• Full Time Job opportunity posted on 29 October 2020

Junior Art Director
Junior Art Director

A.T. Studio, the award-winning design studio of acclaimed designer Aitor Throup, is looking for a Junior Art Director to support the Creative Director at our studio based in Burnley.

We are looking for a technically proficient, motivated, and driven individual with 3+ years professional experience working in multimedia to create visual concepts across a variety of media platforms including:

  • Digital communications
  • Marketing materials (website, email, social media, sales catalogues, product line sheets and miscellaneous other design assets)
  • Physical product, such as packaging and in store displays
  • Press and print advertising
  • Video and motion graphics
  • Logos and branding


The ideal candidate is a natural visual thinker with the confidence to creatively generate new ideas and develop existing direction. You will oversee all graphic design, curation of photographic assets and development, implementation, and guardianship of the brand identity of multiple projects across active media platforms. The candidate must be committed to producing a consistently high level of quality work and have a natural ability to communicate clearly and the confidence to drive projects and motivate a small team of interns.

This role requires a hands-on role approach from a candidate who is self-reliant and has experience across a variety or practices and can prioritise a busy workload autonomously, managing their own schedule to achieve deadlines on time.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working closely with department managers to plan and schedule work
  • Generating original visual executions that are both exciting and creatively attractive
  • Delivering work of the highest quality after working with team members to develop new ideas
  • Working with the creative director and a team of managers to establish appropriate creative directions
  • Staying abreast of new media formats and learning how to incorporate them into campaigns
  • Delegating tasks to a support team of interns
  • Working with senior designers and art directors to establish new skills and insights
  • Own design skills are outstanding, with the ability to guide, evaluate, and if necessary, redirect creative development; happy to get involved with hands–on design.
  • A deep understanding of visual language, Art Direction and Photography; envisioning how an idea will come to life in photography, video and graphic layouts.
  • Constantly curate, oversee and take ownership of the bank of visual assets in the business, ensuring the best images and videos are used consistently across all channels from social media to ecommerce, direct mails etc.
  • Confidently and clearly present variety and choice of creative concepts, for approval by the Creative Director and input into the brief through expanding mood boards, exploring concepts, brainstorming, and pitching ideas. Encourage innovative thinking and new approaches. Passionate about the work and strive to elevate the brief.
  • Broad experience required in developing creative solutions in a variety of mediums. Proven knowledge across both print and digital design with an intimate understanding of design, copy and web best practices/guidelines.
  • Strong design and typographic sense and a thorough knowledge of graphic design, motion graphics, branding/marketing and production.
  • A commercial sensibility with a strategic mind–set and understanding of forward planning and creative solutions.
  • Raise any (potential) issues and navigate through roadblocks and unexpected problems to ensure success; be solutions-oriented and a creative problem solver.
  • Measure a project's success beyond delivery; proactively seek out feedback and results. Understand and respond to performance data and translate data to influence future creative work.


REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  • A passionate and energetic design professional with a minimum of 3+ years’ working experience, ideally as an Art Director in-house for a premium fashion brand or for a Creative Agency servicing fashion brands.
  • A degree in a creative field such as graphic/digital design, fine arts, visual communication, art direction.
  • Hands-on; expert competency with Adobe Creative programs, with a focus on InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Sketch-up for designing 3-D environments, as well as Keynote for presentations. Proficiency in Lightroom / CaptureOne.
  • Managerial skill – ability to guide junior interns and occasional freelancers. Experienced in commissioning Photographers, Artists and other external creatives and being able to direct them to realise the creative vision.
  • A problem solver who thrives in a fast–paced and changing environment.
  • Highly motivated 'do–er' with strong sense of collaboration, ownership, urgency, and drive.


COMPANY PROFILE

Aitor Throup is an artist, designer, and creative director.

Throup’s multidisciplinary design house (A.T. Studio) prides itself on the development and execution of all its products and

projects to the highest level, internationally and across multiple industries including fashion, art, film, music, and graphics.

A.T. Studio is defined by an innovative approach to design, development, and production with an emphasis on process and experimentation.

How to apply

Salary dependent on experience.

Please send a cover letter, CV and recent portfolio (if larger than 15MB, please use WeTransfer) to [email protected]