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Art Director - Creative Agency - London

Job description

A Mid-weight Art Director is a creative professional responsible for leading design projects and overseeing a team of designers. They are expected to have a strong visual style and be able to create engaging, effective designs for a variety of mediums, including print, digital, and advertising.

Job Overview:
As a mid-weight art director, you will be responsible for overseeing the creative development and execution of a variety of projects, including advertising campaigns, digital content, print materials, and more. You will lead a team of designers, providing guidance and direction to ensure that all projects are executed to a high standard and are on-brand.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a strong visual style, ensuring all designs are on-brand and effective.
  • Lead the creative development of projects, from concept to final execution.
  • Work closely with clients to understand their needs and develop creative solutions to meet their objectives.
  • Collaborate with copywriters, account managers, and other stakeholders to ensure that all elements of a project are integrated and consistent.
  • Manage a team of designers, providing guidance, feedback, and support to ensure that all projects are completed to a high standard.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and technologies and share your knowledge with the team to ensure that projects are executed in the most effective way possible.


  • Previous experience at integrated or experiential agencies (5+ years).
  • A strong understanding of design principles and an ability to create engaging, effective designs for a variety of mediums.


  • Able to take ideas through from concept through to execution.
  • Creative suite - in particular Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Animation/motion graphics & storytelling.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to present ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively.
  • Experience leading a team of designers and managing projects from start to finish.
  • Strong attention to detail and an ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency in design software such as Adobe Creative Suite

Reports To: Creative Director
Location: London
£50,000 - 60,000.00 +bonus/benefits

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