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Senior UX Architect
Our client, a global retailer who is reshaping the customer experience both online and in the store, is seeking a skilled, cutting edge UX Architect to join their quickly growing digital team. This role is open to talent in Chicago, New York, or Tampa Florida.The ideal candidate for this role will love all things digital and have an uncontrollable need to stay current on new creative technologies and will actively participate in the creative process from brainstorm to launch. This person will have a track record of building engaging user experiences for responsive web sites, with a clear understanding of what it means to be mobile first. Responsibilities: Create high-level user flows to detailed wireframes with annotation. Develop sound UX concepts, including task analysis, and the creation of personas, scenarios and use cases. Translate user needs and product requirements into conceptual diagrams, user flows, sketches, wireframes, and prototypes Deliver effective documentation and communication of design – via journey mapping, ecosystem, and high-quality wireframes with detailed annotation. Collaborate with UI designers to create user-centered designs Collaborate with UX team members, product owners, developers to identify potential solutions and constraints to design and implement product features. Qualifications: Bachelor degree in Design, HCI, or related fields. 5+ years of experience in UX design for consumer-facing Internet company. E-commerce experience preferred Online portfolio demonstrating your ability to understand and solve complex problems is a must. Ability to prioritize and manage work in a fast-paced, agile environment Expert knowledge of Sketch, Axure, Adobe CS or similar tools Usability testing and customer research experience is a huge plus Experience in prototyping animations and interactions a plus Experience with analytical tools and A|B testing methodologies is a plus.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
UX Content Strategist
Our client, a national retailer who is being recognized globally for how they are shaping a new customer experience, is seeking a UX Content Strategist to join their growing digital team.Job DescriptionBe a steward of communication of key research findings Initiate and plan content-related research Conduct routine content audit to ensure the communication across all digital product is consistent and cohesive with the brand direction Produce customer journeys, personas, and content style guides to aid in business alignment Focus on locating gaps in current content to increase customer engagement and conversions Collaborate with UX designers and UI designers to ensure realistic content is presented in wires and visual comps (does not include writing marketing copy) Establish connective language and a unified voice.RequirementsHave 3+ years of experience working as a content strategist or UX writer with a deep knowledge of eCommerce Experience crafting content taxonomies Experience collaborating with design teams Experience consuming or creating customer journeys and personas Vast understanding of SEO and accessibility Knowledge of CMS structures along with the limitations and advantages Knowledge of utilizing UserTesting.com for iterative feedback Experience conducting and writing about the results of research findings both to inform content strategy and to evaluate content.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
UX/UI Hybrid Designer
Our client, a large non-profit located in the northwest suburbs is seeking a dynamic, thought provoking UX/UI designer to join their growing marketing and media team. The ideal candidate will be passionate about creating sharp user centric design, will understand how to create UX that builds on website conversions, and will always be seeking new ideas to make their design come to life.Responsibilities:• Creating website layout/user interfaces/landing pages/nurture campaigns by using standard HTML/CSS practices • Integrating data from various back-end services and databases • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs • Cooperate with designers to match visual design intent • Be responsible for maintaining, expanding, and scaling our site • Stay plugged into emerging technologies/industry trends and apply them into operations and activitiesRequirements:• 3 - 5 years of experience in UX/UI design, with a portfolio that demonstrates forward thinking ideas • Understanding of Pardot, WooCommerce, Shopify is helpful • Experience working with HTML/CSS • A solid understanding of how web applications work including security, session management, and best development practices • Strong organizational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of timelines and budgets with business acumen • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly and master diverse web technologies and techniques. • BS in human centered design, computer science or a related field Does this sound like you? Apply today!
