Associate Creative Director

Chicago, Illinois | Freelance | Job ID #47004 |
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Are you an ACD with Big Digital Campaign experience? Do you thrive in Omnichannel Campaigns, specifically Social and Video? This may be the gig for you...Sr.

Associate Creative Director

Project specific: We are looking for an ACD, to work alongside our Art and Copy team, to come in and concept digital ideas (social, website and more). The client is a pharmaceutical company, looking to new social programs. This person will work and oversee the Art/Copy teams.



Job Specific:

  • Expert understanding of your craft with strong knowledge of other relevant disciplines
  • Directs all phases of creative work from concept through production
  • Prepares for, and leads, workshops/ brainstorming sessions
  • Creates compelling and award- winning work that is strategically sound and on-brand
  • Collaborates seamlessly with creative team and cross-discipline leads
  • Participates in new business initiatives
  • Develops tools to improve internal processes
  • Client-facing representative for creative presentations and business development meetings
  • QAs work for consistency, accuracy and functionality
  • Ensures deadlines, timetables and approval procedures are adhered to


  • Fosters a collaborative, agile and innovative environment
  • Leads creative team to ensure high- quality work
  • Inspires, motivates and mentors creative team
  • Develops positive inter-department relationships
  • Gives continuous feedback to peers
  • Champions the art craft within the Agency
  • Actively shapes and participates in company culture


  • 7+ years experience, preferably in a digital agency
  • Exceptional portfolio that demonstrates conceptual thinking and strong understanding of branding
  • Advanced understanding of the digital landscape, including online campaigns and mobile experiences
  • Expert command of standard design and layout applications
  • Responsive design and digital in- store a strong asset
  • Expert knowledge of all steps required in the creative development process


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Digital Media Design, or Advertising/Portfolio school

Requirements: Oversight experience needed. Will be concepting with multiple teams.

If this sounds like your background and are available for immediate hire, please introduce yourself by applying below.



  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • 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.
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