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Creative Director

This is a pivotal role at the heart of everything the company says and does

Together with our Executive Creative Directors, you will be here to set JDO’s long-term creative direction. You will need to prove your creative and commercial worth through your extensive branded packaging experience and your portfolio of work on global superbrands gained in the world’s best pedigree agencies.

You’re already an award-winner and are design, brand as well as commercially savvy. Your industry knowledge is vast, and your passion and energy are infectious - clients love meetings when you are at the helm, and you have the gravitas and charm to take those clients on an intoxicating design journey. Your team admire and respect you, and you have nurtured home grown talent to build effective, inspired teams.

For you, design is a calling, and in your pursuit of perfection, you will work with endless endeavour to get the best possible creative result for the brand, your client and for you. 

You’re now looking for that next career-defining challenge - a step up in responsibility, directing an incredibly talented team and being the key creative lead, designing the agency’s most prestigious accounts, as well as helping shape the future of our agency. 

People talk a lot about culture these days. We genuinely invest a disproportionate amount of time in ours because we believe a happy team is a more creative team. We’re fiercely independent, choosing to work on brands that inspire us, and offer a creative democracy to all our designers, giving you the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy.

You’ll find out more when we meet. 

All roles are primarily based in Tunbridge Wells with a requirement to work in our newly-opened London studio from time to time.

Design Director

You will be a vital part of our senior creative team

Working with skill, craft and agility, you will already have solid evidence in your portfolio that you have the requisite skills to work at this upper echelon - that you can grasp the big picture, creating big ideas, pushing creative boundaries whilst swooping in on the detail with highly finessed craftmanship. You’re an engaging, articulate presenter, never settling for second best and learning new insights and skills with each and every project experience. We’re particularly interested if you have designed for the beauty, skincare, luxury and beverage sectors. This is a fantastic opportunity to take the next step in your fast-track career.

People talk a lot about culture these days. We genuinely invest a disproportionate amount of time in ours because we believe a happy team is a more creative team. We’re fiercely independent, choosing to work on brands that inspire us, and offer a creative democracy to all our designers, giving you the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy.

You’ll find out more when we meet.

All roles are primarily based in Tunbridge Wells with a requirement to work in our newly-opened London studio from time to time.

Senior designer

You will be a vital part of our senior creative team

You’ll already have some excellent experience under your belt working in one or two of the world’s top branded packaging agencies and you now want to be stretched and challenged to continue on your fast-track career trajectory. Your portfolio will showcase stunning case studies, which prove that you know how to work smart and deliver effective strategic, creative solutions. You will have worked independently on projects, and as part of a team. You will thrive in a tough yet dynamic and stimulating environment. You should have enough hands-on experience to realise that the world is getting faster and you will need to work at pace, without compromising the creative result. If you’re looking for some headroom whilst still having support and guidance, then come and have a chat with us and find out more. 

People talk a lot about culture these days. We genuinely invest a disproportionate amount of time in ours because we believe a happy team is a more creative team. We’re fiercely independent, choosing to work on brands that inspire us, and offer a creative democracy to all our designers, giving you the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy.

You’ll find out more when we meet.

All roles are primarily based in Tunbridge Wells with a requirement to work in our newly-opened London studio from time to time

Executive PA Role

You will be the eyes and ears of the Chairman, his right hand person; a self-sufficient manager, brilliant organiser and a consummate professional.

You are an all knowing Oracle who has fantastic time management skills, forgets nothing and gets things done seamlessly. You are able to meet and conquer the widely, varied daily challenges with a determination to succeed.

Who am I? You are dedicated and committed to excellence in delivery, you are a problem solver ready to take on the daily challenges, with excellent organisational skills. Your passion lies within great achievement, and fantastic communication and people skills; it’s about going hard or going home.

You love to be proactive, persuasive and loyal with a nurturing attitude to the business, whilst supporting the needs of the Chairman. You’re a fast thinker with the ability to multi-task and switch tangent at a moments notice.

You have excellent written and spoken skills with a strong eye for detail, with the ability to work well under pressure whilst meeting deadlines.

You are adaptable and flexible, and can calmly and professionally manage difficult situations with discretion and empathy.

 

 

Senior Account Executive, Branded Packaging

Do you have 2 to 3 years experience working on some of the world's best brands?

