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Creative Director

wolff-olins · 30+ days ago
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Role: Creative Director

Community: Design

Type: Full-time, permanent

Location: London

Set up: Hybrid working, in the studio 3 days per week, 2 days remote per week

Your community:

Our design community helps create transformative brands that move businesses, people and the world forward. We believe brands can transform how we think and live – creatively, culturally and commercially. We’re not interested in superficial or incremental change. We make things different to make a difference.

Your role:

As a leader and a creative mind, you’ll be expected to collaborate closely with the Senior Creative Directors, bringing exceptional creative ideas to life with the wider team. You will be a natural at thinking big, pushing craft and innovating with technology to ensure our work is delivered to the highest standard.

We expect our Creative Directors to direct the project/team by cutting through complexity, identifying opportunities for growth and helping others seize them. They understand what good looks like and push the work to uphold and improve our standards. They play a pivotal role in advocating for our clients, our business, our teams and our people.

You are responsible for:

  • understanding our clients business to ensure work answers the brief
  • identify and realise new opportunities for our clients   
  • leading the design elements on a strategic pitch or supporting senior creative directors or ECD  on larger more complex pitch
  • being a storyteller, exciting, compelling and inspiring those around you whether that be clients or colleagues to invest in their work and Wolff Olins 
  • developing practices and processes to harness new ways of thinking
  • understanding what good looks like, and holding the team to account and supporting them to achieve the Wolff Olins standards
  • attending and participating in rituals such as crit days
  • establishing strong relationships with senior clients to encourage business growth 
  • having a good understanding of the commercial health of the business
  • encouraging good commercial habits within the design community  
  • working with resourcing on the selection on the design team for your projects
  • partnering with strategy challenging their work to push it further forward
  • mentoring more junior community members on projects 
  • working with those you review help them establish and realise their goals and ambitions 
  • leading the recruitment of designer and senior designers in the community 
  • playing an active role in the retention and engagement of the design community 
  • attending, participating and helping  set the agenda for  design community meetings
  • bringing a strong creative point of view to Wolff Olins culture and rituals.

Requirements

You will:

You will be able to demonstrate your versatility and ability to work and lead a team across a range of touchpoints be it print, motion, online or physical spaces.

You should:

  • Be imaginative - you generate original ideas favouring radical solutions. You should develop concepts that focus on the route cause and create a clear vision. You are interested in the underlying principles of an idea and comfortable in applying theory.
  • Explore the world- you analyse information, ask probing questions and have a passion for finding solutions. You understand the logic behind arguments and ensure you have established all the relevant facts behind them.
  • Take responsibility- You meet the deadline and are focused on ensuring the task at hand is fully completed. You champion your craft, and are meticulous about the detail.
  • Create impact- you are persuasive and articulate. You clearly express your point of view and support others in developing and articulating theirs. You should be confident when challenging your team and looking to negotiate the best deal.

Our focus on people and the world:

Wolff Olins believes in creating an environment where people can bring their whole selves to work. We are interested in our people having diverse points of view and different perspectives on the world. We set out to equip our people with the knowledge, confidence and tools to do the best work of their lives. Our purpose is to help our people create transformative brands that push businesses, people and the world forward. We are happy to discuss flexible working

Benefits

  • Hybrid working setup (min in the studio 3 days a week)
  • Flexibility on when you want to work - aiming to work 7.5 hours a day
  • Laptop for the duration of your role (Mac or Windows)
  • Company phone (Apple or Samsung)
  • Annual expense allowance on tech equipment and home office set up
  • Breakfast, snacks and fruit served daily in the studio + lunches served every Tuesday and Thursday
  • Access to company tech i.e. 3D printer, hi-spec cameras
  • & much more...!

Last updated on May 23, 2024

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