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JOB SUMMARY: Design Director 

We’re fast-growing Chicago creative agency seeking a multidisciplinary design director to ensure Geletka+ delivers the most highly crafted, impactful work in the market. 

As the design director, you’ll set the standard for design on all projects across clients. The scope here is wide, with work that spans across all modern channels including, but not limited to web, packaging, print, film, experiential, ai and web3. Scopes often include building or rebuilding brands from scratch, with the strategy, visual components, messaging architecture and mark. You’ll partner with a highly collaborative cross-discipline team of creatives, technologists, strategists where you’ll be hands on with hands to manage. We want you to work directly with our clients and our team to make the work better. 

If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, care about the execution as much as the idea and want to deliver the best work of your career, please apply.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

Put simply. You’ll set the standard for design in the organization and help us get things done better than anyone else.

  • Make things better. Everyday. With the power of design.  
  • Approach design problems conceptually, with a desire to be innovative and original.
  • Collaborate with different disciplines across the company to bring design thinking to the table. 
  • Establish a common design process by deliverable and implement a modern toolset to deliver. 
  • Maintain cultural awareness of the design landscape with respect to current and future trends. 
  • Build wireframes, storyboards, walkthroughs and paper prototypes to communicate your design to the team. Iterate in low fidelity to arrive at the best possible design, then execute in high fidelity.’
  • Bring existing relationships with photographers, illustrators and artists, as well as new ideas on emerging work to keep us at the forefront.

 

YOU’LL LOVE THIS JOB IF…

  • You like fast-paced iterative design and quick client feedback
  • You embrace modern collaborative tools like figma
  • You know when to push the work, and when to move it through the house
  • You like peer reviews and getting feedback from a wide variety of of smart people
  • You want to raise your profile (and ours) in the design community.

YOU’LL WANT TO RUN IF…

  • You want every decision made and a perfect brief before you start
  • Change breaks your flow and slows you down
  • You’re looking for a 9-5 to clock in and out on the dot 
  • You’re need a hierarchical structure.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Lets see your book. 
  • Show you’ve done this: 5-7 years of design firm/agency experience
  • Proven skills in working with multi-faceted teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

RECRUITER FRIENDS

We love you guys and you’re an important part of our industry, but right now at our current company lifestage, we need to try to pull from our network. As we grow though, that will change(it always does) and then we’ll work together to build amazing talent.  Just a heads up if we’re slow to respond.

Written by John Geletka on October 11, 2022

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