Senior Art Director

Job Description

Our vision is to inspire brands and people to impact the world. To create big ideas that make a significant contribution to the planet, society, and the bottom line. We believe in today’s world this is the best way for our clients to achieve sustainable growth. We achieve this by breaking down the barriers that restrict talent and ideas.Which is why our teams work fluidly across 5 capabilities: Advertising, Consulting, Experience, PR & Influencer, and Health. This allows us to not only operate but innovate at the intersection of capabilities and talent. We believe impact and magic lies at this intersection. Ogilvy scales this by seamlessly connecting and accessing the deep cultural expertise of 132 offices in 83 countries.The result is multifaceted ideas for our clients that drive impact and are born from the intersection of platform x culture x technology.We call this Borderless Creativity.Ogilvy was ranked the number one UK agency at D&AD and was the only UK agency to win a Glass Lions at Cannes. Ogilvy was also nominated network of the year in Cannes Lions, Campaign, Effie Awards EMEA, London International Awards, The One Show and WARC Rankings.In 2022, Ogilvy PR was named Large Agency of the Year at the PR Week Awards, following that up by winning Highly Commended Large Agency in 2023. Our proposition of “Ideas Others Can’t” stems from our unique place in the UK PR industry. By bringing together PR expertise, lived experience, data, behavioural science, the world’s most awarded influencer team and a department of 60+ creatives, we’re. able to bring a unique set of skills to bear on any project.We call this Borderless Creativity.

The Role

A Senior Creative is responsible for taking their client's brief and generating original ideas that grab the attention of the target audience. They are involved in creating a campaign that has an instant, positive impact on the consumer to promote the product or brand in question. This may include creating platforms, movements, straplines, slogans etc but is not limited to traditional methods of storytelling or channels.We’re looking for an exceptional Senior Creative who can think in free ideas as well as channels or comms architecture. You’ll be part of the core team. With an emphasis on delivering work across our client roster. You will also be expected to lean into business growth, pitches, proactive work, and bringing the killer wildcard ideas to the table.You’ll be joining a team of talented creatives, designers, makers, and hybrids working in a remote setting and a central London location.We’ll Rely On You To

  • Ensure strong creative output, while reporting into the Chief Executive Creative Director.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
  • Create structured work that clearly articulates an idea.
  • Process information supplied by client/strategy/account services and translate into effective creative work.
  • Stay up to date with new innovations and industry trends.

You’ll Bring

  • 6+ years of agency experience and collaboration with international brands
  • Strong Portfolio: You demonstrate originality, innovation, and a multi-disciplinary thinking through your work.
  • Recognition: You have created a world-class campaign that achieved international fame or won multiple international awards.
  • Leadership Skills: You demonstrate strong leadership skills and can organise, motivate, and improve the creative output of those around you.
  • Big Unconventional Idea Thinker: You go beyond the executional or tactical tasks and come up with innovative thoughts that work across all media.
  • Team Player: You are positive, collaborative and a contagious spirit, who works well with others.
  • Entrepreneurialism - You take initiative and proactively come to the table with new ideas to push forward the creative work and develop the client relationship.
  • Production Savvy: You know how to work within budgetary constraints and have experience working with photographers, directors, and vendors.
  • Time Management: You can manage your time, hit deadlines and be on time for meetings, while juggling multiple projects.
  • Cultural Player: You contribute to the culture of the agency and take part in activities that foster the agency spirit.
  • Lean into pitches across the capability and the wider business when necessary.

You Are Great At

  • Creating content that people want to engage with.
  • Having a deep understanding of all platforms – and the pitfalls / limitations of each of them.
  • Have a great understanding of Adobe software Photoshop / Premier / After effects and their limitations.
  • Working in collaboration with the wider teams and other specialist on various types of deliverables – in long projects and a reactive capacity when necessary.
  • Applying your creative problem solving across multiple platforms and deliverables
  • Learning about our clients’ problems and will aim to inspire them with innovative creative that is grounded in business strategy.
  • Expressing your point-of-view on how social creativity can impact the business.
  • Conceptual skills that result in category leading, innovative and inspiring creative solutions.
  • Thinking outside the brief and creating the work that will transform client’s business.
  • Contributing to holistic thinking around strategy and creative points of view on social and how it can translate to a brand experience.
  • Understanding how an idea will translate to brand - This includes but is not limited to how a brand acts, how a brand looks, and how a brand comes to life throughout.
  • Crafting stories and design/build brands through campaign level thinking and ideas that improve the consumer experience at every level.

How we help you Thrive:

  • 25 days annual leave + 1 Volunteer Day
  • Bupa Healthcare
  • Enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave
  • We have a Flexible Working Model with core working hours: 10am – 4pm
  • A 1.5:1 Matching Pension Structure
  • Wellbeing and Health: Up to £25.00 per month towards physical or online exercise class membership plus Dental cover, Unmind membership, LifeWorks tool and annual eye tests and development budgets and Wellbeing incentives and activities throughout the year
  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Life Assurance

A Bit About Us

At Ogilvy We have a set of five values that we expect everybody in the agency to sign up to. It’s not a set of rules, but it is a set of beliefs about how we go about our daily lives that we think helps set expectations of the kind of folk we look for.Divine Discontent: We always seek the less ordinaryRelentless Curiosity: Just try itAdaptive Connection: Everyone matters, embrace differencePervasive Creativity: Put creativity firstEternal Craft: Care about every detailAt Ogilvy, our people are at the heart of what we do: a creative agency that sparks game-changing ideas across culture and business through collaboration, integrity, and a celebration of self-expression.We believe in building powerful teams with purpose. This means hiring and nurturing talent across all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientation, and gender identities – and we relentlessly curate transformative initiatives that make our commitment to fairness, and equity a reality.Our ultimate mission is to leave a positive impact on the world, creating a better future for all, while supporting and uplifting the global communities we serve. This is central to our mantra of Borderless Creativity.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Art Director
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July 8, 2024
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