Junior Art Director at UPshow

| Chicago
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UPshow is looking for a Junior Art Director in Chicago to execute marketing and sales design needs for a company that’s rapidly changing the way businesses do TV. This is an exciting opportunity to quickly gain hands-on experience in a highly creative role. You will report directly to our Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder / Chief Marketing Officer, working closely with the marketing team. You’ll have a wide variety of projects — sales presentations, ad campaigns, social content, event displays, emails, infographics and more. You’re responsible for making our brand personality and visual language sing across every touchpoint. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Execute UPshow’s marketing design needs with a keen sense of art direction and visual storytelling
  • Help create our brand guidelines and user-friendly design templates, while evolving our visual language and voice
  • Fulfill client requests for custom promotions that will require you to design for many different brands (from Buffalo Wild Wings to ATI Physical Therapy) in any given day
  • Participate in brainstorms with our writer and designers to come up with groundbreaking new ideas that generate new customer leads and brand awareness
  • Keep up-to-date on design and marketing trends, technology and best practices

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic Requirements

  • Builder’s Mentality – You will enter the company during a period of rapid growth and will be expected to proactively lean in and make a meaningful impact
  • Intense Creativity – You will have a “blank slate” opportunity to impact both the UPshow brand and product, and must challenge the company with new ideas and processes
  • Interpersonal Skills – Excellent internal/external communication skills are a must, as you will be collaborating with colleagues, third-party partners and customers daily, and requires strong empathy to identify with the needs of all audiences
  • Adaptability – You should be energized and excited by working in a fast-paced startup environment, and be willing to learn and adopt new skills constantly

 

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design, advertising or a related field
  • Strong skills in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), and tools like Sketch or XD
  • Experience with the following will get us really excited:
  • Motion design, with skills in Adobe Premiere or AfterEffects
  • Video production or photography
  • Copywriting / creative writing
  • Platforms like Squarespace, MailChimp, Canva

Submissions without portfolio links / attachments will not be reviewed.  We value cover letters, please include a little bit about your background, and why you think you’d be a great fit for UPshow. Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to every applicant at this time, but will be reaching out to select candidates with next steps. Thanks so much for your interest!

 

UPshow values diversity of culture and background for the benefit of our team, our product, and our world. UPshow is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We win together, we lose together.
 
This position is open to applicants who are legally authorized to work in the United States. We are not able to sponsor work visas at this time.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • SEMRushAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • TrelloManagement
    • IntercomCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • IntercomEmail
    • MandrillEmail
    • RapportiveLead Gen

Location

Our office is in the heart of the loop surrounded by plenty of great bars and restaurants. Plus, our office is easily accessible by CTA/Metra.

An Insider's view of UPshow

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Imagine a fan club for your favorite team or hobby - that's what it's like in our office. Every person in the office is so enthusiastic about what they do, and deeply invested in the success of the company. Our energy is infectious: if you've never looked forward to coming into work before, that will quickly change when you join the UPshow team

Simone

Content Marketing Specialist

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Working on the product team, collaboration is an important part of my job. Whether it's working with the CS team to ensure we address customer issues or getting ahead of a new feature to help the sales team hit their goal, I work with other teams to better understand our customer needs in order to make a better product.

Angela

Product Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

I’ve learned to grind. In early 2015, UPshow only had a few dozen partners. Now we're working with over 6,000 companies, brands, and organizations. I've been able to be involved in multiple departments which has helped me become multi-dimensional. This has helped me to look at situations through multiple views - and I can take that anywhere.

Tom

Account Executive

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our creative team is incredibly influential when it comes to the UPshow brand and product. Our product designers are reinventing how content appears on our screens with motion design, while making it easier for customers to schedule entertainment and promotions with UX/UI. Campaigns and brand assets are built by our marketing designers each day.

Caroline

Chief Creative Officer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The biggest problem our team solves is how to best engage consumers within the 4 walls of our partners business/venue and capture their mindshare to drive the outcomes that matter most. We are a data-centric team that harnesses customer insights through our platform to help businesses understand their customer's interests and behaviors.

Will

Customer Success Director

What are UPshow Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Employees are encouraged to suggest different organizations to work with and support throughout the year.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
TeamUP, a committee of volunteer employees, comes together weekly to work on D&I, development, events and other initiatives that create the culture we are so proud of.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 50% of premiums.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers annual eye exams with $150 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
UPshow's health insurance policy covers 50% of premiums.
Team workouts
With a discounted rate at Chicago Athletic Clubs and fitness customers all around the city, our team never hesitates to sweat it out together.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
UPshow offers stock options through its employee equity plan, including a 4-year vesting schedule with a 1-year cliff.
Performance Bonus
UPshow's performance bonus plan awards employees when they meet targets set by their direct manager.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
UPshow offers unlimited paid time off.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Our unlimited paid time off policy includes sick days.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Whether it's visiting a customer venue, getting creative with offsite brainstorms, or celebrating a milestone out on the town, Team UPshow works hard and plays hard.
Stocked Kitchen
Healthy snacks? Comfort food? Multiple flavors of LaCroix? Whatever your preference, our kitchen always has something to keep you going. 
Some Meals Provided
We provide catered lunch from some the best spots in the city during our monthly UPshow and Tell.
Happy Hours
Unwind with the team and enjoy a cold bottle of beer, seltzer, or ginger ale during our Friday happy hour.
Pet Friendly
UPshow has been called the Most Pet Friendly company in Chicago! If your pet is friendly and well-behaved, we welcome them as a part of our team. Check out some of our office pets on our Instagram!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
We host a monthly UPshow and Tell where employees gather to share their interests and passions outside of work. Lunches are catered by local hot spots.
Cross functional training encouraged
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