Art Director, Performance Creative Job at Dentsu Creative, Chicago, IL

  • Dentsu Creative
  • Chicago, IL

Job Description

Dentsu Creative US is comprised of audacious thinkers and award-winning collaborators across the United States who blend local knowledge with global expertise.

Choosing substance over stunts, our Modern Creative mandate is about unlocking sustained growth and holistic impact for brands in ways that Create Culture, Change Society and Invent the Future. We do it daily for notable brands .

Our borderless approach allows us to assemble great people around each brief, tapping into the expertise of the 9,000+ people in dentsu international's global creative network. This integrated model also allows our talent to learn about and explore the range of career possibilities within Dentsu Creative.

Job Description

We're looking for an enthusiastic, curious Art Director/Designer to join our Performance Creative team. As an Art Director, you will contribute to the development of creative for digital design, display, social and websites. You have experience with design, understanding of a creative brief and know how to bring their own ideas and creativity to the table. You understand digital marketing and can design across multiple digital media. You are guided by what resonates with consumers and what makes them act, leverage these principles and apply this to creative design. You understand iterative testing and optimization and how to amplify designs and templates to meet these needs.

As a hybrid Art Director/Designer for several of our brands including a global tech company, financial services client and a global aerospace company , you'll join a great team of art directors and copywriters creating performance creative deliverables – from paid social and email campaigns to display ads, landing pages and different performance channels, with an emphasis on paid social. We take pride in craft and thoughtfulness – and we partner directly with our clients to build from scratch, and design for reality. You will report to a Creative Director (Copy). We need someone experienced in hands on design and art direction, with experience in high tech space who can straddle both performance creative and brand. You will design and art director for both consumer facing channels and B2B channels. You will concept creative platforms on front end of projects, then execute against those platforms in a performance space.


  • Concept and design visual solutions for display banners, social, and website landing pages.
  • Translate wireframes into high-fidelity mockups with attention to interaction design whilst following style and brand guidelines.
  • Extend visual systems/brand guidelines across all media, including taking the product's mission, user research and analytics data and translate into engaging design solutions.
  • Knowledge of both Social and UX best practices, including user research and accessibility across mobile and web.
  • Understand creative briefs and apply to digital creative, while ensuring it meets strategic goals
  • Compile presentation decks for internal/external reviews and present to both internal and client-facing project reviews.



  • Bachelor's degree in advertising, graphic design or similar
  • 2+ years of experience at an agency or client side
  • Experience with social media campaigns
  • Experience designing and art directing for digital ad platforms
  • Proficient in Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and XD) and Figma
  • Experience with front-end development, including HTML, CSS and Javascript.
  • Experience with Dynamic Creative Optimization and other iterative software
  • Mastery of composition techniques (multiple elements and interactive pieces) in producing final pieces.
  • Proficiency in design, digital, video, social and beyond—campaign integration across all channels.

Additional Information

The anticipated salary range for this position is $51,000-$83,750 per year. Actual salary will be based on a variety of factors including relevant experience, knowledge, skills and other factors permitted by law . A range of medical, dental, vision, 401(k) matching, paid time off, and/or other benefits also are available. For more information about dentsu benefits, please visit #LI-RB1 #LI-Hybrid

About dentsu
Dentsu is an integrated growth and transformation partner to the world’s leading organizations. Founded in 1901 in Tokyo, Japan, and now present in over 145 countries and regions, it has a proven track record of nurturing and developing innovations, combining the talents of its global network of leadership brands to develop impactful and integrated growth solutions for clients. Dentsu delivers end-to-end experience transformation (EX) by integrating its services across Media, CXM and Creative, while its business transformation (BX) mindset pushes the boundaries of transformation and sustainable growth for brands, people and society.

Dentsu, Innovating to Impact.

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We are champions for meaningful progress and we strive to be a force for good—for our people, for our clients, for the industry and for our society. We keep our people at the center, creating space for growth, understanding and learning so they can thrive. We embed diversity, in our mindset, in our solutions and in our teams to empower an inclusive, equitable and culturally fluent environment. Building this culture within our teams makes us better collaborators with each other and with our clients, driving better outcomes for all.

Dentsu (the "Company") is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee of the Company, on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other legally-recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done that will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing an undue hardship on the Company. Please contact your recruiter if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process or to request or discuss an accommodation in connection with a job at the Company to which you are applying. 

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