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Art Director

Chicago, IL
Req ID: 6704


Position at VMLY&R

At VMLY&R, we create connected brands. We resist the usual ways of seeing, doing and thinking — harnessing creativity, technology and culture — to reimagine the entire connected consumer experience. Our goal? To create work that becomes part of people’s lives, to drive value for our clients and, in the best of cases, to impact the world.  

The Pharm is currently looking for an Art Director to serve as the front line of the work being tasked to our creative teams. They collaborate with Copywriters and other creatives to brainstorm, design, and develop concepts and executions that solve client problems.  

The Pharm is proud to be Walgreens Boots Alliance’s partner in bringing our common vision to life… ‘’to help people across the world to lead healthier and happier lives’’.  Our partnership with WBA will focus on leading a transformation into a customer obsessed and fully-digitized organization. With the goal to deliver extraordinary retail and healthcare experience for patients and customers while lowering the cost of care and improving outcomes for patients. Our ideal candidate will be skilled and have the right mindset to do the work of today as we develop the work and capabilities of tomorrow.  

As part of the WPP Group, VMLY&R offers one of the best overall compensation packages in the business.

Required Skills

  • Strong conceptual abilities, solid art direction skills and a knowledge of the digital landscape
  • Good client presentation skills demonstrating a clear vision of how the work addresses the client challenge
  • Talent to inspire clients and team members with great visual design
  • Desire to take on new challenges, grow and learn every day
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a larger team in a fast-paced environment

Required Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree, design and advertising emphasis preferred
  • Three-plus years of experience in an agency setting


The WBA Partnership is driven by mutually developed values and behaviours that are hard-wired into the partnership DNA. Our three core values are collaboration, trust and intergrity. We live and breathe them every day, we are: 

  • Positive – enthusiastic, curious and energetically brave 
  • Fearless – by creating a culture of risk and learning from mistakes 
  • Celebratory – recognizing progress while we drive sustained performance 

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. VMLY&R is a M/F Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer.


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