Who we are
We are Live & Breathe a fully integrated, fiercely independent agency that still possesses the passion and spirit that we started off with more than 30 years ago. Our goal is to do whatever it takes for ambitious brands to BE MORE.
We achieve this because together, we are more. With our multi-disciplinary team unleashing creativity to stimulate new growth for our clients.
As a Creative Director, you will help shape the creative environment and culture in the agency so that great ideas are born and thrive. You will inspire and nurture a creative team to translate briefs into highly effective creative ideas that cut through and build our clients brands.
You will be confident in interpreting all manner of multi-discipline briefs, across every interaction a customer has with our clients’ brands from experience to commerce. Together, your team will create innovative, visually stunning work that tell stories and drive business performance.
Attitude and enthusiasm are as important as experience, as we look to build an enthusiastic and entrepreneurial team. Your role is critical in building a partnership with key clients and this hands-on role requires you to work closely with clients to develop work, present ideas, and identify opportunities to expand our remit and generate growth.
You will be responsible for managing a group of accounts and creative employees. A key touchpoint on every project under your remit, ensuring the highest standards are upheld and, client is satisfied and our team are excited about working at Live and Breathe.
Skills & Experience
- As CD you must cultivate strong relationships with counterparts in other departments and other offices and work as a team to develop ideas.
- You must be able to influence the client’s decision-making and organically grow the business by acting as the brand guardian to the clients’ brands and consistently delivering effective creative.
- You understand the need to balance innovation with business pressures and are commercially minded.
- Proven leadership track record in managing high performance creative teams. Motivating, Managing and Mentoring the team.
- Have an inspiring portfolio showcasing expertise in creative strategy, consumer experience, digital, social, visual storytelling.
- Demonstrated creative success in leading collaborative multi-functional teams, including project planning, to winning several industry recognised awards.
- Considerable experience of Global projects.
- Experience developing/leading client relationships.
- Expert knowledge of user interface, application, mobile and responsive design, using the latest prototyping and design tools.
- A track record of pitching and delivering industry leading creative campaigns, rooted in cultural relevance and social insights.
- Proven experience as Creative Director with at least 5 years experience in a creative / CX agency.
- Experience leading 360 brand and digital activations through the full customer experience.
- Keen interest in emerging trends and technologies
Live and Breathe value and embrace people from all backgrounds and are committed to attracting and retaining diverse talent.
Alongside a competitive salary you will get the following benefits:
- 25 days holiday + bank holidays
- Truly flexible working
- Birthday as holiday
- Loyalty holiday scheme
- Wellbeing Allowance
- Finish Early Fridays
- Paid time off to volunteer