Design Director


Merge Storytelling and Technology

We MERGE storytelling and technology to promote health, wealth and happiness in the world. We help marketing and technology executives engage hearts and connect parts by offering full-service capabilities including strategy, creative communications, experience engineering, performance marketing, media, digital platform development and more.

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 health clients are literally on the front lines saving lives. Our wealth clients are changing the financial potential in people's lives. And our consumer clients make lives...a little bit happier every day.

Partner with Clients of Iconic Brands

MERGE has enduring client partnerships with American Express, T-Mobile, LG, Facebook, Adobe, Kate Spade NY, Coach, The North Face, Fidelity, Eaton Vance, BlueCross BlueShield, Abbott, Astellas, Seqirus, Supernus, Boston Scientific, Advocate Aurora Health, Indiana University Health and Marco’s Pizza to name a few.

Work with Poets and PHD’s

With 750+ employees across offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Montreal and New York City, MERGE uses a talent-to-task process that connects our poets and PHD’s which enables clients to think higher and feel deeper about their customers.

Emerge to the Top of Your Career

At MERGE, we strive to create a superior work experience where people with ability, agility and humility can grow and do the best work of their careers.

Position Details

Design Director
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

As our Design Director, you will…

You will play a pivotal role in shaping the visual narrative for our QSR client. Your journey as a Design Director at MERGE promises a blend of creativity, leadership, and collaborative excellence. Your accountability extends across various responsibilities that define the essence of this role.

Be Accountable and Responsible:

  • Elevate Brands: Collaborate with your team to craft visually compelling designs, ensuring a consistent and premium presence across diverse channels for the home electronics brand 
  • Provide Visual Leadership: Oversee the production of high-quality assets, guaranteeing timely delivery within budget constraints while maintaining the highest standards of quality 
  • Get Dirty: Engage in all facets of design, from quick comping and creating design systems to type treatments, consistently delivering polished design solutions 
  • Collaborate: Work seamlessly with the creative team, account managers, developers, studio designers, and most importantly, clients, fostering a collaborative and synergistic environment 
  • Be a Mentor: Take on a mentorship role, guiding and inspiring other designers by providing valuable feedback and professional development opportunities 
  • Win Business: Actively participate in new business pitches, showcasing a clear vision of how your work addresses client challenges

These are the qualifications we’re looking for:

  • 8-10 years of design experience within a design shop, creative studio, or advertising agency, supported by a standout portfolio illustrating diverse design projects and creative solutions 
  • Bachelor's degree in design, graphic design, or a related field, and/or equivalent experience 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Google G Suite. 
  • Proven ability to lead and inspire a team of designers, consistently driving the delivery of high-quality work 
  • Deep understanding of design systems and their effective implementation across digital and print platforms 
  • The capability to articulate multiple, differentiated creative concepts, assessing their merits in alignment with the brief and brand positioning 
  • Thriving in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment while sustaining a high level of creativity and attention to detail 
  • Strong project management skills, enabling the seamless handling of multiple projects simultaneously

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