Art Director

Chicago Metro 60601
Job Terms:
$28-32/hour W2 + benefits
Start date:
Posted By:
Chelsea Caudill

Job Description:

Are you an 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. AQUENT is seeking an Art Director with 2+ years of professional working experience who is looking to get a foot in the door with a Fortune 100 FinTech organization - who is on the cutting edge of industry trends and truly VALUES design. This is a 6 month contract, onsite 40 hours a week at West Wacker. AQUENT pays a W2 hourly rate, health benefits, 401K and more. 

*** If you are looking for a long-term in-house creative role that offers great variety - please email your portfolio directly to Chelsea Caudill ccaudill@aquent.com *** 

As an Art Director on this team, you should be able to:

  • 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.

Art Director Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Military experience
  • At least 3 years of experience in design or art direction experience
  • Expert level knowledge of Adobe InDesign
  • At least 2 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 

Art Director 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.

Working here:

  • You’ll be pushed to bring thoughtful creative and marketing ideas to the table
  • You’ll be collaborating in an Agile environment to deliver purposeful projects
  • You’ll be working with a global brand - meeting customers where they live by leveraging AI, ML and VR