Art Director

Chicago Metro 60601
Job Terms:
$32-39/hour + benefits
Start date:
Posted By:
Chelsea Caudill

Job Description:

Aquent is seeking an Art Director for a top client in Chicago. Are you an experienced art director with a passion for innovative and inspiring design? Digital, mobile, print, social, direct mail—we want to see it all. And while you’re great at sky-high concepting, you’re also ok with detail oriented, day-to-day marketing work. The ideal Art Director will have agency experience. This role is 40 hours a week, onsite. 

What can we tell you about our client? They are a cool company with smart, sharp, down to earth people who are all committed to excellent products, services & technologies. Most of the creatives here have ditched the fast-paced, burning-the-midnight-oil lifestyle for a better work-life balance. 

For quick apply email your resume / portfolio directly to ccaudill@aquent.com - subject line Chicago Art Director. 

Day to day:

  • Create compelling marketing assets for web, direct mail, mobile and other applicable channels that effectively balance brand and business goals and inspire consumers to act. 
  • Brainstorm with a team to generate ideas and creative concepts. 
  • Use Mac-based prepress programs to build preliminary layouts of marketing materials for eventual production. 
  • Collaborate with Business Analysts, internal Account Executives, Copywriters and Graphic Designers to help formulate marketing strategy. 
  • Be self-organized and able to manage multiple deadlines on numerous, concurrent projects. 
  • Have strong presentation skills, you will be expected to articulate and sell your work. 
  • Have a positive attitude and work well in a classic art director/copywriter partnership. A good sense of humor never hurts. 
  • Have strong integrated thinking skills. 
  • Consistently deliver quality work on time. 


  • Bachelor’s degree or Military experience 
  • At least 5 years of experience in design or art direction experience 
  • Expert level knowledge of Adobe InDesign 
  • At least 4 years of experience working in Adobe After Effects 
  • At least 2 years of content creation and social media engagement experience 
  • At least 2 years of experience with B2C site marketing, such as landing pages, product pages or affiliate marketing 
  • At least 2 year of direct response experience 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • At least 2 years of experience working in Adobe Premier 
  • HTML experience is a plus 

Client Description:

This client puts its money where its mouth is. As a leading financial services and tech company, they’re constantly pushing the envelope to adapt and stay ahead of trends - whether it’s trends in financial products or in the way they treat their customers. Our client sets the bar in customer experience.

Our Talent are working with “best-in-class” global marketing teams on omni-channel campaigns, leveraging innovative technologies to drive customer engagement. AQUENT Talent work alongside full-time employees presenting ideas to stakeholders and influencing business decisions every day.