Associate Design Director
Location: Oak Park
Posted on: May 9, 2022
Statement is an award-winning branding and creative marketing
agency for organizations focused on social impact. We partner with
for-profit and nonprofit clients working to influence good in
finance, health and wellness, technology, education, environment,
and human rights.
We are looking for a charismatic creative to join our team as a
contract associate design director. Whether you're working on a
website or designing a social post, we need an agile design
player/leader who consistently delivers and directs exciting work.
You believe the best work comes from teamwork and you thrive in
collaborative environments. Our projects include brand strategy,
brand identity, marketing roadmaps, websites and digital marketing
While Chicago is Statement's home base, we're working virtually for
now and our full team is distributed from coast to coast. Being in
the Chicago area is a definite plus for this role, but we're
willing to look beyond our borders for the right fit.
This is a 25-30 hour per week 3-month contract position with the
potential to extend. To be considered, please send an email with
the subject line "Associate Design Director Role" to
firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
- Why you are interested in Statement and this role
- A link to your work and resume
- Your rates
What you'll need:
--- 6-8+ years of experience in an agency setting or equivalent
--- A well rounded background in brand and marketing. You've got a
great range - there are a lot of websites, digital content
marketing, campaign and branding projects under your belt.
--- A knack for concept development. Work closely with our creative
and account directors, strategists, pm's, writers and designers and
lead concept generation, establish design directions and oversee
their successful finish through production.
--- A strong systems thinking mindset, grasping the nuanced details
of each client account while understanding how they fit into bigger
--- An ability to act as a hybrid player/manager. You possess
vision to identify which person needs to be executing the work,
even if it's you. Depending on the project, you may generate
concepts and take them all the way to pixel perfect execution and
in other cases, you may lead designers purely from a creative
--- -Great communication and presentation abilities. You can sell
and present your work both internally to colleagues and externally
to clients through compelling narratives.
--- -Ability to work seamlessly within our tech stack: Adobe
Creative Suite, Figma, Miro, Asana, Slack, Google Drive
What you'll do for us:
- Work with our for-profit and nonprofit social impact clients to
create solutions across digital mediums.
- Lead client-facing strategy discussions and combine knowledge
of the craft with an understanding of client goals to propose
- Collaborate with account lead to determine creative
deliverables aligned with account budget and timeline
- Approve work for assigned clients; delegate, review and approve
work of copywriters/designers or contractors as needed
- Proactively track and share design trends, thought leadership,
and technology with the rest of the team to stay fresh and up to
date with industry best practices.
What we'll do for you:
- Give you the chance to build your creative and leadership
- Encourage you to learn, experiment and bring fresh ideas to the
- Trust you to own your work and measure success by outputs, not
- Support you as a professional and a person - we're a friendly
and focused group of creatives who have fun together.
You'll fit in here if you're:
- A proactive go-getter
- A curious and passionate creative
- Accountable -
- Kind -
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