Bompas & Parr

Art Director

Based: London
Level: Senior
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 06 February 2019
Twitter: @bompasandparr
Job Listing Added: 07 January 2019

Bompas & Parr is looking for an Art Director to join the content team. The role will be the driving force behind the visual output for all Bompas & Parr activities. This is a rare and unique opportunity to help develop, design, shape and curate the visual output of Bompas & Parr’s activities across a multitude of mediums, including experiential, photographic, motion graphic and film projects. The role requires a talented hands-on creative with strong design, art direction skills, an ability to inspire a team and a clear vision for the studio’s visual output.


Objective


• 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
• Support and contribute to pitch documents as and when required


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
• 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, design and experiential world


Essential experience


• Art/design based degree qualification
• At least seven years’ in a commercial role or in an agency environment/ art department
• Exceptional art direction, graphical, digital, photography and video 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


Desirable
• Knowledge and ability to use Premier Pro
• Live event experience


General


• 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

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email [email protected] 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