Senior Art Director at closerlook, inc.

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SENIOR ART DIRECTOR

 

We are open to remote candidates for this role.

 

THE ROLE

At closerlook inc., a Senior Art Director shapes the creative development of all projects on their assigned accounts, from concept to completion. They work closely with Writing Directors, Designers and Copywriters to ensure compelling creative solutions that align with strategic communication objectives for digital marketing campaigns. The Senior Art Director may often be the senior-most design professional on their assigned projects, and must consistently deliver strategically rooted award-winning caliber work.

 

The Senior Art Director is a creative, conceptual thinker who collaborates with the rest of the creative team to ensure that the design, writing and technology we develop are greater than the sum of their parts and achieve the client’s communication objectives. As a member of the Creative Group, they are a consummate team player — providing support where necessary and thriving in a collaborative environment. This person is a strong presenter and active participant. They know how to pull work through concept into successful execution, they have a strong attention to detail and passion for design, and are a systems-level thinker and problem solver excited by the opportunity to tell meaningful visual and verbal stories under a set of constraints that demand creative excellence.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

  • Leads the creative development and execution of individual projects — both print and digital design — in close collaboration with Writers and Designers under the guidance of the Creative Director
  • Works collaboratively with developers and the motion media team in the creation of interactive projects including email campaigns, websites, user interfaces, mobile apps, and videos
  • Works closely with the project team to ensure that the creative work will achieve the client’s strategic and communication objectives
  • Translates strategic and conceptual feedback into exceptional design solutions
  • Mentors designers and shapes the visual design of deliverables
  • Provides leadership within project teams and the larger design discipline, at times participating in above-brand company and competency development
  • Communicates proactively with the project team to keep deliverables on track
  • Participates in client meetings, creative discussions, strategy discussions, project critiques, and development of presentations
  • Clearly articulates design decisions that are backed up with strategic supporting evidence, insight, and rationale
  • Communicates with various vendors as needed to coordinate the execution of print and digital work
  • Supports new business pursuits — supporting and participating in creative concepting, asset development, and presentation decks
  • Plays a critical leadership role in advancing closerlook’s success as a creative and strategic partner to the clients we serve

 

THE SKILL SET

  • College or university degree in visual communication/graphic design
  • Minimum of 6-8 years of experience as a senior graphic designer and/or art director (agency experienced preferred; marketing background a plus)
  • Online portfolio with a heavy emphasis on interactive work—responsive web design samples, interface design and campaign work a must
  • Strong presentation skills to both internal and external clients
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required
  • Experience making user experience decisions
  • Experience partnering with development teams
  • Pharma marketing and healthcare examples in portfolio a plus, but not required
  • Experience managing direct reports a strong plus, but not required
  • Expert-level proficiency with Sketch, InVision, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Microsoft Office Suite

 

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AT CLOSERLOOK

  • At closerlook, we are committed to building an inclusive environment across race, gender, age, religion, identity and personal experience. We celebrate our differences and champion diverse thinking to drive innovation. We believe we’re strongest when we’re together — all of us — to help better serve our clients and the communities around us.

 

ABOUT CLOSERLOOK, INC.

closerlook is a new type of marketing agency that helps biopharma brands make a difference in the lives of patients and those who care for them.

We focus on what matters most—the combination of better patient outcomes and bigger business impact.

Learn more at closerlook.com

 

EQUALITY FOR ALL: AT THE HEART OF WHAT MATTERS

At closerlook, equality for all is a core value that’s at the heart of what matters. We believe in building a diverse and inclusive culture across race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, mental health, and physical ability. We celebrate our differences and champion diverse thinking to drive innovation — in a safe environment so everyone can be their authentic selves. By valuing and promoting our different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences as strengths, we are positioned to best serve patients, healthcare professionals, and the communities around us.

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Location

A favorite destination for locals and tourists alike, River North is a neighborhood of galleries, shops, niche businesses and a foodie paradise.

An Insider's view of closerlook, inc.

What are some social events your company does?

Funny you should ask, as I am one of the super-secret members of our super-secret MIRTH committee. Basically, we are fun planners. Let’s see, dip/chili/baking contests, random pancake breakfasts, team potlucks, beach day in the middle of winter, and one time we had a hobby horse competition. Oh, and who can forget beer o’clock every Friday?!

Liz

Office Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

We are putting a heavy focus on creating progressive web apps since a majority of our end users are mobile users. It allows regular webpages to behave like a native app on a mobile device to make the experience as seamless as possible. We are also focusing on tools for sales reps so they are able to quickly yet effectively engage HCPs.

Binish

Interactive Lead, Manager

What are closerlook, inc. Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
All new hires to closerlook will participate in a half day Unconscious Bias training. Currently being offered twice per calendar year to capture new hires.
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
closerwe - our DEI group with our CEO as its Executive sponsor Women's Leadership - our empowerment group open to all of the women at closerlook Allyship - focused on building and being better alli
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
closerlook is committed to presenting hiring managers with candidate pools comprised of at least 50% diverse candidates and in we are 2021 launching a diverse internship program.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
closerlook offers both a HDHP/HSA plan and a traditional PPO plan. We offer a generous contribution towards your HSA!
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
onsite yoga, biometrics screenings and much more!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Maternity leave is paid at 100% for 12 weeks, we also offer a 2 week parental leave. We are thrilled to offer a return to work program, allowing new parents to ease back to work on a modified schedule
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Annual party celebrating our company's birthday, Summer Outings, Holiday Party.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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