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Redwood

Creative Director

Job Added: 14 February 2020
Applications Close: 15 March 2020
Level: Senior
Contract: Fixed-term
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed
Website: redwoodbbdo.com

Redwood: the world's leading content marketing agency

At Redwood we build content strategy and industry-leading creative that delivers results for some of the world’s biggest brands. We work with our clients across many sectors, from technology to retail, automotive to entertainment. We create, build and deliver content in multiple channels including digital, video, print and social.


Client: Google & YouTube

Redwood is responsible for creating a wide range of print and digital content for Google and YouTube (B2B) – both in the UK, and across EMEA and USA. The output varies, from thought-leadership magazines and articles to video, social and other digital content created for the marketing and advertising industry.


About the role

Redwood is searching for an ambitious Creative Director with the vision and leadership skills to help take the creative work for Google and YouTube to the next level. The role offers an opportunity to lead art direction on two of the world’s biggest and most exciting brands. It’s a truly multi-channel role, and is ideal for someone with major ambitions to create industry-leading, award-winning work across all platforms.

As Creative Director, you are responsible for the creative output of content. You will be heavily involved in every part of the creative process, from ideation through to asset creation and delivery. You will be expected to work fast to tight deadlines, and to exceptionally high production values. Your experience and portfolio of work must demonstrate that you have worked with big brands and that you can think strategically. You must be a design all-rounder, with excellent knowledge of the full Adobe Creative Suite. You will also need to be able to demonstrate your knowledge and experience of projects where you’ve used digital media, print and video to deliver brilliant work.


The ideal candidate will be:

  • A bold, creative thinker with extensive experience working with Big Brands in a senior role in an agency or similar environment.
  • A highly versatile, experienced content creator, with excellent skills across the full Adobe Creative Suite and impressive skills across digital media, print, video and animation.
  • A confident leader, able to direct, inspire and develop talent on the creative team. Willing to roll up your sleeves to push creative further, and able to motivate team members to do the same.
  • Detail-obsessed. Quality will be everything.
  • Used to working quickly in a fast-paced environment where meeting deadlines is critical.
  • Comfortable presenting and defending work to clients - with an intuitive sense of when to challenge and when to adapt.
  • Interested in the tech sector and familiar with how the marketing and advertising industry operates.
  • Open to occasional travel to the US and other countries for shoots.
  • Relishing the opportunity to lead ideation on new pitches.


Day-to-day responsibilities:

  • Collaborating closely with the Global Creative Lead and senior editorial on a wide range of projects.
  • Art directing, overseeing and signing off all creative assets.
  • Lead the end-to-end visual creative process, from ideation and pitch, through to briefing-in, asset creation and delivery.
  • Manage creative responsibilities and workflow of design team.
  • Lead by doing, proposing head-turning visual concepts and then developing into stunning visual assets (including video) across multiple channels.
  • Oversee slick pitch decks, scamps and concept designs to bring ideas to life for clients.
  • Develop video from start to finish, including storyboarding and briefing film teams.
  • Present and defend work to clients.
  • Contribute to creative brainstorming on campaign concepts.
  • Working with and directing freelance creatives who come in for ad hoc projects.


Redwood is an equal opportunities employer and therefore emphasises, in accordance with employment law, that recruitment and selection decisions will not be made on the grounds of sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, religion or belief, disability or age.

How to apply

To apply for the role, please send in your CV with a cover letter, telling us why your skills and experience make you the right person for the job. Please be aware that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Please email [email protected]

Closing date : 14 March 2020

Redwood is an equal opportunities employer and therefore emphasises, in accordance with employment law that recruitment and selection decisions will not be made on the grounds of sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, religion or belief, disability or age.