Group Design Director, Chicago, Illinois

Agency VMLY&R
Created 09/15/2021
Reference 5477_1
Category Creative
Job type Full-time
Country United States
State Illinois
City Chicago
Description

Position at VMLY&R

At VMLY&R, we create connected brands. We resist the usual ways of seeing, doing and thinking - harnessing creativity, technology and culture - to reimagine the entire connected consumer experience. Our goal? To create work that becomes part of people's lives, to drive value for our clients and, in the best of cases, to impact the world.

VMLY&R is looking for an experienced Group Design Director of Brand Identity to help lead multidisciplinary teams. They establish the brand identity vision for our clients and guide work from its conceptual ideation through full implementation and ongoing brand identity management. They will use art direction, visual design, and visual identity and branding strategy to solve problems ranging from logo development to establishing comprehensive brand identity systems.

They also play a commanding leadership role, leading teams and accounts through their entire project workflow and establishing trusted relationships with clients.

Responsibilities
  • Sets design vision for branding accounts and influences the direction the brand ID practice
  • Persuasively presents work to clients and agency leadership with confidence and compelling narratives
  • Manages, designs and crafts identity projects of all kinds, from logos to brands to visual languages and full brand identity systems
  • Manages projects from breakthrough conceptual generation and flawless delivery
  • Manages teams at an account level, guiding the work of juniors, and communicating clearly to peers
  • Directly manages individuals' career and growth path
  • Leadership member of pitch teams
  • Manages client relationships across multiple accounts
  • Predicts trends and delivers industry leading solutions

As part of the WPP Group, VMLY&R offers one of the best overall compensation packages in the business.
  • Team management and individual line management
  • Comprehensive brand identity design and visual language systems experience for top brands
  • Advanced communication and leadership skills
  • Advanced presentation skills and experience
  • Advanced understanding of marketing, advertising, and technology
  • Mastery of design software and associated workflows
  • 10+ years with design firm, agency, or equivalent
  • Bachelor's in Design or equivalent work experience preferred

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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