Full Time – Associate Creative Director, Art

Realm Agency, the Agency of Record for EGO, SKIL, and FLEX, seeks a talented and motivated people to join our fast-paced, dynamic, and growing team. Our innovative agency focuses on creative, branding, brand world building, production and post-production, and brand experiences.

Our expertise spans TV commercials, online videos, campaigns, billboards, print, and sports team in-game activations and creative. We are passionate about crafting compelling, results-driven solutions that consistently exceed client expectations.

Our difference is our people. That’s where you come in.

We’re looking for an Associate Creative Director ready to level up and learn to become a creative director. You will work directly with our Creative Directors to build and develop complete campaigns.

Expect to work with strategy, the Account department, art directors to put together a complete pitchable and ready for the client to review materials. This job is right for a hard-working creative that wants to get their work seen, not for someone who is comfortable sitting in the background.

One day it’s an integrated campaign for a client in Power Tools. The next it’s a new business pitch for a Clothing Company. You must be fast and detail-orientated.

We set you up for success by surrounding you with A+ teammates, holding you accountable for elevating the work, and inspiring your teammates to push themselves to be their best.

Expect to work on Tv Production, digital experiences, and ideas big enough to transcend any media. Expect to share your expertise with others. Expect to deliver a persuasive and bullet-proof rationale for your creative choices.


  • Develop concepts that reflect the strategy & fit the brand
  • Proven track record of developing and executing successful creative campaigns across multiple platforms.
  • Experience in product-based marketing.
  • Experience working with 3D artists and 3D product animation.
  • Strong Design and Copywriting skills
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate a team.
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • A keen eye for detail and a strong understanding of branding and design principles.
  • Proficiency in industry-standard design and production tools, such as Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Present work with passion and a point of view to senior creative personnel and clients
  • Remain current on industry trends and technology, uncovering new ways to incorporate emerging and new media formats into campaigns
  • Ensure that ideas are executed on time
  • Manage workload and timeline to meet deadlines
  • Work with a project management system and other collaboration tools
  • Keeps files named, organized, and archived per brand guidelines


  • Bachelor’s degree in advertising, design or relevant field
  • 8+ years of experience as an art director, preferably in an agency or in-house creative department
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite applications
  • Solid understanding of advertising and marketing principles
  • Functional knowledge of typography, layout and design principles
  • Knowledge of current trends, pop culture, current and past design themes
  • Comprehensive knowledge of client category, business, and objectives, and a clear understanding of key strategic issues impacting client’s business
  • Able to communicate clearly, thoroughly and succinctly both verbally and in writing; responds to comments, suggestions and criticisms in a constructive manner while maintaining the integrity of the creative idea; influences and/or persuades key stakeholders when necessary
  • Strong presentation skills; presents creative work, clearly explaining the assignment, creative strategy, creative idea and how it accomplishes the client’s objectives
  • Current knowledge and understanding of where and how people interact with media, including at home, on the go, while shopping, mobile, broadcast, print, event, etc.
  • Collaborates well with others, demonstrated by partnering with account, strategy, and creative teams to successfully deliver work to clients
  • Anticipates potential problems and obstacles to project success, communicates concerns, and develops solutions
  • Experience leading, managing, and mentoring teams and providing actionable, constructive feedback

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance and paid time off.
  • A collaborative and supportive team environment with opportunities for professional growth and career advancement.
  • A creative office space that fosters innovation and collaboration.
  • A chance to work with high-profile clients and make a lasting impact in the industry.
  • Realm Agency is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Job Type:



$80,000.00 – $90,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance

Compensation package:

Yearly pay

Experience level:

8+ years


Monday to Friday
Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

Chicago, IL 60607: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location:

In person

Job Category: Associate Creative Director
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Chicago

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