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Creative Director: VFX & Content Design

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 40

Description ID: A-2224

Our client who is a full-service digital agency is seeking a skilled Creative Director: VFX and Content Design to partner with clients, 3rd party suppliers and internal teams in delivering exceptional visual storytelling experiences across a variety of predefined products and platforms. The Creative Director will drive innovation and strengthen the agency’s quality of work whilst building the agency’s creative makers offering.

What you will do: 

  • Receive and interrogate briefs and be able to provide direction and creatively execute work according to clients’ and agency specified requirements to the best of your abilities.
  • Mentor, upskill and lead a team of Designers across visual effects, animation and digital design expertise.

Manage the following:

  • Project guidance and direction (across multiple disciplines).
  • Provide direction on current and emerging design trends and technologies.
  • Content ideation and creation
  • Motion and cinemagraph content pieces
  • Banner production direction (HTML 5 + GIF)
  • Dynamic creative solutions and implementation
  • Rich media advertising design direction
  • Email communication design direction
  • Visual effects and content design team output reviews
  • Presentation creation and crafting
  • Media handovers and asset preparation production methodologies
  • Client and internal briefings/presentations
  • Project planning assistance
  • Scoping and costing
  • New business proposal creation and conversion
  • Exploration of new emerging technologies
  • Integration relationship and process management
  • Mentorship and thought leadership
  • Innovation and award case study creation
  • Efficiency solutions and process implementation
  • Departmental strategy assistance
  • Team performance management and career development planning assistance
  • Client relationship management

The qualifications you will need:

  • Over 8 years industry experience.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Strong portfolio of Visual Effects and Digital design work.
  • Proficient in utilising Adobe products focusing on Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects.
  • Positive can-do attitude.
  • Organised and efficient.
  • Empathetic towards others.
  • Strong leader contributing towards positive and respectful collaboration.
  • Ability to perform within a high-pressure environment.
  • A superb eye for design with strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent understanding of Marketing, Digital strategy, Media and social channels.
  • Experience in presenting design work to clients.
  • Take initiative and follow a self-leadership approach.
  • Proven experience working with a diverse team of Project Managers, Strategists, Art Directors, Copywriters, Social and Content Specialists.
  • Ability to articulate and defend design decisions.
  • Excellent in producing Creative assets across a variety of digital platforms and channels.
  • Good understanding of dynamic creative and rich media technologies.
  • Experience leading and managing design projects.
  • Ability to oversee and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong capability partnering with client teams.

Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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