Art Director


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive Plus Benefits

Closing Date

18/06/2021 22:45

About the Role

As the Art Director, you oversee and support the photography function with a main focus and taking ownership of all Homeware and still life Photography.

Your role is to lead the photography development of seasonal campaigns, events, social and brand development. You help manage the planning and execution of all seasonal photography. You will help drive a consistent brand message through all photography production for use across multiple channels, including: CRM, DM, POS, ATL, social, eCrm and PR.

You'll also produce AD packs for use in CGI and support the production of all shoot packs. You art direct photo shoots as required.

•Oversee the management of all Homeware and still life photography

•Oversee the management of all Homeware CGI production

•Oversee maintenance of all Ecommerce photography and style guides

•Support in the planning and execution of all photography and CGI including, fashion, home and still life

•Proactive and have the ability to take an initial brief to the next level, you deliver high impact creative photography ideas/concepts/mood boards and AD packs; that meet the brief objectives and connect with our customers across multiple channels,  including: CRM, DM, POS, ATL, social, eCrm, PR and internal communications

•Work closely with internal and external production to deliver high quality photography on time and within budget

•Work closely with external CGI suppliers to deliver high quality imagery on time and within budget

•Assists with image approval and post production processes/asset management to ensure final delivery to standard and to deadline

•Sign off on all artwork that uses your photography or CGI to approve crops, retouch and colours

•Regularly review competitor’s activities, keeping up to date with the latest trends & fashions across design and photography

•Reporting to the Senior Art director and supporting them with fashion shoots when required

•Attending and art directing photoshoots when required

About You

  • 3+ years as a proven Art director preferably with fashion retail experience with a focus on Homeware and Still life
  • Practical knowledge and understanding of the design and layouts process, competent in using adobe creative suite especially Indesign and Photoshop.
  • Previous experience of working with and developing photography brand guidelines
  • A proven track record of working with production companies delivering projects on time and in budget within a challenging retail environment.
  • Previous experience working and presenting moodboards and concepts to key stake holders in the buying teams forming good working relationships.
  • Working with their trend boards to bring the product and vision to life.
  • Working closely with the creative marketing team to help manage campaign development, shoot requirements and the photography calendar and schedule.
  • Excellent work management and organisational skills.



About Matalan


Founded in the early 1980s by John Hargreaves in Liverpool, Matalan is proud to serve its customers excellent quality at great value. With over 200 stores in the UK, a growing online presence and over 15,000 employees, working here is exciting, challenging, and above all fun! As part of the Matalan family, you can expect some great benefits and the opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the UK’s most trusted value retailer. This is Retail Made Real.

Matalan value diversity and don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from all communities.

Matalan wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the application and interview process and ultimately, in their role. We therefore encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.

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