Art director

Freelance Mid-Senior Art Director Job, Johannesburg

Remuneration: market related
Location: Johannesburg
Level of education: Diploma
Job level: Medium/Senior
Type: 3-6 months
Reference: #AD/PR
Company: Ogilvy Cape Town

The PR team is looking for a freelance art director/designer to work with some of SA’s best and biggest clients to produce some truly great work.

If you are an award-winning, creative middle to senior art director who is inherently capable of interpreting how the potential market will react to an advertising proposition and crafting written materials to advertise products and services, then you could to be who we seek. In order to deliver exceptional, award-winning quality work, the following duties and responsibilities must be fulfilled:
  • Study products and services to decide the main selling feature
  • Create advertising and promotion ideas, in collaboration with copywriters
  • Consult with clients to get a clear understanding of their visual communication needs and develop design drafts (visuals or sketches)
  • Producing advertisements for newspapers, radio, television, cinema screens, billboards, catalogs and in-store displays – this involves the use of techniques such as photography, illustration and l computer-generated imagery
  • Supervision of all stages of production

Key education and experience requirements for this position include:

  • A relevant art direction/design qualification, preferably from an advertising school
  • At least three years of experience working on BTL, TTL and ATL campaigns in an agency environment
  • An indication of previously won rewards
  • An up-to-date and blindly awesome portfolio is a must
  • The ability to work under extreme pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication and marketing skills and proven ability to work well in a team
  • An attentive and curious approach to people and their environment
  • Overview of human behavior and motivational needs
  • Creativity and originality are essential qualities
  • An unrivaled sense of color and shape

At Ogilvy, we celebrate diversity for the benefit of our customers and our employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we invite all candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position if you match our criteria.

The Ogilvy Talent team appreciates your interest in the agency and thanks you for your application. However, due to the high volume of applications received, we will only be able to contact candidates who meet the minimum recruitment criteria. If you have not heard from the Ogilvy Talent Acquisition team within 6 weeks of applying, please note that you have not been shortlisted for this particular role and your application has not not been retained.

Posted May 06 4:19 PM, Closing date Jul 5