Job Description

Digital Creative Strategist
Full Time - Permanent
Salary £35,000 - £40,000

Our long established client is the UK’s longest established independent creative consultancy with over 6 decades experience in delivering commercially effective design solutions for clients in the FMCG sector.

They combine the ART of consumer psychology with the SCIENCE of design to deliver objective, inspired creative solutions across brand and packaging design and shopper marketing in physical and digital retail environments.

They are multi-award winning when it comes to commercially effective design – empowering brands of all sizes to maximise their influence over the shoppers’ decision to buy.
Digital thoroughbred
End-to-end ownership
Creative excellence
User centric mindset
They are looking for a Digital Creative Strategist to join their talented Digital team. A creative thinker who will be responsible for ideation, creative and ownership of multi-channel digital campaigns working with in-house team members, client-side managers and partner agency groups.

Working closely with clients and understanding their business objectives and target audience is key to delivering considered, effective, creative solutions. From initial conversations, scope, UX to creative iteration, release and beyond our successful candidate with support will take ownership of projects on a day to day basis and longer-term visions of the agency and their clients.

Successful candidate profile:

● A creative fresh thinker
● Someone who always brings something to the table
● End to end ownership of creative campaigns
● User centric approach
● Vision for campaigns
● Engage users across the consumer lifecycle
● Understanding of what’s hot and what’s next across tech, social, design
● Campaign experience
● Email marketing
● Own KPIS and results of campaigns as part of a team

Desirable strategic attributes and capabilities:

Understands omni-channel marketing in the context of consumer goods and the specific roles of digital

Appreciates what best practice looks like within both on AND offline channels (i.e. at home, online, in-store and on-the-go)

Knowledge on the challenge of delivering seamless integration of campaigns (i.e. building brand equity AND driving sales)

Expected to take lead on…

Conducting critical evaluation/audit of client/prospect ‘digital engagement’ activities

Make objective (evidence-based) recommendations on strategic priorities for given digital channels/touch points (informed by data and professional practice)

Coordinate internal stakeholders in the preparation of tailored proposals (in both pitch and ‘live’ brief scenarios)

Confident to lead strategic digital components of workshop, agency group sessions and client meetings

Thought leadership and the potential to work towards playing a role in representing at certain industry events, where relevant.


Facilitate the client’s product vision by researching, conceiving, sketching, prototyping and user-testing experiences for digital products.

Translate concepts into user flows, wireframes, mockups and prototypes that lead to intuitive user experiences.

Design and deliver wireframes, user stories, user journeys, and mockups optimized for a wide range of devices and interfaces.

Identify design problems and devise elegant solutions.

Make strategic design and user-experience decisions related to core, and new, functions and features.

Take a user-centered design approach and rapidly test and iterate your designs.

Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders.

Ask smart questions, take risks and champion new ideas.

Ownership as part of a team of campaign KPIs tracked through goals and analytics.

Proven Senior-level digital experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience designing complex solutions for complete digital environments.

Expertise in standard Creative & UX software such as Photoshop, Sketch, Axure, InVision, UXPin, Balsamiq, Framer, and the like is a must. Basic HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript skills are a plus.

Ability to work with clients to understand detailed requirements and design complete user experiences that meet client needs and vision.

Extensive experience in using UX design best practices to design solutions, and a deep understanding of mobile-first and responsive design.

A solid grasp of user-centered design (UCD), planning and conducting user research, user testing, A/B testing, rapid prototyping, heuristic analysis, usability and accessibility concerns.

Ability to iterate designs and solutions efficiently and intelligently.

Ability to clearly and effectively communicate design processes, ideas, and solutions to teams and clients.

A clear understanding of the importance of user-centered design and design thinking.

Be excited about collaborating and communicating closely with teams and other stakeholders via a distributed model, to regularly deliver design solutions for approval.

Be open to receiving feedback and constructive criticism.

Be passionate about design and innovation. Research and showcase knowledge in the industry’s latest trends and technologies.

Experience of email marketing in particular how to design an email to encourage engagement and enhance click rates.

Experience of designing SEO friendly web pages with a thorough understanding of the fundamentals that need to be factored in.

If you are interested in the advertised position for a Digital Creative Strategist, please ‘Register your interest’ through the requested method and we will be in touch shortly with regards to your suitability for the role.

Sharpe Recruitment Ltd is a North East based consultancy, dedicated to placing professionals in rewarding jobs throughout the North of England across a variety of disciplines including Digital Media, Design, Development, Creative Advertising, Sales & Marketing, Tech & IT.

Job Skills

Strategic & Creative Thinker, Vision for Campaigns, Wireframes, SEO, Customer Centric, HTML

Additional Information

  • Salary:£35000 - £40000 per annum + Great Company Benefits
  • Industry:Design and Creative
  • Location:Newcastle upon Tyne

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We have already filled this vacancy.


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