Freelance Senior Art Director Illustration

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Senior Creative/Art Director for Illustration (freelance)

We are looking for an intelligent, experienced and ambitious art director or designer with illustration/animation experience to work with us on a freelance basis. Someone who is obsessed by how illustration and technology can be used to create more characterful and engaging products and tools and wants to apply this thinking for brands.

For this role you will need to have extensive experience creatively leading projects, with conceptual and strategic thinking and commissioning illustration for brands. You will have extensive experience working closely with illustrators and animators to develop their work, confident writing briefs, reviewing work in progress and giving clear direction across multiple collaborators.


What does a Senior Art Director do at Anyways?

You will be the creative lead on projects working with and managing a core creative team.

Rarely presented with a fully-formed brief you will be expected to work collaboratively with our team and our clients to help untangle their issues and define a plan moving forward.

You will then work alongside specialists from varied disciplines, from illustrators and animators to technologists and designers, guiding and directing their work to achieve the highest quality outcomes.

About you

  • A track record of exceptional creative work with outstanding results
  • Culturally astute and aware of the industry around you
  • People skills that bring confidence and trust from clients and collaborators
  • Articulate, literate and inspiring when presenting ideas and giving feedback
  • Highly organised and able to meet deadlines and budgets
  • The ability to lead, collaborate and delegate to teams

Instagram @21downhamroad

The HudsonBec Group

Anyways is part of The HudsonBec Group – a group of companies that exist to enable creativity to thrive. Founded by Will Hudson and Alex Bec the group provides a structure for a series of small, beautifully structured companies that share a purpose, values, a studio space and above all, a belief in the power of creativity. Companies currently include It's Nice That, Anyways and Lecture in Progress.

Located in Haggerston we're a short walk from Shoreditch and Dalston as well as being connected to the rest of London through several bus routes and the London Overground.

There are five key values we live by and they define the way we work day in, day out:
Make it Happen (Be Proactive)
Embrace the New (Be Brave)
Find Out More (Be Curious)
Everybody Matters (Be Human)
Work with Others (Be Collaborative)

Company Benefits:
Great company culture and environment
Flexitime scheme
Skills training and development
Access to company social events
Other soft benefits including company breakfast every Monday