South Africa


Art Director

MAGNETIC is seeking a fun, enthusiastic and adventurous Art Director to grow with us in Knysna, South Africa

Do you ever dream of ideating on SUPs, or mapping post-its on pine trees? Award-winning international branding and human engagement agency seeks fun, enthusiastic and adventurous Art Director to grow with us in Knysna, South Africa. We need a conceptual thinker with an appetite for stunning visual aesthetic to work as part of a senior art director/copywriter creative director team. The ideal candidate is highly passionate in creativity, crafting and creating compelling TTL comms, with an award-winning portfolio and approximately 7 years’ full service agency experience.

Art Director Job Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside creative director (copywriter) in developing concepts strategically relevant to the target audience within the scope of the brand and creative brief/budget
  • Execution ideas visually
  • Attending shoots to direct third-party suppliers and ensure the creative and client vision is fulfilled
  • Work closely with the team to develop top quality TTL, integrated promotional as well as advertising campaigns
  • Craft concepts into original, relevant and impactful communications; follow through to the completion of the job while maintaining stringent attention to detail and adhering to project timelines
  • Work proactively and regularly to create awesome

Art Director Job Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification in visual communication/art theory (or similar) – ideal
  • Minimum seven years’ experience as a through-the-line creative at reputable advertising agency(s)
  • Conceptual ability with solid design skills and a portfolio that demonstrates this (ideally award-winning)
  • Self-managed and able to manage campaigns
  • Self-disciplined with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure in a close-knit team environment
  • Mac proficiency (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)

Location: Knysna, South Africa

Remuneration: Negotiable

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