We’re looking for a talented, middleweight art director to join our growing creative department. You’ll need to be great at art directing everything from a static social post to large scale animation projects. You’ll be a conceptual thinker with oodles of enthusiasm, ideas and energy who loves gaming and gaming culture and wants to work across some of the biggest brands in the gaming world. It’s vital that you are an active gamer, with a love of games and you love immersing yourself in the culture of games and gamers.

A track record of being able to concept and deliver bigger ideas would be a great addition – this could be ATL work, larger activations or content campaigns.

The successful applicant will have:

  • 3-5 years of experience as an art director at an agency or in-house

  • A solid portfolio, with examples of great art direction across a number of different media

  • The ability to sell ideas, both in person and in a deck

  • Proficient Art Director with the ability to mock up ideas and direct others on their vision in both static and motion media.

  • A love and understanding of games and gaming culture

  • A good working knowledge of the main social channels

  • This is a UK based role, with flexible working from home and in the office

In return, you’ll get:

  • To work with one of the most innovative mobile gaming clients in the world

  • Competitive salary

  • The option to work between home and the office both now and long term.

  • The opportunity to develop your own skills in a fun, supportive environment.

  • The opportunity to grow and take on line management

  • To work on big game titles in a fast-paced, exciting and ever-growing agency

  • To work alongside extremely passionate digital natives, producing world-class work

  • Access to training and development at the directors and line managers discretion

  • Waste shuts during the Christmas period ranging between 1 and 2 weeks with that time not being taken out of your regular holiday entitlement

  • Early-finish/late start Fridays in August & February

  • Christmas and summer parties you'll want to post about

  • Regular team outings and social events

  • Workplace pension

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Birthdays off

  • Volunteer days

  • Access to Employee Assistant Programme (EAP)

  • Flexible start times

  • Group Life Assurance

  • Group Income Protection

  • Private Medical Insurance effective from July 2023

  • A shiny new office, with a gaming area, plus regular events and free breakfast on Tuesday

About Waste

Waste is an independent creative agency founded in 2006. We connect entertainment brands with their fans, to drive creativity, culture and commercial success. A virtuous circle we call ‘Brands powering fans, powering brands’.

Clients include the mobile gaming giant, Supercell (Clash of Clans, Brawl Stars). Our remit is player acquisition and retention, built around community listening and high-speed, high-quality content creation. We also work with the mighty Nintendo, creating TV, OOH and integrated marketing campaigns, for both hardware and software. Other notable clients include Riot Games (League of Legends), Ubisoft, Sega, Verizon Media and most recently Zynga.

In 2020 we were named both “The Drum Content Marketing” and “Digital Industries (DADI)“ Agency of the year. Globally we employ 70+ specialists covering strategy, creative, social, content, experiential, OOH, and TV. We have physical offices in London & LA, and work with brands around the world.

Our approach to everything is shaped by The Waste Way (our company values), and an entrepreneurial spirit. It’s seen us win 100+ awards, including Art Director’s Club, Awwwards, BIMA, D&AD, Clios, Design Week, The Drum, The FWA, Marketing Week Masters, and The Webby Awards. We brew our own craft beer, the Waste Pale Ale, a favourite with clients and partners. And we’ve recently started our own animation production company, This Thing of Ours. We also support the UK based gaming charity, SpecialEffect.

The Waste Way

At Waste, we live by 4 key cultural pillars and expect ALL Waster’s to live up to these principles. This is what Waste was founded on:

  • Be Brave – We look for fresh ways to solve problems and encourage diversity of thought.

  • Own Your Shit - We value actions over words and empower Wasters to make things happen.

  • Make it Better – We’re always looking for ways to improve our work, agency and ourselves.

  • Be Kind – We’re a team. Win together, lose together, learn together.

How Wasters embrace Diversity & Equal Opportunity

Us Wasters are committed to diversity, equality and inclusion. For us diversity and inclusion are not just a tick-boxing activity, but a chance for us to make long-term meaningful change. A diverse workforce means that we’re able to unlock our ability to innovate, be creative, be better problem solvers and provide an inclusive environment for everyone and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.