Design Lead/Art Director

<p>ES99: AN AGENCY WITHIN IMPACT.</p> <p>Although officially established in 2018, ES99 was in the making for several years prior. As Impact&rsquo;s rapid expansion brought more opportunities for optimizing businesses from the inside, it also uncovered a need for these businesses to improve their external presence for their customers&rsquo; branding &amp; marketing needs. The internal design division at Impact was re-imagined to meet these needs and ES99 was born.<br /><br /><a href="https://es99.agency/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Learn More About ES99</a><br /><br /><br /></p>

Chicago, IL

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<div class="about-us-description ng-binding"> <div class="fusion-text"> <h4 class="fusion-responsive-typography-calculated" style="padding-left: 30px;" data-fontsize="24" data-lineheight="31.92px"><strong>Building the people who build the business.<br /><br />We&rsquo;ve spent the past 20 years pushing the boundaries of traditional business. Though we&rsquo;ve evolved from an equipment dealership into an IT and managed services provider, our goal remains the same: to provide world-class customer experiences for the companies who are often ignored by big enterprises. To do this, we need top talent, skilled specialists and the hardest of workers looking to build successful careers at Impact.&nbsp;</strong></h4> </div> <div class="fusion-text"> <h4 style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>Whether you&rsquo;re looking for a fresh start, a career change or the chance to use your experience to make a difference, you&rsquo;re welcome at Impact. With 700 employees and 18 locations spread across the Midwest and West Coast, we are committed to empowering each individual with education, training and the support needed to compete and succeed, and change the way our customers do business.</strong></h4> <h4 style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>The world of technology shows no signs of slowing down, and neither do we. Think you can keep up? Apply today!</strong></h4> </div> </div> https://vizi.vizirecruiter.com/Impact-2824/index.html

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Overview: <p>Although officially established in 2018, ES99 was in the making for several years prior. Impact&rsquo;s rapid expansion brought more opportunities for optimizing businesses from the inside, it also uncovered a need for these businesses to improve their external presence for their customers&rsquo; branding &amp; marketing needs. The internal design division at Impact was re-imagined to meet these needs and ES99 was born.</p> <p>As a full-service boutique agency located in downtown Chicago, our core offerings fall into four main categories: research &amp; strategy, branding, web design &amp; marketing. Our client roster includes everything from B2B manufacturers to B2C CPG brands and everything in between. We&rsquo;re always on the lookout for engaged, collaborative, creative people to bring into the team.<br />&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>INTERNAL STRUCTURE</strong></p> <p>Our internal team is split within these core competencies:</p> <p>-Creative (strategy, design, UX/UI, copywriting)</p> <p>-Client management (research, account, digital media)</p> <p>-Production (web development &amp; print)</p> <p>-Sales (business development)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>DESCRIPTION</strong></p> <p>Making magic out of intricate brand identities and visually bringing brands to life at the core of being a Design Lead/Art Director at ES99. Not only will you craft a &ldquo;big-brand&rdquo; style campaign for small and medium-sized businesses, but you&rsquo;ll also communicate the benefits of these brands through pretty much every type of media. (Think websites, campaign ads, brochures, emails, videos, social&hellip;you name it, you&rsquo;ll design it.)</p> <p>As a Design Lead/Art Director, you&rsquo;ll be the go-to for design decisions for your clients as part of a 5 person core-team. This core team works collaboratively to learn from the client and translate who they are to who they need to connect with to move their business forward (their target audience). You get to bring this to life in all forms of brand and marketing concepts alongside a copywriter, UX designer, and Insights and Account lead. Our clients look at us as experts in helping with their branding and marketing, so you&rsquo;ll be working on everything from logo design to websites, storyboarding, directing photoshoots, and all forms of marketing content- social, digital, brochures, etc.</p> <p>Our team works collaboratively with high design and attention to detail being paramount. Our team is very entrepreneurial and each team member must be comfortable going from working independently to being engaged and contributing to a group, depending on project needs. You must be able to fluently articulate your &ldquo;why&rdquo; behind design concepts and be able to bring them to life through execution in die lines.</p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Graphic design of elements in marketing &amp; branding space, depending on needs set by client/team</li> <li>Design concepts alongside a copywriter, insights team member, and UX team per project needs</li> <li>Bring design to life in die lines or production-ready files</li> <li>Select and communicate materials for production from paper stocks to finishes</li> <li>Work within wireframes with a base knowledge of web design</li> <li>Work with production and dev team to bring concepts to life</li> <li>Concept and oversee photoshoots</li> <li>Contribute to and inspire the team around you and clients</li> <li>Create presentations to communicate ideas to the clients</li> <li>Presenting ideas to the team and clients</li> <li>Manage work on multiple clients at the same time (could be anywhere from 4-10 depending on scope, scale, and size)</li> <li>Constantly looking to improve self and others around you</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>4-10 years agency experience</li> <li>Previous Graphic Designer/Art Director experience</li> <li></li> <li>Fluent in full Adobe Suite</li> <li>Some experience in Sketch/ Invision</li> <li>Bachelors Degree in related field</li> <li>Must provide design portfolio</li> <li>Love of helping small to mid-sized businesses to grow</li> </ul>