RAPP Chicago is looking for a Senior Art Director to join our award-winning Creative team.

WHO WE ARE:

We are RAPP – world leaders in activating growth with precision and empathy at scale.

As a global, next-generation precision marketing agency we leverage data, creativity, technology, and empathy to foster client growth. We champion individuality in the marketing solutions we create, and in our workplace. We fight for solutions that adapt to the individual’s needs, beliefs, behaviors, and aspirations.

We foster an inclusive workplace that values diversity and emphasizes personal well-being.

HOW WE DO IT:

At RAPP, our fearless superconnectors help to create value from personal brand experiences by focusing on three key areas: connected data, connected content and connected decisioning.

Our data analysts identify who that person is, our strategists understand what they want, and our award-winning technologists and creatives know how to deliver it – ensuring we’re able to activate authentic customer connections for our clients.

Part of Omnicom’s Precision Marketing Group, RAPP is comprised of 2,000+ creatives, technologists, strategists, and data and marketing scientists across 15+ global markets.

YOUR ROLE:

Rapp is seeking a Senior Art Director for our agency on the Army account. In this senior position, the employee must provide strong conceptual thinking, highly developed design skills and expertise in a wide range of design programs.  You must push the boundaries of creative excellence all while ensuring the delivery of required results. The appropriate candidate must also have the ability to work with members of the creative department as well as team members from other core departments and agencies in order to achieve client satisfaction.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Execute creative concepts that are on strategy across all direct response media (email, direct mail, print, display, social, digital, TV, radio) with minimal supervision.
  • Generate breakthrough ideas and constantly strive for new, better, more innovative solutions.
  • Must be able to handle more high-level projects, as well as several assignments at a time.
  • Demonstrates high-level knowledge of typography and graphic design.
  • Ability to think strategically.
  • Adapt brands to both digital and direct response environments.
  • Show understanding of clients’ marketing needs and consumer attitudes.
  • Manage workflow efficiently and take responsibility for timing and delivery.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
  • Develop great work within guidelines and budget of the assignment.
  • Work collaboratively with creative partners, members of creative and core departments.
  • Present work coherently and persuasively; express ideas in a form that clients can buy.
  • Show knowledge of direct marketing print production process.
  • Review and sign-off on mechanical proofs on their assignments.
  • Collaborate with Production, Art Buying and Studio.
  • Stay current with changes in technology and demonstrate technical competence.

SUCCESS CRITERA:

  • Execution excellence.
  • Clear & articulate team communication & relationship building.
  • Demonstrates an informed and thoughtful POV.
  • Proactively tracks trends in design, business and marketplace relevant to Client business.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • 5+ years experience.
  • Must have digital experience, preferably with CRM and retail or financial experience.
  • Must have a strong portfolio primarily of produced work.
  • Can present ideas in sketch form.
  • Must demonstrate experience/knowledge in direct mail, email, print, web, interactive, display, and social.
  • Experience working in HTML-based media.
  • Good sense of animation and layout.
  • Knowledge and experience using Keynote and PowerPoint.
  • Must possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be an expert in Figma and Adobe Creative Suite (PS, IND, AI, PDF).
  • Basic knowledge of prototyping in software such as Figma, Adobe XD or Sketch.

BONUS SKILLS:

  • Worked in CRM
  • Interest in military/history a plus

 


Our hybrid work model:

RAPP's current hybrid model is designed to enable in-person connections and collaboration that is core to our culture, while also supporting flexibility for all employees. As such, we have the option to work from home two days per week, if we'd like. 

RAPP provides a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits plan. Benefits for this role include health/vision/dental insurance, 401(k), stock options, Healthcare & Dependent Flexible Spending Accounts, vacation, sick, and personal days and positive activism days, paid parental leave and disability benefits. For more information regarding Omnicom benefits, please visit www.omnicombenefits.com. A reasonable estimate of the salary for this role, at the time of posting, is $75,000 - $95,000. This range is specific to Chicago and multiple factors are considered in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to: skill set, experience and training, certifications; etc. This is an exempt position. If your requirements fall outside of this range, you are still welcome to apply.

“As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.”

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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