Art Director

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Job Location

Temporary At Home

Type of Job

Full Time

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About the job

ReelPaws, an established digital agency with pet industry expertise is seeking a Full-Time Art Director, to join our team.

This role is responsible for the development, presentation, and creation of visual assets that will be used for various client and internal projects. The successful candidate will possess a sharp creative eye, a strong creative thinker, and attention to styling, branding, typography, and eye for achieving marketing/advertising objectives.

Work to be performed in our office during business hours and working from home until at least June 2021. Salary is based upon the level of experience.

You will have the opportunity to prepare a wide array of content. The scale of our portfolio offers challenges and opportunities for individuals who are looking to further their careers. Our team members gain significant hands-on experience with many unique opportunities in an innovative and growing company.


Design Expertise, with a solid understanding of design principles and sales/marketing alignment, maintain current knowledge of new design techniques, trends, and applicable software. Elevates and evolves brand aesthetics while supporting overall brand direction.

Present concepts for clients, attend and/or lead client meetings and pitches, as well as plan, develop, and defend creative recommendations, goals, and timelines.

Collaborate with the internal team, to execute creative and innovative ideas and ensure they are on strategy and on schedule.

Strategy and Tactical Planning; participate in the ideation process and project brainstorm sessions, leveraging research, analytics, and brand insights, to help develop new creative for client work.

Production. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves to produce actual work alongside other members of the team. Be extremely comfortable producing content for email, social, marketing landing pages, site refreshes, and print.


  • Minimum of three years of previous experience in art direction or design, in-house or agency.

  • BA/BS degree, ideally in design, marketing, and/or related field.

  • Experience with art direction on photo/video shoots preferred.

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Solid work ethic and professionalism in dealing with clients and colleagues.

  • Trustworthiness, professional appearance, and poise when working with clients.

  • Ability to manage several tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.

  • Exceptionally organized and able to work independently.

About ReelPaws

ReelPaws is an award-winning digital agency that brings together top-notch marketing minds, serious commercial photography and video production capabilities, and pet expertise, all under one roof. Our team creates work for trusted brands around the world. We deliver creative and digital marketing solutions for clients and their trusted partners.

Employees at ReelPaws are a diverse group of creatives, coming from all sorts of backgrounds. Our small (but mighty!) team is composed of less than 10 employees that specialize in producing photography, video, and digital work for brands that utilize animals in marketing and advertising content. Our clients are located across the country and internationally. Some companies are emerging brands, but many household names also seek our work. We also have a significant number of loyal non-pet clients too. The work we create is rather diverse and varied and the clients are overall pretty great!

Our office/studio is located in Ravenswood / Lincoln Square area in an old brick factory building that has a modern industrial vibe with polished concrete flooring and high ceilings. We maintain a laid-back work environment with a business casual dress code, and an office dog. Although right now we work primarily from home, we also conduct occasional photo or video shoots in person as needed but following a rigorous safety protocol. We do work really hard to create great work, but we have a sense of humor and laugh daily!

Ideal Candidate

  • You bring positive energy, a sense of enthusiasm, attention to detail, and a  desire to truly create great work and deliver it on time!

  • Be analytical and an accomplished problem-solver.

  • Comfortable working with and around dogs and cats.

To Apply

To Apply: please send materials to
• Resume
• Provide a link to portfolio or samples of impeccable aesthetic sensibility, innovative design, and typography.

Thank you for your interest!


4809 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

Compensation & Benefits

Salaried Position $50,000 - $70,000 range, Bonus Eligible

Benefits include:

Medical Plan

HSA with company contributions