Art Director, Chicago

At FleishmanHillard, we believe that creative powers business-changing ideas, magnetic stories and award-winning communications. The creative team has an essential role in the success of every social media, public relations and brand marketing campaign. We have an immediate opening for an Art Director in our Chicago office to join this team and help shape our work for a global client roster.


The AD must have a strong creative vision and know how to harness it to solve business problems. They must be a highly conceptual thinker that can translate briefs into interesting, attention-grabbing ideas. This person will be instrumental in contributing ideas and bringing them to life with excellent communication skills and smart, purposeful visuals.


The AD should possess a highly collaborative spirit, as the role will work closely with our consumer brand marketing practice teams in Chicago and network-wide.


FleishmanHillard believes a diverse team brings a wider range of personal and professional experiences and perspectives. We recognize that diversity and inclusion benefit our agency, our clients, and the communities in which we work and live. To that end, we strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


Responsibilities include:


  • Understand client issues and objectives and translate them into the development and execution of creative concepts.
  • Lead ideation and brainstorms to inspire innovative, on-brief ideas.
  • Work collaboratively with creative and account teams to produce creative solutions for earned PR, social, presentations, print, digital, and other marketing needs.
  • Present and sell in creative work to both internal teams and clients.
  • Lead direction and management of visual creative deliverables.
  • Assist in establishing estimates and budgets and demonstrate an ability to work successfully on deadlines and within budget.


Key Qualifications

To be successful, the candidate must have an outstanding track record of delivering strategic and high-quality creative work, be a natural leader and demonstrate the ability to go above and beyond to get the job done. Interested candidates should be imaginative and endlessly curious with a love for cultural trends and passion for branding, art, content strategy and the power of creativity. In addition, candidates should have:

  • A portfolio that demonstrates a range of creative thinking and executions.
  • Exceptional conceptual thinking.
  • 3 - 6 years of experience working on a creative team.
  • Mastery of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and PowerPoint. Experience with After Effects and other audio/video editing software a plus.
  • Ability to simultaneously work on multiple projects and convey strategic. direction/requirements into visual designs.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising, Design or related field.



About FleishmanHillard

FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. FleishmanHillard was named PRWeek’s 2014 Global Agency of the Year, “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s 2013 A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for 2010-2016; and among PRWeek’s 2013 “Best Places to Work.” The firm’s award-winning work is widely heralded, including at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. FleishmanHillard is part of Omnicom Public Relations Group, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., and has more than 85 offices in 30 countries, plus affiliates in 43 countries. Visit us at .


About Omnicom Public Relations Group

Omnicom Public Relations Group  is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and eight specialist agencies in public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group delivers for clients through a relentless focus on talent, continuous pursuit of innovation and a culture steeped in collaboration. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.

FleishmanHillard is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. FleishmanHillard does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws where FleishmanHillard does business. Our policy is to employ, advance, and reasonably accommodate all qualified employees and applicants.

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