Seeking a passionate, creative Designer/Art Director who excels at translating broad strategies into creative solutions to reinforce brand identity and positioning both online & offline to join one of our amazing, cutting-edge, industry leading clients. You will be integral in guiding the visual expression of the brand and partnering with the marketing team to utilize design to achieve the business objectives. The ideal Designer is a strong conceptual thinker who possesses a wide range of design capabilities including a solid multi-platform background across digital, print and overall branding.
Core Areas of Responsibility:
Lead print and digital marketing communications material from concept to production.
Evolve and apply brand style guide elements across all brand communication ensuring consistency of look & feel.
Prepare final assets according to specific print or digital production guidelines at high levels of accuracy and efficiency.
Build systems to provide visibility and clarity of direction, priorities, deliverables, timelines.
Participate in brainstorming sessions with internal team in order to generate creative ideas.
Make proactive recommendations to streamline & improve creative processes.
College degree in graphic design or related field required
5+ years of graphic design experience in all aspects of design INCLUDING VIDEO, printed collateral, digital ads, in store signage and web
Agency experience highly preferred
Highly proficient in all industry-leading software, including Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) within a Mac environment
Strong portfolio demonstrating repeatable design process that results in simple and intuitive marketing campaigns, clear user education, and drives social engagement
Ability to conceptualize and visually execute original ideas both individually and within a team
Understanding of print production workflows, and the ability to design with the end in mind for maximum efficiencies
Ability to manage workload independently and meet deadlines consistently
Strong organization, time management and decision-making skills
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to turn over projects quickly and efficiently
What you'll get:
The once in a lifetime opportunity to work at a Chicago-based VC-backed company driving a national expansion and develop career skills and competencies like none other!
Fun office perks, including social events, an office-based chef that cooks lunches 3 times a week, and other fun outings/events.
Free product! Let's talk so you can find out what product.
Brand new River-North loft-style office with leading edge technology and foody environment (chef's kitchen) and casual meeting / hang-out space.