Human After All

Creative Director

Based: London
Level: Director
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 08 March 2019
Twitter: @humanafterall
Job Listing Added: 05 February 2019

Human After All are looking for a new human — a brilliant Creative Director to join our multidisciplinary London agency. This is our most senior ‘hands on’ creative role at HAA, one that demands the highest level of leadership and creative excellence — spanning strategic approach to design craft.

What the role will look like:
• You’ll be responsible for leading the creative in HAA teams on medium sized and large projects, providing inspiring creative leadership across our global client roster, with an accent on purposeful branding.
• You’ll work closely with our producers, creatives and developers to ensure projects are delivered to the highest standards from start to end.
• You’ll play a core role in further developing our HAA branding process, from discovery, through strategy and design, to compelling brand engagement.
• Your own design work will set an extremely high bar and act as an example of both strategic thinking and design excellence.
• You’ll be an inspiring team lead with the interpersonal skills to help coach the team and raise their creative skills.
• You’ll be expected to inspire complete confidence in clients — you’ll need to see the bigger strategic picture, fully understand clients’ worlds, and be utterly persuasive and assertive with them.

We love to work with humans who…
• Are extremely accountable for their work: inspiring trust in those around them.
• Build intelligent work from first principles: in which every last detail exists for a compelling reason
• Embrace a holistic approach to design: in which all the pieces matter, from the journey through a project to the final deliverables.
• Live for Another: with work built upon empathy and a deep understanding of those we are designing for.
• Are clean thinking: loving simplicity — refining a compelling idea to augment genuine human usability.
Are highly adaptable: able to pivot and reframe and always ready to find a solution.
• Cultivate curiosity: are culturally engaged — collecting the dots in order to connect them.
• Are great team players: believing that all of us are better than any of us, and are happy to share ownership of important work.
• Work open and iterative: Collaborating and build on the ideas of others, showing and sharing often to keep collective energies rolling.
• Are strong conceptual thinkers: with a meticulous approach to creative craftsmanship.

Your experience and knowledge
• You’ll have at least 8+ years of industry experience, ideally, working within a leading branding agency or acting as a lead person on branding projects.
• You’ll be brilliant creative and strategic thinker who recognises how creativity can solve business problems.
• You’ll have excellent organisational and presentational skills.
• You’ll have an appetite for diverse assignments and client challenges across branding and digital projects.
• You’ll be an agile player who is resourceful and can keep up with dynamic and fast-moving engagements.
• You’ll have proven leadership skills and can provide insight, encouragement, and constructive direction to a varied team of designers, writers and producers.
• You’re mature and perceptive — able to ‘read’ a room and evaluate complex meetings.
• You’ll have a inspiring portfolio including world class brand work.

We need someone to help craft stunning, iconic design work that drives Human After All forward creatively. This is a role for a confident, curious individual who’s prepared to push themselves and their team every single day.

• Role: Creative Director
• Salary: Competitive
• Contract: Full Time
• Benefits: 28 days holiday + bank holidays and fully subsidised, comprehensive private health insurance

How to Apply

Please send...
• A covering letter or message of no more than 300 words, describing your of why your a good human for us
• A PDF portfolio of your work (preferred), or a link to your online portfolio
• Your CV to [email protected] using the subject line ‘Creative Director’.