• Junior Art Director

    ID
    2018-3035
    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

    The role of the Junior AD focuses on the visual side of the creative being developed for various client requests. Assists the Creative team on design, type, photography, layout, color, shape, and the overall visual esthetics. Ensures agency success by assisting in the creation of designs that are consistent with client branding guidelines, client goals, and company procedures. 

    What You'll Do

    • Attend and participate in all project kick-off meetings with Senior Creative team members, Account, Strategy, and Project Management
    • Take notes based on creative brief discussed o Ask clarifying questions to understand the assignment and any specific creative requests
    • Confirm the Jr. Art Director’s role in the assignment
    • Participate in all creative brainstorms along with Senior Creative team
    • Provide input on concepting the ideas based on knowledge of current trends, pop culture, and current and past design themes
    • Bring ideas to meeting on how the idea could activate
    • Build upon other participants’ ideas
    • Partner with a Copywriter or Senior Creative team in creating the agreed upon concept based on the creative brainstorm
    • Create designs based on the brand(s), the brand guidelines, the target audience, and retailers
    • 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
    • Work with senior Creative team members to revise design concepts
    • Consult with Creative team to ensure the design is in line with the creative brief o Interpret feedback received and utilize to adjust design
    • Prepare and package files correctly for transfer to the next phase (i.e. transitioning a file to the Studio)
    • Follow specified guidelines to store files properly
    • Ensure that files are properly labeled and placed in the correct folder on the corresponding server
    • Enter time reports once a week, at a minimum, and expense reports within 10 days of incurred expense

    Must Haves

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising, Design or relevant field
    • Previous internship experience in a design or agency capacity
    • Knowledge of Adobe Create Suite and any other relevant applications
    • Basic understanding of the industry including: Paper stock, RGB/CMYK, Acronyms
    • Introductory 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
    • Accepts constructive feedback and is able to utilize feedback in work
    • Basic understanding of specified brand(s), brand guidelines, and retailers as they relate to the projects they are working on
    • Understanding of where and how people interact with all kinds of media including: at home, on the go, while shopping, Mobile, Broadcast, Print, and Event
    • Collaborates well with others; demonstrated through actions such as: Partnering with other Creative team members, including Copywriters and other Art Directors, to complete assigned projects
    • Working with Account and Project Management teams to fully understand client asks and timelines
    • Strong attention to detail and organization, demonstrated through actions such as: Effectively proofing own work to ensure accuracy
    • Actively and effectively managing timelines and deliverables of multiple projects simultaneously, some with short turnaround times
    • Proactive approach, demonstrated through actions such as: Anticipating potential problems and obstacles to project success, communicating concerns and developing solutions
    • Actively seeking out additional projects during lull periods

    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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