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ART DIRECTOR (2-5 YEARS)

| Chicago

The Art Director (AD) is responsible for concept development and the translation and extension of brand concepts into effective visual designs for digital campaigns. Under the direction of a Senior Art Director (SAD), you will work hands-on on several projects at a time and will be involved in all phases of creative development. You will be responsible for planning and executing portions of projects independently or with junior creative staff as well as directing the project through production and tech teams. You will be involved in concepting and executing creative for new business. You are skilled at integrating motion into your design. You excel at working and managing priorities independently, with limited oversight from your manager. You produce work to the highest standards and are passionate about interactive design, trends in mobile, social media, print design and technology.

 

Responsibilities 

  • Understand client brand guidelines, establish and develop flawless, on-brand design solutions across digital, mobile, social media, video and presentations from concept through final production; Direct contribution to creative development
  • Integrate motion graphics to tell the brand story or engage the user where appropriate; includes storyboarding, light to moderate animation, and some video editing
  • Partner with account managers, copywriters, production artists and other creative team members to generate concepts that meet and exceed client expectations
  • Well-developed communication skills including ability to articulate and sell creative concepts and rationale to other team members and clients in words as well as visuals
  • Fully understands the different digital platforms and the ability to map out strategic ideas that delivers the best usage of these
  • Working knowledge of Creative Testing – Be proficient in the latest creative testing for all assigned clients, initiating creative tests and knowledgeable about Conversant best practices

#creative 

 

 

 

Qualifications

  • BFA preferred, ideally in Visual Communications, Advertising or Design
  • 3-5 years of experience in agency/in-house environment leading Art Direction on global brands
  • Amazing portfolio that shows flawless attention to crafting and details as well as conceptual thinking and integrated experiences
  • Digital background
  • Motion graphics experience required (storyboarding, animation, video editing)
  • Well-developed communication skills including ability to articulate and sell creative concepts and rationale to other team members and clients in words as well as visuals
  • Proven teamwork skills, flexibility and a healthy disrespect for the impossible
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detail is a must
  • Able to see other people's point of view and receive criticism
  • Able to identify as well as solve challenges
  • Eagerness to be mentored by the SAD, ACD/CD
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and positive attitude

Program Knowledge

  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • After Effects
  • InDesign
  • Power Point
  • Keynote         
  • Basic HTML knowledge
  • Mac/PC platform Literate
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C#Languages
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    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PerlLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
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    • D3JSLibraries
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Location

101 N Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

An Insider's view of Conversant

What's something quirky about your company?

We have a company band, made up of anywhere from 30 to 40 employees at a given time. The band has a large following and performs at charity events around Chicago. They also perform a full set at Conversant’s holiday party each year at the House of Blues. My jaw hit the floor when I saw my peers up on stage rocking out.

Paul

Associate Automation & Infrastructure Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

My days are a mix of execution, idea generation and collaboration. Our focus on executing revenue-generating strategies for clients requires attention to quality while looking to automate and innovate our processes. My creative mindset comes into play daily when discussing how we should approach a client campaign and other objectives.

Omair

Client Integration Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Conversant is deeply invested in helping you grow your career. I started as a Database Administrator and was promoted to Senior Database Administrator. After a brief stint away from the company, I was re-hired as a Senior Client Integration Engineer in Operations and am now a Senior Solutions Integration Engineer.

Susan

Senior Solutions Integration Engineer

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Conversant has a very good work-life balance, including unlimited PTO. As a young adult, traveling around the world is one my top priorities and working with a company that aligns with that is a huge plus. I have had the flexibility to visit 7 countries. That flexibility is one of many things that has kept me at Conversant for five years.

Alba

Team Lead, Engineering

What are Conversant Perks + Benefits

Conversant Benefits Overview

At Conversant, we offer benefits and perks that enable our associates to thrive and foster a culture of innovation.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Conversant participates in local community activities such as the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Off the Street Club, Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon, Habitat for Humanity and Ronald McDonald House.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Conversant has a Social Committee that organizes social, charitable and sports activities.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Conversant's team fitness initiatives include intramural softball, volleyball and soccer.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Conversant provides back-up care benefits.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Conversant hosts an annual summer boat party on Lake Michigan and a holiday party at the House of Blues, where our employee-run band performs the live entertainment all night.
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Our game room includes Foosball, Shuffle Board.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion.
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Conversant offers employees professional development opportunities like on-site training courses and the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Conversant hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program and career mentoring.
Time allotted for learning
Conversant encourages employees to complete 48 hours of professional development training per year.
Online course subscriptions available
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