Art Director

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Job Title: Art Director

Department: Dazed Studio

Reporting to:  Creative Director / Associate Creative Director


About Us:  

Dazed Media is the world’s leading independent fashion and culture media brand. 

Thirty years ago Jefferson Hack and Rankin Waddell set up a magazine that would become a movement: Dazed & Confused. The title became a lightning rod for cultural provocation – radically reframing international style culture. Today, we are an agenda-setting publishing powerhouse and the most efficient way to reach the world’s most influential audiences. 

Dazed Media powers an ever-evolving network of premium digital channels and iconic print titles including Dazed and AnOther.

The company also encompasses a pioneering creative studio, award-winning video production, exclusive events, industry-leading talent network and efficient third-party distribution. Dazed Studio specialises in fashion, luxury and lifestyle communications. We partner with the world’s most ambitious brands and agencies to create brave, pioneering ideas for a global influencer community. 

Select clients: Absolut, Adidas, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Converse, Gucci, H&M, Instagram, Valentino, Nike, Tik-Tok


Role Summary 

Reporting to the CD / ACD you will be responsible for the art direction, creative conceptualisation, development and delivery of large and small scale commercial projects providing integrated solutions across digital, print, events etc.

You are passionate about creating innovative content across all platforms and work strategically with varied team members to deliver inventive, disruptive and performing campaigns and content.

Duties, responsibilities

  • Ideation and art direction for brand partnerships and white label projects from conception to delivery.
  • Strong art direction skills across stills, films, digital, print and all other formats.
  • Ensure Dazed’s culture, values and creativity is being pushed through all the different projects at Dazed Studio.
  • Ability to brief and oversee creative team mates such as graphic designers, editors.
  • Commissioning of content from outside suppliers (photographers/illustrators). Create clear briefs and manage suppliers.
  • Show efficiency, agility and confidence on set.
  • Work closely with the production team, particularly the Studio Commissioning Director & Producer & Project Managers, on projects & briefs that come into Studio.
  • Be an integral part of the Dazed Studio team, creating & developing beautiful and engaging proposals and confidently presenting to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure work is conceptually and creatively robust, representative of the Dazed Media brand, and client/brief appropriate.
  • Show agility in managing client feedback, deadlines and other requirements.

Desired Skills & Experience 

  • You have 3+ years of experience in the creative industry, working on campaigns of different scales, content creation or other creative projects.
  • Experience in working in digital and video with a keen interest for innovation and experimentation leading to creative solutions for commercial projects.
  • You are aware of current movements and trends, with strong knowledge in fashion, graphic & fine arts, design, photography & film and have the ability to translate into creative solutions for commercial projects.
  • You have a sharp eye and strong attention to detail for post production, working and managing a number of stakeholders in order to deliver campaigns at the higher standard.
  • A collaborative team player but also able to work independently.
  • You are a clear communicator, have excellent presentation skills and the ability to verbalise ideas and concepts.
  • You are an advanced Adobe Suite user. 
  • You have the ability to work at speed, with an agile approach to regular changes without compromising on quality.
  • You have a strong sense of organisation that helps you thrive in a fast paced environment.
  • You are proactive and able to show initiative and bring ideas to the table.

These duties and responsibilities are indicative and not exhaustive but serve to give a realistic overview of the role and requirements. The company reserves the right to change this role description in response to the changing needs of the business.

At Dazed Media we promote a working environment in which diversity is recognised, valued and encouraged. We acknowledge the multicultural and diverse nature of the UK workforce and society in general. We are committed to principles of fairness and mutual respect. We particularly welcome applicants from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector.

Date posted: 8th December 2021

Apply here!