Senior Designer/Art Director, Singapore

https://careers.toaster.co/jobs/ABN7Xeo9vQVc/senior-designer-art-director

The Role:

You are an artist: beyond everything else, you love to make things look amazing, guiding and overseeing the aesthetic integrity of every project from start to finish. Brand films, online content, concepts and moodboards, engaging comms, impactful websites, clickable social posts, user experiences, branding, complementary product imagery and everything else that comes along.

You are a conceptual thinker with a curious and imaginative mind: you thrive on challenging yourself with new topics and genres - from advertising concepts to new digital products, brand strategy to social media. You’ve either done it before or are keen to learn more.
You are a technophile: you love to stay at the cutting edge of technology, and the interactions between behaviour, culture and digital platforms and products. Someone with a keen interest in the future.

You are a natural entrepreneur and collaborator: you’re equally happy working in a creative team to brainstorm a campaign as you are working with creative minds and technologists to build impactful digital experiences - or working on your own to reimagine the visual redirection of a brand.

Responsibilities:

  • Bring to life, through inspiring visuals, the concept and execution of integrated cross-channel initiatives - including large web initiatives, user experiences, online advertising & digital marketing.
  • Meaningfully contribute to the ideation, conceptualisation and art direction of marketing, content and concepts, often in partnership with the Design Director, the Creative Director and copywriter with an emphasis on compelling ideas.
  • Understand the needs, motivations, and aspirations of your audiences, so that you can interact with them in the most effective, compelling, and engaging way possible.
  • Actually art direct with strong visual ideation and ability to design in a variety of styles for different channels and media— be able to craft compelling and on brand website visuals, as well as effective key visuals, ads, communication designs and moving image.
  • Manage, craft and guarantee the quality of the concept development and execution in response to feedback from the internal team or clients; overseeing campaigns through the production stage to completion.
  • Work with the regional team to deliver high-quality, scalable, creative and design solutions, bringing together brand strategy, business goals and user insight, to bring to life beautifully crafted and impactful executions.
  • Work closely with other designers, art directors and copywriters to ensure quality control and the best standards.
  • Distil complex creative concepts into understandable design solutions, and clearly rationalise strategic thinking to stakeholders, with the ability to solve complex design and communication issues.
  • Leverage and optimise relevant resources, and ensure that projects stay on brief.
  • Attend project briefing meetings, or project kick-offs, where required.
  • Question briefs where appropriate – providing extra value and pushing for the most effective solutions.
  • Act as the central point of contact on all-things design, artistic and creative.
  • Research your client's industry and their audience.
  • Work with your team to review the impact your work has had.
  • Assist with business pitches to win new clients or projects.
  • Be proactive and self-determined.
  • Mentor junior team members, guiding them in setting, and achieving career goals.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in design or equivalent
  • A minimum of 5 years experience working in a Designer/Art Director role in a digital/integrated agency
  • Fluent English speaker and writer
  • Experience managing creative designers
  • Experience with multi-geography design team
  • Well versed in all disciplines of design (Branding, Advertising, User Experience, Art Direction, Communication Design, Moving Image, etc…)
  • Lateral thinker, able to connect external design trends to actual briefs and objectives
  • Proficiency in design principles (Typography, Composition, Layout, Imagery and Colour Theory amongst others), and working knowledge of how those principles work together, in particular for digital touchpoints
  • Pixel-perfect attention to detail
  • Experience working with global technology brands such as Google, or equivalent
  • Experience working on campaigns and design projects within multiple markets in the South East Asian region of for its diverse audiences and cultures
  • Understanding and ability to use the latest design softwares, including Adobe Creative Suite
  • A great eye for art direction, bringing big ideas to life in compelling ways
  • Knowledge of current technologies and products influencing the creative landscape
  • Experience of working with G-Suite (Google Docs, Drives, Slides)
  • Awards and industry recognition would be a bonus
  • A well-rounded portfolio that showcases your thinking ability, craft, innovative ideas and inspiring creative solutions and demonstrable success in managing or leading a design team