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Art Director

Date: Jan 4, 2022

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.



Art Director  



What makes this a great opportunity?

In partnership with account, production, and marketing this role is a critical component in our collective efforts to build famous brands that matter and make a difference. As the Art Director, you will generate creative that connects with consumers across our portfolio of brands. This role knows our brands intimately and finds ways to capture the spirit, the persona, and the essence of each of them with our consumers at the forefront. You possess exceptional creativity and have already developed conceptual, out-of-the-box work across all channels. You’re ambitious with an entrepreneurial mindset, and you’re excited about delivering exemplary creative in a dynamic environment. You develop killer creative, and love to seek experiences and learn.


Role Responsibilities

  • Deliver against creative briefs to produce projects that accomplish marketing objectives—and then go one step beyond.
  • Develop high concept creative when needed, AND stunning design concepts and execution.
  • Understand and create above- and below-the-line creative for experiential, print and digital channels.
  • Exhibit strong problem-solving and decision-making skills, and a high level of personal motivation and drive.
  • Direct the execution of your ideas, working with photographers, illustrators, CGI artists and retouchers.
  • Stay abreast of the latest trends, cultural movements, and creative expressions. Be on the forefront of creativity and share judiciously with the team.
  • Manage your own time well and be accountable for meeting internal and external deadlines for multiple clients. Multi-task with ease.
  • Clearly communicate your creative ideas to team members and clients with great visuals and dynamic, energetic presentation skills.


Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 3+ years of proven creative experience in agency or in-­­house setting
  • Adobe Creative Suite proficiency
  • Understanding of directing photo shoots, video shoots, and press checks with supervision
  • Understanding of production technicalities, from software to printing and all relevant technologies in between
  • Digital experience a plus
  • Proactive, entrepreneurial mindset
  • Able to nimbly navigate team and organizational dynamics to achieve goals
  • Comfortable in high-pressure situations with quick, real-time problem-solving skills
  • Drives team excellence with honesty, integrity, and transparency
  • Strong resource and time management skills
  • Applies naturally smart instincts and reads situations appropriately
  • Reinforces Proof’s key leadership position and critical role within the organization by demonstrating impact and results against company/brand goals
  • Establishes Proof as trusted advisors and invaluable consultants within the wider organization
  • Confidence, polish, poise, and professionalism


In an effort to ensure the health and safety of our workforce while doing our part to protect those around us, Beam Suntory is requiring proof of full COVID vaccination for US salaried employees in our offices and commercial field roles as a condition of employment, subject to medical/religious exemptions.


At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago