London - Central




Art Director, Creative Services – S5175

This is an excellent career opportunity to join a leading global entertainment company as creative lead for a well-known pre-school brand.

Exceptional art direction experience with pre-school/kids brands would be ideal but not essential for this role.



Our client specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content.




As Director, Creative Services, you will be the global creative lead for at least one of the company’s pre-school brands.  


Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the global brand teams, production and Consumer Product teams plan and creatively direct the roll-out of all brand assets
  • Set the direction from a global brand and marketing POV, influencing all creative that subsequently appears across packaging, retail and consumer products
  • Work with both the internal team and external resource to oversee the delivery of all brand assets, including character art, backgrounds, graphic elements, etc. to meet the needs of the wider business, based on their own requirements and deadlines
  • Oversee the creation of all seasonal marketing material understanding how regional marketing teams will utilise the brand across campaigns
  • Understand how creative assets for the brand(s) could be used for potential commercial partnerships and opportunities
  • Lead and inspire the designers within the team and line manage creatives
  • Develop strong concepts and mood boards, setting the direction of each brief
  • Partner with suitable external agencies where required, offering clear and concise creative direction
  • Collaborate with the video editors and animators to ensure the creative direction for the brand translates well across video content including motion graphics.




With previous experience as an art director either in-house or within an agency, you will have a passion for working within the pre-school entertainment industry.


A proven line manager, you will use to taking responsibility for the creative output of your direct reports. You should be able to visualise your ideas as part of the briefing process, capturing the requirements through mood boards, sketches or initial concepts, that ‘sell’ your vision to the designer(s) working on the project.


Strong technical design skills are a must alongside excellent knowledge of  print and digital processes, and how designs will look in print and online.


You should be able to demonstrate examples of where you have pushed the creative boundaries whilst maintaining the core values of the brand and understanding the commercial landscape.


If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to talk to us about the role, please apply online attaching your CV in WORD format.


What to EXPECT: 

  • Searchlight only advertises active roles
  • Your details will be sent directly to the Consultant who is handling this role.


If this role isn’t quite right, but you would like us to have your CV on file, please send it to


Searchlight strives to promote equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.


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