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MW Art Director Job in Cape Town, Western Cape at 99c

Description

Our Cape Town office is looking for a MW Art Director with a focus on retail advertising to join our Creative Team on one of our retail fashion clients.

We are looking for a passionate Art Director with retail client experience, someone with the skill set to capture promotional excitement and breakthrough designs for a national retail fashion client. The successful applicant will be tasked to carry visual and conceptual skills from initial brief to final artwork.

Our ideal candidate must have a keen eye for little and big details, work extremely well under pressure with quick deadlines, high work volume and demanding pitches. We want someone who is resourceful, a self-starter and a conceptual thinker. If you are all of the above and then some, have great communication skills, exceptional lay-out skills; know a thing or two about Art Direction in an Agency environment and plays well with others – we want to see your portfolio

Job Scope includes but is not limited to:

  • Working in a team under the leadership of a Group Head and Creative Director to conceptualise and execute campaigns based on both client and internal briefs.
  • Present work imaginatively and confidently to clients and senior creatives.
  • Be skilled in design and conceptualisation.
  • Maintain exceptionally high standards for execution and attention to detail.
  • Collaborate and communicate well with the team and other departments.
  • Have an eternally positive disposition especially when the going gets rough

Requirements

Minimum relevant experience and skills/attributes required:

  • At least 3 years’ experience as an art director in a large/integrated Advertising Agency.
  • At least 3 years’ previous experience in a high-volume environment.
  • Demonstrated experience with social media design across various social media platforms.
  • Strong skills in design software such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects non-negotiable.
  • Figma will be a bonus
  • Knowledge of the digital landscape, specifically social platforms and its relevant features (Instagram, Facebook, Tiktok, etc) as well as ecommerce platforms.
  • Has experience in basic animation/motion graphics & video editing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; a team player, persuasive negotiator, positive and innovative thinker.
  • Maintain high standards for execution and attention to detail.
  • Highly motivated and a high level of initiative; ability to work independently, in support of the agency’s creative goals and the client’s business objectives.

Minimum Relevant Requirements:

Experience in digital and experiential advertising advantageous

Relevant tertiary qualification

Able to multi-task, work to tight deadlines, and follow agency process

Refined design aesthetic & meticulous eye for detail

Has an interest in fashion, culture & other lifestyle trends

Work ethic: Should be able to describe oneself as “Committed, reliable, curious, self-motivated, flexible, adaptable, team player”

Flexible to work outside of normal working hours (overtime if and when required)

Prior experience on Workbook advantageous but not essential

Other: Driver’s license with own vehicle

Work Level

Skilled

Job Type

Permanent

Salary

Market Related

EE Position

Yes

Location

Cape Town CBD

About the Company

Company: 99c

Company Location:  Cape Town, Western Cape

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