59 Productions

Creative Director

Job Added: 03 June 2019
Applications Close: 26 June 2019
Level: Director
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: £45,000 to £55,000

Department: Video

Reporting to: Head of Video

59 Productions is an Olivier and Tony Award-winning company of artists that makes imaginative work for audiences of all kinds. The company’s designers, writers, directors, architects, animators, visual artists and technologists come together to expand their practice and create exciting and innovative work. 59 are world-leading specialists in design for stage and live events, the go-to team for generating creative and technical ideas to realise ambitious artistic projects. All of 59’s work is unified by a singular desire to combine art and technology to tell amazing stories.

The Role


The creative lead on projects, responsible for taking an idea from concept through to delivery. A motivated self-starter, passionate about design and interested to work on a range of different projects, the Creative Director will lead the project design team and work closely with the whole studio to realise the creative vision of a project.

Main Responsibilities

  • Create and develop design-led responses for pitches and briefs
  • Lead the design process on large projects with substantial budgets, taking them from
  • concept through to delivery
  • Work closely with the project team, having an awareness for the details on all aspects of the project
  • Lead and inspire the multi-disciplinary team of designers, animators and artists on a project, convening internal design discussions, reviews and critical feedback
  • Deliver internal and client-facing design presentations
  • Attend client-facing design meetings
  • Work closely with the senior design department to plan and schedule the design process, including resource allocation
  • Be part of the ongoing creative dialogue, skills-exchange and learning environment within the design studio
  • Identify opportunities for departmental development in both creative and technical areas


Person Specification

  • Substantial creative directing/art directing/video design/animation experience (7+ years) in both still and moving image
  • Proven experience of creatively leading a multi-disciplinary design team
  • Strong communicator with both clients and team, who can convey your creative ideas with passion as well as manage expectations
  • Highly proficient in Adobe Suite
  • Experience of working on storyboards, look frames and visualisations
  • Able to manage multiple projects at once, make decisions under pressure and work to deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Proven ability and willingness to work as part of a broad team across different disciplines

How to apply

Please apply on our website: https://59productions.co.uk/jobs/creative-director/

Application Deadline: 26th June at 10 am
Interviews: Ongoing
This position is based at our office in London, England.

Please note that although we have a cut off date for applications, 59 Productions will be reviewing CVs and conducting interviews throughout the period so applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.