Mid-Weight Art Director

  • Chancery Ln, London, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

As Leo Burnett himself once said: “At the end of the day, we’re just people talking to people.”

And that sums up how we think. We never forget that on the other side of every screen, watching every ad or reading every tweet are people. Not just pairs of eyes with credit cards. But human beings, who want to be entertained, engaged and listened to.

Which is why we want to make work that connects on a human level. That everyone will love. Proudly populist creative work that makes people smile, laugh, cry and everything in between. Whether that’s through advertising or managing brand partnerships with our Sports + Entertainment team.

But it’s also why we believe in being decent human beings. Either to work with or to work for. Because putting people first is at the heart of everything we do.

We believe in the power of a strong, supportive and inclusive culture that puts people and creativity at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on a genuinely friendly and informal style where everyone’s invited, and the collective is more important than the individual.

We know we’re still falling short when it comes to diversity – but we’re working on it.  Really working on it.

We’ve created the Anti-Racism Collective, to actively advance racial equality within our agency and the industry, and track progress against our commitments, in order to redress the balance and better represent the society and culture we serve. We’re working with “Free the Work” to support makers and creators from a wider range of backgrounds and we’re working with all our clients to ensure we’re building brands that actively and positively portray all types of people.

It’s our distinctive approach, combined with our passion for populist creativity and relentless pursuit of excellence that makes Leo Burnett such a uniquely special and enjoyable place to work.

Job Description

We are looking for a Mid-Weight Art Director with a passion for all things visual. You will team up with a traditional copywriter whose skillset is in writing and storytelling.

We are looking for a fun, ambitious, and hardworking Creative. Someone collaborative, particularly at the ideation stage, and having strong adobe skills is a bonus. It's key to have experience working in an Advertising Agency and having knowledge of design and production processes to create engaging, creative work.

The ideal partner would have a contrasting skillset to create an unstoppable power creative couple. This role is for someone with a genuine passion for the craft. It would be nice if you have projects going on outside of work too.



  • Outstanding art direction credentials, with a portfolio of work that ranges from TVC ads to content and Social Media.
  • Conceptual approach to creative campaigns.
  • Knowledge of the Apple Mac environment and strong understanding of all the relevant software packages, i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator to produce mock-ups.
  • Understanding current trends and implementing these in your own work.
  • Ability to take direction, interpret and work to a brief.
  • Present ideas and concepts with confidence.

Additional Information

As part of our dedication to create an inclusive and diverse workforce, Publicis Groupe UK is committed to equal access to opportunity for people without regard to race, age, sex, disability, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities and for candidates in our application process. If you need assistance or adjustment due to a disability, please contact us.

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