Job Openings Senior Art Director

About the job Senior Art Director

Position Summary:

Since we believe in creative work that disrupts, we are looking for a candidate who is going to embrace modern marketing principles and is a self-starter. This is an individual who is not afraid to challenge the norm and embodies our philosophy of divine discontent (Never stop chasing brilliance attitude).

A Through-The-Line Art Director must have 8+ years’ experience.

Here’s what you’ll bring to the table - to complement the above:


·       Highly conceptual individual

·       Demonstrate exceptional strategic thinking

·       Track record of leading the conceptualization and execution of campaigns

·       Demonstrate in-depth understanding of new and existing digital platforms

·       Must show an understanding of various programmes (Editing, recording etc.)

·       International and local awards (i.e. Cannes, One Show, Loeries, Clios, Bookmarks etc.)

·       Must have at least 1 international golds and 1 local gold medals

·       Must show examples of problem solving

·       Demonstrate a working understanding of CRM and CVM principles

·       Give an example of proactivity that led to better work, processes etc.

Here’s what you’ll be doing to lead Agency and Client growth.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

The list of tasks or duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive, candidates may be expected to carry out additional duties or responsibilities, which fall reasonably within the ambit of the job description, or in accordance with operational requirements.

As a senior creative you will help lead our passionate, multi-talented studio, guiding more junior members to deliver, and encourage exceptional integrated concepts that exceed client briefs and expectations.

A Senior TTL Art Director is an important contact point in our agency, so they can expect to be craft-led, strategically driven, media agnostic, agile and consistently conceptual, with a desire to transform brands by creating exceptional, intuitive, and human-centred products and experiences.

The successful candidate will be tuned into all aspects of South African popular culture and the platforms and media it plays in, as well as have a strong point of view on what it takes to win in this space, with the experience to back it up. Immaculate art direction ability is paramount.

Responsibilities - what you’ll do everyday

  • Be part of the strategic process and interrogate the brief
  • Scope, plan & manage the creative process on projects
  • Manage & mentor the creative team
  • Work with other disciplines (Strategists, Developers, Media, Accounts, etc) to ensure cohesive team integration, and alignment with broader business objectives
  • Be a champion for innovative media solutions on every brief
  • Play an active role in campaign planning
  • Participate in pitches for new business
  • Define the visual language of overall campaigns
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Generate ideas and sell them into clients and other members of the team
  • Mockup creative ideas
  • Consistently produce creative elements against a deliverables list
  • Lead brainstorms & conceptualisation
  • Lead the craft of an idea
  • Compile presentations for clients & new ways to present
  • Attend client briefings & present to clients
  • Attend film and photoshoots
  • A grasp on media specs
  • Source inspirational material and references of how to push creativity