Art Director

Bader Rutter

We are a full-service agency. Advertising & Design, PR & Social, Media Buying & Planning, Data, Strategy & Analytics Business Consulting and Everything Digital. Around 240 Employees, 47 Employee Owned Years

We're headquartered in Milwaukee with an office in Chicago, employees in 13 states and colleagues all over the world. Our client sizes cover a very nice range. We have also begun thoughtfully expanding from solely our agribusiness roots, focusing on growth in adjacent sectors like pet care and food and beverage. To serve more and more of our clients, we have also expanded from strictly B2B work to more B2B2C. We know audiences and channels and believe that knowledge is fundamental to effective work.

Position Details

Art Director
Chicago Illinois
Milwaukee, WI or Chicago, IL

Open to candidates being based out of either our Milwaukee or Chicago offices. Will consider totally remote in certain situation. 

You love design and aesthetics. You speak a wide variety of visual vernaculars. Most importantly, you understand how much meaning visuals alone can convey. We don’t need you to be a designer or graphic artist; you must appreciate and coordinate those disciplines in your more conceptual role. An Art Director must determine how to communicate thoughts, impressions, and messages visually to create feeling and belief. You may appreciate one style, but you see the value in a wide and diverse range of imagery and how each can serve a different need or task.

As our newest Art Director, you’ll envision and create the design and visual language of campaigns. Whether print, digital or anything in between, you’ll use integrated thinking to craft brand narratives visually. That said, you can communicate and persuade with excellent verbal and interpersonal skills to help your ideas sell long before they are fully realized. You can also juggle multiple assignments, prioritize intelligently, and hit multiple deadlines. You partner well, elevate the team with your skills and enthusiasm, and truly care about the quality of the final product, both its craft and market effectiveness. 

  • Three to six years of art direction or design experience in web, advertising (including social media) and typography.
  • Experience working in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Office and Acrobat.
  • A proven track record of successfully working with a diverse range of external clients and internal client teams.
  • A self-starter who stays up to date on trends in photography, filmmaking, animation and design.
  • A strong work ethic.
  • You know ‘good enough’ rarely is. At least, not for you. You have a great skill set now, but you’re relentless about looking for mentors and experiences that will expand your career.

Looking for a company who values their employees and culture first? A flexible and supportive work environment to fit your individual needs? Fabulous benefits like unlimited time off, paid maternity/paternity leave, adoption assistance and additional learning opportunities?

Bader Rutter is your answer! 

Best of all we have empathetic team members who love to collaborate and show true passion for the amazing clients we serve and the award-winning work we produce.

While we would love someone in Milwaukee, we are open to having this person be fully remote.

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