Art Director (467 views)

Bryanston, Johannsburg
February 19, 2018

Reporting to: Creative Director 

Management level: Senior

Direct Reports: None

 Purpose of the role:  

Art Directors are responsible for generating conceptual and creative communication.


Day to day:

  • To produce and craft original and usable concepts in response to creative briefs
  • To present work internally and externally in a clear and professional manner
  • Work closely with relevant account teams, ensuring effective communication and management of team’s expectations
  • Work with account teams to understand the client’s brand and manage projects in a way that will support the delivery of the brand
  • To manage and take ownership of projects from origination to completion
  • Accurate recording of work time


  • Disseminate learning through other creative teams and the department
  • To develop skills and knowledge within yourself through on–the-job development, active participation in the agency and department
  • Provide feedback to your copywriter regarding improvements that could be made to your team, the department and agency
  • Create clear Joe Grow goals for yourself and set out to achieve your goals
  • Actively support and involve team members at the appropriate time to resolve issues
  • Encouraged all members to look for collaborative ways to make Joe Public a great place to work

 Minimum Requirements:

  • Qualifications: Degree or diploma in art Direction (Or a degree in communication / design / fine art etc. that shows competent visual skills)
  • Minimum years’ experience: +7 years in art directing
  • A passion to be an art director
  • A sound knowledge of the relevant structures and processes in the agency
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Confident communication skills

Computer literacy:

  • MS Word
  • MS PowerPoint or Keynote
  • MS Outlook
  • Chase
  • InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, iMovie
  • And any other programmes or presentation tools necessary in order to perform job

Recruitment for this position will be in line with our employment equity strategy

Salary: Negotiable