To lead and inspire The Stylist Studios art team to produce gold standard commercial work for Stylist commercial partners. A player-manager, leading by example and able to switch from creative direction to production across both print and digital platforms. Carefully blending client expectations with the Stylist brand, to ensure all executions deliver results and remain on brand. Strong shoot experience and confidence to lead shoots and input into overall campaign concepts, both internally and with clients directly.
To lead and design commercial pitches and creative assets, attending commercial briefings and presenting work and mock–ups to clients when appropriate. To be the expert voice in brainstorms in advising on the most engaging, effective and efficient asset treatment for the brief
Managing workflows for the design team. Ensuring work is clearly assigned to ensure smooth running of the art desk. Managing in-house designers and freelance support in a timely manner to avoid bottlenecks.
To understand the nuances of design across all platforms. Ensuring the development of design team through shared learning and best practice
To originate picture concepts, book photographers, cast models and art direct on shoots on assigned campaigns. Supporting team on shoot direction when they are leading.
To brief and supervise illustrators and freelancers when required, building a diverse pool of freelancers with strong working relationships to support the ebb and flow of commercial work
To build and maintain strong relationships with the commercial team and key relationships in editorial, working closely with Creative Director, The Stylist Group
Delivery of agreed requirements from the in-house team and when working with commissioned suppliers. Ensure the quality is upheld and delivered on time, according to client expectations.
Highly organised and enjoys working in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Proactive, solution-based attitude. Personable with strong communication skills and ability to forge strong networks and relationships.
Clear communicator, with excellent networks. Excellent influencing and communication skills, integrity and respect for confidentiality.
Represents the company in a professional and appropriate manner when attending shoots and liaising with external companies.
Ability to give and receive open and honest feedback – essential in creating a strong team culture and helping elevate standard of the overall team.
A professional team player with a positive and can-do attitude and works well under pressure.
Necessary software skills - Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator and experience working in After Effects preferable