Art Director

The Marketing Arm (TMA)

We create cultural resonance for brands.

Creativity That Matters is work that shatters the stratosphere.

That’s why our quest to discover what’s next is endless — because the only thing we’re afraid of is the status quo.

We make culture our personal playground. We launch far past the expected. We chase curiosity, deep into the shadows.

We will never be just another agency. And we’ve got the audacity to prove it.

We Are TMA.

Position Details

Art Director
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Job Overview:

TMA is looking for an Art Director to join our agency to help launch a new kind of product at the intersection of sports, smart tech and wearables.

This Art Director will work with a team of creatives and strategists to concept and execute omnichannel work that’s both breathtakingly brilliant and creatively brave.

About You:

You’re a visionary and an image conjurer. A hands-on designer who can concept the unexpected and then bring it to life with exceptional polish and pop. You make art that dazzles with strategy that sells. You search for inspiration, you learn from others, you envy industry greats, and you become better every day. You keep your antennae up for all cultural and industry trends. You wear many hats, you wear many shoes, and you paint with many brushes. Criticism rolls off your back, because you’re a pro and at the end of the day you know it’s all about the work, and never about yourself.


  • Art Direction and Design. A lot of it. Storyboards. Ads. Decks. Websites. Social posts. Print collateral. 
  • On-set art direction for photo and video shoots 
  • Collaborating with teams of creatives, strategists and account leads to create a high volume of work on time, on budget and on point 
  • Participate in brainstorms, translate that thinking into beautiful pitch decks, and deliver best-in-class brand creative that exceeds Client objectives 
  • Direct and mentor Jr. Art Director to consistently deliver on brand 
  • Present to a passionate group of clients with conviction, confidence and swagger 
  • Pitch in on new business initiatives and agency creative communications 
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the marketplace and competitive landscape our Clients operate in, as well as cultural, design, and business trends 
  • Be a source of positivity, inspiration, creativity and fun.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a directly related field (advertising, graphic design, visual arts, etc.). 
  • 3-6 years of agency experience as a graphic designer or art director 
  • Proven mentoring, supervisory, and team-building skills 
  • Candidates with hands-on proficiency in motion graphics, editing, animation are preferred 
  • Strong working knowledge of the creative process and integrated marketing, including A/V, print, experiential sponsorship, and digital 
  • Understand how to appeal to diverse cultural markets 
  • Strong problem-solving, communications, and relationship-building skills 
  • Self-motivated and able to motivate others to creatively and strategically solve multiple problems at once, under quick deadlines 
  • Excellent presentation skills 
  • Fluent in current Adobe Creative Suites Applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) 
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft suite of products 
  • Knowledge of PowerPoint and Keynote a plus 
  • Solid portfolio, available online

TMA Perks & Benefits:

Continuous training, educational programs, speaker series and workshops

Culture events throughout the year

Communities to connect with:

  • TMACares (Volunteering)
  • DiscoverTMA (Furthering diversity and inclusion)
  • TMA Women’s Initiative (Fostering the growth and achievements of women)
  • Wellness Group (Helping to improve the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of employees)

Competitive vacation plan, sick days and personal days to prioritize your mental health

Summer Flex Days

Robust holiday schedule

Parental leave

Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision plans

401K Retirement Savings Plan

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

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