Head of Creative: Fashion Retail (511 views)

Cape Town, South Africa
August 8, 2017

A dynamic, brand leader fashion retailer is on the lookout for a Head of Creative for their marketing department.  As Head of the creative studio you will boast a highly conceptual art direction and graphic design portfolio as well as strong management skills. This is a superb opportunity for someone who can bridge the gap between creative and management. The role will see you overseeing/managing a team of Art Directors, Designers, Digital and DTP. The candidate must have an opinion on strategy and be able to respond to critique.  You will have insight into operations, have amazing people skills and be happy to be hands-on.  An in-depth understanding of print processes is also a must.  Come and demonstrate your love of aesthetics, fashion and apparel.  Forward your striking portfolio (in PDF format or a link) and be in the running for this unique, super exciting opportunity!



  • Graphic Design & conceptualising of creative briefs
  • Art Director for concepts on all shoots
  • Overseeing all creative work within the Studio which is responsible for the design and production elements for multiple brands
  • Manage the Graphic Design team
  • Manage DTP and re-touching team
  • Work closely with management across the business, particularly in Merchandise and Visual Presentation departments



The successful candidate must have/be:

  • Recognised 3-4 Degree/Diploma in Visual Communication Minimum 5 years plus industry experience
  • Experience managing a creative studio
  • Management skills – essential
  • Ability to direct, delegate and review creative work within a project team
  • People and team focus, working well with people both internally and externally
  • Excellent graphic design and layout skills
  • Ability to plan and forecast the workload for design team
  • Highly aware of industry trends and new techniques
  • Eye for excellent design and ability for idea generation
  • Strategic approach, as well as visually creative – must be a strategic thinker
  • Background and experience working on fashion retail brands within an advertising agency or in-house studio
  • Lead projects and mentor other team members
  • Knowledge-sharing, supportive of creative team members, inspiring
  • Confident communication ability on all levels
  • Experience in managing budgets
  • Technical knowledge on styling, photography, TV Commercials, production, digital – programme literate and very knowledgeable with InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Art Direction experience – preferably on fashion shoots
  • Attention to detail required
  • Creative conceptualising skills
  • Understanding of Operations
  • Great people skills
  • An in-depth understanding of Print processes
  • Hands on, very comfortable doing the work


Salary: Negotiable