Art Director (M/W/X)

The newspapers abroad are all agreed: Groningen is the new place to be in the Netherlands. Not only is it the Netherlands’ most youthful city with a nightlife free of closing times; it is also extremely digitally advanced and bursting with creativity. Do you want to make a career as a creative in the communication industry, and are you someone who wants a high quality of life? If so, Groningen is just the place for you!

Initio started out as a highly active communication consultancy 20 years ago. The agency is staffed by an exceptionally agreeable and motivated team that builds strong brands for customers. We at Initio are quick off the mark. We always seek to lead the way in order to offer our customers a unique, highly creative and smart product. Initio is growing. That’s why we’re urgently looking for experienced and creative talent to join our team.

You are a creative person, through and through. Your creative mind produces the best and most original ideas. You take every visual expression, on or offline, to a higher level. Together with a copywriter you are responsible as a team for campaign and concept development.


  • Have at least 3 years’ experience as an art director at an advertising and communication agency
  • Are completely at home with programs such as InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, and build dazzling presentations in Keynote
  • Have passion and an eye for beauty and know exactly how to turn good ideas into a superb design
  • Are not afraid of responsibility and inspire colleagues, photographers, illustrators and other creatives to produce fantastic work
  • Excel at developing campaigns and are a conceptual and logical thinker
  • Are completely up-to-date with the digital world and know how to connect online and offline campaigns and concepts together
  • Have perfect mastery of Dutch and English.


  • Offer you a challenging 40-hour a week job. Naturally with a good salary
  • Give you all the space you need to do what you do best and unleash your creativity
  • Offer a pleasant working atmosphere in a close-knit team
  • Offer you the opportunity to continue to develop with training and events
  • Conduct a socially oriented personnel policy.


We look forward to seeing your digital portfolio, with a brief explanation of why you are the best candidate and CV.

Mail your application to, attn. Marjolein Hospers.