Senior Art Director
Wood Lane, London, W12

Company Description

Who we are
Langland, a Publicis Health company, is the only health communications agency that thinks further across Clinical Trial Experience, Medical Strategy & Education, Public Relations & Policy, and Advertising, to create unique value with visionary clients.

What we believe
Health brings us together. In the diseases we suffer, the medicines we create, and the causes we champion, health shows us our collective humanity. When we break the barriers that divide us, when we think further, we can create healthier futures, together.

A passion for craft
Having expert thinking is only part of our story. To ensure excellence in everything we make, we have centred our disciplines around three essential crafts: science, strategy and creativity. 

Job Description

As a Senior Art Director at Langland, you will be seen as a key player in driving both the business success and the cultural ethos of our agency. You will take concepts from start to completion, executing and delegating as needed. You will work closely with client services, planners, medical copywriters and clients to develop relevant, meaningful work, consistently of a very high standard.

We are looking for a conceptually minded individual, capable of creating intuitive, strategic concepts and solutions to a variety of briefs. Someone who sees every brief as an opportunity to raise the bar and produce simple, surprising, and empathetic work.

You should be a great communicator, engaging clients and colleagues alike with presentation skills often as powerful and persuasive as your creative. Team-mates, especially designers and art directors, will look to you for guidance.

Key responsibilities:

  • Take creative and strategic thinking and convert it into beautiful work by leading a team through the initial ideation stage, pre-production, shoot and final delivery
  • Work in a tight team with a copywriter to develop insightful ideas and produce engaging products
  • Work alongside medical copywriters and designers to develop high-quality and relevant work, using the appropriate tools
  • Plan/map tactical proposals, user journeys and experiences
  • Sell the work with concise, convincing rationales and persuasive presentations
  • Take responsibility for the quality of art direction on assigned accounts
  • Mentor members of the creative team; provide feedback and support to peers; check and approve the work of less experienced members of the team
  • Confidently lead creative discussions with clients, colleagues and partners; constructively resolve challenges
  • Maintain a profile as a source of inspiration for creativity in healthcare
  • Ensure strategy is clearly and cohesively applied; identify where objectives are not being met or delivery is threatened and provide potential solutions
  • Take a role in development of creative content for proposals and pitches; proactively identify organic growth opportunities for client and agency business


  • Significant proven experience of art direction, maintaining high standards across multiple accounts (experience in healthcare advertising not necessary)
  • A strong, varied conceptual portfolio demonstrating award-worthy ideas, experiences, print and digital work
  • Talent for conceptual and strategic thinking 
  • Ability to create work for a broad variety of materials in multiple platforms
  • Demonstrates a meticulous attention to detail
  • Great ability to convey complex topics in simple, engaging ways
  • Develops strong relationships thanks to excellent verbal and written communication skills; capable of providing advice to others; adept at resolving conflict
  • Inspires colleagues and elevates design and creative standards
  • Proficiency in motion graphics and AI visualisation is advantageous ­

Additional Information

About Publicis Health

At Publicis Health, we are united around one purpose: to create a world where people are equipped and motivated to take control of their health. We transform healthcare marketing and communications into healthcare engagement. We believe healthcare marketing is healthcare, fostering healthy conversations, healthy behaviours and healthy people. With 40 offices and 12 brands across the globe, Publicis Health’s worldwide staff is composed of more than 3,000 healthcare professionals who are experts in advertising and branding, data and analytics, strategic planning, service design, digital media and technology, science, and medicine. Publicis Health companies include: BBK Worldwide, Digitas Health, Heartbeat, insync, Langland, Payer Sciences, PlowShare Group, Publicis Health France, Publicis Health Media, Razorfish Health, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, and Verilogue. For more information, visit us at www.publicishealth.com.

An inclusive workplace
The more diverse our team, the more imaginative, intelligent and inspirational our culture and our work will become. Here are some of the ways we help promote diversity at Publicis Health. 


  • Diversity & Inclusion management 
  • Anonymised CV submissions
  • Mandatory unconscious bias training 
  • Career and school programmes to build industry access for people from mixed socio-economic backgrounds


  • Support communities for women, LGBTQ+, BAME employees and their allies.
  • A mental health programme which includes free HeadSpace membership.

Publicis Groupe has committed €45 million to diversity, inclusion and social injustice within the network As part of our dedication to create an inclusive and diverse workforce, Publicis Groupe UK is committed to equal access to opportunity for people without regard to race, age, sex, disability, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities and for candidates in our application process.  If you need assistance or adjustment due to a disability, please contact us.

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