Creative Lead

Ref: MON11300
Salary: competitive
Department: Marketing
Location: Notting Hill Village (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week

Accessorize is an exciting and ethical fashion brand. Our story began with one man and his vision back in 1984. We are now on an incredible journey of rediscovering the brand and making our product, experience and marketing creative, modern and relevant again.

We are therefore looking for an inspirational creative leader to join our team.  In this role you will help run a team of graphic designers, and a copy writer; being responsible for the final output of all creative assets across the business from digital to print.

What you will do as our Creative Lead?

In this role you will be responsible for the following:

Management

  • Responsible for final output on all customer facing communications including but not limited to: Homepage, emails, affiliates, digital look books, instore windows, POS, and packaging.
  • Overseeing the workflow for the creative team and creating an environment that promotes creativity.
  • Develop the skill set of the creative team providing technical and creative support.
  • Ensure all projects are completed on time and to a high standard.
  • Work with copy to generate cohesion between copy and creative.
  • Managing the creative budget.
  • Ensure assets are being shared with the larger business for international usage.

Communication

  • Be a key part of the wider Marketing team with a keen understanding of the campaign calender.
  • Communicate projects and direction with key stake holders across the business.
  • Present creative concepts to internal and external teams to gain buy in and present a clear direction.
  • Understand the big picture of company direction and filter down to team and external suppliers.

Creative & art direction

  • Ability to manage the entire creative process from ideation through to final delivery.
  • Be hands on with the ability to pick up projects when needed.
  • Art directing all campaign & in house shoots.
  • Ability to generate impactful creative assets across various channels and formats.
  • Work with the in-house ecommerce studio to ensure ecommerce imagery is effective and to a high standard.
  • Act as brand guardian ensuring a consistent visual tone of voice across the customer experience both in store and online.
  • Maintain and uphold the style guidelines for the brand. 
  • Liaise with third party agencies on major campaigns.

What will you need have to succeed as our Creative Lead?

The perfect candidate will have a wealth of design, art direction & management experience. You may be either in-house or from an agency, but you have a portfolio which shows your work within either accessories, fashion, or beauty.

You will have lots of skills in your toolbox but find these to be at the core of your work:

  • Can communicate clearly and concisely in written, verbal and visual forms.
  • Strong presentation skills, comfortable delivering a structured creative presentation internally and externally.
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Experience working on both digital and print projects (ideally including window display).
  • A general understanding of photography and light.
  • In depth knowledge of typography.
  • Organised, with a pragmatic approach.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and juggle multiple projects at once.
  • Keen eye for detail, you notice every pixel.

There are fundamental characteristics that will make you a success in this role, which include:

  • You consider yourself a balance between creative and analytical.
  • Are on top of trends in fashion and retail as well as graphics and design.
  • Know your kerning from you leading, your GIF’s from your MP4’s, and are comfortable on press or saving a file for web.
  • Lead by example and are happy to get stuck in when needed.
  • Are customer obsessed, always thinking of the customer journey.
  • Enjoy learning and are not afraid to fail.
  • Are curious by nature, ask lots of questions and believe good design serves a purpose.
  • Scrutinize the details while still seeing the big picture, are always thinking of what lies ahead.
  • Comfortable giving honest and constructive feedback with the ability to develop from a critique.
  • You use your initiative and are able to work autonomously and make decisions while remaining part of the team.
  • Remain calm under pressure and are a creative problem solver, with the ability to adapt to change.
  • Have a positive approach with a can-do attitude.

We love someone who has additional skill sets they can use within the role, in particular:

  • Proficient in Adobe After Effects or Adobe Premiere
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Retouching

What will we offer you in return:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays with the option to purchase additional holiday through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Bonus day off each year after 6 months service
  • A pension that you will automatically be enrolled in after 3 months
  • Private Healthcare
  • Life assurance (subject to participating in the pension scheme)
  • A flexible working approach
  • Early pay day Friday finish
  • A generous staff discount with up to 50% discount on our products
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounted gym membership at our on-campus gym
  • Additional discounts such as Westfield discount, Taste card membership etc

If this all sounds great and you feel you are who we are looking for, let us know and apply today by submitting an up to date CV along with a short cover letter and portfolio showing your work.

At Monsoon Accessorize we don’t focus only on what we do, we also care about how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and an environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people and are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will also consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

We provide reasonable accommodations as needed to people with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at careers@monsoon.co.uk to request discuss any specific requirements.

 

 

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