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Associate Creative Director - Art



Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Merge Storytelling and Technology

MERGE promotes health, wealth and happiness in the world by merging storytelling with technology and offers marketing and technology clients full-service capabilities including strategy, creative communications, experience engineering, performance marketing, media and digital platform development. MERGE has enduring client partnerships with American Express, T-Mobile, LG, Subway, Kate Spade NY, Coach, The North Face, Meta, Adobe, BlueCross BlueShield, Abbott, Astellas, Supernus, CSL, GE Healthcare, Broward Health, Indiana University Health, Nationwide and Morgan Stanley. With 800 employees across offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Montreal, New York City and Los Angeles, MERGE uses a talent-to-task process that enables clients to think higher and feel deeper about their customers. For more information, visit mergeworld.com.

Promote Health, Wealth & Happiness

We are committed to promoting health, wealth, and happiness in the world by partnering with purpose-driven clients in purpose-driven industries such as healthcare, financial services, and consumer products. Our deep vertical expertise and category insights stem from decade-long partnerships with our top clients.

Emerge to the Top of Your Career

At MERGE, we strive to create a superior work experience where talented and ambitious people grow. An experience that encourages people to think higher and feel deeper. An experience where people engage minds and hearts to do the best work of their careers.

As our Associate Creative Director, Art, you will...

Embark on a dynamic creative journey as you collaborate with your copy partner to ideate concepts, craft brands, and execute layout designs for print and digital communications. Beyond impacting our clients' businesses, your creations will resonate in the Healthcare community.

Be Accountable and Responsible

  • Develop groundbreaking ideas for brands and organizations to make a meaningful impact in the Healthcare industry
  • Take on the role of a creative judge, offering constructive and actionable feedback to propel our team forward
  • Deliver engaging presentations to clients, account leads, and creative mavens, bringing your ideas to life
  • Dive deep into brand goals, positioning, market dynamics, and competitors to gain a comprehensive understanding
  • Infuse innovation into your practices, inspiring your team and exploring new ways of thinking
  • Collaborate with the production team, ensuring timely completion and dynamic presentation of work
  • Stay in the loop with industry trends and technology, keeping your creative edge sharp
  • Seize exciting opportunities to lead new business pitches, from insight-gathering to strategic development, concept creation, and client presentations

These are the qualifications we’re looking for

  • 8+ years of Art Direction experience within an advertising agency or creative department with 6+ years of Healthcare industry experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, Graphic Design, Visual Arts, and/or equivalent experience
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Google Workspace
  • A portfolio full of big ideas that make other creative leaders say, “I wish I had done that!”



We offer the following: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 410K, Lifestyle Spending Account, Employer Paid Life & Disability Insurance, Flexible Time off & Holidays plus other benefits and perks.

And here’s how we live our values at MERGE

  • Ability. Mastering our craft
  • Agility. Delivering with a growth mindset
  • Humility. Collaborating for shared success

MERGE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

MERGE welcomes and celebrates diversity regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status or people with abilities. We believe that the more diverse we are, the more creative our work will be!