Lead Art Director

Lead Art Director

Job Title: Lead Art Director
Contract Type: Freelance / Contract
Location: London, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: RF20101_1570095165
Contact Name: Rachael Francis
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 03, 2019 10:32

Job Description

A lead Senior Art Director, with a solid background in cross channel delivery, is required for a Creative Agency. The ideal person will have a passion for sports and have extensive experience of delivering creative that works across multi-channel marketing campaigns but also understand how it can translate seamlessly into the live environment.


  • Taking responsibility for the creation and consistent use of brand assets across a number of different touch points
  • Ideating, developing and designing high end and functional brand assets for social, DOOH, print, rich media and marketing collateral to manage traffic and encourage conversation online.
  • Considered website design, that clearly consider user journeys.
  • Thinking strategically, working together with the Marcoms team to deliver on clear KPIs
  • Inspiring and motivating the team to deliver best in class, encouraging creative but also collaborative working both internally but also with the wider team (stakeholders, partners, suppliers)
  • Crafting design systems that hold all stakeholders accountable like Playbooks & Look books to communicate brand guidelines and usage
  • Meticulous attention to detail and ability to inspire such attention to detail in others
  • Social - developing interesting, new ideas that work online to help reach the events prospective customers
  • Being hands-on and working well under pressure, inspiring the team to work to exacting standards too
  • To challenge conventional thinking to the benefit of the project
  • Briefing a wider creative team (designers and artworkers) as required
  • Taking an active involvement in the creative process across all touchpoints of the project to deliver innovative ideas, whilst still ensuring the brand doesn't get lost or diluted


  • A trusted brand guardian (ideally of high-profile sport brands)
  • A track record of delivering on objectives across multiple marketing channels
  • A progressive hands-on thinker who seeks innovative ways of conceptualizing and developing original experiential and integrated ideas. These ideas should be fresh, exciting, different, simple on-brand.
  • Must be comfortable directing wider creative team and partners with clarity of vision around brand and marcoms creative
  • Ideally you have worked in the American sports sector or have worked on sport brands. You'd have some knowledge and/or interest in baseball. Not a blocker, but definitely a bonus!
  • Expert working proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • An understanding of grid systems both online and print
  • A great team player and effective communicator
  • A problem-solver
  • An experienced multi-tasker who can juggle multiple tasks
  • Can build rapport with our partners
  • A strategic approach to media. Testing and pushing the traditional view.
  • An understanding of the experience journey from pre, during and post live events
  • Passionate about how technology and content can be integrated into campaigns
  • An understanding of digital and social media and how they can be used to support and amplify experiential concepts
  • In touch with current trends and interested in future trends.
  • The ability to draw people together to share in ideas and inspire others to think creatively
  • Down to earth (no egos need apply)

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