What 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 a 5 minute video. Waste specialises in entertainment and gaming brands and this position is to work predominantly on a major gaming client. So it’s vital that you are an active gamer, with a love of mobile 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, content campaigns, etc.
The successful applicant will have:
3+ 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
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:
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
Cycle to work scheme
Access to Employee Assistant Programme (EAP)
Flexible start times
Group Life Assurance
Group Income Protection
Private Medical Insurance
A shiny new office, with a gaming area, plus regular events
Waste is a fan-first creative agency, specialising in the gaming industry. We put fans & communities at the heart of everything we do. Our clients range from mobile gaming giants like Supercell to companies like EA, Nintendo, Riot Games, Ubisoft, Sega, and Zynga. We excel in player acquisition and retention, community-focused content creation, and marketing campaigns across different mediums. Our global team of 85+ specialists covers a broad spectrum of services, from strategy & creative to production, with physical offices in London and Tokyo.
Our company is guided by 'The Waste Way'—our core values—and an entrepreneurial spirit. Our innovative approach has earned us over 100 awards and recognitions, like Art Director’s Club, Clio, D&AD, and The Webby Awards. In addition to our work, we produce our own craft beer, Waste Pale Ale, run an animation production company, This Thing of Ours, and support UK-based gaming charity, SpecialEffect.
The Waste Way
Our culture is built on four pillars:
Be Brave: We seek innovative solutions and embrace diverse thinking.
Own Your Shit: We value action and empower our team to make things happen.
Make it Better: We continuously strive for improvement in our work, agency, and ourselves.
Be Kind: We believe in teamwork—we win, lose, and 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.