Junior Art Director
Spark44
London
2d ago

Spark44 is a global full-service marketing communications organisation, and a joint venture with Jaguar Land Rover. With 18 offices in 16 countries, and just over 1,000 colleagues, we are responsible for all to ensure that all their communications are tailored to customers at every step of the journey in short making brand experiences seamless.

Our purpose is to spark the extraordinary basically by ensuring we always stay curious. We never stop questioning. We believe in Big Lean Thinking which manifests itself in an approach of ruthless creative efficiency worldwide.

POSITION SUMMARY :

We are looking for a Junior Art Director who will be responsible for translating creative direction and copy from creative briefs into engaging and effective concepts.

You will need to be able to think conceptually and creatively; being competent and comfortable in producing long-copy communications across a wide range of digital, social and offline media, including video, eDMs, websites, blogs, online adverts and brochures.

The Creative Team interacts closely with Account Management to understand business objectives and audience demographics and demonstrate the creative approach within the project team and will report to the UK Creative Directors.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • You will be directing / creating creative communication solutions across all print and digital platforms from concept to completion, working with the wider Creative Department under the guidance of the UK Creative Directors
  • The ideal candidate will have an artistic eye and solid composition skills required to create mock-up’s and will have excellent communication skills to work with a team of copywriters, designers, editors, and photographers
  • You will have the ability and inherent responsibility to match the brand’s tone accurately and fall in line with suggested guidelines when specified.
  • You will be driven to push the limits of the creative medium
  • PERSON SPECIFICATION :

  • Ability to work as a creative team with a Copywriter
  • Strong conceptual skills coupled with a hands-on’ design background
  • Experience in leading and directing design projects that are beautifully crafted and executed
  • An outstanding visual portfolio showing you can craft beautiful digital design
  • Strong communication skills
  • Acute attention to detail
  • An outstanding visual portfolio showing you can craft beautiful digital design
  • Fluency in all Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Happy working in a fast paced, deadline driven environment across multiple projects
  • Strong ability to prioritise work based on short and long-term needs
  • Strong aptitude to teamwork and building solid relationships with creative and account teams
  • Excellent presentation skills and communication abilities at all levels
  • Luxury automotive experience strongly preferred; other automotive experience welcomed
  • Passionate about getting others involved and having fun along the way
  • COMPANY COMPETENCIES :

  • Accountability : Looking to avoid waste be it time, money, energy or emotion
  • Boldness : Appreciating the value and concerns of other team members. Acting as an Ambassador for your area
  • Bravery : Proactivity willingness to put yourself forward for new challenges
  • Collaboration : Actively striving to contribute and support others, building a strong network for yourself both internally and externally
  • Empathy : Demonstrating humility. Adapting quickly to new situations
  • Flexibility : Delivering through others, adapting where necessary to achieve and deliver beyond your own limits
  • Honesty : Acting with integrity, respect and thoughtfulness
  • Passion : Demonstrating enthusiasm, energy and imagination. Wanting to contribute to the culture of the agency. Working hard, but having fun along the way
  • Productivity : Strong analytical skills : thinking short and long term
  • Responsibility : Ability to make sound and timely decisions, knowing when to escalate to avoid commercial risk
  • BENEFITS :

    At Spark44 we offer great benefits for our staff. We’ve listed the important ones below :

  • 25 days holiday
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Life Assurance (4 x annual salary)
  • Income Protection
  • Pension (up to 5% contributory)
  • BUPA Healthcare & Foresight Health Cash Plan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Season ticket contribution (interest free)
  • Exclusive 25% discount on JLR Brand goods
  • JLR Privilege Programme up to 20% off Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles
  • Spark44 is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

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