Art director

Mid-Senior Art Director Job, Johannesburg, Sandown

Location: Johannesburg, Sandown
Remote work: Some telecommuting allowed
Job level: Medium/Senior
Type: Permanent
Reference: #Artistic director
Company: FCB Jobourg

job description

We’re looking for mid-senior art directors who are hungry to make magic and bring their X-factor to the extraordinary home of FCB.

As an Art Director at FCB, you must be a talented, ambitious and skilled visual creative who thinks in content and images. You are a born storyteller who loves ideas, conceptual thinking, all forms of visual art, typography, layout and rewards. Curiosity and the desire to keep learning are essential. Collaborative creation with your finger on the pulse of culture and an endless stream of well-told, impactful ideas that are in tune with cultural trends.

Responsibilities include:

Creative Excellence

  • Create award-winning works.
  • Help solve business problems through design thinking and solutions.
  • Develop modern, social and content-driven creative executions.
  • Provide design and art direction in the development of large and scalable platforms.
  • Work effectively on multiple campaigns at once, sometimes under pressure and often under tight deadlines
  • Contribute to the strategic and creative development of the agency’s marketing and new business development.
  • Contribute to the strategic and creative development of the agency’s marketing and new business development.
  • Contribute concepts/ideas to new business pitches, pro bono and internal projects.
  • Keep up to date with current marketing and consumer trends across all platforms.
  • Stay up to date with all relevant Adobe software and other industry standard software; layout, illustration, editing and presentation.
  • Have a keen interest in and knowledge of the latest digital, social and typographic layout trends.
  • Ensure account growth by proposing new pioneering ideas that anticipate the future creative needs of the client.
  • Understand format optimization for print and digital media.
  • Ensure quality assurance of creative deliverables.
  • Create engaging presentations.

Relationship building

  • Act as an ambassador for the FCB and FCB brands
  • Share knowledge from formalized training and industry events with the team
  • Mentor team members to inspire trust, ensure excellence and encourage progression.
  • Maintain good relations with the extended internal team.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to understand goals, strategy and customer feedback.
  • Be comfortable presenting internally and to customers while engaging them.
  • Build relationships with customers.


  • Assist in the selection of production houses, directors, animators, voiceovers, sound engineers, musicians, etc.
  • Help provide direction on a shoot.
  • Understand the post-production process of video content – offline, online, quality animation and audio.
  • Understand the requirements of social and digital production.


  • Undergraduate degree in a field related to advertising.
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in an agency as an artistic director.
  • A strong, award-winning portfolio of comprehensive work – with specific examples of work in the digital space.
  • The portfolio should demonstrate high creativity, imagination and curiosity, as well as the ability to think strategically and conceptually.
  • Be a creative problem solver.
  • Must have great storytelling skills.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and manage workloads effectively.
  • Be highly motivated and well organized.
  • Must be able to work within strict budgets.
  • Quick thinker and attention to detail.

If you would like to apply for this position, contact us! We would love to hear from you.

Posted Jul 15 5:32 PM, Closing date Sep 13