy writers and designers
• Understanding of interpreting and contributing to creative briefs, with
client servicing teams and strategists
• Technically strong photographic and film direction
• Experience in transcreation of ideas
• Passionate about creativity, the arts and creative disciplines
• Demonstrable knowledge of brands and how to move our client’s brand
and communications forward
• Time management and organisation skills
• Ideally understanding of Adobe Creative Suite software
Additional Responsibilities
Committing to, leading and participating in company cultural initiatives. Helping
establish a working environment that is welcoming and industry defining.
Always ensuring that you prioritise based on the changing needs of our clients
and the industry. Learning and adhering to all agency policies, procedures and
conduct at all times (including helping to establish them where required). Being
reliable and punctual in attendance. Willing to learn new ideas and develop new
skills through ongoing training/education. Maintaining a clean and professional
image at all times.
Contact
Jordan Henriques, PA to Managing Partner
jordan.henriques@keko.london +44 (0) 7818 410 634