HIRING - JUNIOR TEAM

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

We're looking for a rising junior team with a year or two under their belts. Hungry to step things up and eager to create famous work, they’ll be driven, energetic and conceptually bold.

Insightful thinkers, the team should consist of a strong writer and talented art director (ideally someone with impressive scamping skills). Our flagship account demands a satirical tone and the pair’s book needs to demonstrate an intelligent sense of humour.

Able to think across the marketing mix, the team should be social media natives, a pair who can deliver great work online. This channel hasn’t been a big focus for us historically. But it’s an area we want to grow into.


ABOUT THE AGENCY:

Celebrating 30 years as lead agency for one of the world’s best-loved brands, we’re adland’s best-kept secret. But that’s about to change.

On a mission to grow our business, there’s a big few years ahead. And, as the London office of a privately owned international network, we have the free rein to do it our way.

What drives us is creating brilliant work, for brands that shake things up. But we won’t sell out to make it happen. We’re a small, friendly team that believes everyone plays a part in the creative process. There are no egos or politics here and we want to keep it that way!


OUR COMMITMENT:

2017 is a big year for the agency. We're expanding the team and making a new business push. It means opportunities for career progression are there for the taking and are only limited by the team’s own ambition.

You will have the opportunity to work on exciting advertising and branding projects for the UK and international markets. As well as developing your own skills with the backing and support of our close knit creative team.


HOW TO APPLY:

Think this opportunity excites you?… then send us an e-mail with:
— Your CV and a short paragraph to introduce yourself
— A link to your work

Please send your email to:
jim.saunders@kastnerandpartners.co.uk

SUPERSTAR CRAFT BEER

When you combine the brewing talents of Anspach & Hobday with the Michelin starred culinary wizardy of Tom Sellers and Restaurant Story (and not forgetting a little branding design from ourselves of course), you can't go wrong. This is the second time our favourite brewers have teamed up with Tom, their award winning Smoked Brown Ale has long been a part of his tasting menu. The Kastner crew are seriously looking forward to trying out their latest creation.

FREELANCE CREATIVE WEB DEVELOPER

K&P London are on the hunt for a talented, reliable, Freelance Creative Web Developer. We have a couple of great projects coming up and we're hoping this can be the start of a long working relationship with the right candidate.

For more information please contact Dan Smith > > >

JUNIOR CREATIVE TEAM WANTED

K&P London have a last minute space available on our summer placement programme. We have been running a series of four week, paid placements with a permanent job awaiting the most talented duo. If you’re a junior team made up of a dedicated Copywriter and Art Director and are available to start w/c 29th August or w/c 5th September, then please contact Dan Smith >>

KASTNER & PARTNERS OWNS A BARBERSHOP IN MADRID. HERE'S WHY.

A barbershop in Spain, a classic car showroom in Los Angeles and an urban streetwear brand in London all have an unusual connection. These burgeoning businesses are managed by independent advertising agency Kastner & Partners.

Johannes Kastner, who founded the agency in Austria in 1985, challenged staffers about six years ago to set up separate businesses in each office. The idea was that the new businesses would be something the office was passionate about and wanted to invest time and energy in. Each offshoot has a P&L that is separate from that of the individual office.

"Entrepreneurial spirit is what we live on at Kastner," said Brandon Rochon, chief creative officer at the agency, which helped launch Red Bull in 1987 and still works with the energy drink brand today.

Read the full Advertising Age article > >

DESIGN INTERNSHIP AT K&P LONDON

We are looking for a talented young designer to join us for a one-month internship. You will be working with the design team, assisting day to day on a range of projects from branding to advertising campaigns. We’ll offer guidance on how to answer briefs and how to operate within brand guidelines, as well as an analytical and helpful eye on all your work.
 
Our commitment:
We want to give you exposure to an advertising agency and all that that entails. You’ll learn the process from start to finish. We want you to come out of the experience with a solid understanding of what to expect from the industry.
 
Skills required:
— Degree (imminent or received) or equivalent qualification in Graphic Design.
— Good knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects is a plus).
— Knowledge of the print production process
— Passion for high quality graphic design and typography
— Good attention to detail, and an eye for good composition and layout
— Ability to take instruction and listen to feedback.
— Strong communications skills and a friendly, open and positive attitude.
 
Details:
Time:  1 month internship
Salary:  Travel Expenses + breakfast (and beers on Friday)
Level:  Student/Graduate
Deadline:  April 22, 2016
 
How to apply:
If you read the above and thought “That’s me!” then all you need to do is pull together:

—  A short paragraph of 150 words to introduce yourself
—  3 examples (maximum) of strong, relevant work
—  3 examples of work you’ve seen and why you like it. (Or perhaps even don’t like it!?)

And pop an email over to kastnerinternship@gmail.com

Unfortunately given the large number of applicants, we’re not going to be able to respond to everyone!

BRIXTON: MUSIC, CULTURE AND MOTORCYCLES?

Kastner & Partners in London are delighted to welcome a new client, Brixton Motorcycles, to our growing roster of clients. The new brand, which produces beautiful, retro inspired bikes, came to K&P London for expertise, guidance and creative input in order to kick-start their global launch.

Brixton are gearing up to unveil their first bike - a vintage style 125cc - at the EICMA in Milan next week (19th-22nd November), and thus, launch their brand. So as they pick up speed, stay tuned for more updates.

See the identity and launch collateral > >

THE FUTURE'S BRIGHT FOR BEN

Recent advertising graduate Ben Moon landed a month long placement at Kastner & Partners in London after winning his own space race at Birmingham City University’s annual awards ceremony.

Ben scooped the K&P sponsored award and made the giant leap down to the capital to spend four weeks with us, working within our creative department. He was a pleasure to have around and we hope he’s enjoyed his first taste of advertising.

We all wish him the very best for the next phase of his career journey. After all, the moon needs a day job, right Ben?

Reach for the Moon at: benjaminmoon.com

ROUX. WINS BEST NEWCOMER.

This month, K&P-backed fashion brand Roux. has been awarded Best Newcomer in the FHM Collections Awards.

FHM needs no introduction and FHM Collections acts as their ‘life and style manual for smart men’. This month’s Autumn/Winter edition features their awards for 2016 described as 'the Oscars of menswear’. This is a fantastic achievement for Roux. given the brand is little over a year old, and testament to the hard work of all those involved.  

See the full spread here > >