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Senior Designer

Company: SGS & Co
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Marks is hiring a Senior Designer for our Marks Chicago studio!
Agency Overview
Marks is a brand design and experience agency constructed to meet the unique and dynamic conditions of today's market. As a full-service agency, our expertise extends across all facets of the branding spectrum.
Born of five separate agencies within the SGSco umbrella, we are building on the expertise in brand design and design adaptation of our agency namesake and combining that with Webb deVlam's strategic muscle and upstream capabilities, 3D contextual art creation born of Armstrong White, Traffik's integrated experiential marketing expertise, and the delivery strength of 5Crowd. Together, we are 600 people across 12 studios and 8 countries. A super-charged brand design and experience powerhouse - ready to take on the biggest opportunities that lay ahead for our clients.
Dynamically structured, we deliver the dual perspectives of both Insider and Outsider - fluid, day-to-day brand guardianship and design leadership coupled with the game-changing provocation and fresh thinking that enables brands to uncover and calculate their next move, big or small. Combining divergent perspectives and experiences into a single seamless methodology fuels their clients to move fast, move forward, and move confidently.
The Role
This position calls for a highly collaborative team member with a creative spark, sophisticated design eye, strong communication skills, passion, and self-motivation. You will be tasked with thoughtful problem-solving, that leads into high-caliber executions, informed by a strategic framework and narrative.
As Senior Designer, you will report to the Creative Director, working with him and Design Directors to creatively solve a client's business problem, ensuring that solutions bring the strategy to life, successfully and on time. You will need to showcase an ability to work and collaborate within teams, as well as demonstrate the independence and resourcefulness demanded by an agile and highly dynamic agency environment.
This role entails working on innovation, brand and packaging design across an exciting spectrum of industries, including beer, wine, spirits, food & beverage, technology, beauty, retail, and many more.
Critical Skills and Behaviors
Thriving in a collaborative space

  • We value culture and teamwork over egos-must work well within a team
  • Actively participates and engages in internal review meetings and brainstorming sessions
  • We're a tightly knit group that values and prioritizes agency culture Curiosity and Passion
    • Lives and breathes design: gets excited to talk shop and always learn
    • Keeps up with trends and seeks opportunities to grow and network outside of the office
    • Hungry to share and spread the love- wants to grow into a leadership position that mentors junior designers and interns Communicates well visually and verbally
      • Confidently and simply conveys ideas and design concepts, articulating and defending rationale behind designs
      • Puts together succinct, clear and intuitive presentations
      • Uses sketches to visually communicate potential solutions and ideas to peers
      • Is able to connect the "why" of designs to a strategic framework Independence, resourcefulness and reliability
        • Demonstrates a roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-it-done attitude
        • Can be trusted to run with a project and see it through without micro-managing
        • Helps create efficiencies and improve processes Design thinking
          • Generates strategic big ideas and narratives that address a specific truth about the client, industry, challenge or brief - rather than simply stylistic or trend driven executions.
          • Partners with and leverages Strategy and Design teams to develop focused design solutions Prerequisites
            • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design or related field
            • 6+ years of experience in packaging and/or brand design
            • Expert fluency in design software, especially Adobe Creative Cloud, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
            • Well-rounded portfolio showcasing excellent understanding of typography, photography, Illustration, presentation skills, sketching and design methodology
            • Computer literacy, including familiarity with both iOS and Windows; fluency in Keynote, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
              Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
              The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: SGS & Co, Chicago , Senior Designer, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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