Art Director

April6

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Posted on 28.03.2024

Art Director

April Six Technology, London

 

Reports To

Executive Creative Director

 

We are looking for a dynamic and creative Art Director to join our Agency in London at April Six Technology.


As a key member of our creative team, you will collaborate closely with strategy, copywriters and the design team to contribute your conceptual thinking, delivering exceptional creative solutions for both retained and new business within April Six Technology.

 

April Six Technology is a global B2B technology agency with a focus on delivering innovative marketing and communication solutions for leading technology brands. Headquartered in London and with a presence in Bournemouth, Munich, San Francisco, Singapore and Bristol, we pride ourselves on pushing the boundaries
of creativity and excellence.

 

As part of MISSION, our Agency has access to capabilities and services not typically found in specialist tech agencies, meaning our talented staff are not only able to gain an unusual depth and breadth of experience, but are also able to offer innovative and often unexpected and creative solutions for our client briefs, driving highly valued and long-terms partnerships.

 

Purpose of the role

 

Reporting to the Executive Creative Director, you will be a highly organised individual, have the all-important passion for the creative world, alongside the ability to create visually engaging, innovative designs and digital communications. With a talent for articulating and presenting your ideas internally and externally, you will play a pivotal role in elevating our creative output, ensuring projects are executed to the highest standard, meeting deadlines, and adhering to budget constraints. Generating intelligent ideas that are backed up in collaboration with our April Six strategy and insight is essential, with the ability to acquire in-depth understanding of our clients’ business and industry. Our commitment to maintaining up-to-date knowledge of design trends, advertising, and relevant software as a cohesive creative team, means we stay current and enjoy doing so.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with copywriters to provide creative excellence and conceptual thinking for both retained and new business within April Six Technology.
  • Deliver inspirational and high-quality creative solutions that meet client briefs and objectives.
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of our clients’ business and industry, staying informed about industry trends and advancements.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Creative Director and Associate Creative Director to ensure projects are completed to the highest standard, meeting deadlines and budget requirements.
  • Stay updated on all aspects of design advertising, relevant software, and industry progression.

 

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Extensive experience working as a Senior Designer in an agency environment
  • Thorough understanding of consumers, advertising, marketing principles and the B2B sector, the technology sector being an advantage
  • Proven experience of working within strict brand guidelines across varied client portfolios
  • A high-quality portfolio, relative to experience level plus a track record of inventive and compelling concept work that shows creative flair and originality
  • A degree-level qualification or equivalent agency experience
  • The flexibility to adapt your ideas to suit client expectations and their feedback efficiently
  • Passion, enthusiasm and integrity for producing outstanding creative work
  • A strong visual sense and considered typographic abilities
  • Strong attention to detail (striving for perfection in every execution)
  • Well organised with a strong desire to work-hard and succeed
  • The confidence to present ideas to internal teams and external clients and able to convey strong communication skills to relevant teams across departments
  • Enthusiastic follower of graphic, web, social and technological trends
  • Strong skills with design software in Adobe Creative Cloud including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Skills using Microsoft PowerPoint and digital applications such as Adobe XD and Adobe After Effects would be advantageous
  • A collaborative approach when working as part of a team
  • Able to take direction well from senior management teams across the business
  • Initiate and have ownership of all projects tasked whilst keeping track of and making sure consistency and quality are maintained throughout
  • Flexible, with the ability to multitask when required
  • Willing to organise or help the Creative Team with internal initiatives for the Creative Services Department

 

Essential skills and attributes

  • Able to cope under pressure and work to tight deadlines
  • Able to get the best from others through encouragement and involvement
  • Able to prioritise workloads for self and others, ensuring all projects are delivered on time and on budget
  • Able to work with Client Services and deliver to the client’s specific requirements
  • Able to present effectively and confidently
  • Able to develop relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Able to collaborate within a team dynamic

 

And in return?

We thought you might ask that… well, it just so happens we have a pretty good answer for you. Apart from working with a cracking bunch of nice people, we have a number of initiatives to help nurture our talent as well as some nice perks to make life a little easier.

  • Room to Grow appraisal system with individualised growth objectives and real time feedback
  • Professional development plan – we look to support skills growth with internal support and coaching, alongside online and in-person training and development opportunities
  • 28 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Health care cash back scheme (giving you money back for health-related fees such as dental appointments, contact lenses, prescriptions or physio)
  • 24 hour GP phone or video consultations and a 24-hour helpline offering counselling
    and supportive information
  • An hour every week to have a “Moment that matters for you” – to relax, exercise or pursue something that’s important to you
  • A special gift every year on your work anniversary to say thank you for being a part of our team
  • Lunch on the company once a month
  • Electric car leasing scheme
  • Refer A Friend scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme

 

Is that it?

Pretty much. Check out Aprilsix.com and if you think this exciting opportunity is a good fit for you, then we’d love to hear from you.

 

For more information on April Six