Art Director

Job description

We’re on the prowl for a rare breed – a Graphic Designer that’s bursting with ideas, or an Art Director that lives for design craft. If you think conceptually and craft exceptionally then read on.  

About us
Big Cat is a diverse team of passionate people – creatives, marketers and PR professionals. Our mission is straightforward – we’re here to help our clients fulfil their ambitions. And we do it, quite simply, by giving a damn. We believe that treating our clients’ goals as our own makes us dig deeper and try harder. It guarantees we push for what’s right, not just for what’s easy. It means we’re always open, realistic and truthful, whether our clients are ready to hear it or not. Because that’s what lasting relationships are built on – and when one of us does well, we both do.  

What we’re looking for
As Art Director/Designer you’ll love the difference a creative idea can make. You’ll be passionate about the work you produce and the thought, craft and graft that goes into making it. Reporting in to the Creative Director you’ll collaborate on campaign ideas with copywriters, designers and digital specialists, as well as coming up with ideas on your own. You’ll be hands-on at every stage – across all of our clients – from creative concepts to presenting work. An understanding of branding is key to the role – every piece of work, big or small, print or digital, should be aligned to the brand it’s for. And you’ll relish getting under the skin of these brands, building strong relationships with our clients, understanding what makes them tick in order to deliver the best possible visual solutions.  

You’ll also mentor junior members of our team – distilling your talent and experience, inspiring them to realise their potential. This is a brilliant opportunity to really take the reins – working with our Creative Director to help redefine the creative product at an ambitious full-service agency.  

What you’ll bring
Passion – Someone who gives a damn about the work and the people you work with. Ambition – Pro-active in seeking out creative opportunities. Always wanting the next project to be better. Helping to drive the agency’s creative output forward. Curiosity – Aware of what’s going on around you – a thirst for knowledge. Questioning the answers. Lastly – Be a bloody good egg to have around.  

If this sounds like you, please send your CV and Portfolio to careers@bigcatagency.com with Art Director in the subject line.

The Package

• Salary £30-£40k
• 22 Days Holiday
• Member of the IPA & PRCA with continuous CPD and regular events
• Partnership with University of Birmingham for research and testing
• Pounce (Breakout pro-active project team)
• Newsroom (Social media listening to drive creative opportunities)
• Give A Damn Awards (employee recognition programme)
• Pride Scheme (charitable volunteering)
• Roar Talent (inspiring young talent)
• Regular staff socials and weekly gathers
• Wellbeing programme
• Friday ‘popcorn and prosecco’ in the office
• Lily the office sausage dog