Reports to: Associate Creative Director
You must include your design portfolio in your application, which demonstrates your experience in Product Design or similar roles. Please also include five bullet points on why you would be a great addition to the Bow & Arrow team. Your application will not be considered without this.
Based in Soho Square, London, Bow & Arrow is an entrepreneurial team of 50+ ‘Genius Misfits’. Guided by a set of core values and driven by a collective desire to make a positive impact in the world through the work we do every day. We create digital products, services and ventures for game-changing businesses, including BMW MINI, Google, British Airways, Airbnb, John Lewis, The Wall Street Journal and Amex. Bringing together the sharpest creative, strategic and commercial minds, we work in tight, truly collaborative and high-performing teams to accelerate concepts from idea to market-ready, quicker than anyone else can. Thanks to a unique partnership with Accenture, we’re able to combine world-class innovation with cutting-edge implementation and create tangible impact with some of the biggest brands in the world.
Bow & Arrow exists for our clients and is made up of a number of tightly knit, flexible start-up teams. Within that there are two core teams that are experts in our professional disciplines - creative and strategy. As a Senior Creative Lead, you are a senior member of our Creative team and are here to own and drive our biggest projects. You are the glue that binds project teams together, managing project direction, key client relationships and providing clear creative vision and leadership for your team, and mentorship for more junior members of the creative team.
As a Senior Creative Lead you will be:
Responsible for the overall delivery of the project including the quality of the work and excellent creative output, developing the long-term and short-term plans and leading the team to deliver their best performance
Developing a deep understanding of the client's business, challenges and the wider industry context - reviewing the overall creative direction of project and ensuring the work is always cognizant of the client and business context
Working in close partnership with your Strategy team counterparts at every stage of the work
Coaching Creative Leads and Designers through their day to day performance and growth journey on your project, as well as mentoring junior members of the Creative team
Becoming a trusted advisor with the client - giving advice, shaping the client's thinking and bringing your creative perspective to drive the work forward to launch
Leading the creation of the overall proposition and recommendation to the client - using design to drive impact, create clarity and help enhance the story, narrative or proposition
Overseeing and supporting Designers and Creative Leads on the project ensuring they have the creative direction, freedom and support to work on each brief and find inspiration to come up with the best creative routes and execution
Leading client meetings and be able to talk with gravitas and authority about all our work and to handle complex and challenging client conversations
Supporting and guiding your team in presenting their work and elements of presentations with confidence and clarity
Developing ideas for future pipeline with your client and leading the development of proposals and pitches with your Strategy counterpart
An absolute must have in every candidate is that they live and truly believe our values of being driven, fearless, striving for better, bringing your authentic self and being generous in all that we do
We look for people with a growth mindset who thrive working at pace with new and complex problems. You’ll love working autonomously as a team, be skilled at navigating ambiguity and adept at challenging your client to think differently
‘Design’ at Bow & Arrow is an equal mix of creative thinking, and creative execution, so you will need to be able to fluidly work across the spectrum of design, doing what it takes and finding ways to help the work land with impact
As a Senior Creative Lead, you will need experience in innovation proposition development with client-facing multi-disciplinary teams, leading a core part of the conception, as well as the execution (such as leading an innovation lab, or in a creative consultancy)
You’ll need to be confident leading a project with complex workstreams and leading a lean, highly collaborative team