Art Director

Location: Chicago
Job ID: NA-22-2939

What you’ll do:

In this role, you’re always ready to design and execute integrated, cross-channel advertising initiatives — you can turn daydreams into reality with flair and speed. You’ll spend quality time with your good friends Photoshop and Sketch yes…but you’ll also collaborate with creative directors, copywriters, animators and other key members of our creative team to produce awesome, industry-leading work. Day to day, your role will include:

  • Creating and communicating concepts that intrigue and inspire both your peers and clients — with a smart rationale to back them up.
  • Designing comps, storyboards, initial graphic concepts and final deliverables.
  • Brainstorming and developing campaigns while working with clients on multiple projects at once.
  • Collaborating and partnering with copywriters to ensure that both the copy and the visuals are in perfect sync to make the concept as powerful, vivid and compelling as possible.
  • Assisting the Creative Director to improve the Creative group’s technical and creative performance.

What you’ll bring to the table:

We’re looking for an Art Director who is both exceptionally qualified and a delight to work with, which usually includes:

  • Energy, a sense of humor, and an open and curious mind (yes, these things really do matter).
  • Exceptional conceptual and design skills and a robust portfolio that shows your talent in digital (social, display & web) and print.
  • Strong experience on large cross-channel and/or direct-marketing initiatives across media, both online and off.
  • Strong expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch and InDesign, in-depth understanding of social platforms and Web browser capabilities, and strong typographical, motion graphic and interaction design skills.
  • A willingness to travel as needed (hey, new places, new faces, new inspiration — right?).
  • A four-year degree, plus two to four years of art direction and strong digital design work experience.
  • A knack for strategic brainstorming, campaign development, creative brief development and creative execution.

Got what it takes? We’d love to hear from you

Company Description

We are the connected marketing agency, a full-service agency with modern creative & media, data, and technology services all under one roof. We are connected in the way we think and the way we work. At the heart of our company are great people that we call Unicorns. Our Unicorns are open, bold, and curious and love to solve complex problems for clients in unique ways.