Senior Art Director / ACD

Hello, we’re Impero.

We’re an independent, award-winning creative agency.

We work with high-profile, global brands such as, The Glenlivet, Havana Club & Chivas, Corona, Budweiser, Mike’s Hard Seltzer, Nature Valley, Ugg, Unicef, Danone, and a bunch of others.

We’re pretty good at what we do. We’ve won five Agency of The Year(s) including The Drum DADI Agency of the Year. We were also shortlisted as Campaign Independent Agency of the Year. And, this year made it onto Campaign Magazine’s 100 best places to work.

Next year we have our sights set on a D&AD and/or Cannes Lion.

There’s about 50 of us (not including the dogs) — but that number grows all the time because we’re still young, ambitious and do great work.

We’re also 70% female with a 50/50 gender split on the senior team. We proudly have 100% pay parity, and it kind of annoys us that we even have to mention that as something that’s unique within this industry.

We gladly do things differently. We‘re super ambitious, brutally honest and always deliver. 

We don’t really like the ‘Old Guard’ of advertising. This is an agency that uses passion, ingenuity, and an anything-is-possible attitude to deliver work across all kinds of platforms. It’s one of the reasons why working here is a lot of fun. It’s a fantastic place to be a creative. Everything’s to play for.

Not surprisingly, this is a growing agency, so we’re looking for a Senior Creative who wants to be part of, and help drive that growth.

The role:

As a Senior Art Director/ACD within the creative team, you’ll be an inspiring force for disruptive and interesting creative work across our client base, with particular focus on some of our beauty, fashion and booze brands.

This will include:

  • Concepting and developing campaign ideas for through-the-line campaigns, more often than not, with an emphasis on digital and visually rich worlds.
  • Being able to present your work in a clear and engaging manner.
  • Having bags of initiative.
  • Having a strategic mind as well as a creative one.
  • The ability to craft ideas to their optimal state, visually and in terms of communication.
  • An instinct for slick, unforgettable decks.
  • Having knowledge of the beauty, fashion marketing worlds.
  • Keeping up to date with the latest tech trends, innovations and capabilities.
  • An eagerness to understand your client’s brand, marketing strategies and industry.
  • Building and maintaining positive relationships with your colleagues and clients. 
  • Working closely with other teams such as strategy and design to develop ideas.
  • Mentoring and assisting more junior members of the creative team.

The type of people we want to meet:

We’re looking for a big-thinking creative with a keen eye for cutting edge visuals and design. You can see an idea through from its embryonic state to a full blown, award-winning campaign that will stop people in their tracks. And you have the ability to guide people on that journey too, from designers to copywriters and fellow creatives.

You have no interest in creating wallpaper. You’ve already created work that surprises and entertains, and you know that you will again. And again…

You’re always hoovering up the latest tech innovations and the capabilities of social platforms in the knowledge that you might find a use for them in your work at some point.

You understand the need for clear, simple thought, and the need to articulate ideas in the most compelling and convincing way. Complication rarely leads anywhere.

You’ll be fiercely ambitious, energetic, fun to work with and always positive.

  • Minimum 4-7 years experience working within a Creative role.
  • Knowledge of the beauty and fashion marketing world, with experience in booze an advantage.
  • You will be happy to work on your own.
  • You will have a proven ability to use culture to inspire your ideas.
  • A proven history of great conceptual work.
  • Confident in Keynote, Adobe Suite etc.
  • A breadth of creative knowledge with the ability to produce useful visual references and predict creative trends.
  • An ability to scamp and mock ideas up efficiently.
  • A team player who cares about the growth and development of the agency.

Your goals for year one:

  • Create work that others wish they had done.
  • Win an award or awards.

What else:

We want to build on this team with sharp-minded people who want to make a name for themselves and the agency by creating work that’s conceptually smart, relevant and truly interesting or entertaining. Work that makes people from outside the agency think “I wish I’d done that.”

The perks of working at The Mighty Impero include:

  • Being part of something special — this is an exciting growing agency with no board of directors, or shareholders to report to.
  • Hybrid working.
  • Annual personal development plan and training budget for your own growth.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Income Protection.
  • New Business referral scheme.
  • Staff referral scheme.
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity package.
  • The ability to stamp your mark on an organisation – not just be a cog in the machine.
  • Seasonal company parties.
  • The love of office dogs.
  • A ‘yes work’s important, but let’s not get too serious’ vibe.
  • A distinct lack of bureaucracy or politics.
  • Ownership over your own projects whilst enjoying an inclusive environment.
  • Beer. Gin. Rum. Cognac. Whiskey. Snacks. (Working with our clients has added perks). 

Final word:

This is an awesome place to work. We’re in control of our own destiny. But it means we’re the only ones that can deliver it. We’re all massively ambitious and hard working. But it’s also fun. We all get along, there’s no politics, just heaps of passion. We’re the creative industry’s new guard and it’s awesome.

Apply

If you feel this is the role for you, please get in touch via jobs@weareimpero.com with Senior Art Director / ACD as the subject line. Don’t forget to include your salary expectations.

NO Agencies please – we already work with loads.

*We receive so many wonderful applications that we can’t respond to everyone so thank you in advance for your application.

Impero is proud to have 100% gender pay parity across the board.