Digital / ATL Art Director
99 Cents
Cape Town CBD, ZA
3d ago

99c is a full-service, integrated advertising agency with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, and is one of South Africa’s largest independently-owned agencies.

Led by Group CEO, Andrew Brand, the agency’s extensive client base includes leading brands such as Shoprite / Checkers, Ackermans, PUMA, Spur Group, and Distell, to name but a few.

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

The applicant must be able to assist with conceptualising digital campaigns and creatively solve problems effectively. An eye for detail and the ability to work well under pressure, as well as being up-to-date with the latest digital marketing trends, techniques and technologies are essential requirements.

Role Summary :

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
  • Minimum Skills / attributes and Experience :

    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

    Understanding UI / UX digital marketing best practises - would be advantagous

    Experience in digital and experiential advertising advantageous

    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

    Requirements :

  • 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
  • If you have not received a response to your application within two weeks, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

    Applications from EE candidates will be considered with preference in compliance with the EE Act.

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