Jr. Digital Art Director

West Wacker Chicago, IL 60601
$30-32/hour + benefits
Start date:
Posted By:
Chelsea Caudill

Job Description:

AQUENT is seeking an Art Director to join a creative team working on big brand partnerships.  We are looking for a sharp talent who can bring fresh ideas, perspective and skills. This role requires 1-2 years of experience, digital and social expertise. This Creative Director needs a big picture thinker who he can mold and mentor with a fabulous can-do attitude.

Art Director Portfolio:  Must show high attention to detail, creativity & strategic thinking. NO ERRORS in the portfolio. HEAVY DIGITAL & SOCIAL WORK. Crisp. Clean. Modern. Simple.  Please send your portfolio directly to Chelsea Caudill - ccaudill@aquent.com with the subject line Chicago Art Director ...  Did I mentioned details matter for this CD?  

The max hourly pay rate for this role is $32/hour W2 + benefits. AQUENT offers great health benefits, 401K, dental, vision and more. This role is a contract to potential hire opportunity.

Art Director Deliverables:  Join a team of 2 Creative Directors, 2 Associate Creative Directors, 7 Copywriters & 7 Art Directors. You will be responsible for participating in brainstorming sessions, understand high-profile Fortune 100 client needs, present conceptual ideas that are strategic, fresh, and have strategy behind them. A high-level of presentation skills and initiative is required to be successful in this role.

Art Director Soft Skills Needed:

  • Self-motivated 
  • Desire to learn and grown
  • Must be teachable
  • Highly adaptable
  • Excellent presentation skills

Technical Skills Needed:

  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Digital designs & designs for social media 
  • Plus skills: Sketch and Adobe After Effects

Why as an Art Director would you be interested in this role? 

  • You will get mentored by an amazing Creative Director.
  • You will get to work for a Fortune 50 FinTech organization.
  • The big brand partnerships you will work on are Fortune 20 - Fortune 500 brands (with a focus on the former). 
  • As a Creative,  you will be pushed to bring new ideas to the table in the digital space. 
  • You will be surrounded by other talented, down-to-earth creatives who are smart, fun & dedicated to their craft, but with work-life balance. 

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