HAVAS LYNX is a global communications group, formed from Creative Lynx and Havas 4D, leading digital agencies in Europe and the US. With 250 employees and supported by the wider HAVAS network, we deliver truly global campaigns which are based on robust local insight. Creativity and innovation are at the heart of what we do and as a group, we have been responsible for a series of industry firsts. We are now looking for an Art Director to join the team in Manchester and we are also open to hearing from Creative Teams.
Our existing Creative departments are made up of strong individuals at a range of levels. They possess a broad range of skills and whilst they have their own particular areas of specialism and interest, they each ensure their work is based on a robust idea. Therefore, we are looking for an Art Director who is experienced in working either together with a Writer, or sometimes more independently, to develop concepts and who not only ensures a campaign has the right look and feel, but who also knows their way around a mac – you should be happy to be hands-on in bringing your ideas to life. Our campaigns are centered on sound insight and big ideas, so you should be comfortable and experienced in working with internal teams such as Planners and Account Handlers, together with clients, in order to understand the insight behind the strategy, to then develop an appropriate response.
The majority of our client base operate within the pharmaceutical, health and wellness sectors; therefore, you can expect to work on large, global projects which really make a difference to people’s lives. Every day is different and you could be involved in a number of projects at any one time – within this role you could be working with clients to take a brief or present your ideas one day, designing a website the next, then perhaps leading a shoot, art directing a video and collaborating with post-production teams the day after. We are therefore keen to hear from applicants who can show us a strong portfolio – it should include a range of work; across both print and digital and you should be able to clearly demonstrate conceptual pieces; enthusiastically explaining your ideas and thought processes behind these. Personality is also key – we’re looking for someone who is excited by their work and whose passion comes across in their presentation; you should be adept in working with a range of personalities and disciplines and be able to enthuse those around you.
In return, we offer an excellent working environment – we offer a fun, yet supportive atmosphere where there is a high level of focus on your career development. Here, you will work closely with our Creative Directors in order to develop your skills and in addition, we offer a comprehensive internal training scheme – you can view more information via the blog area of our website.
You will also find we’re very proud of our heritage and culture, so in return, you’ll find HAVAS LYNX is a sociable, friendly environment. Take a look at our Facebook page for a closer look at what we get up to socially.