Lead Creative

  • Competitive Salary
  • Maidstone, Kent
  • Obvious Group


Position: Lead Creative

Salary: Competitive salary

Job type: Permanent (Full-time)

Start date: ASAP

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Lead Creative who is ambitious, driven and passionate about creative design in all forms to join our progressive, creative design agency.

This exciting and challenging role will see you working closely with clients across a wide range of industry sectors on a multitude of projects while getting involved in all aspects of cross-platform design work, from brand identities to eCommerce websites. The Lead Creative may have line management responsibility for Designer(s) in the future.

A minimum of 5 year's agency experience is imperative for this role with a proven track record of working with B2B brands. You will have a hands-on approach to the entire creative process for both offline and online output.

You will be responsible for designing and managing a variety of print and digital marketing communications such as branding, brochures, catalogues, corporate literature, exhibition display and advertising as well as artwork development from initial brief through to delivery.

You will also be responsible for the design and execution of pixel-perfect responsive websites, email marketing campaigns and infographics for social media marketing.

Key Responsibilities

• Manage and collaborate with external designers and developers

• Manage client relationships on a daily basis

• Produce client presentations, proposals and tenders for both offline and online projects

• Conduct discovery meetings, take project briefs and present design visuals to key stakeholders and senior management teams

• Prioritise and ensure all work is carried out and completed on time and on budget while striving to exceed client expectations

• Proactively manage risks throughout projects and liaise with the Managing Director when required

• Develop, manage and execute internal marketing strategies to help drive the business forward in meeting client demands to attract new


• Maintain prospect database and qualify leads upon initial enquiry

• Support and manage internal online advertising campaigns (i.e. PPC and SEO)

• Support and manage online projects such as websites, email marketing etc

• Support and manage offline projects such as branding, brochures, catalogues, advertising, corporate literature, exhibition design etc

• Regularly report to the Managing Director to discuss both internal and external workflow

What we’re looking for

• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite

• Proven understanding of typography, layout, colour and grid structure

• Experience in a similar role working within a design agency is imperative to understand creative processes and manage offline and online

projects efficiently

• Comfortable working within a fast-paced environment and to tight deadlines

• Understands the digital landscape and emerging trends

• Proven track record in growing client accounts

• Excellent project management skills

• Strong design experience for both offline and online output

• Ability to lead, manage and influence others

• An understanding of printing techniques

• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Personal Attributes

• Energetic and enthusiastic person who takes pride in their work

• Impeccable attention to detail

• Highly organised with excellent personal and time management skills

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills and the ability to successfully explain creative concepts and

design solutions to clients

• Ability to multitask under pressure, adapting to different needs that can change on a daily basis

• Possess the ability to negotiate effectively with both clients and suppliers

• Has the initiative to continually learn and adapt their skill set in line with the ever-evolving industry and its technologies

As we are situated in a semi-rural location, your own mode of transport is essential.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a progressive, creative agency that continually encourages its team to develop and demonstrate their maximum potential.

Got what it takes?

If you are looking to take the next step in working towards pursuing a managerial role and would like to apply for this position, please send us your CV and covering letter, telling us why you’re the right fit for the role, together with your portfolio and salary expectations.


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