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Design Director

Chicago, Illinois | Job #314474

Our client, a leading brand engagement agency, is seeking a Design Director. The Design Director pursues every opportunity to contribute to the agency's design-forward perspective and works with senior team members to develop, create, and execute high quality designs. This is a direct hire opportunity in Chicago, Illinois.

Design Director Responsibilities: 
  • Demonstrates a mastery of production skills, typography, color, composition, layout, and visual storytelling in graphic applications including: print, environmental (wayfinding, branding, thematic, experiential), and digital applications (screen graphics, online communications, media).
  • Possesses the ability to interpret, work within, and augment existing brand standards. 
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply principles of narrative design, visual storytelling, audience journey, and messaging hierarchy to design work. 
  • Has an aptitude for research to uncover insights, inspirations, assets, and resources. 
  • Articulates and presents design concepts, insights, and rationale to internal team members and clients. 
  • Works with Senior Design Directors to create original design concepts and realize them through production and final execution.
  • Interprets and implements design direction and feedback. 
  • Demonstrates the ability to realize concepts from start to finish, including the production of files for final distribution to vendors (print and/or screen-ready files). 
  • Ensures the quality of final execution with print, fabrication, and technology vendors. 
  • Constantly seeks new and innovative techniques and technologies to employ in the design of experiences. 
  • Identifies and incorporates modern design aesthetics and trends.
Requirements / Skills: 
  • BA degree in Design or related field. 
  • Minimum of five years of experience in Design or related field. 
  • Extensive proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign). 
  • Extensive proficiency in PowerPoint and Apple Keynote. 
  • Proficiency in 3D software is a big plus (3ds Max, SketchUp, etc.). 
  • Strong traditional and environmental design skills to be used in a variety of applications (i.e. motion, visual campaigns, branding, presentations, scenic, environmental).
  • Highly organized, flexible, and possess the ability to re-prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, ever-changing creative environment.
  • Great with people at all levels. 
  • Willingness to go beyond a job description and jump in wherever needed. 
  • Confident and engaging communicator and presenter. 
  • Impeccable attention to detail, particularly in the production and execution of final files and artwork. 
Job ID: 314474KK

About The BOSS Group

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As a staffing agency dedicated exclusively to the creative, marketing and digital space, we offer temporary and full-time opportunities with corporations, associations, design agencies and non-profit organizations. With 30+ years of experience and strong client partnerships that span across the U.S., we make sure each placement is a good fit for you and our clients. The BOSS Group is an equal opportunity employer.

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