Executive Creative Director

Agency Marketing Chicago, Illinois


Impact is hiring an executive Creative Director for our Nationally ranked Best and Brightest workplace! 

The main responsibilities of the Executive Creative Director will be leading a team of thinkers, innovative and doers. The Executive Creative Director will bring a mix of marketing expertise, business experience and business acumen, promote our abilities to the company and our clients, and foster a team culture of positivity, professional growth, and excellence. We’re looking for an experienced manager of people, someone who can inspire others while taking our creative output to a new level as we continue to grow. The ideal candidate will have a natural eye for design, be a fruitful generator of dynamic ideas that connect with all types of audiences, and have a strong understanding of the back-end side of the business and how to operate and grow their team accordingly.

Managed Marketing Division Overview

We are positioned to be a full-service agency for all marketing needs. Once an Impact client, our clients have full access to our entire team of creatives, strategists, and analysts. We provide our clients with a strategic plan at the start of the engagement which may include any mix of the following tactics, all based upon our clients’ goals. As our clients’ goals and needs evolve throughout the relationship, have peace of mind knowing that we have the skills, experience and services to help serve them with whatever they need.

Our solutions include

  • Website Design & Development
  • Automation
  • SEO
  • Content Marketing
  • Photography and Video
  • Digital Branding
  • Market Research, Strategy, & Analysis
  • Paid Media & Paid Search
  • App Design & Development
  • Business Consulting 
Managed Marketing Services with Impact


  • Supervise a cross-functional team of graphic designers, copywriters and group directors in the strategic development of messaging and deliverables
  • Prioritize work and resources across engagements, based on short- and long-term needs
  • Conduct brainstorming sessions with creative team, maintaining strategic thinking to develop innovative and actionable initiatives in a fiscally responsible manner
  • Review and provide final approval on art and copy developed by the team, ensuring that deliverables address marketing goals and challenges effectively
  • Produce fresh, innovative work that translates complex ideas into compelling print materials and digital experiences for sophisticated audiences
  • Oversee the presentation of final concepts, and obtain approvals for deliverables.

Things We Are Looking For

  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience in creating marketing — from developing the vision and messaging platform to overseeing production on time and within budget.
  • Proven ability to develop successful concepts.
  • Proficiency in leading a team of diverse, talented creatives.
  • Strong creative vision, with an eye on business objectives

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in marketing or business
  • Posses both business and creative experience and can balance the two
  • Previous experience as a copywriter, graphic designer, or production artist
  • Previous experience in project management, with a focus on creative direction


  • 20 days of PTO
  • 12+ paid holidays
  • 7 Sick Days
  • Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Comprehensive Health, Disability Life, Dental and Vision Plans
  • 401(K) match & retirement plans
  • Student Loan reimbursement
  • On-going training & development opportunities