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Art Director

Art Director

Bompas & Parr Studio Ltd


Posted on 5 September 2017

Art Director at Bompas & Parr Studio Ltd

- Turn words and narrative into compelling visuals to communicate brand messages in a highly imaginative way
- To conceive and deliver original and inspiring design at all levels of execution across the studio’s activities whilst ensuring the aesthetic is in keeping with the Bompas & Parr brand
- Input on all projects requiring an artistic treatment/stimulus for marketing purposes
- Creatively contribute to the editorial output of the studio
- Develop an established network of innovative collaborators

Key Responsibilities

Art Direction:
- Art direct all project photography, film-making, graphics, event look and feel, motion graphics and video content
- Lead the design team on special projects, for example Bompas & Parr publications, F&B innovation, website developments, branded products and in-house events
- Manage all 2D graphic design briefs

Brand Design and Management:
- Evolve the Bompas & Parr brand/style guidelines on external documents, client-facing work and online
- Manage the company website and social media channels
- Work with the Directors to ensure that all social media content is on brand and communicates the company values
- Catalogue and maintain an archive of all brand assets and ensure they are easily usable by all staff
- Support and contribute to pitch documents as and when required
- Support the senior management team during pitch presentations and approach client-facing situations with confidence

Project Management:
- Line manage a small creative team and freelance design resource
- Work within budgeted scope, time and production costs
- Liaise and manage project-specific third-party contractors and suppliers ensuring they work to brief, spec, expectation and deadline
- Reconcile personal and commercial card expenses at the end of each month
- Remain on top of project requirements, timelines and creative team resource

Research & Development;
- Ensure Project Managers are kept up-to-date with all creative/technical project developments
- Provide any requested information and/or research as requested by clients via the Project Management team in a timely and organised manner
- Keep abreast with and ensure the studio is informed of any relevant creative developments within the art and design world

- Able to get the best out of people; be inspiring, ambitious and future focused
- Undertake any other duties as may be reasonably required
- Be able to speak knowledgeably about all aspects of the work of Bompas & Parr and to support the organisation’s principal aims and objectives
- Communicate regularly and effectively with the partners and to seek support from appropriate staff at the earliest opportunity should problems arise
- Support and promote the aims and objectives of Bompas & Parr both internally and externally

Essential experience:
- Art/design based degree qualification
- At least seven years’ in a commercial role or in an agency environment/department
- Exceptional art direction, graphical, digital, video and typography skills
- Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator), Google Docs and Microsoft Office
- Exemplary communication skills, presenting ideas internally, to clients and press
- Deep knowledge of the arts, contemporary culture, hospitality, events and food industry
- Passion, interest and proven knowledge of design outside of your professional experience
- Able to adapt to change and respond positively when faced with complex challenges
- Able to work autonomously, investigate and think analytically to problem-solve in a creative manner

- Knowledge and ability to use Premier Pro
- Live event experience

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email with ‘Art Director’ in the subject heading. Please include the following in your application:
- A copy of your current CV
- A cover letter detailing why you feel you are a suitable candidate for this post (please note, applications not submitted with a covering letter will be rejected)
- A PDF portfolio of your work highlights showing your skills range