June 25, 2014

Traffic Manager - JWT - Lebanon

Job Overview
To progress the workflow from the Account Management to Production, through the Creative Department. The Traffic Manager works closely with Creative team, helping them raise the potential of their ideas, whilst ensuring all deadlines, both internal and external, are met.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
- Assign job numbers using the Dolphin system and ensure the necessary information, creative brief and agreed schedule are filled in the daily job sheet
- Coordinate budgets and job timings with all departments about budgets and control the timing of jobs to ensure work is completed according to deadlines;
- Observe all necessary production mechanics to ensure that requirements for size, photo transparencies, illustrations, printing requirements, quantities etc are met;
- Circulate layouts, artworks and color proofs to Account Management for Creative approval by the client and forward any subsequent amendments to Creative team and follow-ups implemented
- Collect and ensure that all external suppliers’ invoices are accurate, follows-up on missing suppliers’ invoices and deals with possible under or over-estimated costs
- Update job status reports on a daily basis for Creative Director’s reference, and at the end of every month request an up-date from Account Management on the status of jobs that have been opened in order to produce a monthly status report on all jobs in the process
- Oversee the orderly filing of all artwork
- Collect costs from Studio and Creative team and prepare cost estimates for jobs
- Ensure that budgets do not over-run by keeping a tight control on all costs
- Ensure the correct allocation of staff to a job within the office, whilst seeking help from other Creative Departments throughout the region if insufficient staff is available locally for the work load, particularly when dealing with urgent jobs
- Recommend solutions to problems or delays through better coordination of departments
- Control all work-in progress through organized and efficient systems

- BA/BS in Advertising Design, Graphic Design or similar major is a must
- Min 2 years of experience in an Advertising (Traffic, Creative or Production departments).
- Computer skills: Adobe illustrator, Photoshop, QuarkXpress, Microsoft Office
- Thorough knowledge and understanding of all production processes (print and broadcast)
- Diplomatic and team player skills
- Energetic, enthusiastic and positive thinker
- Organizational, coordination and time management skills
- Perfectionist and multitasking
- Able to anticipate problems and find solutions
- Be able to delegate work when needed
- Excellent communication skill


June 13, 2014

Freelance UX/UI Developer - MT2 - Lebanon

Looking for a freelance UX/UI Developer for project basis work.


Senior Designer - Leo Burnett - Lebanon

- The candidate must have specific technical knowledge with educational background in design.
- The candidate will be responsible for conceptualization and implementation of design of solutions that meet strategies from concept to completion.
- The candidate must have at least 5 years of experience working on design led campaigns and projects
- The candidate has to be able to follow and guide the entire design process.
- The candidate has to check, approve and produce the production technical schematic. He/ She will follow the production and will give the final approval to start the production series.
- The candidate has to guide the design creative process and has to be able to manage sketches, 3-D Model, high-quality renders , presentations and design guidelines.
- The candidate must have technical knowledge of required software
Desired Skills and Experience
- Able to demonstrates the ability to come up with fresh, unexpected and relevant creative ideas and to team up to make the idea bigger
- Show ability to think in words and not only in visuals
- Able to exercise good judgment in manipulating the formal elements of visual communication such as contrast, scale, color, pacing, and typography. Uses them effectively to develop new and appropriate visual solutions to complex communications problems
- Able to be a radar in capturing the latest trends in design and be a reference in design for client
- Master crafting in design of the work across all channels and all media
- Master retouching/accommodating given pictures to specific ideas/twists and alter typography according to concept
- Master tools that are necessary to produce and implement solutions: Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign (After Effect, Final Cut and Flash are a plus)
- Team up and follow up with production department until approval of final print related product as per agency's standards
- Have first hand knowledge of social media and its impact in people's life to build campaigns around different platforms

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June 11, 2014

Graphic Designer - Agenda Culturel - Lebanon

Agenda Culturel is looking for a young creative and dynamic graphic designer for a full or part time job with a minimum of 1 year experience.


