VMLY&R | Senior Art Director, Sydney

Agency WPP
Created 11/18/2022
Reference 6405163002
Category Creative
Country Australia
City Sydney
VMLY&R COMMERCE is WPP's newest end-to-end Creative Commerce Company. Built on the commerce expertise of Geometry and scaled through VMLY&R's connected brand promise, we help modern brands grow by unifying marketing strategies around commerce. We believe the space of commerce holds the most untapped creative potential to grow brands and people.

By understanding how, when and why people buy, we deliver the most engaging and culturally-relevant creative commerce experiences across Retail, Experience, Design and Innovation. We do this as part of a network of 13,000 specialists across 80 countries, everywhere life intersects with commerce - this is end-to-end.

What we are looking forA Senior Art Director who is a thinker that can concept and develop ideas, designs and executions that solve client problems across retail campaigns and experiential briefs. You are as comfortable in the physical world as you are ideating in the digital space. You are able to present and speak to the design and idea in front of clients. You have a good work ethic and demeanor and get along well with others. You will be highly proficient in the key Adobe Creative Suite software, and independent in getting things done.

What your role will encompass
  • Attending project briefings with senior creative team members, account service and strategy.
  • Develop concepts to solve unique client problems.
  • Building upon other team members ideas.
  • Designing creative executions in a variety of formats.
  • Creating presentation material to help sell ideas.
  • Further exploring and/or revising concepts per creative lead's direction.
  • Mentoring junior art directors and/or designers.
  • Other responsibilities as needed.

Who you are and what you bring
  • Originality - willingness to generate new ideas.
  • Collaboration - a willingness and ability to work with others and share your thoughts and ideas openly.
  • Integrity - behave with integrity at all times.
  • Accountability - you will take responsibility for your own projects and set an example to the broader team.
  • Bachelor's degree in advertising, design or relevant field.
  • 2-5 years of experience as an art director, preferably in an agency.
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Create Suite applications.
  • Basic understanding of advertising and marketing principles.
  • Strong skills in typography, layout and design principles and a keen eye for detail.
  • Knowledge of current trends, pop culture, current and past design themes.
  • Able to communicate clearly, thoroughly and succinctly both verbally and in writing; can clearly articulate an idea and the reason(s) behind a specific creative direction.
  • Current knowledge and understanding of where and how people interact with media, including at home, on the go, while shopping, mobile, broadcast, print, event, etc.

VMLY&R AUNZ Highlights:

There are many things that make VMLY&R AUNZ an awesome place to work, but we think these are worth a special mention:
  • Birthday Leave - a paid day off to celebrate your Birthday each year;
  • Summer Days - 5 paid afternoons off each year during daylight savings time;
  • Loyalty Leave - a paid day off each year to celebrate your work anniversary;
  • Employee Assistance Program access and 24/7 support;
  • LinkedIn Learning access for all employees.

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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