Position Type: Permanent, 4 day working week (4 day working week for 5 days’ pay!)
Working Pattern: Hybrid - 3 days in the office (Shepherds Bush), 1 day from home & every Friday is non working day as standard
We are This is Beyond. A fast-moving, fast-thinking and vibrant London-based B2B events company. We have grown from an ambitious start-up to a worldwide leader in creating both innovative and ground-breaking B2B events. We are considered thought leaders in the luxury travel industry, making a real impact by defining specific travel genres and building passionate communities around them.
Today our portfolio is made up of both revolutionary and category-smashing global travel trade shows, along with a fast-growing luxury membership club for the who’s who of luxury movers and shakers. We are obsessive about curating just the right crowd because there’s no substitute for great chemistry. Plus, we’re allergic to boring formats. So, expect exclusivity, expect inspiration, expect imaginative, immersive experiences that don’t feel like work! That’s exactly why they’re great for business.
Joining This is Beyond as a Creative Director offers a unique opportunity to shape the future of luxury travel events, driving innovation, and creativity while making a mark in the industry. If you are a visionary creative leader with a love for luxury travel and event excellence, we invite you to be part of our dynamic team!
We are seeking a visionary and dynamic Creative Director to lead the conceptualisation and execution of our luxury travel trade shows and events. As the Creative Director at This is Beyond, you will be responsible for guiding our creative team and collaborating with cross-functional teams to deliver world-class experiences that surpass industry standards and captivate our audience. This role will require a strong understanding of luxury travel trends, a keen eye for design, and a passion for creating extraordinary event experiences.
What you will do:
- Creative Vision and Strategy: Develop and communicate a compelling creative vision for each trade show and event, aligning with the company's brand values and overall objectives. Collaborate with Event Directors to define long-term creative strategies that elevate the company's reputation and position in the luxury travel industry.
- Design Direction: Oversee the design process, from initial concept sketches to the creation of visual assets and collaterals, ensuring a consistent and visually stunning brand representation across all touchpoints. Provide creative direction for stage designs, exhibition layouts, interactive installations, and other event elements.
- Team Leadership: Initially manage and mentor a team of 6 creative professionals (design studio), fostering a collaborative and high-performing creative environment. Set clear goals and expectations, providing feedback and guidance to help team members reach their full potential.
- Partner Collaboration: Nurture and maintain strong relationships with design agencies, production teams, and other creative partners.
- Budget Management: Ensure that the creative department operates efficiently within budget constraints, optimising resources and identifying cost-effective solutions without compromising on quality.
- Event Evaluation and Improvement: Conduct post-event evaluations, gathering feedback from attendees, clients, and team members to identify areas for improvement and implement lessons learned in future events.
What you will need:
- Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, Marketing, or a related field. Additional experience in Event Management will be a plus.
- Proven experience as a Creative Director/ head of Creative or in a similar creative leadership role, ideally in agency or the luxury travel, events, or hospitality industry.
- A strong portfolio showcasing successful event concepts and designs for luxury brands and high-end clientele.
- Deep understanding of luxury travel trends and an ability to anticipate and integrate emerging industry themes into event designs.
- Proficiency in design software, project management tools, and multimedia production techniques.
- Outstanding leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and guide a diverse team of creative professionals.
- Strong communication and presentation abilities, with the capacity to articulate and sell creative concepts to stakeholders.
- A passion for excellence, attention to detail, and a dedication to delivering unparalleled event experiences.
Benefits: Pension, 4 day working week (no working on Friday). Hybrid working (3 days in the office per week), ongoing learning & development, social events & travel opportunities.
This is Beyond is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic.