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Art Director

  • Salary: Up to £50k
  • Sector: Agency
  • Sub-sector: Design
  • Type: Permanent
  • Location: Hybrid

job description

Our client is a Cambridge-based consultancy working with international clients in a wide range of sectors. They create award-winning communication and learning solutions in response to the unique requirements of their clients. They are currently looking for an Art Director to join their Studio Team.

Their Creative Studio brings projects to life. They work across a range of media and content formats including e-learning, animation, film, audio, print and photography. Working closely with the consultant and technical teams, they translate concepts, scripts and storyboards into attractive, engaging and interactive content. As an Art Director you will lead the design response to a client brief, in close collaboration with the project consultant. You’ll shape the creative treatment, co-ordinate design and development and assure the design quality of finished deliverables. You will be a role model of creativity and professionalism for Studio colleagues and help shape the overall design capability of our client.
Much of the work is in the field of medical communications where they have an outstanding reputation for the quality, innovation and accuracy of our work. This is a challenging and exciting field with great opportunities for creative design, and a significant proportion of this role will be focused on medical communications clients and projects.
This is an exciting opportunity for a talented graphic or motion graphics designer with significant experience who is confident to direct other design and production colleagues.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • capable of originating striking and effective design concepts in response to a client brief
  • comfortable collaborating directly with clients in the creation of design ideas 
  • familiar with the stringent design expectations of medical communications well organised, efficient, and capable of running multiple projects simultaneously
  • passionate about the quality of the work they deliver, and able to inspire that in others.

The ideal candidate will have more than 8 years’ experience of working in a creative design environment, and a strong portfolio to discuss.
In addition, they will have:

  • proven experience in graphic design for a wide range of media
  • a track record of design for a range of medical communication formats
  • experience directing, mentoring and managing a design team
  • well-developed project management and communication skills
  • extensive experience with Adobe Creative Suite.

In addition the Art Director will need to be adept at staying up-to-date with industry trends and emerging technologies, and incorporating them into their work where appropriate. It would also be beneficial to network with other art directors, designers, and creatives, to help develop freelance connections and to stay informed about industry developments.
We would like to see a strong portfolio of work, as well as a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, fine arts, or a related field. Strong communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills are also essential, as is the ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.

The post is a full-time position, and the salary is negotiable based on experience, plus contributory pension scheme, life assurance, subsidised gym membership, and 25 days annual holiday (in addition to statutory holidays). In successful years there will be bonus payments.

For any further details, please register your interest. We regret only successful applicants will be contacted.

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