Creative Director
Minimum of 12 years’ experience

To understand how to get the best out of a client, the brief and the talent we bring to bear on it. Your role will be to lead a project from initial consultation through to final execution.

On a daily basis you’d be meeting clients and prospective clients to discuss and identify their problems.

You’d be working closely with the design and words teams on coming up with solutions. You’d be running around before presentations ensuring the work is world class, presenting work and ensuring they understand why it’s right for them.

We work with entrepreneurs as well as established brands so you’d be dealing with a range of different levels of experience, which can be challenging. You’ll also need to work collaboratively with your colleagues and keep them motivated through the agony and ecstasy of creating extraordinary work.

We’d need you to plan and attend meetings with senior client teams, and to help facilitate creative workshops with bags of energy and creative savoir-faire! There’s a serious commercial responsibility to deliver everything we do effectively, creatively and enjoyably. Our reputation is built on creating commercial successes by being single-mindedly creative and not simply giving clients what they ask for!



What we’re looking for

An incredible person with superpowers who works in parallel with our other Creative Directors. We are looking for someone who will bring years of experience, flair and creativity to the party to continue the great work we’ve been doing for over quarter of a century.

We like to work in small teams where everyone is responsible and accountable for doing the work. So, when it comes to managing people, your sleeves will need to be as rolled up as theirs.

If you call yourself a creative that’s probably a good start. However, if you’ve actually delivered some successful brand transformations over your career then you’re almost home and dry. We’re looking for unicorns, someone who really knows what it’s like to sit in front of a suspicious, and occasionally cynical, client and who can convince them to do the right thing. You will have plenty of stories to tell having worked as either a copywriter or art director. You’ll probably be a bit of a nutter in some shape or form and will undoubtedly be happiest presenting and post-rationalising the work you do.



Must haves

Hands on brand creation + transformation experience
Demonstration of your work
Experience working on international clients
Strong strategic creative thinking
Able to communicate your ideas live


Responsibilities

Creative output on projects you work on
Leading your project team
Delivering commercial as well as creative success

Why work at big fish?

  • We never creatively pitch and don’t believe in giving away work for free.
  • We have excellent opportunities for progression so everyone has the chance to grow.
  • We choose to only work with clients we respect, admire and whose products and services we’d consume ourselves.
  • We’re dedicated to helping impact the climate emergency in everything we do.
  • We’re working hard to develop the most effective approach to hybrid working – currently a split of home and our fabulous riverside office.
  • Your birthday off, a week off in the summer, time off between Christmas and New Year, a day off for volunteering (on top of your holiday allowance!) and a company-wide profit share and healthcare scheme.

 

We offer flexi hours and virtual working*
In addition to standard holiday we give everyone their birthday off and a day to work for their favourite charity, and we never ask people to work between Christmas and New Year. This year we are closing the whole company for a week in the summer so we can all go and have a relaxing time doing whatever we fancy. We’re going to try and ensure we do this every year going forward.

Our vision, mission and values

  • Our vision is to become globally respected for the advice we give and the results we achieve
  • Our mission is to help start, transform and grow businesses that share our values and help positively impact the climate emergency.
  • We value integrity, intelligence, creativity, kindness, a thirst for knowledge, bravery, independence, diversity, mutuality, people who speak truth to power, those who strive for better, and most importantly, people’s right to a happy, healthy work life balance.
 

Our mantra is…
Think big, dive deep, swim fast

* Please note that there are a few roles at big fish where we cannot offer virtual working such as PA and Office Manager roles where we need people in the office 5 days a week.

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