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Senior Brand Designer

| Chicago

THE ROLE

At closerlook inc., the Senior Brand Designer is instrumental in establishing the creative foundation for agency promotion projects from concept through execution. Reporting to the Director of Marketing, the Senior Designer is responsible for consistently delivering exceptional visual design.

The Senior Designer will lead the way in translating conceptual direction into tangible design solutions. The individual in this role must be comfortable operating autonomously when necessary, has a sense of ownership over the work, is self-motivated, and strives for design excellence.

As a member of the Marketing Team, the Senior Designer is a consummate team player–providing support where necessary and thriving in a collaborative environment; is an active participant and strong presenter in project critiques. At times, the role acts as a facilitator for group reviews. With a strong attention to detail and passion for design, a Senior Designer is a systems-level thinker and problem solver excited by the opportunity to help the agency evolve the brand.  

THE OPPORTUNITY

  • Lead the creative development and execution of all projects that support the marketing goals of the agency
  • Acts as a brand steward for the agency through the development, advancement and promotion of closerlook’s brand identity
  • Works collaboratively with internal teams and our PR agency in the creation of projects including email and social media campaigns, web page design and updates, sales collateral, employer branding, event support, digital and print ads, and promotional videos
  • Clearly articulates creative decisions that are backed up with strategic supporting evidence, insight and rationale
  • Communicates with various vendors to coordinate the execution of print and digital deliverables
  • Active in new business pursuits—supporting and participating in creative concepting, asset development, and presentation decks
  • Plays a critical role in advancing closerlook’s position as a creative and strategic partner to our clients – current and future

THE TEAM

The closerlook Marketing Team believes in close collaboration with one another and strong cross-functional partnership with other teams at the agency. We are a nimble group of creative problem solvers, excited by solving creative challenges in order to help the agency meet its growth goals.  The team is exceptionally passionate, thoughtful, and steadfast in its approach to communicate ideas clearly — all informed by strategic insight aligned to best practices.

THE SKILL SET

  • Above average portfolio with an emphasis on digitally focused brand marketing initiatives
  • Expert communication skills required (written, oral and presentation)
  • Experience working within a CMS is a plus
  • Expert-level proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficiency with UI tools like Sketch and Invision for both low- and high-fidelity design comps and prototypes
  • Minimum 6 years of experience as a graphic designer (agency experience with a marketing background preferred)
  • Degree in visual communication/graphic design from an accredited institution
  • Proficiency with Mac and PC platforms

ABOUT CLOSERLOOK, INC.

closerlook is a new type of strategic lead agency that brings a smarter, insight-driven approach to pharma marketing.

We think as marketers, work like a tech company and perform like a strategic partner. 
We create better and more connected customer experiences because of the way we blend creative and technology, brand strategy and multichannel execution, data and storytelling.

We do this all in the service of marketing that makes a difference.

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.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ModemizrLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MarketoLead Gen

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

How does the company support your career growth?

The most tangible way closerlook has supported my career growth is through their broad and unwavering support of my MBA degree at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. Not only have they been understanding and accommodating of my additional time (and mental!) commitments, but they’ve encouraged me to share with my teammates what I’ve learned

Andrew

Senior Project Manager

What are closerlook, inc. Perks + Benefits

Culture
Eat lunch together
Daily Stand Up
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
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
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of 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
Lunch and Learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
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