Senior Art Director

Overview

The Marketing Store – voted one of AdAge’s Best Places to Work in 2018 – has a long, exciting history as a highly innovative, inspirationally creative, global marketing agency. We have assembled some of the sharpest creative minds in the industry, and we’re looking to add to the team. 

 

Our solutions are built around the ways real humans actually behave. And we behave like real humans, too. We’re collaborative, supportive of one another, respectful of everyone, and generally fun to be around.

 

We’re looking for a Senior Art Director obsessed with ideas, technology and design. Someone who can work seamlessly as part of a team, has a meticulous eye and strong communication skills. The ideal candidate possesses the talent and energy to create strategically sharp, focused concepts and powerful, eye-catching design for promotional concepts and materials that don’t merely suggest consumer action, but compel it. This hungry and exceptionally talented individualwill be responsible for partnering with copy leads and other cross-functional teams to drive the creation of on-brand, on-strategy activation and engagement concepts, presentations and materials for large promotional campaigns in a physical – and especially digital – space for some of the biggest, most recognizable clients in the world.Sound like you? Sound like fun? If so, we’re eager to see what you’ve got.

Responsibilities

  • Interpret briefs in order to create designs that are strategically driven, smart and compelling — not just “pretty”
  • Think conceptually and strategically to discover the best way to problem-solve for design and technical challenges
  • Collaborate with, mentor and inspire co-workers to produce innovative, strategically relevant, and high-quality work for clients
  • Help drive the creative process from original concepts to final implementation
  • Ability to create design solutions for multiple deadline-driven assignments and manage time efficiently
  • Present creative concepts to clients both in-person and over the phone
  • Be a constant learner, with a passion for making things better by actively keeping ahead of the curve and continually exploring digital tools, trends/best practices, and styles as well as advertising and design styles
  • Experiment with new tools and techniques to improve our work
  • Be up-to-the-minute on popular culture

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Strong grasp of design around typography, color, photography, layout design, hierarchy, and user experience (motion graphics is a plus)
  • Strong attention to detail in design and project management
  • Superb information design abilities, fastidious and efficient production and optimization habits, and impeccable problem solving skills
  • Self-starter and self-motivated: able to handle the day-to-day interactions with existing projects with minimal supervision needed
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation) with a positive, helpful, and team-focused attitude
  • An expert proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects is a bonus) and Sketch
  • Strong portfolio with examples of recent digital projects demonstrating creative thinking and flawless execution

Benefits

The Marketing Store provides comprehensive benefits offerings to all full-time employees starting on day one. Our benefits include options for medical and dental insurance, 401(k) plan with Company matching provision, profit sharing, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, health and wellness benefits (including discounts on products & services), employee assistance program, and disability insurance.

 

Thank you for your interest in The Marketing Store.

Please note that we will only contact candidates who are selected for an interview.

The Marketing Store is an equal opportunity employer.

We do not accept unsolicited calls, resumes or candidate referrals from recruiters and agencies.

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Technology we use

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Location

Our company is in the heart of the Loop, making for an easy commute. We are blocks away from the river and the lake surrounded by trendy hotspots.

An Insider's view of The Marketing Store

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

The Marketing Store offers employees an incredible work life balance. We all work hard to get the work done but our personal lives and passions outside of work are always supported. Employees are encouraged to have flexible work schedules, working remotely when needed and finding time to do what they love in and out of the office.

Alysha

Vice President, Communications

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We’re leveraging data to solve marketing challenges for clients to understand who their customers are, and to activate future games & promotions. By using data, we’re enabling our clients to make data driven decisions and create custom experiences that will resonate with their target audience.

Wendy

Senior Director, Analytics

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being solutions oriented is the secret to success at The Marketing Store. We’re lucky to work with some of the biggest brands on new digital initiatives – which means we are often navigating in the unknown and encountering new scenarios. Successful team members can access current road blocks and determine how they can help solve the problem.

Leigh Anne

Director, Product Management

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

Analytics is at the core of what we strive to achieve at TMS – measurable impact to our client’s business. The decision science team is responsible for enabling the descriptive and prescriptive marketing analytics that drive strategic recommendations and shape the programs that we execute across the agency.

Tom

Manager, Decision Sciences

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I let creatives do what they came here to do by empowering them to think and have a point of view. Make them trust me because I commit to their development and follow through. I challenge their thinking and executions, so they can think strategically. Respect them as humans and provide them with an environment where they have fun and can grow.

Diana

Vice President, Creative Director

What are The Marketing Store Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
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