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Art Director

  • Art Director
  • Auckland
  • $130k
Following application, a talent agent will review your CV, cover note & portfolio against the role and will be in touch within 72 hours (it's the polite thing to do isn't it?).
  • Full Time
  • Live
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Role is with:

Heather Ware Senior Recruitment Consultant

We're on the hunt for an experienced Art Director ready for an exciting new challenge. This growing start-up agency is values-based, creating & launching brands and campaigns for clients who want to make a positive impact. You’ll have a great design eye and come from a strong graphic design & creative agency background.

You’ll be passionate and skilled at delivering large-scale brand and integrated creative campaigns for its large cornerstone client across all media. This client is in the vocational higher education sector with colleges across New Zealand and Australia.

Bring your visual powers and work with the Founder / Creative Director who brings the copywriting flair. Together you’ll be working across this busy client creating innovative campaigns to drive acquisition and brand recognition. You’ll need to be flexible and dynamic – designing creative and as the business grows, supervising other designers. Together you’ll take concepts from ideation through to design with other design support as required.

Demand is expected to grow with this client and from others over the next three years, and more creative design support will follow. This person will manage the design staff and contractors in the Studio.

The agency has a positive start-up mentality underpinned by proven wisdom and experience. Being in the studio from the get-go you’ll be involved in recruiting your supporting creative team as the business grows. This is a great opportunity for an outgoing self-starter, who is a warm and inclusive leader and is keen for career progression and growth. 

The breakdown

We are looking for an accomplished Art Director with:

  • 8 years+ of a design or full-service creative agency
  • Experience in graphic and digital design, advertising campaigns, branding, art direction, ideation, concept and basic animation
  • A high level of proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Confident art-directing photo and video shoots
  • Experience in implementing brands and campaigns across all media including websites

You’ll have… 

  • Strong creative conceptual thinker for enlivening campaigns
  • A portfolio of exceptional design
  • Experience across various traditional design and digital applications
  • Branding know-how – from concept to ensuring consistency in implementation
  • Can take the creative lead on new projects
  • Can take the brief, add value and present great solutions that work in practice
  • Confident and warm communicator who can persuasively present concepts
  • A process-driven approach and strategic mindset
  • Can multi-task a range of projects through to completion
  • Accurate in your work, and can lead agency timelines
  • Presentation skills are a bonus

Are you someone who is…

  • Creative, curious, passionate
  • Collaborative and a team player
  • A good communicator
  • Design smarts with a focus on excellence

The reward

  • Salary $130,000 per annum depending on experience 

Mandatory requirements 

  • Must have a relevant tertiary design qualification

In summary

This is a pivotal career opportunity to be part of a growing agency with a busy large core client locked in. Make your mark in both delivering and developing on a high-achieving team by creating impactful work.

Apply today

If this role sounds like you, apply today or e-mail [email protected] with a brief summary of why you may be interested in this position.

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