Who are we?

Yellowball is an award-winning digital agency located in the heart of London, a stone’s throw from Borough Market. Specialising in Web Design, SEO and PPC we partner with clients of all shapes and sizes and are trusted by organisations globally to deliver real impact and results.

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for an exceptional Creative Director to join our fast-growing boutique agency team to define, inspire and execute Yellowball’s creative vision as we enter an exciting phase of growth. In this newly created role, you’ll own complete responsibility for the agency’s creative output with huge levels of flexibility and autonomy in how you execute. We’re commercial, creative and highly entrepreneurial in the way we operate. We’ve already won multiple industry awards, have 60+ 5-star reviews and were founded over a decade ago. You’ll help us define what the next 10 years look like.

As Yellowball’s Creative Director, your role will be varied and exciting, working across a very wide range of projects. Reporting directly to the agency’s founding team and being the direct report to our team of talented senior designers, you’ll oversee all our work with a strong focus on producing stunning bespoke websites.

Key responsibilities:

  • Leading, shaping, inspiring and overseeing all of the agency’s end-to-end creative output.
  • Managing and overseeing the entire design team day-to-day – you’ll be their go-to source of inspiration, ideas, validation and conceptual thinking.
  • Supporting and leading new business pitches – including creating concepts, mock-ups and visuals and presenting these to clients.
  • Leading from the front, showing what exceptional looks like and being hands-on – we expect your time to be a hybrid split between management/strategy/support and hands-on design project work.
  • Managing, developing and expanding our carefully curated vetted network of third-party delivery partners and contractors.
  • Working on mostly beautiful bespoke web projects but also digital and print from time to time including branding, social media assets, retargeting advert assets, proposals, brochures and client presentation decks.
  • Managing client deadlines and schedules for design projects, with support from our senior designers and project managers.
  • Working closely with clients on projects from the briefing stage up until completion and sign off.
  • Working on our own Yellowball marketing assets and activities – we have an extensive backlog of exciting and high-impact projects to complete.
  • You’ll work closely with the agency’s leadership and founding team on collateral and campaigns to boost Yellowball’s growth, client retention and revenue.
  • Keeping in tune with the latest design trends, changing technologies and evolving market demands – you’ll be the source of creative inspiration for the entire agency.

What are we looking for?

  • A natural leader with 10+ years of similar, relevant experience in a commercial digital agency environment, with very recent experience in a senior role.
  • A proven ability to produce consistently exceptional creative work which is on-brief, blows our clients away and wins awards.
  • A deep understanding of best practice UX design and the tooling to bring this to life. Including Adobe Creative Cloud (specifically Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and XD) plus Sketch, Figma and other tools.
  • A university degree or formal design training is great but not a strict requirement – we care far more about the quality, depth and variety of your portfolio and your approach, passion, experiences and skills.
  • Exceptional written and verbal English with an ability to write concise and on-brand copy in client emails and other important brand interactions. You don’t need to be a copywriter but we do expect our clients to experience clear, concise and friendly brand interactions with Yellowball at every touchpoint.
  • Confident managing clients and other stakeholders – we’re proud of our consistent five-star client reviews and you’ll play a role in continuing this high level of client service and experience.
  • An ability to adapt to a range of different clients and industries.
  • A commitment to being client-obsessed in everything you do.
  • A talent for generating exceptional creative work, on-brief and within the time allocations agreed.
  • Excellent organisation skills and an ability to manage a team of senior designers, deadlines, your workload and the expectations of clients, colleagues and suppliers.
  • A love and genuine interest in design and digital marketing.

Package and benefits:

We believe in creating a happy, exciting working culture.

  • Competitive salary, based on experience.
  • 25 days flexible holiday per annum plus UK Bank Holidays
  • Office at Uncommon Borough, 3 minutes from the Northern Line with Borough Market on our doorstep. Showers & free lunchtime workout classes, bike storage, in-house coffee shop and roof terrace with London skyline views.
  • Monthly office drinks and breakfasts plus regular Yellowball socials.
  • Flexible work from home – as long as you can join us in London for at least 1 day a week, we are highly flexible about how and where you do your best work and we default to trust and transparency.
  • MacBooks are our standard, but we’re happy to get you whatever equipment helps you get your job done.

How to apply and interview process:

We are looking to hire for this role as soon as possible, with interviews likely to take place in mid-April. Guide salary: £80k – £90k depending on experience.

We’re open to flexible working arrangements and may consider part-time for this role – whether this is to help you meet other commitments or strike a great work-life balance.

The selection process comprises a short initial video call with one of the founders, followed by an interview and a take-home design task.

Ready to apply?

Please send a short covering email, CV and any other relevant links to owen@weareyellowball.com.

If you’re unsure about applying or have any questions, please ask us! We look forward to hearing from you!