We are looking for a stellar Digital Designer with a great visual eye for a temp-perm assignment with a Fortune 100 company in Downtown Chicago. This talent MUST have experience in responsive design, direct response, banner-ads, landing pages, and email templates. Talent must be custom to working on story-boards with copywriters! Additionally, this talent should have experience in Adobe CQ. Working with colleagues, provide creative thought leadership in the development of high quality digital and print marketing communications projects for the team that helps generate customers and creates a positive customer experience.
Be able to think outside the box, (yes, we mean it!) and push conventional thinking in order to deliver fresh, high-level concepts that are on brand and satisfy business goals.
Provide expert level digital expertise from conceptualization to execution of creative for web sites, emails, landing pages, smartphones, tablets
Thorough understanding of direct response and digital and able to work within both
Knowledge expert of interactive communications and delivery systems, processes and user interface design as well as industry best practices
As digital expert, provide knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography and limitations of the web; must understand Flash and have the ability to storyboard or translate ideas to designers and develop innovate motion graphic solutions
A strong working knowledge of experience design, brand development and creative process
Provide creative thinking during creative kick-off meetings, brainstorms and presentations and be able to influence some and guide others with recommended solutions
Be an effective designer. On many projects, the Design Lead will also function as the primary or secondary designer responsible for delivering compelling concepts and design
Able to push self and team to continuously seek inspiration that helps produce impactful design
Ensure your team uses and understands the approved Creative Brief but you must also able to work with colleagues to develop a Brief, if necessary
Ensure your team uses creative best practices throughout the creative process in order to deliver high quality work efficiently, timely and cost effectively and meets all agreed upon deadlines and follows through on project requirements
Work with Creative Services Lead to implement performance metrics to manage for success
Ensure team uses creative best practices throughout the creative development process in order to deliver high quality work efficiently, timely and cost effectively
Provide informed opinion on how to improve the creative during internal/external reviews
Participate in regular department meetings to share best work, best practices and learnings.
Partner with Creative Services Lead to ensure self and team receives appropriate development training
Work with Creative Services Lead to develop a collaborative, energetic work environment where team can produce high quality work efficiently, timely and cost effectively. And, where deadlines and follow through on project requirements are met.
Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts or related field or equivalent visual design and management experience required, graduate degree preferred
Proficient in HTML5, Flash, Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge, Flash, Dreamweaver and CQ
Proficient Mac and PC skills: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Knowledge of CSS, Actionscript
Experience with Adobe AfterEffects and video editing (a plus)
Able to exercise good judgment and independent discretion regarding projects, initiatives and other company-related efforts with general guidance from Creative Services Leader.
Able to communicate challenges to Creative Services Leader as well as help solve them
Is able to manage the workflow and direct the work of others, as needed
Able to multi-task, prioritize, problem solve and work independently
No drama, team player, flexible and is a fast thinker, especially during critical or stressful times