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Art Director
Lake Bluff, IL  |  Hybrid, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on May 29, 2023
Job Id #62974 Posted May 5, 2023

Job Summary:
  • Responsible for leading design direction and development of creative solutions for the company medical device division.
  • This includes, marketing collateral, product launches, tradeshow graphics and digital applications.
  • These individual guides a team of designers through the creative process and works closely with the creative director to develop leading-edge concepts and marketing collateral.
  • They also participate in managing the company brand visually on a global scale.
  • In addition, the Art Director oversees the concept, design and execution of product campaigns, marketing collateral, trade show graphics and digital applications.
Job Duties:
  • Create, develop, and execute more complex quality designs for marketing vehicles including print, digital and interactive mediums.
  • Guides a team of designers through the creative process.
  • Ensure concept/design consistency across client initiatives and mediums.
  • Work will within a singular brand and creatively explore it’s potential.
  • Coordinate and prioritize design efforts across campaigns and teams.
  • Present concept/design decks and storyboards to internal clients.
  • Remain informed of all industry news, creative and general activity.
  • Collaborate with manager, designers, writers, other marketing team members and internal stakeholders to ensure the appropriate concepts, themes and messages are represented effectively and consistently for the business objective(s) and audience(s).
  • Ensures assignments adhere to the approved brand and messaging guidelines to maintain our corporate identity.
  • Experience presenting information and ideas to clients and internal teams.
  • Experience generating creative, innovative ideas in a short timeframe.
  • Previous experience with Mac iOS environment, Adobe Creative Suite software, Microsoft Office 365 software desired.
  • At least five years art direction or senior graphic design experience within an internal or external agency.
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, Visual Arts, or related field.
  • At least two years of experience leading the design of projects from concept to completion.
  • At least two years of experience leading design work.
  • Strong conceptual and design ability with comprehensive knowledge of broadcast media.
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating ability to concept and direct ideas, teams, and final product.
  • Polished client presentation skills.
  • Strong organizational and management skills.
  • Ability to envision creative ways to leverage online ideas and technologies.
  • High level of proficiency in branding, online marketing, and media concepts.
  • Able to integrate the big idea through all mediums.
  • The creative professional must have strong Adobe Illustrator skillsets with a knowledge of working with multipoint gradients, line, and dot applications to properly execute or visual identity system.
  • Ability to take designs from concept to finish production art in both print and digital environments.
  • Opportunity to work in a variety of communication channels supporting both corporate and product marketing.
  • Strong typography skills a must.
  • Ability to work a minimum of three days a week on site in Lake County.

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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