Jr. Art Director

at

dentsu

Chicago, ILLINOIS
Full Time
9mo ago

Company Description

Merkle is a leading technology-enabled, data-driven customer experience management (CXM) company. For over 30 years, Fortune 1,000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with us to build and maximize the value of their customer portfolios.

We are champions for meaningful progress and we aim to be a force for good—for our people, for our clients, for the industry and for our society. We keep our people at the center, creating space for growth, understanding, and learning so they can grow. We embed diversity, in our mindset, in our products and in our teams to empower an inclusive, equitable and culturally fluent environment. Building this culture within our teams makes us better collaborators with each other and with our clients, driving better outcomes for all. Merkle is an agency of dentsu.

Job Description

We are looking for a forward-thinking, creative Jr. Art Director to create high-quality and effective advertisements for agency clients. Working with the creative team, you transform compelling and imaginative concepts into visual reality. You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and love the challenge of discovering what makes consumers “click”. You will cooperate with a design-savvy team to devise an overall concept.

Responsibilities

  • Produce sketches, storyboards roughs to visualize ideas
  • Understand marketing initiatives, strategic positioning, and target audience
  • Cooperate with the rest of the creative team across different types of media
  • Take work from concept to final execution within deadlines
  • Manage and delegate responsibilities to other designers and provide directions
  • Present completed ideas to clients/team members
  • Stay on top of all trends and maintain best practices

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design/Visual Communications/Advertising or equivalent experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with partners.
  • Hands-on experience with typography, color, web layout design, print production, and image selection.
  • Strong understanding of typography and white space.
  • Proficient use of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, or other visual design and wire-framing tools
  • Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio
  •  Incorporate feedback and take/give direction well
  • Team player with strong communication and presentation skills

Additional Information

An essential part of our dedication to fun and active lives is ensuring our employees live to their fullest potential. Working here means we've got you covered for medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance with outstanding coverage at very affordable premiums. Add to that our 401K savings plan with a company match of up to 50% on each dollar contributed up to 6% max. We get that family is the most significant commitment of all. We make it easier to be a working parent with paid time off, and paid family leave.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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