Creative Lead

Based: London +/or USA
Level: Director, Senior, Mid-Weight
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 28 February 2018
Website: lonelyleap.com
Job Listing Added: 01 February 2018

Lonelyleap is a collaborative, transatlantic team of strategists, directors, cinematographers, designers, and producers.

Our films are based on human truths. They communicate at a deep level: stimulating intelligence, feeding curiosity and inspiring action. We work with some of the world’s leading brands.

Due to the continued expansion of our business, we are looking for a talented Creative Lead to join our team.

The role will initially be located in our London office with potential to transfer to one of our US sites. Applicants should be open to travel with this position. We welcome applicants with dual citizenship.

This is an opportunity for a talented film-maker / animator / copywriter / designer to work within a team during a really exciting time, having real autonomy and ownership, shaping and creating fantastic work that can be diverse in form.

This role requires a minimum of 4 years of experience in film production and/or creative agency experience, with a proven and solid creative, strategic and visual direction background.

We are looking for someone who has a proven track record in telling stories through film, who is as happy directing an animation, as live action, working on scripts or editing a documentary or conceptualising with a designer.

The most important element this person must have is an ability to harness a team and resources by setting a clear creative vision and communicating that effectively across a range of projects. This means you need to have great design eye, a real sensitivity for tone, approach and delivery, and be able to communicate that to a client through a presentation or in person.

It is essential that the applicant can demonstrate a clear track record in hands on craft in directing, editing, motion graphics, design and ideally shooting.

The Creative Lead will be working across a range of projects simultaneously, liaising directly with clients, supported by a Producer and a fantastic in-house team. We need the Creative Lead to navigate the right approach for each project, understand the budget constraints but always be strive to produce fantastic work.


  • An understanding of creative design and layout;
  • Experience of writing proposals, treatments and developing scripts for, and with, clients:
  • Strong skills with design software such as Premiere, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator;
  • Working knowledge of motion graphics software such as AfterEffects and C4D
  • The ability to build creative and unique ideas;
  • The confidence to communicate your ideas and sell them to peers and clients not just from a visual perspective but from a brand/strategy/campaign angle as well; 
  • The flexibility to adapt your ideas to suit client expectations;
  • Strong communication skills to inspire and motivate colleagues and clients to follow a creative vision;
  • The willingness to work to tight deadlines in high pressured environments without compromising on work quality;
  • An awareness of digital media and evolving online platforms;
  • A flexible and adaptable personality, willing to muck-in wherever their skills could be best utilized to push the creative of any project as far as it can go;
  • A track record of inventive and compelling work.
  • Dual citizenship advantageous.

How to Apply

Please respond with a CV, covering letter detailing what you’d bring to the team at Lonelyleap, and salary expectations.
Your application should be supported by evidence of work you’re proud of and a clear explanation of your involvement in the project(s).
Applications should be sent to: [email protected] Please state ‘Creative Lead’ in the subject line.
Interviews will take place in February.