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Art Director / Designer

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Our client, a major international electronics company, are seeking an Art Director/Design Manager to lead their Communication Design team

Working closely with the Industrial Design team, the Art Director/Design Manager will be reporting directly to the Design Director

The main focus of the role is to ensure that creative communications across the
European region align to the standards and values of the brand. This involves
working closely with the Marketing team to drive clear directions and deliver
effective creative solutions for individual briefs.

This role works closely with an international team, so this position requires frequent calls and international travel to Far East Asia.

Working with a range of clients such Marketing, PR and Product groups such as Digital Imaging and TV, as well as sister companies, the position requires the following key attributes:

• Hands on creative direction.
• Proactive approach.
• Bigger picture mentality.
• Ability to both empathise with and challenge clients where necessary.
• Work with a range of stakeholders at various levels up to board level.
• Project management and good organisational skills.
• Budgeting, time management and invoicing experience.
• Collaboration, both internally and externally.
• Calm under pressure with the ability to manage multiple projects,
tight deadlines and evolving briefs.

The AD manages two direct reports and is required to source, brief and
collaborate with a range of external suppliers, freelancers and creative partners.

Work is incredibly varied and in recent years has covered the following areas:

• Global brand development
• Packaging
• Advertising (ATL and BTL)
• Retail display and communication
• Visual Identity
• Events
• Internal Communications
• User experience and testing
• User Interface
• Colour and trend research
• Photo and video direction
• Content creation
• Sponsorship (Sports events)
• Digital entertainment
• Social media

Skills:

• Adobe Creative Suite - esp InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
• 3D software, web/digital design an advantage

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