We are looking for an Account Executive who is an integral partner for clients and internal team members in the delivery of marketing initiatives that drive business impact for pharmaceutical brands.This person is motivated to be a key point of contact to interpret the client’s strategic objectives and collaborate with the agency team in building innovative marketing tactics.Responsibilities:CharacteristicsDriven and possesses an eagerness to learn and a high level of accountability towards a quality work product Values collaboration, engaging cross-functional partners to solve marketing challenges to ensure the agency’s best thinking is applied to the work Possesses a natural curiosity and desire to understand the business, customer insights, multichannel marketing, and platformsRelationship buildingEarns trust and builds relationships with agency staff, agency partners, and client contacts Understands the components of marketing and advertising strategies and applies them to make decisions Proactively recognizes the client's needs and partners with the team to incorporate into project plans Identifies potential conflicts and problems before they materializeCommunication abilityFacilitates excellent communication between the client and agency teams to identify and discuss marketing communications opportunities and requirements Ability to communicate both written and orally in an organized and logical manner; reflecting, be accuracy, concision, and persuasiveness Able to lead conference calls with clients that have objectives, structure, and focus Runs effective meetings by setting objectives and desired results, including appropriate participants and creating an environment that delivers against the objectives Ensures accurate follow-up on agreements in meetings; both in-person and via conference (internal and external)Executional excellenceHas strong knowledge of agency workflow, processes and key individuals involved at each step Able to write accurate scopes by engaging appropriate functional leads and asking relevant questions of clients to gain clarity around deliverables and needs Ability to accurately identify key data or customer insights to solve a problem and inspire innovative and creative solutions; understands the business implications and impact of data or action on subsequent events Actively contribute to the creative process, from project initiation to delivery.Requirements:Bachelor's degree required 1-2 years of agency experience in Account Management Experience presenting information both orally and in writing Strong business writing skillsDoes this sound like you? Apply today!
The project manager is the day-to-day internal team leader for all brands and projects they manage. They are an integral part of the success for each project and looked upon as the main knowledge holder on their teams.Project managers must have a strong ability to collaborate and work under pressure, as well as a passion for leading innovative projects through their full life-cycle. They should also be able to manage multiple projects concurrently, along with all timelines and finances associated with those projects.Communication SkillsActs as the conduit between the account team and the internal project team Demonstrates the ability to share information with the correct members of the larger team Able to understand what should and should not be communicated across the team Displays sense of urgency in responding to project requests and problem solving Able to take on new requests with a positive outlookProject Ownership/Team LeadershipAble to effectively lead internal project teams (Strategy, Analytics, Creative, Tech, Account) across all assigned projects Has the ability to build and maintain a healthy team atmosphere Doesn’t shy away from new, or constantly changing projects Able to handle tough conversations with team members Improves team processes in an effort to learn from mistakes and/or successes Is solution-focused when working with any member of the team Able to bring in the right individuals at the right time when a project is running off-track in any respect Is responsible for all aspects of submission of materials for MRL reviews, including routing of comments and rework during the review process Understands when to use process as a guideline and when to adapt processes based on project or client needs Is nimble and can look for work to pull forward in the event of an unexpected delayProject management focusKnows how to prioritize work when deadlines converge – for themselves and project teams Able to independently develop and manage timelines across all projects Works with Operations and team leads to mitigate resourcing constraints; can assist Operations with prioritization of work if required Able to resource the right people, for the right amount of hours, while managing ever-changing resource needs Keeps an eye on the details while remaining organized across all projects Regularly provide reliable pricing and scoping information for the Account team Understands and takes into consideration any client-specific sensitivities when providing scope & budget for new work Is able to scope new work in great detail Possesses the appropriate level of technical knowledge necessary to interface with other competencies, explain how our proprietary platforms(s) work and manage successful technical projectsFinancial focusResponsible for tracking all vendor and pass through costs to a project budget Tracks and manages project-related expenses Able to develop and maintain budgets with the input of other competencies Works with the account sup partner to set a revenue projection on a monthly basis, and mitigates any issues that prevent from hitting that revenue, then makes and adjustment up or down as required, regularly throughout the month Understand the impact of delays in work and revenue recognition and understands how to mitigate these situations Consistently meet financial objectives by accurately forecasting project revenue Responsible for financial close out of a project upon completion – reconciling all labor, invoices and expenses against the project Accountable for all upkeep and accuracy of all project data. Project data includes financials, resource scheduling and timelines. Updates and assesses project data at minimum once per weekRequirementsFour year college degree Four or more years of agency (or relevant) project-management experience Proven experience managing digital projects with teams of 10+ people Proven understanding of the technical facets of website development Solid experience working on projects that have data and analytics components, with an ability to understand how the data output can be used to form insights and drive additional tactics Ability to manage multiple projects totaling $1MM - $1.5MM in revenue annually Pharmaceutical, or similarly regulated industry, knowledge is a plus Knowledge and/or understanding of resourcing creative and technical teams across projects is a plusDoes this sound like you? Apply today!
