Senior Art Director (Digital)
Courier is looking for an experienced Senior Digital Art Director to join our talented studio team in London. This is an exciting opportunity for a tech-savvy and digital-first individual with their finger on the pulse. Reporting to the Creative Director, you’ll work alongside Courier’s editorial and design teams to bring the Courier content to life in all digital formats. You’ll bring solid experience in web and digital design to our growing media company and have a user-first and highly creative portfolio to demonstrate this. You thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, and have a strong work ethic and impeccable design skills.
What you’ll do:
Oversee and manage all Courier’s digital channels, from the website to our core email products and brand partnerships.
Build and then manage a team of digital creatives and control the output of all digital assets (static, video, and HTML) for a range of platforms (social, display advertising, e-commerce, websites, mobile apps, etc).
Work on topline briefs and strategy alongside external agencies to develop bigger picture digital projects and initiatives.
Develop animations and graphics to enhance the visual experience on our digital platforms and to enrich the user experience.
Have the ability to quickly translate ideas into sketches, wireframes, mock-ups, and interactive prototypes.
Outstanding communication and people skills and the ability to take direction on multi-faceted projects.
Design quality assurance (QA)
Ability to keep calm and make decisions under pressure.
What you’ll bring:
Expert knowledge of figma, sketch, XD and the Adobe Creative Suite.
A strong design portfolio with great typography and layout skills
Proven experience of designing for mobile and social with a strong understanding of online media formats
Impeccable knowledge of designing for digital platforms with an understanding of the requirements for development
A strong design sensibility with the ability to work within established styles and guidelines
Video editing and animation experience, working knowledge of After Effects a plus but not essential
Knowledge of unique brands and the business world desirable but not essential
An ability to work under tight timelines or pivoting priorities
Positive attitude and be a team player