Senior Designer

| Chicago

At closerlook inc., a Senior Designer is instrumental in establishing the creative foundation of individual projects from concept through execution. The Senior Designer is responsible for consistently delivering exceptional UI and visual design under the direction of the Creative Director. A Senior Designer is responsible for capturing, synthesizing, and implementing feedback from senior members of the Creative Group. This person in this role will lead the way in translating conceptual direction into tangible design solutions. The Senior Designer 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 Creative Group, a Senior Designer is a consummate team player–providing support where necessary and thriving in a collaborative environment. This person 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 push the boundaries of constraints.

The Opportunity

  • Leads the creative development and execution of individual projects — both interactive and print design — in close collaboration with Writers and Production Designers under the guidance of the Creative Director
  • Participates in internal group reviews, strategy discussions and client presentations
  • Clearly articulates design 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
  • Works collaboratively with interactive developers and motion media team in the creation of interactive projects like email campaigns, websites, user interfaces, mobile apps, and videos
  • Responsible for the development of client-facing presentation documents
  • Plays a critical role in advancing closerlook’s success as a creative and strategic partner to the clients we serve
  • Project types include websites, mobile apps, email campaigns, videos, presentations, and some print work 

The Team

The Creative Group at closerlook 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 our customers meet their marketing objectives and goals. The team is exceptionally passionate, thoughtful, and steadfast in our approach to communicate ideas clearly — all informed by strategic insight and aligning to best practices. 

The Skill Set

  • College or university degree in visual communication/graphic design
  • Minimum of 4–6 years of experience as a graphic designer (agency experienced preferred; marketing background a plus)
  • Online portfolio with a heavy emphasis on interactive work—responsive web design samples, interface design and campaign-focused projects
  • Strong presentation skills to both internal and external clients
  • HTML/CSS/javascript coding experience 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
  • Proficiency with Mac and PC platforms
 
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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

212 W. Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60654

What are closerlook, inc. Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
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
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
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