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Impact Networking Production Designer in Chicago, Illinois

ES99: AN AGENCY WITHIN IMPACT.

Although officially established in 2018, ES99 was in the making for several years prior. As Impact’s rapid expansion brought more opportunities for optimizing businesses from the inside, it also uncovered a need for these businesses to improve their external presence for their customers’ branding & marketing needs. The internal design division at Impact was re-imagined to meet these needs and ES99 was born.

As a full-service boutique agency located in downtown Chicago, our core offerings fall into four main categories: research & strategy, branding, web design & marketing. Our client roster includes everything from B2B manufacturers to B2C CPG brands and everything in between. We’re always on the lookout for engaged, collaborative, creative people to bring into the team.

INTERNAL STRUCTURE

Our internal team is split within these core competencies:

-Creative (strategy, design, ux/ui, copywriting)

-Client management (research, account, digital media)

-Production (web development & print)

-Sales (business development)

We have a stellar design team at ES99 that is responsible for bringing brands and marketing initiatives to live for small to mid-sized businesses all over Chicagoland. As a Production Designer here, you’ll be on our Specialist team that supports all of our clients throughout the agency. You’ll be working directly to support and work alongside our designers to blow out their ideas/concepts in various ways—taking their core design elements and files and recreating.

Making magic out of intricate brand identities and visually bringing brands to life at the core of being a Design Lead at ES99. Not only will you craft “big-brand” style campaign for small and medium sized businesses, but you’ll also communicate the benefits of these brands through pretty much every type of media. (Think websites, campaign ads, brochures, emails, videos, social…you name it, you’ll write it.)

As a Production Designer, you’ll be the go-to for design decisions for your clients as part of a 5 person core-team. This core team works collaboratively to learn from the client and translate who they are to who they need to connect with to move their business forward (their target audience). You get to bring this to life in all forms of brand and marketing concepts alongside a copywriter, UX designer and Insights and Account lead. Our clients look at us as experts in helping with their branding and marketing, so you’ll be working on everything from logo design to websites, storyboarding, directing photoshoots and all forms of marketing content- social, digital, brochures, etc.

Our team works collaboratively with high design and attention to detail being paramount. Our team is very entrepreneurial and each team member must be comfortable going from working independently to being engaged and contributing to a group, depending on project needs. You must be able to fluently articulate your “why” behind design concepts and be able to bring them to life through execution in die lines.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Graphic design of elements in marketing & branding space, depending on needs set by client/team

  • Design concepts alongside a copywriter, insights team member and UX team per project needs

  • Bring design to life in die lines or production-ready files

  • Select and communicate materials for production from paper stocks to finishes

  • Work within wireframes with a base knowledge of web design

  • Work with production and dev team to bring concepts to life

  • Concept and oversee photoshoots

  • Contribute to and inspire the team around you and clients

  • Create presentations to communicate ideas to the clients

  • Presenting ideas to the team and clients

  • Manage work on multiple clients at the same time (could be anywhere from 4-10 depending on scope, scale and size)

  • Constantly looking to improve self and others around you

  • 4-10 years agency experience

  • Fluent in full Adobe Suite

  • Some experience in Sketch/ Invision

  • Bachelors Degree in related field

  • Must provide design portfolio

  • Love of helping small to mid-sized businesses to grow

External Company Name: Impact Networking LLC

External Company URL: http://impactnetworking.com

Street: 125 S. Clark Street Suite 1150

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