Our client an agency in the Western Suburbs is looking for a Senior Art Director to join their team. This Senior Art Director will be concepting and creating top notch campaigns for clients across a variety of integrated platforms.Senior Art Director Responsibilities: Concept and execute ideas for B2B campaigns Collaborate with team members to ensure best in class creative work Develop new concepts and for a variety of campaign platformsCopywriter Requirements: A Bachelor's degree in Communications, Advertising, Journalism or degree from a portfolio school 3+ years of previous design experience in an ad agency is required Strong portfolio including print, and digital work focused on strong branding messages and national campaignsDoes this sound like you? Apply today we cannot wait to talk with you!
Client Account Director
Our client is seeking an experienced, dynamic Account Director to manage relationships for some key accounts.You will take on a leadership role in overseeing a variety of integrated marketing projects that include print, digital, broadcast, and more. Our client is looking for a strategic problem solver with experience building strong business relationships, and collaborating with clients to solve problems through developing growth strategies.Essential Functions:Customer service and project management skills A background in marketing, media and interactive solutions to drive demand generation Ability to think strategically, collaborate with clients and other stakeholders and assist with new business development An understanding of current and emerging marketing and advertising trends Providing strategic support to client account key stakeholders.Requirements:At least 5 years of experience in a B2B Account Management role in an Advertising agency Bachelor’s degree (preferred in marketing or sales-related major) Current resume with references and case studies to show client impact.Does this sound like you? To learn more about this opportunity, apply today, we cannot wait to talk with you.
Web Designer and Developer
Our client, a growing financial firm in the Loop, is seeking a design focused front end developer to join their team. In this role, you will be responsible for creating compelling and intelligent design online, including but not limited to emails, banners, and marketing materials. Your time will also be devoted to creating, building, and redesigning webpages to respond to marketing needs.Responsibilities• Creating fantastic ads, emails, landing pages, videos, and other marketing materials.• Working directly with a team of copywriters and marketing managers to produce awesome marketing collateral in a timely fashion.• Generating new ideas and innovations based on sound research, best practices, and measurable tests.• Producing and expanding existing campaigns, while maintaining the core creative.Qualifications• Excellent persuasive design skills with professional appeal.• Responsive web design• Ability to hand-code, standards-compliant HTML and CSS.• Proficiency with standard design software.• Understanding of browser compatibility issues, web design constraints, and email deliverability.• Ability to manage multiple projects and timelines. Education and ExperienceUndergraduate degree (or equivalent experience) in technology, design, or art. 3+ years related professional experience in design and marketing. Personal URL/Portfolio required. Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Our client, one of the top agencies in Chicago, is looking for a creative and talented designer for a contract to hire opportunity. This person will have 3 years experience within an advertising agency setting, has excellent time management skills and someone who can work independently without a lot of direction. This role will be 60/40 (Production/Concepting) and will be assisting the senior creative staff.Must have:3+ years of agency experience Portfolio will showcase design samples of both conception and production You’ve got strong written and verbal communication skills. Your communication is prompt, thorough, and candid. You're an expert when it comes to best practices for design and prepping files for print and digital mediums (animated banner ads, social, web, print, outdoor, etc.) You're responsive, you stick to deadlines, and you ask questions. You pay close attention to detail in your design work. You can easily take an existing look and feel and duplicate that look across different design mediums. You have a strong understanding of information hierarchy and how it relates to designing for advertisements. You are an expert with Adobe Creative Suite programs (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) You're comfortable receiving constructive criticism from senior creatives and making adjustments. You have a non-defensive attitude and you're a team player. You actively seek feedback while also knowing how/when to self-edit. You keep organized files and archive according to agency standards.If you have the following:Experience with Google Web Designer a plus Basic digital photography skills, photo compositing and retouching skills a plus Basic animation experience (simple kinetic type, make a gif, using After Effects, etc.) a plus Basic web design skills (edit HTML and CSS) a plus Illustration skills a plusIf you meet the requirements of this position, please apply with your resume and portfolio!
Our client is looking for an enthusiastic and talented. In this role, you will interface and brainstorm with the creative team to tell our clients' branding story. You will work on a variety of projects from print to digital. This opportunity is with one of our favorite clients located in the western suburbs.Qualifications: 3+ years of graphic design experience (agency experience is an absolute plus) Expert Level Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) Experience working in a variety of design mediums including corporate presentation and client pitch decks Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related field Up to date resume and portfolio samples showing recent professional workWe are excited to chat with you about this opportunity! Apply Today!