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Art Director Branding/Digital 1021 views

Remuneration: negotiable Basic salary
Location: Cape Town, Observatory, Black River Park
Education level: Degree
Job level: Management Jnr-Mid
Own transport required: Yes
Travel requirement: Occasional
Type: Permanent
Reference: #WonderAD
Company: Wonderland Collective

Job description
We are on the lookout for an intelligent, experienced and ambitious senior creative with a proven track record in the industry to join our team of wonder.

Perhaps you actually call yourself a designer, or even an art director. Whatever your label, you will need to have a thorough understanding of how a brand operates and communicates, how can digital impact a business and drive it to fame and success, and experience creatively leading projects and managing teams for this role. You will also have extensive experience in art direction, conceptual thinking, design and/or strategy.

Senior creatives have huge responsibility, and we strongly believe that their input is essential at all stages of the project process—not just the idea stage. You will rarely be presented with a fully-formed brief, but will be expected to work collaboratively with our team and our clients to help untangle their issues and define a plan moving forward. Projects involve, but are not limited to, stages of research and analysis, insight, creative thinking, art direction and production.

We pride ourselves on being truly cross-disciplinary, and our clients and collaborators come from very different backgrounds. We make a point of working with people we feel are the experts needed to complete each job to the highest standard. As a result, you’ll regularly be working alongside specialists from hugely varied disciplines, ranging from architecture to film; print design to branding; digital design, UX and UI, a clear understanding of the development processes; exhibition design, events, advertising and more.

You will be the creative lead on these projects working with and managing a core creative team, so should have the confidence and experience to apply your creative thinking and organisational skills to a huge variety of different situations. You’ll be hungry to grow and prove yourself in a global agency. You’ll be based in our Cape Town office.

Company Description
Wonderland Collective is a global independent brand and digital agency. We’ve worked / are working with brands like Sanlam, Virgin Money, Vida e Caffè, Spur and many others. We also love working with companies who make a positive impact in the world: Habitat for Humanity, The Bryan Habana Foundation and many others. We believe in working with brands who make a positive impact in the world.

We’re a kind of kooky bunch of people looking for a crazy but hard working Senior Creative / AD to join our awesome team. We have offices in Cape Town and London. We also have an internal initiative based on individual performance, where we send staff to the UK office for courses and training.

Requirements
Proven ability to lead, collaborate and delegate
Demonstrable track record of exceptional creative work with outstanding results
Good people skills bringing professionalism, confidence and trust to the operation
Up-to-date knowledge of the web and mobile development trends and understanding of technology used in designing interactively
Passion for digital communication
Responsive design, mobile UI/UX
A strong understanding of how critical elements work together to create an online marketing campaign
An excellent understanding of the importance of on-brand design and user experience
Highly proficient in the Adobe Suite of programs including Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Photoshop
Clear knowledge and experience of content management systems and process
Articulate, literate and confident when presenting ideas and giving feedback
Culturally astute and aware of the industry around you
Pro-active within projects and studio culture
Well organised and able to stick to deadlines and budgets
Eye for detail
Must be CS6 savvy and be interested in Sketch (if you aren’t working in it already)
Management experience and/or desire to develop and build teams

Kirsten Manthey
kirsten@wonderlandcollective.co.za

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We are innovative thinkers with a lust for the extraordinary. Wonderland Collective was established with a vision of helping brands to execute on their ideas. Great ideas are a good starting point, but impeccable execution on those ideas is what brings them to life. We approach projects with a passion that takes us on a creative journey with the brands we work with. Above all, we care.

During our discovery sessions we aim to understand what platforms best brings your ideas to life, whether it be through branding, illustration, digital or experiential. We have managed significant and complex projects, working internationally with clients in London, Canada, Netherlands, Germany and Australia or locally in South Africa.

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