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Art Director

Easy Yoke Marketing is an innovative and inspired marketing studio based in Richmond. Our team meets challenges with great energy and dedication, which is showcased in the high quality of our work.

We are a full-service marketing agency born out of the desire to create a high-end service for a competitive market.

The role:

The role is on a part time/freelance basis for 3 days a week, working from our office based in Richmond with easy access to public transport, coffee & pubs.

The successful candidate will work closely with the company’s director. We’re not looking to hire staff, we’re looking for self starter talent. The role is highly autonomous, and you will be wearing many hats every day. So if you’re comfortable being uncomfortable, then we want to hear from you.

As the leader of a small & talented team of designers, web developers and graphics artists, you’ll be able to mentor and develop their skills, keeping them motivated, energised and ready to meet the many demands and challenges of a fast-paced environment.

You’ll be the main port of call, able to work closely with Account Management, Creative and Production to keep work trafficking through on time and on brief.

Objectives of this Role:

> Oversee the design department by training, assigning, scheduling, and mentoring staff.
> Raise the design team standards for production, productivity, quality, and client service
> Ensure team adheres to current processes, identifying opportunities for continuous improvement, and proposing and creating processes and tools to support design operations
> Collaborate with marketing and sales divisions in creating marketing plans, aligning team priorities with business objectives to deliver high-quality work on time and on budget
> Develop presentation approaches, styles, and techniques for the team to implement
> Analyze market trends, consumer need, and the competitive landscape, and track campaign performance
Responsibilities
> Work with the entire creative team to establish a unified brand understanding and voice for the company, helming a creative audit to elevate our innovation
Conceptualise campaign vision, harnessing original graphics, copy, content websites, social media, and other marketing materials
> Develop creative briefs based on ideas established in brainstorming sessions with direction, schedules, and expected deliverables for the creative team
> Delegate projects to in-house designers and oversee storyboards
> Obtain team approval by presenting final layouts, storyboards, and illustrations, encouraging members to provide feedback, and responding to internal commentary and requests
> Present or oversee presentation of final concepts and coordinate production and dissemination for organisational use.

Skills and Qualifications:

> Bachelor’s degree in fine art, graphic design, or similar discipline
> 6+ years as a professional graphic designer with 4+ years of experience in management role
> Exceptional capability with typography, layout, and prototyping
> Highly skilled with leading a team of creative talent
> Strong creative vision with an understanding of business objectives

Preferred Qualifications:

> Prior experience as an art director
> Web development experience
> Have a solid knowledge of photography and video production

Cremorne 3121

Easy Yoke Marketing

Interested?

A short cover letter is your pitch & a must. Send them to careers@easyyoke.com.au It’s how your application will be evaluated.

So please include a few short paragraphs in your application explaining why you’d be a good fit for this particular position, and what your favourite brunch spot in Melbourne is and why. No formal cover letters, please. Show us some humour.
Tell us what you think the next big trend will be in design.
Provide links to your public portfolio.
Tell us how you handle rejection.

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