SEEKING A (DIGITAL) ART DIRECTOR WHO DREAMS OF ELECTRIC SHEEP.
The Warehouse Group’s internal creative team has it all! Our people have top-tier international and local experience, stacks of awards, a family of four retail icons as our territory, and unbridled creativity - where fun is our path to getting the work done.
Okay, we nearly have it all. The only thing we’re missing is you, the (Digital) Art Director.
Are you ready to fall in love with the next step of retail? If so, you’ll join a fast-paced retail environment where we live, breathe, eat, drink, sleep omnichannel retail for the digital age.
As an Art Director, you are comfortable creating at the intersection of art + code, equally comfortable in evolving ideas for traditional media into connected digital environments. After all, you’re an ideas hybrid for the digital age.
Keen to make a mark in the industry, you’ll be bold. You’ll be brave. You’ll be brilliant. You’ll bring your street smarts, commercial acumen, and conceptual awesomeness into our team, where our dreaming fuels our doing every day.
To be considered for this role, your creative credentials span web, mobile, social, retail, everything connected, and experiential. You’ll be fluent in your knowledge of creating / crafting ideas for connected omnichannel marcoms..
You worship at the altar of digital, and dream of electric sheep
You are literate across Google / Facebook platforms. Ideally, you’ll have experience working (or at least, familiar) with Google’s Zoo and Facebook’s The Creative Shop, whether directly, or via an agency / client partnership. You know their platforms inside out - such as YouTube and Instagram - with proven experience in creating ideas for these kinds of environments, and beyond.
You should live in the world of social and digital media. And be active with content creation. You navigate life with the handheld remote controls for life. And have a touch of creative technologist embedded into your requiem of digital tools.
With your background of 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role, you will be aware of what’s coming next for online content, and digital lead branded storytelling for the fast-paced retail landscape.
Your commercial creative ideas will make the forefront look like the backwaters - setting new standards not just here in New Zealand, but right around the world.
Our projects are wide-ranging across The Warehouse Group portfolio of brands. And it’s your innovative and curious mind that will help our brands burst into life. Regardless if it starts with a questionable insight, a tiny budget, or a tight timeline.
To help you achieve this, you’ll be working closely with our Art Directors, and Copywriters. Collaborating closely with our Creative Director, Executive Creative Director, and external agency partners.
What you need to bring to the game
• A brain: Award-winning ideas, electric thinking, articulate communication, which fuels your thinking as a creative storyteller
• A pulse: You can see where culture and technology are headed, and excited to help us get there
• A heart: You know how to collaborate with your team, and you consider how your passion for ideas will benefit our consumers
• Deep expertise in digital: Impeccable attention to your craft of art direction, design and copywriting for digital and connected media content. Comfortable with being collaborative across the creative disciplines.
Ideally, you’ll have a background that spans both agency-side, working in-house, and fully versed in co-labing with agency-side partners. And ideally, you will have had some international experience working out of a recognised cultural hub.
This role isn’t for you if you’re seeking a traditional advertising agency career. This opportunity is for a new breed of Art Director, seeking to create new dynamics in connecting retail brands with today’s connected consumers.
Harnessing your tool belt of digital super powers, you’ll be required to be a hands-on Art Director to develop, and implement, connected omnichannel experiences. Equally comfortable with ideas that transcend copy, and art direction.
- Be remarkably passionate
- Make things epic
- A can-do attitude
- Fail quick. Fail brilliantly
- Be electric
Please note: You’ll only be considered for interview if you have an online portfolio.
Having digital in your portfolio is a must. Your portfolio should demonstrate integrated, cross-platform, campaigns. And if possible, examples of branded utility as a bonus.
With the power of our brands combined, we support New Zealanders in living their best lives. Get in touch with us today and let’s talk about how we can take each other to the next level.
Hi Alisha, Apologies for the error, thanks for pointing that out. We have corrected it.
You've written "The Yellow pencil went to Colenso for the Spark Kopu app in the User Experience Design (UX) category." It's spelled "Kupu", not "Kopu".
What was that? Theres goes some time i'll never get back.
I wonder what happened here? How can an agency and client get it this wrong, when it's so obvious to everyone else that the energy/tone/idea isn't right? Yes a team can go down a rabbit warren sometimes and despite their ...
To be honest, I normally see the comments here as full of agendas and games, but in this case I think everyone would agree. What happened?! Instant Kiwi should be kiwi fun, not tedious yarns from weird NZers...
If you un-earthed hundreds of great stories about how people play, why didn't you tell them? These are dead boring. Tedious. Where's the excitement, the fun attitude, the prize?!
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