Senior Art Director

As our Senior Creative Art-Director you know how to put the pen to the paper and come up with original, persuasive, conceptual work for brands, campaigns and experiences. You’re an expert in leading multi disciplinair teams to develop integrated, cross-channel initiatives in the digital and social environment to a flawless execution.

32-40 hours | Bachelor degree or higher| Creative, conceptual power | High-quality art direction and design skills | Leadership skills | Dutch & English

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What will you do?

You have an integrated approach to create communicating visual designs, infused in creativity and strategy. With a natural talent your impactful ideas and creative solutions are presented to our clients in a compelling way, knocking them off their feet. You take ownership of entire branding projects and campaigns, providing strong leadership and direction throughout all stages of a project, including the art direction of a wider team of creatives, designers, and animators. Guarding high quality and optimising the creative design process.

Your most important tasks:

  • Creating a range of powerful, viable concepts and designs for each project, cross-channel.
  • Master in translating the strategy into an effective creative concept that communicates all touchpoints.
  • Actively support management with new business activity, networking and pitching where required.
  • Think creatively and able to explain clearly concepts to clients and team members in a captivating way.
  • Expertly leading, inspiring and mentoring the HLO creative team (Nomads and Locals).

What you'll bring us

You can independently lead fast-paced projects, but also love going the extra mile when pushing running projects to perfection with perseverance. You’re not only a great listener, but a champion in storytelling and experienced to translate this into motion with film directors or creative producers in integrated projects. You know it’s all about the user experience (online and offline) and how to shape your concepts around this.Your English is fluent (written & spoken) as is your Dutch. As we work with global clients and a global team, you need to be able to successfully direct work at a distance.

  • An open mindset, sense of humor, energy.
  • A well-organised, stress-resistant and strategic approach to your job.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of Agency experience.
  • You know how to lead without a show of force, giving our in-house teams a motivated, clear creative direction and ownership over their projects.
  • You’re entrepreneurial and ambitious.
  • You’re compelling and professional in pitching and your presentation skills.

What we offer you

You are our colleague who can convert strategic branding into targeted marketing campaigns. Here you have a strategic vision that you translate and present. You will develop a campaign together with a creative team in which you take a critical look at design and will stay focussed on strategic communication. You co-work with the customer and organize your projects yourself in terms of budget, team and timings. You are responsible for conversion, optimization of campaigns and adjust these independently after analysis.

💛  Inclusive and no nonsense work environment
🙌  Good working conditions
🏝  Flexible vacation policy
🥙  Healthy lunches with the team
🍻  Monthly team meetups and yearly trip
🌍  Live & work from anywhere, within -1/+1 CET
🌟  Salary fit for your role, room to grow
🚀  Possibility for personal growth and development
🐣  Parent-friendly culture

Got what it takes?

We'd love to hear from you! Let us know what role you're interested in, your motivation, CV, and a strong portfolio that demonstrates high-quality art direction and design talent across a range of branding, web design and marketing campaigns (digital and social).
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About HLO Branding Agency

We’re a people agency. HLO Branding Agency was founded in early 2011 by two friends. Today we’re a great diverse and international crew of storytellers, strategists and creatives. We’re about authenticity and optimism and proud to represent the 0.1% of creative agencies that are run by women. We encourage talented people to add their own personal spice to our creative mix. For our diverse national and international clients we aim to add true value and leave a smile on their face. Day by day. 

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