Digital Creative Director: Award-Winning Digital Agency (356 views)

Johannesburg, South Africa
Nov 7, 2018

We have a fabulous opportunity for a creative Digital guru to take the lead as Creative Director at a leading, highly awarded Digital ad agency in Johannesburg.  The through the line agency is part of a top global group making it a much sought-after position. As Creative Director you will grow & lead their passionate, multi-talented studio, guiding the agency to deliver and encourage award-winning integrated concepts to exceed client briefs and expectations. We’re looking for someone with extensive Digital experience. In this exciting role you will be a vital contact point in the agency, and as such you will be expected to be a craft led, strategically aware, platform neutral Designer with a desire to transform companies by creating beautiful, intuitive, and human products and experiences. Wonderful opportunity for a creative leader to truly shine!


  • Define the creative vision & strategy for your account
  • Translate briefs & strategic requirements into compelling creative solutions
  • Ensure that the creative function operates in an efficient & profitable manner
  • Mentor and be accountable for the creative team
  • Work with other disciplines (Strategists, Developers, Media, Accounts, etc.) to ensure cohesive team integration, and alignment with broader business objectives
  • Lead on pitches for new business
  • Define the aesthetic of overall campaigns
  • Manage multiple projects & clients simultaneously
  • Generate ideas and sell them into clients and other members of the team
  • Mock up creative ideas
  • Design across multiple channels
  • Consistently produce creative elements against a deliverables list
  • Lead brainstorms & conceptualisation
  • Lead the craft & design of an idea
  • Compile presentations for clients
  • Present concepts & work to clients


The successful candidates must have/be:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification from a recognised institution
  • Extensive Digital experience
  • Impeccable time management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure & meet tight deadlines
  • Adept problem-solving skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills with ability to provide rationales for creative choices made
  • Strong presentation skills
  • In-depth working knowledge of existing and emerging technologies & platforms
  • A strong understanding of best practice interaction and visual design principles
  • A strong understanding of strategic processes
  • Able to work with team members & delegate effectively
  • Understand the client’s business requirements; and understand how our services should be applied to solve business problems
  • Working Knowledge of these tools: Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Adobe Animate (Flash), Dreamweaver, HTML & CSS Coding, KeyNote / PowerPoint, InVision (UX / UI) and 3D Animation & Production
  • Working knowledge of ATL, BTL & processes
  • Additional skills that would be a nice to have include: Illustration, Animation, JavaScript.

On application please forward a link to portfolio (or PDF).


Salary: Negotiable