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Chicago

Associate Creative Director, Art

JOB SUMMARY

Are you a persuasive visual storyteller? A driven master of your craft and of pushing your own creativity? A strategic and creative problem-solver? Then you might just be the ACD we’re looking for.

We need an ACD who has a flair for visual narratives. Our ideal ACD thinks big, is a leader, and a true believer in collaborating across disciplines. This role requires that you have a fluid ability to understand the details of a project while maintaining strategic and creative elevation; it also offers the unique opportunity to concept, execute, and present to key client stakeholders, creating new standards and pushing boundaries in the process.

Day to day, the ACD Art will work with Creative Directors to oversee creative across social, dot com, video, and print campaigns. The ACD will be responsible for leading teams of Art Directors, Designers and Copywriters to find innovative approaches to projects. 

New business pitch experience is a plus!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with Strategy, Account, and Project Management teams to interpret and guide client directives towards effective creative products
  • Plan, assign, direct, and review design, art direction, and copy work

  • Run creative brainstorms and creative client-working sessions 

  • Apply critical and conceptual thinking to brand and marketing strategies

  • Present to client stakeholders and agency management

  • Provide regular support and mentorship to creative team to ensure flawless delivery of the creative product on an ongoing basis

  • Work directly with Studio personnel to manage project needs and expectations to ensure delivery in a timely manner

  • Direct video/photo shoots, editing, and production-related tasks as necessary




QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 6 years of progressive creative and management experience in an agency or related marketing environment 
(at least 3+ years digital agency environment)

  • A strong working knowledge of interaction design, user-centered experience design, and digital content development

  • Flexible, communicative, professional with a great eye and strong attention to detail

  • Proven ability to provide clear creative direction for art and copy and provide timely and meaningful feedback

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills at all levels of both internal and client organizations

  • Ability to prioritize work and resources across engagements

  • Strive to improve creative processes and keep work on schedule and budget

  • Leadership experience guiding large creative teams (8+) and overseeing 2+ direct reports

  • Proven mentoring, supervisory, and team-building skills

  • Technology and insurance industry experience a plus

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Designory is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Designory does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.