1 month ago
  • Level Senior
  • Professions Creative Director
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom


Creatives at AKQA influence changes in consumer behaviour through ideas, creativity, and the use of interactive media. Making a difference in digital communications, marketing, and advertising, and inspiring the best global brands. 
Our Associate Creative Directors are interactive designers and conceptual leaders. Talent in transforming great ideas into engaging work that captures imaginations around the world and moves brands forward. Bringing exceptional creative thought and craft output, delivering projects, from brief to consumer, all in partnership with the client, technology, and wider creative teams.
Located next to good transport links in the heart of Clerkenwell, at AKQA you will have access to world-renowned thought leadership from influential authors, athletes, artists and entrepreneurs. You will work in an environment which fosters a meritocratic culture and encourages ownership, and you will be surrounded by some of the brightest minds in their field. 
  • Contribute to the strategic development of a well-defined creative brief and any additional briefing documents, speaking with clients directly where necessary.
  • Provide creative direction with the ability to align team ambitions with client strategic objectives and overall success.
  • Lead by example: consistently inspire creative colleagues to produce world-class pioneering work.
  • Develop practices and processes to inspire and innovate, and harness new ways of thinking.
  • Display a cohesive understanding and execute principles that generate innovative, effective digital communications, interface design and interaction design.
  • Consistently deliver outstanding creativity that is effective and innovative.
  • Learn new skills and stay abreast of technical and digital design developments; successfully apply these to work practices to improve processes and procedures.
  • Lead new business pitches; be responsible for creative work and present competently during pitches.
  • Multi-disciplinary talent: exceptional ability as conceptual lead, able to turn a hand to a broad application of creativity.
  • Expert knowledge of user interface, application, mobile and responsive design, using the latest prototyping and design tools.
  • Good knowledge of wider creative practices: user expediting, editing, print, visual effects, photography and shoots.
  • World-class presenter: able to clearly and persuasively articulate ideas and their business effect (written and in person).
  • Thought leadership: contributes to the strategic and conceptual development of a project.
  • Experience of involvement in community: e.g. university visits, mentorships, speaking at conferences, participation on juries.
  • Able to manage complex, multi-platform experiences from beginning to end.
  • Understands digital media and the marketing industry at large; able and willing to adapt to the changing technology landscape.
  • Exceptional, award-winning portfolio of work that demonstrates requirements of role.
AKQA is an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe that diversity is vital to AKQA’s ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment. Your race, colour, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Skills Required

  • Creative Direction

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