Middleweight Art Director

Edinburgh Competitive 25 May 2022

Are you a talented art director, hungry to develop your skills and career in a busy creative department within an award-winning marketing and advertising agency? Then we definitely want to hear from you.

Role overview

Within this role, you’ll be reporting to the Creative Director / Deputy Creative Director, working alongside a copywriter to deliver award-winning, ideas-led advertising and creative comms. You’ll be tasked with producing visual concepts for on and offline campaigns, on brief, on time and on budget.

A strong communicator, you’ll also work collaboratively with the Account Handling team to take briefs, interrogate them when required, sense checking for a deeper understanding of the task as well as remaining up to date and informed of changes to deadlines and handling revisions. As a Middleweight Art Director, you will be expected to present your ideas internally and to clients when needed.

Hard skills

  • Adept in Creative Cloud, specifically Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Display solid knowledge of print and digital platforms
  • A sound commercial approach to commissioning any outsourced work, e.g. illustrators, photographers, animators, directors and TV production companies, so that contribution to agency profitability is maintained

Soft skills

  • A motivated self-starter, multi-tasker and good manager of time 
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about all things creative – popular culture, design and innovation – and willing to share that passion with colleagues
  • An appetite to grow and develop
  • A strong communicator and good listener


The successful candidate will have experience in a similar role within a marketing agency environment, developing creative concepts for advertising campaigns.

Employee package and benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 31 days holiday (increasing with length of service)
  • Regular training and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme to purchase a new electric car
  • As much coffee as you can drink (in the office)
  • Payday drinks on the last Friday of the month

After 3 months:

  • Matched pension (up to 5%)

After one year:

  • Performance related bonus
  • Subsidised Private health care
  • Life insurance cover
  • Cycle to work scheme

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