June 4, 2014

Creative Director - Visualizing Impact - Lebanon

At VI, we are calling this job the 'Creative Project Manager'. We are looking for someone with both project management skills and experience working with creative teams.

Job description
This role is for creative professionals with a proven record of leading large and complex projects from planning to implementation. The Creative Project Manager/Creative Director is responsible for VI projects from A-Z, including coordinating project resources and handling liaison with the client.

Job level and position scope
This is a senior level position, ideal for a motivated person with creative and strategic vision, who can take initiative and lead a team of researchers, storytellers, designers, developers, and communications people to work closely to realize a project. The role covers the following areas: taking ownership, managing teams, creating project plans, documenting the creative process, identifying human resources, evaluating project outcomes, budget management and allocation and following up on project impact, the role may also include sourcing funding through grants, crowd funding, and other funding sources.

The Creative director leads the team and helps negotiate the multiple relationships within projects— whether with clients, team members, firm principals, or any variety of partners (such as freelancers, contractors, civic committees)—and functions as the hub of a project.

The job is a full time position based on a three-month trial period, after which a long-term contract is discussed.

- Takeownership - Be accountable for the success or failure of projects under her/his leadership.
- Manage teams - Manage VI teams, including in-house, freelance, volunteer, and intern researchers, storytellers, designers, and data scientists; also, promote team synergy and negotiate conflicts.
- Budget planning and sourcing - Assess project budget with finance manager, help identify and manage source of funding, match budget with resources,
- Create project plans - Define project deliverables and deadlines; identify skills and resources needed for project completion.
- Document the creative process - Help build and document VI’s iterative creative culture; carefully document each iteration of a project to thoroughly capture the process underlying concept development and evolution.
- Define HR objectives - Identify missing skills within the team and work with HR specialists to define new roles, recruit, and evaluate talent.
- Take initiative - Proactively identify and solve problems that stall projects or interfere with team productivity.
- Negotiate Creative Tension - Personality management is a huge part of any creative director or project manager's job – this includes promoting team synergy, assembling teams that work well together, identifying and capitalizing on strengths of individual team members, and managing creative tension.
- Evaluate project outcomes - Carry out project process until after project completion to monitor the realization of planned project outcomes.
- Follow-up on project Impact - Assess project outcomes and influence to determine impact and create feedback loop.
- This job requires you to be based in the VI office in Beirut.

Skills and Experience
- Comfort with creative tension and ability to channel it toward realizing the project vision.
- Substantial experience in creative direction or project management with creative teams (about 3 years)
- Proven ability to take a large, multifaceted project from A-Z with an interdisciplinary team.
- Firm technical understanding of creative fields (such as graphic design, animation, architecture, advertising, etc.), in order to effectively provide constructive criticism and feedback to other creaties on the team and evaluate project success or failure.
- Proactive problem solver who is organized, hard working, and efficient.
- Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate team symmetry and coordinate with team members working remotely.
- An above average awareness of and interest in diverse topics such as economy, healthcare, the Arab region, education, etc.

Send CV, cover letter, portfolio, and references to submit@visualizingimpact.org

Senior Graphic Designer - COM FU - Lebanon

Job description
- Responsible for conceptualizing and design solutions and ensuring their completion; mediums include print, photography & video.
- Ensuring that the development of concepts & design solutions meet a particular strategy or direction.

Desired Skills and Experience
- Four year related degree and a minimum of 5 years design experience in an in-house creative department or design firm.
- Strong creative, organizational, problem solving and time-management skills.
- Possess strong conceptual skills, high level sense of design, layout and typography, a broad thinker who is able to offer a variety of design solutions.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Expert knowledge in graphic production process.
- Work well with tight deadlines in a team environment.
- Able to take projects from start to finish with minimal supervision.

Send CV and portfolio info@comfu.com