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Job Description – Digital Senior Art Director

Here’s Source’s job description for a Digital Senior Art Director role. As a recruitment agency, we are all about helping people find their perfect job. We do this by matching your skills, experience and passion for creativity with the needs of potential clients.  If you are interested in finding a Digital Senior Art Director job in London or want to hire one for your team, please contact our creative recruitment team.

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What is a Digital Senior Art Director?

A Digital Senior Art Director creates inspiring and challenging conceptual ideas for clients that work in a truly integrated way, both online and offline. They are responsible for the quality of execution and quality of thinking and must come up with the best creative solutions achievable within budget.

They work as a team with the Copywriters and Designers and are responsible for seeing the idea through the creative process to final sign off. They must work according to Brand guidelines and show understanding and relevance to the target market.

Digital Senior Art Directors must be able to effectively visualise concepts and pass them on to designers for them to create the end product, giving direction on photography style, typography, print material and finishing of stock.

They provide direction to Designers on how concepts will be delivered, attend pre-production meets with TV crew and casting sessions and attend all photo shoots and location visits, providing direction to photographers to meet the client’s brief.

Skills and experience necessary for this role:

Experience from either a digital design or art direction and ideas background.  Maybe used to work as part of a conceptual team and split to work solo. Need to be able to create scamps or visualise ideas in Photoshop.

Required work experience:

6-10 years of relevant work experience

Salary:

£45,000 – £55,000

Types of company/agency common for this role:

Digital, ATL

How many people is a Visualizer likely to manage?

0-3

Jobs that could lead to this role:

Digital Senior designer, Digital art director

Jobs that lead from this role:

Head of art, Group head, Creative Director

Training / Reading that will help you get this role:

The Education of an Art Director by Steven Heller (Editor), Veronique Vienne (Editor)

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If you are interested in finding a Digital Senior Art Director job in London or if you want to hire one for your team, please contact our creative recruitment team