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Art Director
Abbott Park, Illinois
Contract Position
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Applied on September 30, 2020
Job Id #42829 Posted August 10, 2020


  • The Art Director helps instill corporate brand by leading and inspiring our team to deliver best-inclass performance.
  • This role will partner with creative directors, project managers, writers, senior designers and internal clientele.
  • A strong command of design in both print and digital trends, marketing principals, technologies and opportunities is of utmost importance, as is cultural fit within the agency and company-wide.
  • Candidates must possess the ability to provide exceptional thought leadership to effectively communicate direction to execute projects with a high degree of quality, while providing continuous and constructive feedback to project teams.


  • Must possess strong conceptual skills and a command of typography, illustration and photography to take campaigns across diverse platforms
  • Ability to understand and work within a corporate branding structure
  • Mentoring, adaptable leader that inspires the team to learn, grow and push their boundaries in conceptual thinking and execution skill
  • Strong strategic leadership with the ability to lead designers to deliver on the needs of the business
  • Understanding and appreciation for the distinction between creative expression and strategic business objectives
  • Possesses excellent organizational, oral, and written communication skills and confidence to present and explain ideas to team and clients
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and to learn something new every day
  • Responsible for taking assignments from initial concept to production finish


  • 10+ years of agency experience in print and digital, with demonstrated leadership
  • 5+ years of Art Director experience working with teams
  • Acumen of digital trends and emerging technologies
  • Strong acumen of the print space
  • Even though this position does not have direct reports, experience managing a creative staff is a plus

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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