Senior Art Director

Portugal Creative

The role

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR 

Reporting to: Creative Supervisor/ Head of Art / Creative Director

As part of the Creative department you will be working in defining and executing creative concepts. In your day-to-day life you will collaborate with creative copywriters, content specialists, editors, among many others. Your task could cover anything from searching from references to executing visual concepts. The work done in the Creative department is the cornerstone of our agency, and a team of people and departments work together towards building ideas powered by people.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Creative Supervisor / Art Director / Creative Director, he/she is responsible for supervising the Design and Creative team in creating content across all media channels. 

He/she is in charge of overseeing design executions and creating visual responses to briefs with the collaboration of junior member designers or art directors. He/she knows how to define a creative concept  and creatively develop and shape it according to the briefings assigned to him/her 

A Senior Art Director assumes the lead role in all aspects of project execution and is always prepared for any changes with contingency plans. He/she is also responsible for mid-to-high level clients/projects and for managing and mentoring more junior figures. 

He/She should have a keen eye for details and knowledge of the creative process to assist the team, especially when doing catch-ups.

LEADERSHIP

  • Take the lead role for all executional aspects of the project.
  • Lead, guide, mentor, delegate and manage the work of junior members of the Creative Team. Motivate others with thought-proving ideas.
  • Provide timely feedback to the junior team, so that they can “refine” their conceptualization and art direction.
  • Effectively communicate throughout the Agency.
  • Have confident communications & interpersonal skills in order to clearly communicate (verbally and in written form) key messages to a wide variety of audiences (client and internal team), and to advocate the team’s ideas.
  • Excellent presentation skills. Able to craft inspiring and clear decks to present the team’s work. 
  • Persuasive ability to influence, motivate and sell brilliant ideas to others.
  • Ensure the adequacy of the creative product. Review and approve artwork developed by other team members. 

WORK BETTER TOGETHER

  • Keeps the team up to date on important information like the progress of tasks.
  • Well-prepared for any changes with contingency plans.
  • Ability to confidently manage multiple projects at the same time and be focused on their own objectives.
  • Ability to work autonomously, and happy to team with other creatives when it is necessary, even if they are not art directors.
  • Speak out and value during larger brainstorms for fast-turnaround briefs.
  • Hungry to deliver exceptional work, not necessarily to win major awards, and help the agency grow.
  • Ability to work with the Client Service department to ensure each project, in accordance with briefing,  are clearly outlined.
  • Seek advice from more senior team members.
  • Have a collaborative and supportive attitude towards colleagues, creating a positive working environment in which it is easy to work.
  • Create development opportunities for team members to broaden their skills set. 
  • Have a collaborative and supportive attitude towards colleagues, creating a positive working environment in which it is easy to work,

KNOWLEDGE SHARING & SOCIAL SPECIALISM

  • Expertise and mastery across different media, formats, tools and techniques of visual communication.
  • Nurture the junior art directors, all while staying curious yourself – willingness to learn and make ideas better and better.
  • Be a reference for the development and creative guidance of the agency.
  • Interest/curiosity and understanding of social platforms.
  • Actively share learnings from training events and opportunities with the team.
  • Always able to convert “our” social specialist knowledge into creative excellence, staying ahead of trends
  • Share/transfer these knowledge to the rest of the team,  and in a wider sense to all colleagues in We Are Social.
  • Be able to sport opportunities beyond the briefs and champion art direction and ideas to the rest of the agency.

COMPANY CULTURE ADVOCATE

  • You will be expected to create a commitment culture and embedding The Code in every process during career development.

As part of the We are Social team you will be expected to create and encourage a culture where people from all backgrounds feel included, accepted and valued. 

Our CODE can help us to make diversity and inclusion one of the pillars of our commitment culture that will help us to maintain our competitive edge, be one of the best agencies to work for and achieve our vision: to lead the evolution of marketing.

Benefits

We are a global creative agency guided by a social approach. We have a team of over 1200 specialists in 20 offices around the world with a common purpose: to connect people and brands in a meaningful way. We believe in people above platforms and in the power of social insight to create value for our clients. That’s our approach, we call it Social Thinking. We work with many of the world’s largest brands, including adidas, Netflix, Samsung, Lavazza, and Google on global, regional, and local projects.

What do we offer? Permanent contract Flexible and dynamic work environment.

Hybrid work format, combining the best of both worlds (in-person and remote).

Monthly assistance to offset telecommuting expenses.

Continuous and on-demand training, Inspiring Sessions, and growth opportunities within the agency.

22 days of vacation, plus additional days: 3 during Easter week, 3-4 at Christmas, and your birthday. Possibility of 100%remote work during the summer months.

Full-Time Recovery System (overtime = rest hours, 100% recovery)

We Are Social Passport (work up to 3 weeks a year from any of our offices in Europe)

Lots of laughter and the occasional party!

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