Art Director | GMASCO in Dubayy [Dubai], United Arab Emirates

at Al Futtaim

Industry
Client Services
Specialization
Arts and Crafts
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Gender
Male or Female

Job Description

To be responsible for devising original, strategically sound persuasive concepts for both existing accounts and pitches.  Work with copywriting resource where appropriate to ensure approved copy is accurately translated into Mac visuals and artwork.

Responsibilities

Briefing

  • Attend briefing sessions and discuss Brand Footprint, Selling Strategy and purpose of the brief with the Account Director or appropriate member of the Account team.
  • Identify when any additional information is needed and proactively ensure this is provided by the account team.

Concept and Visual Preparation

  • Create appropriate concepts, either working alone or with a Copywriter, Group Head or Creative Partner.
  • On approval of concept by account team and client take the job to an appropriate level of finish for each consecutive next stage.
  • Take responsibility for overseeing and quality control of amends in light of clients’ comments.

Production

  • Liaise with Creative Services to produce visuals as required.
  • Source stock shots or original photography.
  • Oversee photographic shoots and briefing of illustrations.
  • Oversee TVC shoots and have a working knowledge of cinematography and post production.
  • Sign off finished artwork.

Other

  • Ensure professional presentation of concepts.
  • Maintain effective communication with all relevant internal and external contacts.
  • Keep abreast of both competitor creative work and market developments in areas of interest to client accounts.
  • Manage own time and output in line with deadline and budgetary requirements of the job.
  • Where appropriate work with other Agency departments to identify potential award winning campaigns with the aim of winning awards.

Self Development

  • Proactively pursue self development opportunities within the Agency.
  • Assume responsibility for regularly reviewing performance and personal development.
  • Discuss career aspirations and agree personal development plan with Line Manager.

Skills & Experience

  • changing demands of the business
  • The ability to understand and interpret background information
  • An understanding of the various target audiences for whom material is being prepared
  • Good presentation skills
  • Good typography and design skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Open and friendly personality
  • Creative flair, which may manifest itself in many ways eg: empathy, insight and inspirational problem solving
  • Flexibility and willingness to react quickly to the changing demands of the business
  • The ability to understand and interpret background information
  • An understanding of the various target audiences for whom material is being prepared
  • Good presentation skills
  • Good typography and design skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Open and friendly personality

Requirements

 Adobe CS5  Photoshop, Illustrator

 6 years

 Knowledge company organization structure, knowledge of company policies 

 Highly organized, attention to detail

Problem Solving

Decision Making

Work under pressure

Pro active and flexible

Able to handle numerous tasks at one time and prioritize them effectively

Excellent written and oral skills

Interpersonal skills ability to interact professionally with high level executives on regular basis, Ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients and vendors

Ability to maintain high degree of confidentiality

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