Ketchum

  • Sr. Art Director

    ID
    2018-9576
    Category
    Digital
    Location
    US-IL-Chicago
    Position Type
    Full-Time Salary
  • Overview

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    We're looking for an Senior Art Director. The responsibilities and qualifications for this job may sound familiar, but the person we’re looking for is actually unique. That’s because Ketchum is different. Here, everyone is creative. Everyone is on the lookout for bold and innovative solutions. And everyone is encouraged to be a risk taker. We don’t believe in settling for the tried and true. At Ketchum, we always reach for the untried and true. If all that sounds appealing to you, you probably belong at Ketchum.

    About the Job

    • Collaborate with a diverse team of digital strategists, producers, art directors, copywriters and account teams
    • Work effectively across different media channels, including digital, print and video
    • Stay on top of emerging technologies and trends
    • Design and produce optimized, web-ready graphics
    • Possess a track record of original breakthrough designs and creative work
    • Provide innovative, user-centric, information and visual design recommendations
    • Produce creative design from independent development of concepts to well-organized handoff digital assets to our development team
    • Juggle projects ranging from existing client work to new business pursuits
    • PowerPoint design for various client presentations and new business opportunities
    • Superb attention to detail while juggling multiple projects, priorities and deadlines

    Qualifications

    • Experience in advertising, PR or digital agencies is a must
    • Conceptual thinker
    • A real passion for design, someone who is always growing their skill set and knowledge within the space
    • Self-motivated with an entrepreneurial spirit
    • A minimum of 7 years of print and web digital platform design experience
    • Demonstrated ability to develop conceptual visual ideas and execute against them to create innovative design solutions in a highly collaborative environment
    • Strong presentation and communication skills
    • Expert proficiency in current Mac versions of Adobe Creative Suite software, (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Adobe Acrobat) and Microsoft PowerPoint and Word. (Prezi experience a plus, video editing and original illustration skills a plus)
    • An ability to work with brand identity systems and shared design projects
    • Demonstrated versatility to design in multiple styles ranging from simply sophisticated to cutting-edge visual storytelling

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    About Ketchum

    As a global public relations and communications agency with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum builds brands and reputations for clients.  We start conversations, build communities and engage stakeholders—and have a lot of fun doing it.  We inspire and empower our people to think about products, companies, issues and challenges in a different way.   And we’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.

     

    We believe great ideas shatter expectations, change thinking and build brands.  We call this break through, and it’s our mission to deliver it.  How?  Very simply—our people.  By listening, cultivating diverse perspectives and rewarding fearless creativity, we’ve developed a culture of break through.  

    What we offer

    • Robust benefits program 
    • Generous time off policies 
    • Retirement program with company match 
    • Workplace flexibility 
    • Business casual dress code 
    • Workplace and off-site social gatherings 
    • Yoga @ work 
    • Professional learning and development opportunities 
    • Tuition reimbursement 
    • Paid maternity/paternity leave 
    • Transit benefits

    Interested?  We’ve got an opportunity for you.

     

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