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Creative & Design Lead

  • Creative & Design Lead
  • Auckland
  • $140k
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

Are you a talented senior designer with advertising & digital acumen, professionalism and promise?

Do you love branding, advertising and digital design? Ready to emerge and deliver compelling campaigns for both global and local clients?

Our client is based in attractive offices in a CBD fringe village and has an enviable reputation for loyal clients. This is based on their quality work and steadfast relationships.

After several years the time has come to replace their Creative Director. They are seeking someone with creative flair, a commitment to design excellence,  attention to detail and a calm head under pressure. You’ll be a confident digital designer and also a proven designer for traditional media.

This is a small agile team with a friendly, positive culture. Working collaboratively is a must, and the ability to roll up your sleeves for each creative challenge will motivate you.

You’ll have a genuine understanding of the client's ‘bigger-picture’ needs and be able to harness the team and your skills to elevate the client's brand in a competitive NZ marketplace. Your work will connect and engage customers through quality design and advertising thinking.

The breakdown

We are looking for a Creative Director with:

  • Min 8 years working in an advertising or design or digital design agency
  • Experience leading other studio designers
  • A professional approach, inclusive communication style, positive and doer
  • Award-winning portfolio (a bonus)

You’ll have…

  • Strong conceptual thinking across multiple mediums and channels, including Advertising, Digital, Design & Branding 
  • Creative and design direction ability
  • Experience across various traditional design and digital applications
  • Digital and UI design, as this is 60% of the work
  • Knowledge and experience developing and executing creative strategy in practice.
  • Strong presentation skills to various stakeholders and clients
  • Nurtured positive client and stakeholder relationships
  • Confidence and ability to take the creative lead from start to finish
  • Experience managing external partners – including Photographers, Illustrators etc.
  • Confidence in managing your work pipeline to deliver different projects simultaneously
  • Expert with the full Adobe Creative Suite and mac computer savvy

Are you someone who is…

  • A design leader, motivator and doer?
  • Creative, curious, passionate?
  • Always thinking one step ahead?
  • Can conceptualise and implement

The reward

  • Salary $140-145k per annum
  • Social environment, well connected with the design community 

Mandatory requirements

  • Relevant tertiary design/advertising qualification is preferable
  • Must have the full right to work in NZ and currently reside here 

In summary

This role offers the opportunity to grow your career and make your mark. Work for a studio where the work is varied, and you’re the creative lead. All in a positive environment where creative output and an enjoyable lifestyle coexist.

Apply today

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

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