Art Director

Chicago, IL
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Sara El-Shami

Job Description:

We’re looking for an experienced, innovative and strategic Art Director with a proven track record of developing and executing strong creative strategies for big brands. Someone who’s a natural storyteller and LOVES creating solutions that really make a difference. We’re looking for someone who has a grasp for the conceptual (campaign big ideas), exploratory work (competitive research, brand landscape research, mood boards, look & feel), has a credible presence during presentations and is able to speak to their work with excitement, clarity, and passion.

What you’ll do to help make a difference:

-You’ll bring experience working in either/both client servicing Ad-Agency or in-house creative corporate culture.
-You’ll work directly and collaboratively with members of the creative team and business partners to develop and produce effective communications.
-You’ll be self-organized and manage multiple concurrent jobs, as well as fill in for your Creative Director, if needed.
-You’ll demonstrate expert knowledge of advertising and marketing trends and translate business intent into creative strategies and executions that market products effectively.
-You’ll demonstrate an understanding of the intended audience; interpret market research and test results, as well as use findings to focus targeted marketing messages.

Why you’ll love your job.

-You’ll help change banking for good.
-You’ll help launch new flagship products.
-You’ll help build an Upmarket brand.
-You’ll partner with a talented group of creatives who set a high bar for Brand.
-You’ll be motivated by the challenges you see and dedicated to figuring out ways to solve them.
-You’ll create strong partnerships by respectfully challenging the status quo and connecting your work to business goals.

What you’ll bring to the creative table:

-An impeccable eye for design, compelling imagery and composition
-The ability to inspire and drive the development of powerful, concise marketing
-Strong creative strategies rooted in consumer insight and marketing objectives
-Motivation, drive and collaboration
-Understanding of the media (print, online, mobile) and its limitations
-A knowledge of industry best practices and the ability to identify, address and incorporate emerging trends into strategic development
-The ability to navigate through complex processes, client organizations and ambiguity
-A consistently positive outlook and attitude

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree or military experience
• At least 4 years experience developing creative for digital and traditional marketing channels
• At least 2 years experience designing for web, mobile and social.

Preferred Qualifications:

• 5 years experience developing creative for digital and traditional marketing channels
• 4 years experience designing for web, mobile and social. 


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