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Lead Creative Artworker



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Start Date:

12 Aug, 2024

Aquent is recruiting an experienced Lead Creative Artworker to join a global professional services firm headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with a base in England and over 1,200 professionals and 36 offices located across six continents.


You’ll lead and develop the European Design team in the delivery of design, production and graphics support for consultants across our London, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm and Cologne offices. Aware of rising trends in design, you’ll bring creativity and innovative ideas to demonstrate the highest level of design capability and quality for our clients and foster efficiency in execution.


Your leadership will both elevate the standing of the design team in the business, strengthening their brand and relationship with project teams, as well as ensure that the team is looking ahead to the future of design. Lead a team of 6 to 8 designers made up of different seniorities.



Key Responsibilities:


  • Lead and inspire a high-performing team, fostering creativity, collaboration, and a client-centric mindset
  • Foster a collaborative and innovative work environment while providing guidance and mentorship
  • Raise the profile of design within the region and build greater connections with key stakeholders in the business
  • Establish key performance metrics to provide monthly insights, translating data into actionable strategies for continuous improvement
  • Collaborate with Design colleagues globally and key stakeholders across the region to deliver and embed innovative and creative design solutions
  • Leading with a future-focussed design perspective, looking for ways to improve our work and impress our clients
  • Define and lead the standards in design for content heavy client solutions
  • Lead production management and stakeholder management for the design team to aid resourcing and scheduling
  • Foster an innovative environment that helps the Design team in Europe to capitalise on developments in digital and analytics technology, such as AI
  • Be the internal brand guardian





  • Proven experience in art direction, preferably in a consultancy setting
  • Experience working in a multi-national environment
  • Adept at leading digital and creative specialists
  • A robust portfolio showcasing your creative vision, including print and digital design, branding, and integrated work
  • High level of proficiency in Adobe CC2024 (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), advanced knowledge of MS Office
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and mentor creative teams
  • A deep understanding of visual storytelling, branding, and the ability to translate complex ideas into compelling visuals
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with clients and cross-functional teams
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Naturally dynamic, pro-active, organised and personable with strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task


Client Description

Consultancy specializing in the people side of strategy.

Aquent is dedicated to improving inclusivity & is proudly an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups & are committed to providing support to applicants with disabilities. We aim to provide reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, to those with a medical condition, disability or neurodivergence.