Senior Art Director

It’s crazy how quick a little good work turns into a LOT of good work. Our fast-paced river north agency is looking for a rock star senior art director to keep our creative engine running on all cylinders.

Now – before you get too excited and hit that reply link, I recommend. Gigs like this one aren’t for everybody.

First of all, you’ll need experience. Relevant, verifiable art direction experience – cranking out rock-solid marketing concepts, airtight layouts, and wicked designs…with flare and efficiency. We’re not talking about the mechanical execution of someone else’s bright ideas. We’re looking for a proven capacity to develop big ideas of your own – coupled, of course, with the discipline and technical skills to pull them off.

Is your book overflowing with fundamentally sound art direction decisions and evidence of some truly original thinking? Then you are the type of self-starter we are looking for.

Speed and versatility are also assets. We’re generalists by design, often building integrated marketing campaigns with many moving parts…so we need a thinker who can help us keep the dots connected. Someone who ‘gets’ the marketing rationale behind why we do the things we do. Someone who designs with purpose. Someone who doesn’t just deliver what is expected, but goes the extra mile.

Hidden talents and areas of expertise are also welcome. How are your video editing chops? Write your own headlines from time to time? Comfortable presenting your own work? Do you have any new digital ideas? Multi-talented generalists are preferred, so if you have other skills we should know about, go ahead and brag a little.

Our project docket is an all-you-can-eat buffet of pretty much anything you can imagine. Healthy portions of both B2B and B2C are part of a steady diet of digital, video, interactive, print, direct, outdoor, and yes, even broadcast. You’ll definitely need an appetite for variety, because being a Senior Art Director here is, for lack of a better analogy, like a box of chocolates.

Finally, we’re all about blowing away clients – consistently over-delivering out-of-this-world creative. We’re passionate perfectionists who take an enormous amount of pride in the work we produce. If you share this commitment to producing top-shelf, award-winning creative work, this could be a match made in River North.


  • 8+ years of Art Direction experience, preferably in an agency environment
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite focusing on InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Video editing and storyboarding (Premiere and AfterEffects skills are a plus)
  • Digital and Print art direction (Knowledge of Sketch is a plus)
  • Strong concepting and execution skills
  • Self-starter with quick turn-around of creative


If you qualify for this opportunity and are looking to grow in a collaborative, fast-paced, high-performance environment with plenty of career potential, please send a short cover letter, attached resume, and portfolio site link to Chicago candidates only.

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