Senior Art Director

Chicago, Illinois | Freelance | Job ID #46818 |
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Are you a Sr. Art Director looking for a quick project? Do you have previous Pharma experience or are looking to add that to your book? Then keep reading!

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Concept ideas for site, social and other digital projects
  • Help the client create two social programs. For the first, we are creating a community based, socially driven program which will live within Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
  • For the second, we are to define and create a social program/platform which will exist primarily in Instagram. Our team will generate ideas and concepts


  • We need one Sr. Art Director for each project. Both need to be able to concept ideas
  • They will be starting from scratch and working with a Copywriting partner
  • These people must be digitally proficient, and have a lot of campaign experience
  • Experience with digital campaign development and creating content are crucial
  • Experience with shooting film would help as well
  • We are notlooking for animated banners nor very experienced Creative Directors
  • Highly preferred if at least one of the two Sr. ADs really understands photoshop and illustrator and is a hands-on designer as well as conceptual

Skills for Sr. Art Director:

  • Equally skilled in concept development and the design process with a focus on campaigns and content
  • Leverages an advanced knowledge of technology, user interface and visual design fundamentals
  • Collaborates seamlessly with creative team and cross-discipline leads
  • Establishes/gives direction to others on concepts, mood boards, and presentations
  • Directs photo and video shoots
  • Has detailed knowledge of client’s business objectives
  • Develops tools to improve internal processes
  • Client-facing representative for creative presentations
  • Actively participates in brainstorms and other idea-generating team sessions
  • Fosters a collaborative, agile and innovative environment
  • Takes full ownership of projects
  • Serves as a mentor
  • Gives continuous feedback to peers
  • Champions the art craft within Agency
  • Actively shapes and participates in company culture


  • 5+ years design experience, preferably in a digital agency
  • Exceptional portfolio that demonstrates conceptual thinking and strong understanding of branding
  • Expert command of standard design and layout applications
  • Proven creative problem solving skills
  • Advanced understanding of the digital landscape, including online campaigns and mobile experiences
  • Expert knowledge of, and the ability to lead, the production process
  • Able to plan and execute shoots for video and still photography
  • Solid 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

Please do not hesitate to introduce yourself by applying below. This is looking to start up immediately and Local/Available candidates with have first preference!



  • 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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