Are you looking for an opportunity to move to a design agency on the ascent where you can carve out a rewarding career for yourself and where you can really make a difference?

JDO is currently seeking a driven, high-energy Senior Account Executive to provide outstanding service and support to our client servicing team. We are a top UK agency looking after A-list clients around the globe. This is a vital role in JDO’s client servicing offer and a key support role in our bustling UK creative studio.

We are gathering stars and are on the look out for just the right person - a commercially-driven brand lover with an infectious energy and relentless passion for design and brands - someone who will champion our high standards and ensure the smooth running of our design projects for some of the world’s most famous booze and billion-dollar beauty brands.

With a desire to succeed and go far in your project management career, you will have already started your client servicing journey. To demonstrate your exemplary project management skills, you will need to have second to none organizational and administration skills and be able to quickly understand and adhere to our internal processes and systems. Providing you can prove yourself, you will have the opportunity to work independently by overseeing some of our studio’s smaller projects.

You are a firm believer that God is in the detail, but also in the bigger picture. You are intuitively curious and ask fact-finding questions to uncover deeper issues and insights. It would help you, us and your career trajectory if you are strategically savvy with an innate ability to talk confidently with peers, articulating your thoughts and presenting them clearly to your team.

If you want to grow in talent and experience, and add value every day, then you could be just who we are looking for...JDO is a fast-paced creative agency where we can often work on multiple projects at warp speed. If you are an ambitious team-player with a robust and flexible mental attitude, and want to enjoy a high-flying career by making your mark in one of the UK’s fastest growing, super successful agencies, then get in touch. If you cannot multi-task effectively under tight time constraints, do not apply!

But if you think this is the right opportunity for you and you can bring the experience and level of excellence we need in this role, then we would love to hear from you.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2-3 years agency or marketing industry experience preferable
  • Degree preferable or Marketing/Design Qualification

Product Designers

Junior to senior 3D Product Designers with branding experience.

JDO isn't a typical branding agency in fact the J, D and O are all Product Designers and between them they've designed everything from Bols to BMW. As a result we think about things differently and we're looking for people that do the same. 

Fancy taking your 3D design beyond a sketch and into the real world and push technology to illustrate your thinking beautifully?

We insist on smart thinking, gorgeous design and flawless execution. A drawing ability is a must but your skills can't stop there.

This is a really exciting opportunity to join our family and make a genuine difference in a non hierarchical environment where talent is recognised and rewarded.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Global design experience crafting high-quality solutions within a creative environment.
  • Strong portfolio of work that demonstrates expertise across Product design and 3D Branding.
  • Experience and or aptitude for leading and mentoring other designers.
  • Exceptional drawing ability, an innate understanding of 3D and production techniques and an understanding of a 3D software package or two!

Cinema 4D Visualiser and Animators

You'll need a stunning eye for composition, lighting and material execution with a technical understanding and a passion for bringing branded ideas to life.

It's so much more than a visual. So many great ideas can fall by the wayside due to poor execution. We don't just illustrate designs, we complete brand presentations and the level of finish and the consideration we pay are key to our approach.

God is in the detail but he's also surrounded by flawless beauty.

I've been told that you can't polish a turd but you can role it in glitter! That's not how we do things. The successful candidate will be responsible for making brilliant - stunning! We also don't stop at the still image, you'll need a passion for animation or at least a keen interest for us to show you the ropes.

This is a really exciting opportunity to be in at the ground but build a team over the longer game.

 

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Great modelling, lighting and texturing skills, with a basic or at least interest in Animation.
  • Cinema 4D and or another, Photoshop and ideally dabbled in aftereffects and or Premier.
  • Experience in working with the latest versions of Illustrator and Photoshop.

JDO Internship programme

JDO welcomes new blood for both our thriving UK Studio, as well as our Client Servicing & Project Management department. We offer opportunities to work on real live briefs, as well as give guidance on the industry. We try to make these internships structured so you can learn as much as possible about the design and branding world whilst you are here. It’s our mission to cultivate potential, as well as kickstart your career - you are the industry’s future stars!

If you would like a paid placement with us for two weeks during university holidays, please get in touch. We also try to offer accommodation although this is not guaranteed and is dependent on availability.

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