Lead Creative - Publishing (Hybrid)

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Posted 15 September 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameVicky Kilby

Job description

Aardvark Swift have teamed up with nDreams, one of the world’s leading VR publishers and developers as they search for a collaborative Lead Creative within their publishing team.

As Lead Creative you will lead the creative development process for marketing assets, both through hands-on execution and mentoring nDreams talented team of creatives.

Your responsibilities…
  • Delivering standout, effective marketing materials through a mix of hands-on development and creative team collaboration
  • Overseeing the creative development process for internally developed marketing assets
  • Running effective ideation and concept development that successfully aligns to the brief, alongside brand, creative and commercial goals
  • Mentoring, leading, and empowering the internal creatives, both directly on projects, and as part of the appraisal and development process
  • Positively and constructively critique internally developed creative assets
  • Working alongside the Brand Managers to define and evolve product brand guidelines
  • Collaborating closely with contractors and outsourcers to ensure externally developed materials align to internal standards
  • Evangelise broad exploration, rapid iteration, and transparent, continual input with both the team and key stakeholders
  • Collaborate with the Creative Manager and Brand Manager to ensure projects are scoped and prioritised in line with deadlines, resource priorities, and commercial impact
  • Feed into externally developed creative, supporting the brand managers and creative agencies to achieve standout brand materials
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • 5 or more years professional experience, with multiple years in a Lead position 
  • Hands-on creative experience in a relevant discipline – Graphic Design/Illustration/Key Artist/Marketing Artist
  • Broad marketing/advertising professional experience, including within a video game publisher/developer, or within a creative agency working on games/entertainment/technology or similar
  • Expert in Adobe Suite, in particular Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Ability to evaluate creative positively, whilst balancing creative and commercial goals
  • Experience mentoring, leading, and developing creative team members of multiple disciplines and experience levels
  • Experience collaborating with individuals and teams of different backgrounds, seniorities, and viewpoints
  • Ability to lead diverse teams towards challenging, shared goals
  • Comfortable going between hands-on execution and team mentorship and leading
  • An understanding of game engines would be a real plus
For this role your portfolio should showcase…
  • Breadth within exploration, as well as final campaign and asset creative
  • An expert understanding of creative principles
  • An ability to deliver effectively against multi-faceted briefs
Perks and benefits include…
  • Private healthcare
  • Enhanced family policies
  • Wellbeing and mental health support
  • Opportunities to work abroad
  • Two Duvet Days a year and birthdays off
  • Death in service cover
  • Flexible working
  • Funded personal development opportunities