Art Director

Chicago, Illinois | Freelance | Job ID #56246 |
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Onward Search has a new opportunity with a great client. This opportunity is for an Art Director that can start immediately onsite at our client’s office in Chicago, IL. Our client is looking for an experienced, innovative and strategic candidate with a proven track record of developing and executing strong creative strategies for big brands.


If you are a natural storyteller and live for creating solutions that really make a difference, apply right now!


-Partner with members of the creative team and business partners to develop and produce effective communications
-Manage multiple concurrent jobs

-Fill in for the Creative Director, if needed
-Demonstrate expert knowledge of advertising and marketing trends and translate business intent into creative strategies and executions that market products effectively
-Interpret market research and test results, as well as use findings to focus targeted marketing messages
-Take part in presentations




-Bachelor’s degree or military experience
-Must have at least 4 years of experience developing creative for digital and traditional marketing channels (5 years preferred)
-Must have at least 2 years of experience designing for web, mobile and social (4 preferred)

- Previous experience working in either/both client servicing Ad-Agency or in-house creative corporate culture
-An impeccable eye for design, compelling imagery and composition
-Ability to inspire and drive the development of powerful, concise marketing
-Strong creative strategies rooted in consumer insight and marketing objectives
-Understanding of the media (print, online, mobile) and its limitations
-A knowledge of industry best practices and the ability to identify, address and incorporate emerging trends into strategic development
-The ability to navigate through complex processes, client organizations and ambiguity

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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About Onward Search

Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.