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Art Director

One of South Africa’s fastest growing agencies is looking for a dedicated, and enthusiastic Conceptual Art Director.

The successful candidate needs outstanding conceptual and design skills, with a proven track record of producing beautiful and unique design for a variety of formats. This is a full-time position based in Johannesburg working in a conceptual team with like-minded individuals

All applications must include a copy of your CV and a comprehensive Portfolio of work

Experience: 3 – 5 years’ experience

Reporting to: Creative Director



  • Create original graphics and layouts for illustrations, logos, websites, social platforms and other agency specific purposes, using design software.
  • Adhere to strict briefs and deadlines

Ideation and Collaboration

  • Conceptualize and develop ideas with Creative Director and Copywriter to develop innovative design for pitches and projects.
  • Generate ideas in clear and comprehensibly ways from concept to completion
  • Manage and delegate responsibilities to other designers for execution ensuring they understand concept and delivery


  • Present completed ideas to clients and team members
  • Work closely with client briefs to understand their requirements that translates to ideation and concept

Working within a team

  • Co-ordinate and discuss design with the team bringing a high degree of knowledge and experience
  • Work seamlessly and efficiently with team leads fostering a collaborative work environment
  • Ensure timely response to requests from team members on all deliverables.
  • Manage and follow up on delegated deliverable

Essential Experience

  • Exceptional design skill in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Proven experience as an Art Director or similar role
  • Verifiable degrees and diplomas 

Essential Skills

  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • A comprehensive knowledge and proven experience of the market and industry
  • High standard of integrity, service excellence and a passion for the industry
  • Ability to move swiftly and capably from task to task, crisis management and emergencies
  • Maturity and temperament to relate to a wide type of clientele
  • Client focused, attention to detail, highly organized
  • Ability to think strategically, execute quality work under multiple and competing deadlines and work extra hours as needed
  • High level of creativity, inspiration, innovation and ability to think “outside the box”
  • Good interpersonal skills – confidence to present observations/ advice to (senior) colleagues
  • “Can do” attitude to take ownership and pride in deliverables
  • Ability to work within a budget
  • Experience of preparing high quality reports for internal or external presentation
  • Team player willing to adapt to a fast-paced environment and champion the Clockwork ethos
  • Flexible and open to changes
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