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Creative Director

  • Salary: £70000 - £80000
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Location: Marlow, Buckinghamshire
  • Industry: Agency
Job description Are you an established Creative Director, Design Director or Conceptual Designer looking for a new Creative Director role in the Thames Valley?
If so we are looking for someone like to take the creative lead at a dynamic and rapidly growing agency in Marlow.

You'll be responsible for owning and delivering the agency's conceptual ideation, creative development and quality of output across a fantastic portfolio of global clients within the B2B Technology arena.
You'll be asked to lead, manage and develop the creative and senior design team to ensure all client briefs are delivered to the highest standards, within budget, to deadline and in-line with all stakeholder expectations.

WHAT YOU'LL DO:
*Demonstrate creativity through effective conceptualisation, planning, producing, refining and/or leading a diverse range of creative ideas/concepts and messaging
*Create and take ownership of all conceptual ideation, creative development and completion of all design projects
*Direct and motivate the agency creative team of art directors, illustrators, motion developers and copywriters and help them use their skills and talents most effectively
*Communicate verbally as well as visually, presenting creative rationale during internal and external presentations and engaging with senior colleagues and external clients at all levels
*Revise content created by other colleagues and approve or reject ideas whilst provide feedback to the team
*Encourage excellence, ambition and a genuine team spirit
*Work with creative and production colleagues to allocate resources within the agency to maximise effect
*Work with the wider agency to develop campaigns that hit the brief, are inspired, appropriate and commercial
*Ensure skills and resources are maximised through the proactive development of freelancers and supplier relationships
*Maintain an interest in technology, B2B, creative, skills and tools
*Lead brainstorming and creative sessions to generate ideas
*Take the lead on pitch projects
*Represent the creative and studio department at agency meetings to provide a positive and collaborative approach to help deliver on the agency's strategy and vision
*Manage the studio budget; making recommendations and changes where necessary

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
*Proven depth of conceptual thinking and creative delivery experience in commercial and online environments
*A proven track record across B2B and ideally technology markets
*Proven creative, design and production team management and commercial experience
*Excellent verbal and visual communication and presentation skills
*A depth of experience across online, print, content, strategy, creative copy, branding and events
*Highly proficient in conceptual thinking, ideation, design, typography, and all relevant design software skills
*Great knowledge of online design, understanding of UX and responsive design
*Attention-to-detail, an eye for good/bad design, extremely well organised, calm and unflappable

This is a fantastic opportunity to make the most massive of splashes at a truly dynamic and creative agency.

Profiles Creative is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
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