Art Director, Architectural Digest, ME

ITP Media
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AE)
24 May 2021
24 Jun 2021

ITP Media Group reaches an audience of more than 90.6 million people across the Middle East and beyond through its leading websites, portals, social media platforms, events, conferences, award ceremonies, magazines, books and social media influencers agency.

Architectural Digest Middle East is looking for a talented and highly motivated art director to join its editorial team, based in Dubai.

The successful candidate will be a top-flight, dynamic designer and director with luxury consumer magazine and editorial experience. You will be responsible for the overall look and feel of the magazine, working at both a big-picture conceptual level and day-to-day design and execution, working closely with the editor in chief. 

We are looking for someone with a passion for design, who can deliver high-quality, eye-catchingly creative work in a pressurised environment. The candidate must also be articulate, self-motivated and able to manage their workload effectively. A thorough knowledge of Adobe CS (InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop) is essential.

Key Duties & Responsibilities


  • To design and art direct the magazine’s covers, features and sections, and associated products, working alongside our editors. 
  • To create innovative concepts for shoots, sourcing and commissioning photographers, stylists and illustrators. 
  • To maintain design standards across Architectural Digest Middle East and ensure that production deadlines are met.
  • To support the editorial team, by checking proofs and liaising with production.


Essential Skills & Requirements 

  • Demonstrate previous experience working on a leading publishing brand as a hands-on designer and innovative art director.
  • A portfolio that’s full of creative ideas and beautifully executed projects.
  • Excellent knowledge of magazine design, photography and typography as well as a passion for the industry. 
  • A bulging contacts book and network of connections with top-end photographers, designers and illustrators.
  • Extremely well organised with a flair for managing myriad projects at once. 
  • Degree-level education is preferable. 



Being an ITP employee is an opportunity to be part of the largest content creation house in the region and provides the luxury of working with global brands and experienced industry leaders. To ensure we invest in the development of our team, employees are given access to a variety of learning resources and exciting career development opportunities.

We believe in recognizing the passionate efforts of our team members. Our employees are rewarded by competitive remuneration, medical insurance and a generous leave entitlement scheme that sees annual holiday entitlement grow as tenure with the company increases. ITP employees also enjoy a variety of staff offers at many local restaurants, salons, hotels and service providers.

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