• Art Director

    ID
    2018-3013
    Category
    Creative Services
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Location
    US-IL-Chicago
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    Attention challengers of normal. We need curious people. The kind of people who know that ideas sometimes have to be wrestled to the ground and other times taken out for dinner. We need people to make ideas that move people. Is it fun? Yep. Is it hard work? Yep. We have good coffee. We will pay you. You will grow. Come on in, the water is fine.

    Summary

    Develops and executes creative marketing ideas to solve client challenges. Focuses on the visual side of the creative product, including design, layout, type, photography, color and overall visual esthetics. Collaborates primarily with a copywriter to generate ideas and create concepts and visual designs that are on strategy, on brand and achieve client objectives.

    What You'll Do

    • Support senior creative team members, account, strategy, and project management
    • Take notes based on creative brief discussed 
    • Ask clarifying questions to understand the assignment and any specific creative requests
    • Confirm role on the project
    • Provide input on concepting the ideas based on knowledge of current trends, pop culture, and current and past design themes- Bring own original ideas to the meeting and share with team
    • Build upon other participants’ ideas
    • Constructively critique ideas discussed
    • Partner with a copywriter to design and create agreed upon concept per brainstorm meeting
    • Create designs based on strategy, target audience, brand, brand guidelines and retailer
    • Design logos and sketch out ideas or layouts
    • Search for photos to be used in the design
    • Identify the correct font and imagery that works best with the idea
    • Understand usage rights of purchased items, such as stock photography and fonts
    • Use color appropriately to facilitate the idea or direct the eye
    • Work within the industry standards and follow company procedures and protocol
    • Present work to the senior creative team members
    • Further explore and/or revise concept per creative lead’s direction
    • Interpret feedback and adjust design accordingly
    • Ensure the design is on strategy
    • Prepare and package files for transfer to the next phase (i.e. transitioning a file to the studio)
    • Follow specified guidelines to store files properly
    • Ensure files are properly labeled and placed in the correct folder on corresponding server

    Must Haves

    • Bachelor’s degree in advertising, design or relevant field
    • 2-5 years of experience as an junior director, production artist or of similar experience,  preferably in an agency or in-house creative department 
    • Proficient in Adobe Create Suite applications
    • Basic understanding of advertising and marketing principles
    • Functional knowledge of typography, layout and design principles
    • Knowledge of current trends, pop culture, current and past design themes
    • Ability to communicate clearly, thoroughly and succinctly both verbally and in written form; can clearly articulate an idea and the reason(s) behind a specific creative direction
    • Able to accept constructive feedback and apply in work
    • Current knowledge and understanding of where and how people interact with media, including at home, on the go, while shopping, mobile, broadcast, print, event, etc.

    Who We Are

    We make inspiring creative. It’s not always the kind of work that hangs in a gallery, but it’s the kind that inspires people to buy well. We are an enterprise of thinkers and tinkerers armed with tools you won’t find anywhere else. We work hard. We play hard. We make rules. We break rules. We win awards that make our clients happy and your friends jealous. We will help move your career forward. We will challenge you, and we will celebrate successes with you. 
     
    Geometry Global, the world’s largest and most international brand activation agency, drives conversion, action and purchase through award-winning programs that change behavior and inspire people to buy well. With teams in 56 markets, Geometry Global has expertise in shopper, digital, experiential, relationship, promotional and trade marketing. Some of our clients are big hitters like Unilever, Kimberly-Clark, and Mondelez. Geometry Global is a WPP company. (NASDAQ: WPPGY). www.geometry.com 

    Geometry Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer that offers competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and great training programs. With the high volume of replies, we receive, it is not possible for us to personally respond to all prospective candidates. Please be assured that your resume will be reviewed and you will be contacted if there is an interest in your background and experience.

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