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Digital Art Director

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My client is looking for a pro-active Digital Art Director with a proven track record in creating innovative digital communications, strategic thinking and commercial understanding. This role is about having big ideas, driving exceptional art direction and thinking of new and innovative ways
to push technology across multiple digital touch points including Social, Mobile and Experiential.

Key projects will include online annual reports and other corporate communications as well as corporate websites and investor relations websites.

This is a new position within Investor Communications, and the Digital Art Director will play a key role in establishing the digital offering to existing clients, and be comfortable explaining the benefits of the increased digital offering of the division to external stakeholders, many of whom will have non-technical backgrounds.

Consequently, the role will have an almost ‘start-up’ feel to it, while significantly benefiting from the already established client base.

Detailed responsibilities:
• Initiate and lead pitch/project brainstorms
• Work with copywriters to produce inspiring communications ideas that transcend digital,
experiential and social channels
• Develop ideas in scamp, user-flow and mood board form
• Proposes and delivers world-class executions of innovative user experience and interface
design across all digital platforms
• Establish art direction, style, and tone of digital concepts/communications.
• Challenge ideas and conventions to deliver on our proposition of “Transforming Business
Through Creativity”
• Delivering projects from concept through to delivery
• Work closely alongside the creative team
• Manage production processes and archiving for projects
• Work effectively with the project management team to develop solutions that clearly meet
given briefs and/or client objectives - as well as timelines and budgets
• Liaising with the technology team to ensure the best creative solutions are realised,
implemented and delivered
• Manage and mentor junior members of creative staff to maintain quality standards and
foster innovation within the creative team
• Delegate upwards for support where necessary
• Present creative work to Head of Communications/Creative Director and directly to
clients
• Identify and exploit potential new business opportunities and play a key role in winning
new business

Experience and skills required:
• Significant agency experience as a digital art director or senior designer
• A strong portfolio with demonstrated examples of designing great projects across multiple
digital touch points including web, mobile, social and experiential
• Demonstrated examples of online annual reports and/or other corporate communications
(including corporate and/or investor relations websites)
• Strong conceptual thinking – both visual and interactive
• A comprehensive understanding of IA/UX and the importance and impact of user
experience on overall design, both on- and offline.
• A good eye for colour, type and composition
• Creative lead across a range of related ground-breaking and high profile digital projects.
• Brand creation and implementation, being able to bring brands to life in multiple digital
platforms
• Implicit understanding and clarity of thinking in how brands are expressed in the digital
form. In-depth knowledge of digital technologies, platforms and channels of delivery
• Experience of working for major blue chip clients
• An excellent knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite
• Advanced skills in Microsoft PowerPoint
• Strong communication and presentation skills - ability to interface with clients as well as
work with teams internally
• Experience in presenting directly to clients and securing stakeholder buy-in to new design
concepts and propositions
• Experience of working with Project Managers to ensure projects are feasible within set
timescales and budgets
• Experience of working to tight deadlines
• Strong leadership skills - ability to lead a team.

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