Ok, ok, so we know what you’re thinking; we’re a PR agency, not an ad agency — but hear us out.

Ad agencies often come up with great PR ideas, so we figured two can play that game. That’s why we’ve invested heavily into our creative capability over the last couple of years, building a full-service design studio and setting up a number of creative teams in London and Hong Kong.

We’ve also recently won a global advertising account with one of the world’s biggest tech and social media brands, so we’re off to a fantastic start.

Now we’re on the hunt for exceptional creative talent to help us deliver for this client. But that’s not all. We want ambitious, talented creatives who want to be part of building something special here at Grayling and produce some world-beating work while they’re at it.

Interested? Read on…

 

JOB SUMMARY

We are looking for an exceptional SENIOR ART DIRECTOR to work on a series of exciting campaigns for one of the world’s biggest tech companies. We want people with passion, positive energy, and a can-do spirit. We’re especially looking for an art director with previous experience in current affairs, politics and policy. We lean towards those who have a point-of-view and aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty – this role requires exceptional craft skills. We’re working on a multitude of assets across different formats, and we are using a transcreation
agency in the rollout, so attention to detail and organisational skills are a must.

 

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

 

  • Produce concepts and visual narratives that are grounded in strategy and culture;
  • Create layouts for campaigns and standalone assets, as well as create and design interactive social media ads to a high standard;
  • Contribute to the creation and definition of flexible design systems and visual languages;
  • Push the art direction in our work for this client and evolve the existing brand guidelines;
  • Work closely with the CD to push the design craft and execute the creative vision;
  • Take an active role in client meetings and presentations;
  • Explain and articulate design decisions and rationales with confidence;
  • Partner with copywriters, and project management to ensure the project meets objectives and deadlines.

 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Has an equal mix of conceptual thinking and design craft skills;
  • Has experience creating B2B campaigns for large companies;
  • Is able to create a high-end, polished, thumb-stopping look and feel that feels fresh and dynamic – based on a well thought out
    interpretation of a client brief;
  • Must be able to develop and roll out a look and feel across multiple assets
  • Is comfortable working with precision and in an organised manner at a very fast pace;
  • Is able to work across more than one project and effectively manage their time;
  • Has a sharp eye for design and excellent attention to detail;
  • Has a proven track record in both systematic and campaign work;
  • Has an active creative and cultural life.

 

YOU BRING

  • 7+ years agency or similar experience
  • Advanced command of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Bonus - experience with motion design is a plus

 

OUR PROMISES TO YOU

  • A highly competitive salary & benefits package.
  • An exciting and dynamic working environment (in newly refurbed central London offices).
  • An incredibly positive and supportive work culture driven purely by our values. 
  • Regular team socials and early finish Fridays.
  • An abundance of personal development opportunities, with courses ranging from writing, resilience, creativity and more!
  • Flexible working arrangements. 
  • 25 days’ holiday, increasing by one day every year up to 30 days.
  • New business and employee referral bonuses.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • PRCA membership
  • Health & wellbeing programmes

 

At Grayling, we recognise that to deliver the best work for our clients, we need a diverse range of perspectives and experiences. As an equal opportunities employer, we are committed to ensuring best practice approaches to a diverse and inclusive recruitment process and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

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