icon_instagram Created with Sketch. icon_twitter Created with Sketch. icon_linkedin Created with Sketch. Fill 1 Created with Sketch. icon_facebook Created with Sketch.
Creative Team

Freelance Art Director


Are You a Passionate Art Director Looking For Your Next Big Challenge?
Plan B is seeking a talented freelance Art Director to help us manage a growing variety of creative and executional needs. You’ll be teaming up with savvy marketing specialists and gifted creative minds as you tackle design assignments of all types — brand development, ad campaigns, digital and UX design, social media marketing, direct response…even video, and more. Enjoy the motivating ambience of our open-concept floor plan, as you help us design and build highly strategic marketing programs for our growing roster of on-demand clients. So if you thrive on variety and are looking for a fun, rewarding way to put your skills to the test, come become an invaluable extension of our exceptional development team and let’s get growing!

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Design mobile-first digital experiences, including websites, landing pages, emails, e-newsletters, microsites, digital display ads
  • Design more traditional media including, but not limited to: print ads, brochures, booklets, fliers, TV commercials, billboards, and more – according to strategic plans provided by the account executive, and by assignment from the creative director.
  • Meet with client service team members and interactive marketing personnel to ensure coordination between traditional and interactive advertising and marketing efforts.
  • Provide sound visual concept solutions that specifically solve business problems.
  • Work with the development team to understand the opportunities and limitations of the digital solutions proposed and produced by the creative department.
  • Collaborate with other art directors, copywriters and additional designated “team” personnel in production of creative materials.
  • Collaborate with account and creative leads in selection of design elements (papers, vendors, models, freelancers, talent, and outside sources) needed to fulfill production.
  • Meet assigned deadlines with a smile
  • Maintain strong working knowledge of computer design software and hardware, striving to stay current in level of knowledge and abilities.
  • Work to remain current with trends in the digital art direction space, from new methodologies and tools to best practices.
  • Work with production personnel (digital, print, and/or video), providing complete input and instruction/supervision to smoothly complete production of approved design.
  • Review all production materials on assigned projects and sign off prior to final production
  • Assist with new business presentations as requested by the agency marketing director/creative director/production manager.
  • Keep senior art director/creative director informed of need to upgrade design-related computer hardware/software

We are an extremely fast-paced creative agency with a diverse base of clients across industries, and we’re eager to bolster our creative capabilities with a talented group who aren’t afraid of a challenge, and who are eager to contribute in an environment where exceptional is the rule.

This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for valuable growth experience, executing a variety of fun project work as a highly valued extension of our agency’s high-powered creative department. This engagement offers the opportunity to work on-site in our collaborative River North loft space. For that reason, local candidates are preferred.

Interested? Send your resume, freelance rate/range, relevant references, and any examples of your work to freelancead@thisisplanb.com, or fill out the form below. If applicable, please indicate which development responsibilities were yours, how long it took, and what you charged for the work.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL. Calling will signify that you can’t follow simple instructions. And if you can’t follow simple instructions, you’re doomed.

Apply now

Please complete the application below after reading through the position requirements.
Due to the high volume of applications, our team will only reach out to qualified candidates.

Careers - single - application form

Maximum file size: 10MB

PDF or Word Doc Upload
Cover letter

Maximum file size: 10MB

PDF or Word Doc Upload
Portfolio (optional)

Maximum file size: 10MB

PDF or Word Doc Upload

Plan B named among Chicago's Top Ad Agencies