Senior Creative

Senior Creative

Chaos is looking for a highly conceptual and visually creative senior designer to join our Guildford team. Projects will be varied but there is a focus on Branding, Advertising and integrated campaigns for Marketing comms and Internal Comms campaigns. You'll work closely with the Creative Director and wider creative teams in Guildford (the main studio).

Chaos works across Europe and the Far East for large internationally recognised
FTSE100 + 250 enterprises to SME’s across both B2B and B2C. The work is varied and challenging. If you think you fit the role, we'd love to hear from you.

We’ll be wanting a candidate with solid creative agency experience - ideally across some of our key client sectors – Financial Services, Technology, FMCG and the Travel sector.

Our clients are varied and include the likes of Canon, Heathrow, EY, Sony, Nespresso, AXA, JPMorgan, Kenwood, RBS, as well as numerous SMEs.


Key Role...

  • To produce original, engaging and relevant big ideas to creative briefs and manage these through to artwork delivery as required
  • To support the Creative Director (and in turn the MD and CSD) in providing the overall creative output in the studio
  • To deliver creative concepts confidently and eloquently to the account team, clients and at pitches with a high level of reasoning and understanding
  • To have the ability to initiate, conceive and create concepts, brief copywriters and brief and art direct photography with confidence and understanding
  • To engage with, and add value to, concepts as well as branding and marketing implementation with colleagues to enable the studio to carry them out fully and expediently
  • To develop design guidelines and design templates.

Day to Day Activity...

  • Process and understand client service/product offerings quickly and accurately during briefing sessions
  • To question and challenge any brief and review all associated material to gain full understanding
  • Attaining as full an understanding of the clients’ brand strategy and market sector and the competitor landscape as possible in order to ensure the creative is relevant and considered
  • Be confident and vocal in brainstorms with relevant ideas and timely input
  • Create inspirational, unique and distinctive creative concepts and big ideas across for both B2B and B2C clients, delivering ideas for brands and campaigns as well as their graphical treatments. Thinking about the visual and verbal language
  • Be able to take a project from initial brief to finished concepts and see through to final artwork with all relevant support as required during the project’s lifecycle
  • Briefing other colleagues where appropriate with clarity and know-how
  • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of various creative concepts and effectively present these ideas visually and verbally
  • Show a knowledge and understanding of digital. Although we have a digital team we'll expect you to know possibilities and limitations of what's possible to deliver integrated campaigns and bring brands to life online and offline
  • Create detailed concept rationales and prepare pdf documents with relevant footnotes for presentation and pitches
  • Confidently brief copywriters considering tone of voice, creative strategy where appropriate. Review all headlines and copy approach. Write indicative headlines to concepts as relevant
  • Where text supplied read and review and consider information hierarchy where as required. Check against briefing and creative approach
  • Produce photographic briefs and art direct photoshoots in studio / on location, consider and review model selection, locations and prop requirements. Select photographers and establish creative options for photoshoot
  • Ability to thoroughly digest and understand detailed brand guidelines documents created by Chaos or supplied by third parties and implementation and accuracy of content.
  • Inspire confidence when in any client facing scenario, provide a clear view, recommendation and thought (‘our chaos thinking’) either on phone, email or in person at meetings. Engage with clients and at briefing meetings at all times
  • Liaise with Account team regularly, ensuring they have an accurate picture of their jobs progress, ensure you advise when available to undertake further project activities at all times.
  • Ensure projects are completed to deadlines by working flexibly as required
  • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with all colleagues and suppliers
  • Show a keen awareness of changes / trends in the design, branding and advertising industry and an interest in Digital and campaign and brand integration through the line, online as well as offline
  • Ensure that all client/ agency changes are carried out as requested and checked
  • Create / amend Powerpoint presentations for key clients as required
  • This ‘SENIOR CREATIVE’ role needs a very strong creative ability backed by real understanding and insight
  • Fully conversant with standard Creative Suite software to an expert level and with a continued eagerness to learn and push the software capabilities
  • Consistent delivery on projects to brief, on time and within budget to the highest possible standard - responsible for getting it right first time
  • Naturally inquisitive and passionate about design
  • Strong aptitude for learning about client products and solutions, the marketplace,technology and production techniques
  • Strong attention to detail both artistically and grammatically
  • Confident presenting creative concepts with clarity and reasoning.

Personality...

We are looking for a candidate who fits our agency DNA…

  • Enthusiastic – self-motivated and passionate about building brands that wow and delivering strategies that work.
  • Responsive - quick to act, can respond to changing demands and deadlines.

 

  • Collaborative - communicative team player open-minded to work with others.
  • Real - says it as it is, lives in the real world, isn’t egotistic or aloof.
  • Fun - enjoyable to work with, cheerful, upbeat, sociable with a sense of humor

Why Chaos?

 Chaos is an award winning Top 50 UK Branding and Integrated Creative Agency based in Guildford and London with international reach.

We protect client interests, by helping ambitious leaders to create inspiring brands, penetrate markets and engage audiences.

We unsame brands through effectively changing perceptions, attitudes, behaviours, destinies and lives. We have limitless enthusiasm for making the world more interesting.

We de-clutter the natural chaos surrounding our clients, to enable them to communicate more distinctively and effectively with their audiences.

We help brands emerge, refresh, refocus and stand stronger in their markets. 

We define and refine brand strategies, developing branding and creative marketing communications, telling compelling stories through advertising, integrated campaigns and effective internal audience engagement.

Our thinking is about being different, distinctive or disruptive.


Location...

The candidate will be based in the Guildford office but will be required to travel to Chaos’s London office and to client offices from time to time.


How to Apply...

Drop an email with a CV, salary expectations and a PDF portfolio of the work you're most proud of to: steve.j@chaosdesign.com

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