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Sparks Grove is an experience design firm and a division of management consulting firm North Highland. We help our clients design and build experiences that solve business challenges. We believe every business challenge is ultimately a human one. And that a great experience, one that simply connects to a person’s reason, emotion, and purpose, will reward a smart brand. We root our experiences in sound strategy and insights. We design them to be beautiful and inspiring. We execute them across digital, environmental, transactional, and communication platforms.
Sparks Grove is well established in the US, and we’ve just opened our first office in the UK.
Our London office is open, energetic and fast growing. Based in the heart of Holborn Circus, our high calibre people genuinely enjoy working here and have a passion for building our business as well as helping our clients.
Our firm is staffed with an intentional diversity – of people, experiences, and roles. We collaborate and iterate against big problems with creative thinking, planning, and execution. We work with our clients, not for them. We are here for their long-term benefit.
We want this to be an engaging, challenging, and rewarding place to grow in your career. We are all responsible to each other to make it so.
We’re looking for a Creative Lead to join our team.
Our Creative Leads are bright, capable and versatile. They make up the core of our creative business, and are comfortable getting involved in all aspects of Sparks Grove life, but with a focus on three main things:
First, they’re responsible for leading small teams on up to two client projects. They work face-to-face with our clients, designing and deliver awesome comms and campaigns. They lead and shape projects, guide and develop their teams and build close relationships with the client, helping out where it really matters.
Secondly, they’re the main point of contact for a 1-3 client accounts. Creative Leads can spot opportunities, and bring in the right expertise to shape future work; talking with clients and buyers to understand their needs and come up with effective solutions to problems. They can talk through and clarify a client's business challenge and come up with a compelling pitch for their ideas.
Finally, they look out for few of our more junior people. Everyone senior in Sparks Grove has mentoring responsibilities, and Creative Leads have responsibilities that range from coaching and mentoring to more formal development. They help our junior team members figure out where they're going and what they love to do.
In a typical day, a Creative Lead might:
You've got consulting chops. You've got experience consulting for clients. That means you know how to manage projects. You know how to lead and develop teams. You know how to pitch to clients. Most importantly, it means you're great at building and maintaining great relationships.
You've got design skills. You have a strong portfolio, an eye for quality, and a deep understanding of the principles of good design, colour and typography. You stay true to the intent of your brief, and can explain and defend the decisions you make. You're cool, comfortable and in control throughout all phases of a design project, from idea generation to final delivery. You're experienced working with the Adobe Creative Suite, and can design for both print and web.
You’re comfortable with complexity and speed. You’re used to working in complex organisational environments, solving difficult problems with lots of moving parts. You’ve got experience managing fast-paced work alongside high performing consulting teams, all against a backdrop of a wider change within an organisation.
You're a great communicator. You speak eloquently. You write well. You can stand and present, argue and persuade. You can explain things in a simple, meaningful, compelling way. You get quiet pleasure from polishing a perfect paragraph of prose.
You're creative. You're flexible and open-minded, and love coming up with new and exciting ways to help your clients. You're also a sponge - soaking up great ideas that you encounter day to day, ready to reuse and repurpose in your work.
This job is for you if:
Interested? Please click apply and submit your CV, then send us two things to email@example.com
1. Your portfolio.
2. Pick a question and respond in less than 300 words, or do away with words entirely and draw us a picture.
Sparks Grove is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.