Associate Creative Director

SRW Chicago , IL 60607

Posted 3 weeks ago

SRW ACD - Art Job Description

A ragtag bunch of hooligans seek a smart, amicable artist with mad design chops who can churn out social content, branding, and web design at scale...

About the job:

Our natural-foods-focused firm in the heart of Fulton Market seeks to add another hooligan to our posse. As our agency grows, we seek to add a standard-bearer to the team to ensure a high standard of quality and foster growth within our Creative team. Our work spans the gauntlet from daily social posts, to high-end photo and video shoots.


You will work collaboratively with all departments to conceptualize, produce, and execute a variety of content for our clients. This position will report to our Creative Director and work in tandem with another Associate Creative Director. There will of course be guardrails and oversight, but you must be someone who is self-motivated and can handle a lot at once - switching gears quickly between tasks, teams and clients. You will lead and oversee the ideation and execution of creative branding from monthly social content, print materials, video graphics, high end branding, and website wireframes.

Each day will be different and fast paced. One day you may be knee deep in Photoshop or Illustrator and the next day youll be on set Art Directing a photoshoot for one of our clients. You will also be responsible for reviewing and approving the work of our art direction and design team, ensuring that we are producing high quality work that aligns with the overall strategy and goals.

  • Support the Creative Director and Strategy teams to produce excellent creative work that drives results based on client goals
  • Leverage data and industry trends to inform and drive creative ideas that are on strategy and drive results for our clients
  • Direct and mentor a team of art directors and designers to consistently deliver on brand strategy and message
  • Continuously understand and communicate our clients audience insights, product benefits, offers, KPIs, brand standards and production specifications to creative teams
  • Help lead the ideation and execution of photo and video shoots; be present for large scale shoots
  • Lead branding exercises - including logos, colors, fonts, photography style, etc. for a variety of clients
  • Impact the overall quality of creative work across the agency - ensuring that best practices are continuously applied in projects of all scales and throughout brainstorms, ideations, and execution

About You:

  • You are an art director with zero hubris, looking to feed off of collaborative energy.
  • You have a strong work ethic and work smart, not just hard - you know how to prioritize a to do list ...but youre also not afraid to have fun.
  • You are willing to wear many hats and be versatile in different roles
  • You can roll up your sleeves and dive deep into the execution of the work, while the next day managing a team of creatives to execute a vision.
  • You have an independent spirit. You have a point of view. You are not afraid of taking the lead role developing strategically sound ideas, but are also happy to just follow the brief as its assigned when we say you gotta.
  • You are flexible, and can adopt various client brand personalities and see ideas through different mediums.
  • You are an innovator - a designer that challenges him/herself and team with new trends, looks and ways of working more efficiently

About SRW:

A ragtag bunch of hooligans who just might be onto something, we quit advertising to help a broad range of clients do the same. We specialize in building and growing communities through content - specializing in the healthy food industry. We create and deliver these campaigns from concept to distribution, and earn consumer and media attention for our clients by creating useful experiences for their specific audiences.

Our culture doesnt come from a book, its intrinsic to who we are. We believe people are more than one thing and we abhor the phrase thats not my job. We are compassionate and fun to work with. We are adaptable. We ask (lots of) questions and listen to the answers. We do good work with and for good people. We work hard and have fun.

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