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Creative Design Lead - #Creative #Design #Lead

Creative Design Lead - #Creative #Design #Lead

Job Title: Creative Design Lead - #Creative #Design #Lead
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Industry:
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Start Date: asaP
Reference: EDL139780_1653574283
Contact Name: Evie Darroux
Contact Email: evie@creativerecruitment.co.uk
Job Published: May 26, 2022 15:11

Job Description

Our client is a leading clothing brand established and headquartered in London. They have a great opportunity for a Senior Designer to move into a Creative Design Lead position. Key to their growth is the strength in our brand, standing by their values and connecting deeply with their customers. They are a close-knit team dedicated to creating quality products and a brand loved by their customers, globally.

The Role
We are looking for an experienced Creative Design Lead who can help bring creative output & branding to the next level. You will be responsible for translating our brand positioning and marketing objectives into clear creative strategies across our online & offline channels. You are a passionate and confident team player and leader who wants to lead creatively and strategically across all creative touch points of the business. You have a hands-on approach, with meticulous attention to details, able to deliver on-brand and original creative ideas.

Key responsibilities

  • Be the brand guardian for everything creative - develop, promote and protect the brand guidelines and tone of voice, ensuring they are upheld across all creative executions.
  • Provide leadership, direction and support to our in-house Creative team.
  • Translate brand and growth marketing objectives into clear creative strategies.
  • Lead, develop and execute on creative briefs (both big & small) including campaigns, digital assets, packaging and retail events.
  • Ensure creative excellence and consistency throughout new and existing brand touchpoints, guidelines or experiences to create a cohesive customer experience, increase engagement and achieve brand KPIs.
  • Manage the pipeline and budgets of creative briefs, ensuring all stakeholders are kept informed as briefs progress.
  • Build and maintain collaborative working relationships with key stakeholders to ensure efficient delivery of the creative plan.
  • Develop and test new creative concepts to ensure best practice evolves for channels (such as Paid Social & Email) whilst also meeting commercial requirements.
  • Undertaking competitor research, staying informed of current trends across retail, brand and digital and sharing updates with key stakeholders.
  • Support and manage the in-house Shoot producer in the planning and execution of our photoshoot, coordinate with external partners (Art Director, Photographer, Stylist) to successfully deliver on-brand product and model photography.
  • Work closely with the Brand and Retail teams to ensure all retail material is consistent and in line with the rest of the digital channels (including windows, POS, labels)
  • Work closely with the Wholesale team to ensure the delivery of all supporting creative material for internal and external platforms: lookbooks, material for trade fair shows, third party ecommerce.
  • Provide guidance and direction on the development of new apparel and toys collections.

What we are looking for in you:

  • A senior designer with strong digital / ecommerice experience, translating a brand across multiple channels and touchpoints, from digital assets through to packaging & print design.
  • Experience managing and leading a small creative team.
  • Excellent attention to detail and understanding of the relationship between brand strategy and design.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Adobe Creative suite: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, XD (or Figma).
  • Experience managing a pipeline of creative briefs and ensuring stakeholders are kept informed as briefs progress.
  • Ability to stay focused under pressure, prioritising and managing multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail oriented, organised, self-starter who enjoys rolling up their sleeves and wearing different hats.
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills and experience presenting ideas to senior management.
  • The ability to take initiative, be proactive and make connections within the company.
  • Commercially aware with a demonstrated creative ability
  • Experience with a retail / lifestyle / fashion brand would be beneficial in understanding the seasonal needs and cadence of this role
  • Relevant university degree in Design or other related field of study
  • Experience or interest in Photography and photoshoot production is desirable but not essential.

What's in it for you?...

  • Industry competitive salary
  • 24 days holidays + bank holidays
  • Opportunity to WFH and flexible working hours
  • Enhanced parental leave policy
  • Regular social activities
  • 50% discount on our collections
  • Mental Health First Aider support
  • Skillshare subscription
  • Cycle to work scheme

If you don't "tick all the boxes" but think you'd thrive in this role, please do still apply, we would really like to learn more about you. Please send your CV and portfolio stating your salary expectations.

Creative Recruitment is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.