Smoosh a conceptual Art Director together with a Designer at a Mid, Mid-Senior level and you have summarised well what we are looking for. 70% Art Director with all the ideas that can turn a blank page into a great campaign, 30% the skills of a crafty designer that can polish that campaign into shiny pieces of art.
Creative ideation paired with hands-on design skills for a creative agency that specialises in digital and content campaigns for events, entertainment and lifestyle brands like Splendour in the Grass, Laneway Festival, Falls Festival, Caroline Records, Groovin The Moo, Fairfax Events, Future Classic, GABS and global lifestyles brands like JBL, YouTube Music, Blundstone and Sapporo. We also just picked up the creative and social work for Quibi, a new content platform of original, short-form content.
Culture fit is important for us and it should be for you too, our agency culture is laid out in our handbook.
The ideal folio would contain high quality digital, social, and motion pieces. Even more ideal is if you have work that speaks to youth audiences but if you would love that but haven't had the chance, we'd still like you to apply. If your skills then go beyond idea stage and you can work up ideas and roll them out yourself, we are getting warmer. Add some motion design skills or at least lots of experience art directing video and film work and understanding movement, pace and timings, we're getting hotter.
Art Directors who have been in agencies that pass work on to designers to craft and polish early on, unfortunately, this wouldn't be a match for how we work.
Outside of your creative skills, we look for creatives that understand budgets, keep themselves and their projects organised, take feedback on board and communicate well with their colleagues and clients. Can you take on all types of feedback from any stakeholder and turn it into a positive outcome or do you get defensive about your creative and start yelling? (hint: one of these is the wrong answer)
Social media is a space we play in a lot, so we'd want you to love it, know it and want to be working in it. Your creative should have considerations on how and where to best attract your target audiences.
Self-learners are also attractive to us. That could be improving your existing skills or learning new ones. Be curious, be on top of trends in creative and design as well as our clients industries.
Talent is more important to us than years of experience to us but as a rough guide, you would need to have a minimum of 3 years in agencies as an Art Director/Designer. We want you to be comfortable presenting to clients. Contribute ideas, have crafty design skills and be a good person to work with who also loves the space our clients are in. We know it's broad but it's not too much to ask for, is it?
This role is based in our Melbourne office and due to the uncertainty around Covid border closures, we cannot consider applicants outside of Australia for this role. Remote is unfortunately not an option for this role either.
Questions, CVs and folios can all come to firstname.lastname@example.org