ART DIRECTOR (2-5 YEARS)

| Chicago

Art Director – Brand Advertising, Creative

 

The Art Director (AD) is responsible for translating and scaling brand concepts into effective visual designs for digital campaigns. Under the direction of a Senior Art Director (SAD), you will take ownership of several projects at a time and be involved in all phases of creative development. Acting as a brand ambassador for each of your clients, you will plan and execute projects independently, as well as with junior creative staff, and direct these projects through production and technology teams. You’ll be able to showcase your talents for concepting by executing creative for new business, and your skills at integrating thoughtful motion into your design will have plenty of opportunities to shine. An ability to work and manage priorities independently — with limited oversight from your manager — is a must. But there’s also plenty of collaboration involved in this role, so be ready to share your high standards, passion for interactive design, and ongoing knowledge of the mobile, social media, print design, and tech industry with the rest of the team.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Strong understanding of client brand guidelines
  • Establishing and developing flawless, on-brand design solutions across digital, mobile, social media, video and presentations from concept through final production
  • Leading contributions of creative development
  • Integrating motion graphics to tell the brand story or engage the user where appropriate — includes storyboarding, light to moderate animation, and some video editing
  • Partnering with Account Managers, Copywriters, Production Artists and other Creative team members to generate concepts that meet and exceed client expectations
  • Strong communication skills, including ability to articulate and sell creative concepts and rationale to other team members and clients, in words as well as visuals
  • Comprehensive understanding of the different digital formats and the ability to map out strategic ideas that fully utilize them
  • Proficiency in the latest creative testing for all assigned clients, initiating creative tests, and knowledgeable about Conversant best practices
  • Remain current with design/industry trends and advances in technology 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Great People, Deserve Great Benefits
We know that we have some of the brightest and most talented associates in the world, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly. If you work here, expect competitive pay, comprehensive health coverage, and endless opportunities to advance your career.
About Us
Epsilon® is an all-encompassing global marketing innovator. We provide unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights, world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms and data-driven creative, activation and execution. Epsilon’s digital media arm, Conversant, is a leader in personalized digital advertising and insights through its proprietary technology and trove of consumer marketing data, delivering digital marketing with unprecedented scale, accuracy and reach through personalized media programs. Together, we bring personalized marketing to consumers across offline and online channels, at moments of interest that help drive business growth for brands. Epsilon employs over 8,000 associates in 70 offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.epsilon.com and follow us on Twitter @EpsilonMktg.
Epsilon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Epsilon’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on actual or perceived race, color creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, medical condition as defined by applicable state law, genetic information, disability, military service and veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.  Epsilon also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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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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