Careers

We are Avatar

Our purpose is to shape an agency where people aspire to work with us and for us. Our ever-evolving passion to develop creative that enriches the lives of others ensures we are forever surrounded by humans who aspire to make the world a better place. Our desire is to elevate this through experiences by improving lives and strengthen minds through our creativity.

Avatar are always on the lookout for the best industry talent to join our fantastic team. If you think you have what it takes then we’d love to hear from you.

Current Vacancies:

As a brand Avatar is evolving too, so this position falls at an exciting time where everyone can make a difference. This is an amazing opportunity to join a strong team and play a pivotal role in its future successes.


Who are you?
 
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We are looking for someone who:

  • has a strong creative background working within an agency as Head of design/Creative Director
  • is passionate and fully committed to strong ideas
  • is able to lead and inspire the members of the creative team
  • is commercially minded
  • thinks strategically
  • is not afraid to challenge (with grace)
  • will support others when required
  • truly understands typography
  • can present at any level (from peers to boards)
  • has experience in multiple industry sectors

The role:

As the head of the creative team you will be responsible for developing impactful and innovative work whilst managing all aspects of our design and creative output. Working closely with other senior members of the team you will nurture the Design studio and the work it produces. This leadership role has accountability for online and offline design output and commercial success of the design team. You will ensure all creative deliverables are aligned to client expectations and executed within budget and timescales. You will pride yourself with passion and leadership and be someone who can lead and help take our growing integrated agency to the next level.

Responsibilities:

  • managing and organising the design team and the creative process of projects from concept to completion
  • managing freelance resources as and when required
  • comfortable working hands on when required
  • working with internal teams to generate ideas for pitching and proposals
  • provide daily management of design workflow and output through our online scheduling system
  • have a strategic focus in the way you think
  • influence design-led thinking across the business
  • leading concept development through working closely with the design team
  • working alongside the Directors and team managers to ensure the best possible creative is achieved
  • ensuring that design and creative projects are delivered on time and to budget ensuring commercial success
  • providing quality control over design outputs and production
  • developing best practices/processes with the team to improve efficiency, productivity and capabilities
  • attending client meetings with other members of the team
  • on occasion liaising with external suppliers, such as printers and photographers
  • mentoring and guiding team members through quarterly and annual reviews to ensure progression and improvement
  • developing creative processes and design concepts that meet the business objectives of the agency and that advance our brand and proposition strategy
  • commercial accountability through accurate scoping and quoting of work

Skills and competencies:

  • excellent leadership, organisational and communication skills
  • ability to manage multiple projects
  • a strong working knowledge of both digital and print disciplines
  • a clear creative vision while remaining open to others’ ideas
  • ability to motivate and develop members of the team
  • the ability to storyboard and translate ideas to designers and others, influencing external and internal stakeholders
  • experienced in photographic Art Direction for large budgets
  • knowledge of online and offline to include 360 branding, brand architecture, naming strategies, campaign planning, typography and copywriting
  • extensive knowledge of relevant software, including Adobe Creative Suite
  • a keen awareness of current industry trends

Experience:

  • minimum of 3 years experience as Head of Design/Creative Director in an agency environment is essential
  • at least eight years experience in a senior designer role including concept development and client contact
  • extensive track record in creating excellent brand/design work from concept to production in multiple industry sectors
  • proven strategic thinking

Location & travel:

This is a mainly work from home role, occasional travel to clients as needed and to the studio for team and project meetings.

Salary: Competitive

If you think you'd fit in and enrich our lives, please email us your CV with work samples and a covering letter telling us 'why you', to work@avatarcreative.co.uk


Could you be our next Account Executive? Are you a highly motivated individual looking to start a career in the creative industry?

We are looking for an enthusiastic, organised, and proactive individual to join our expanding team. As an all-rounder, your daily tasks will keep you on your toes with responsibilities such as:

Working with the account managers:

  •  to brief creative and digital projects to the studio.
  • to make updates to marketing reports.
  • assist with ideas for marketing and strategy.
  • support in client meetings.


Ownership and delivery of:

  • client adverts - print and digital.
  • building relationships with suppliers.
  • inputting ideas and feedback into creative solutions.
  • liaising with, and acting as the link between, the client and the creative team.
  • maintaining regular and clear communication.

Excellent spoken and written communication skills are essential.

The ideal candidate will also have an interest in marketing, ranging from the projects that you would be working on to the internal marketing of the business


Location & travel:

This is a mainly work from home role, occasional travel to clients as needed and to the studio for team and project meetings.

Salary: Competitive

If you think you’re the right person to join our team, please email us your CV and a covering letter telling us 'why you', to work@avatarcreative.co.uk

Can’t see your perfect role here? We’re always happy to hear from anyone who thinks they have what it takes to be part of the Avatar team so do get in touch.

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