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Senior Digital Art Director - Havas KSA

Job Summary:

 

The job holder of this position is responsible for overseeing fast-paced art-design department and demonstrates design & creative talent, manages projects and deals with freelance photographers. The job holder is involved in periodical design, campaigns, i.e. giving shape to imagination and creating a tangible output. The Senior Art Director brings into the reality the concepts that are put together with input from the client and the Creative Director.

 

Key Responsibilities:            

 

 

Management of Creative Work:

 

 

  • Discuss with Creative, Art, Copy-writing, or Production Department heads to discuss client requirements and presentation concepts, and to coordinate creative activities and concepts to fulfil the client's brief
  • Confer with account management team and clients to determine objectives, budget, background information, and presentation approaches, styles, techniques and selection of media
  • Contribute to strategic meetings of all assigned brands and has a comprehensive understanding of the client’s business and objectives
  • Supervise preparation and presentation of print, broadcast, multimedia, final layouts or online compositions for client approval
  • Work with Creative Directors to develop design solutions and new-business proposals and presentations
  • Review illustrative material to determine if it conforms to standards and specifications
  • Visit and assess different locations for potential shoots and work on location
  • Attend photo shoots and printing sessions to ensure that the products needed are obtained
  • Prepare detailed storyboards showing sequence and timing of story development for television production
  • Produce sketches or 'storyboards' (television) or 'roughs' or 'scamps' (print) to communicate ideas to the client
  • Work in editing suites to oversee the finished product

 

Team Management:

 

  • Plan and monitor the performance of the Team to ensure the delivery of quality services is in accordance with the Strategic Agenda
  • Hire, train and direct staff members who develop design concepts into art layouts or who prepare layouts for printing
  • Manage a team of designers, develop the staff through performance management and giving consistent feedback
  • Identify with staff, developmental opportunities and training needs, and help them to work toward their professional goals

 

 

 

 

 

Key Competencies:

 

  • Strong knowledge of the media and advertising landscape
  • The ability to develop innovative ideas that provide new solutions to all types of workplace challenges
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Digital expertise is a must
  • Fluency in English, Arabic is a big plus
  • Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Flash, Power Point and other programs
  • HTML, PHP and other Web experience
  • Design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models
  • Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions


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