Are you passionate about visual brand identity? Are you a conceptual and creative thinker? Are you able to convey your ideas in an inspiring way?
If so, this could be the role for you. We are now looking for an Art Director to join our Brand & Communications-Creative Studio team. This role will report into the Head of Art Direction and is offered on a full time, permanent contract.
As the Art Director, you will deliver the COS visual language and aesthetics for all brand imagery and 360 campaigns. In this role, you align creative direction with business objectives and contribute with creative solutions to inspire the COS customer and community.
You will be responsible for the visual identity of COS to drive brand awareness, perception, traffic, and revenue online and in-store
Optimise studio imagery online to enhance brand experience and drive conversion
Oversee art direction and edits of studio imagery working with Studio Production to meet deadlines
Collaborate with the Content Team to optimise shoots by considering unique / additional content for each digital channel
Provide input on image and brand direction to Global and Regional Creative Teams within the business, including Digital Design, Graphics, Art Working, Studio Production, Online Customer Experience and Content Teams
Create and execute end-to-end 360 image campaigns, from creative concept to postproduction, overseeing every step of the process
Research and present trends, photographers, stylists and other external creative partners
Present creative decks and mood boards to communicate ideas
Execute the COS aesthetics and visual language to everything the brand communicates
Oversee art direction of brand tools and materials, as well as seasonal framework
Direct image guidelines for all outputs across every touch point
Give input on Global/Regional/Digital/physical channel-specific content and imagery, whether it is for community, brand building, or driving selling
Grow creative partners and casting networks and seek new talent, keeping in line with the brands I&D values and the company mission
Proven working experience as Art Director within fashion and retail
Expert-level proficiency user of Adobe InDesign Photoshop & Bridge
Experience in creating visuals for digital and social implementations, 360 campaigns, special projects, for organic and paid media channels
Proficiency in design, retouching, video and motion is a plus
Ability to drive and own development of ideas based on consumer insights, and deliver meaningful business results
Genuine interest in and understanding of the COS brand and business, both visually and commercially
Strong communicator with outstanding presentation skills
When you first join COS we will give you a full training plan and access to our E-Learning tool.
In addition to this you will also receive some fantastic benefits including;
25% staff discount on all H&M Group brands
A generous holiday entitlement
Employee Assistance Program
A range of long service benefits
Over the last 10 years we have carefully built a culture where our people are supported, inspired and encouraged to be the best they can. Our brand is creative, forward thinking and modern; choosing longevity over passing trends.
We set the bar high at COS; we are committed to recruiting great people, offering an environment where talent is recognised and valued. We believe that a diverse workforce plays an important role in the success of COS. We celebrate individual differences and appreciate the contribution that all our colleagues make.
Please note this position is offered on a local contract, therefore you should have the legal right to work in the UK before applying. Other candidates are welcome to register their interest and we will keep you in mind for future opportunities.
Please kindly note that in order for us to consider your application, you will need to include a portfolio or examples of your work most suited to COS.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!