Waste Creative

Motion Graphics Art Director

Job Added: 04 April 2019
Applications Close: 04 May 2019
Level: Senior
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed
Twitter: @wastecreative

Role: Motion Graphics Art Director

Location: London

Start date: ASAP

About us:

Waste is an independent digital creative agency founded in 2006 on the principle of cutting out unnecessary agency fluff in favour of urgency, expertise and a no-fuss attitude. We call this approach Maximum Digital. Minimum Nonsense.

With offices in London and Los Angeles, we employ 60 specialists covering strategy, creative, social & web content, advertising, digital experiential, DOOH, UX and SEO.

Our client list includes Supercell, the mobile gaming giant, for whom we deliver player acquisition and retention built around community listening and high-speed, high-quality content creation. Other entertainment clients are Nintendo, Sega, Warner Brothers, Turner and Ubisoft.

Waste also provide digital leadership for energy giant Centrica, covering British Gas, Hive, Dyno and Direct Energy. Other clients include dating app Badoo, lottery giant Camelot and media brand family Oath.

The Maximum Digital, Minimum Nonsense approach has seen us win more than 50 awards, including: Awwwards, BIMAs, FWA, CIM, Pixels, Lovies, W3 and Webbys.

Waste are renowned for brewing our own craft beer, the Waste Pale Ale (WPA), a firm favourite with clients and partners. We also support the UK based gaming charity, SpecialEffect.

What we’re looking for:

Are you a super-talented Art Director experienced in overseeing beautiful and exciting motion graphics and animation projects? Then you could be exactly the kind of person we’re looking for.

We need someone who can who’s able to cogenerate and deliver exquisitely crafted creative work, as well as being a good hands-on designer.

We’re a fast-growing, medium-sized digital agency based in Farringdon, and we’re on the hunt for someone enthusiastic and ideas-driven to work for Supercell, one of the world’s best mobile gaming studios. You’ll have 4-5 years of experience, a good knowledge of social platforms and a passion for games.

Our client is always open to new ideas, so it’s important that we find someone flexible, who can switch between styles seamlessly. You will show us your creativity on everything from static social posts to videos, using illustration and photography, 3D, image libraries and stock, or bespoke film.

You’ll need to have a strong visual background and experience with content creation is a must – the majority of the work you’ll be involved in will be content related. Previous experience in the games industry is a big advantage, especially in the marketing department.

You’ll be thoughtful, with a great knowledge of what is achievable on existing and emerging digital formats and platforms. You’ll be required to concept, storyboard and oversee multiple projects and to be hands-on in some of the key ones.

The successful applicant will have:

- Art Direction - You’re definitely up to date with the latest design trends, both on and off the web. You can execute a variety of styles. You have a deep understanding of everything digital plus the ability to learn fast – because we are primarily digital! You understand 3D and you might be called upon to art direct film and photo shoots.

- Creativity - You’re bold and original. You’re constantly asking questions. You can take a brief, work with strategists and copywriters and deliver original ideas, all wrapped up in a good-looking deck if required. You never shy away from a storyboard and you can turn out a handy scamp when necessary.

- Design - You need to be able to collaborate with our design and motion teams to help realise your vision for a project. You won’t be required to be hands on, but keen attention to layout, typography, grids and pixels is a must.
Experience - 4+ years agency experience.

In return, you’ll get:

- To work on big brands in a fast-paced, exciting and ever-growing agency
- The opportunity to develop your own skills in a fun, supportive environment
- To work alongside extremely passionate digital natives, producing work that we’re all proud of
- Massages, fruit and Friday beers!

How to apply