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Art Director Intern - Chicago

Chicago, Illinois


Unbridled creativity. Wicked smarts. Positive vibes. That’s what we expect from an Art Director at TMP. Here, you'll be part of an integrated creative department charged with creating soup-to-nuts solutions that are transforming the way employers and job seekers connect. That means building powerful, authentic employer brands. Conceptualizing and executing robust recruitment campaigns. And creating smart, striking and targeted designs across a wide variety of digital and traditional media. All this in an environment that constantly challenges you to push beyond boundaries and enhance your expertise—with the support of a global team of industry experts. We want to see concepts that make us go all goose-fleshy. We want to see artwork and layouts that move us to quiet tears. And we want your next idea to be even better. Sound like your bag? Read on.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Entry-Level
  • Travel: Minimal (if any)
Glassdoor: 74%

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Success Profile

What makes a successful Art Director at TMP? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Adaptable 5
  • Collaborative 9
  • Conceptual 10
  • Creative 8
  • Deadline-oriented 7
  • Detail-oriented 6

Additonal Attributes

  • Digitally savvy
  • Flexible
  • Multi-tasker
  • Results-driven

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The creative team at TMP is amazing. I am fortunate to be surrounded by talented and hardworking people who inspire me to get better and better every day.

Christie, Sr. Art Director


  • Healthcare

    Comprehensive coverage with flexible options, including FSA and HSA.

  • Time Off

    21 days PTO, 10 paid holidays and your birthday off.

  • Work/Life Balance

    Regular hours and an emphasis on life outside the office.

  • Variety

    Opportunities to work on multiple accounts – both large and small.

  • Collaboration

    Work with industry leaders and subject matter experts.

  • Location

    Downtown – with easy access to restaurants, entertainment and public transportation.

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Big ideas. Great design. Serious collaboration. That’s what it takes to be an Art Director Intern at TMP. Here, we help our clients market and brand their most important product – their careers. From designing websites to producing traditional collateral and animating social posts, our Art Directors’ responsibilities stretch across every arena advertising plays in. Which means that you’ll get an incomparable introduction to the field and the best possible career kick off. Prove that you’re a dependable resource – from concept development to project execution – and you’ll cement yourself as a next-generation creative leader.

Please include design samples or a link to your portfolio.

Program Structure

  • Experiential learning environment
  • Growth objectives are coordinated with projects and supervisory feedback to enhance your understanding of business responsibilities
  • Interaction with our experts to gain greater insight into the multitude of career opportunities
  • Increased understanding of the importance of coordination between functional areas to deliver the best business results

Requirements for Consideration

  • Currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited college or university or an advertising portfolio program
  • Must be in your Junior or Senior year, ideally majoring in Advertising (with an emphasis in Design) or Art (with an emphasis in Contemporary Art)
  • Proficiency with basic computer programs (Mac platform)
  • Demonstrated design and animation skills – with video skills as a bonus
  • 2-3 years of course work or experience
  • Ability to work 20-30 hours per week
  • Positive, proactive & energetic attitude; strong work ethic & highly dependable
  • Exceptional communication skills (both written and verbal) and openness to providing feedback to help iterate the business
  • Strong interpersonal, customer service, presentation, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Strong self-discipline and time-management skills
  • Ability to take direction and work within strict deadlines
  • Self-motivated

Please include design samples or a link to your portfolio.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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