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Job Title:

Freelance Senior Designer


Statement is an award-winning branding and creative marketing agency for organizations focused on social impact. We partner with for-profit and nonprofit clients working to influence good in finance, health and wellness, technology, education, environment, and human rights. We are looking for a charismatic creative to join our team as a freelance senior designer. We view our contractors as an extension of our team vs external consultants. Whether you’re working on a website or designing a social post, we need an agile design player/leader who consistently delivers and directs exciting work. You believe the best work comes from teamwork and you thrive in collaborative environments. Our projects include brand and marketing strategy roadmaps, visual identity and messaging development, websites, and integrated campaigns. While Chicago is Statement’s home base, we work remotely and our full team is distributed from coast to coast. Being in the Chicago area is a definite plus for this role, but we’re willing to look beyond our borders for the right fit.

What We’re Looking For:
  • 5+ years of experience in an agency setting or equivalent
  • A well rounded background in brand and marketing. You have a great range of work- you've worked on primarily on brand identity systems, websites, digital content marketing, and campaign projects.
  • A knack for concept development. Work closely with our account directors, strategists, pm’s, writers and designers and lead concept generation, establish design directions and oversee their successful finish through production.
  • A strong systems thinking mindset, grasping the nuanced details of each client account while understanding how they fit into bigger picture 
  • Depending on the project, you may generate concepts and take them all the way to pixel perfect execution and in other cases, you may lead other designers purely from a creative direction perspective.
  • Great communication and presentation abilities. You can sell and present your work both internally to colleagues and externally to clients through compelling narratives.
  • Ability to work seamlessly within our tech stack: Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, Miro, Asana, Slack, Google Drive.
What You’ll Do:
  • Work with our for-profit and nonprofit social impact clients to create solutions across digital mediums
  • Lead client-facing strategy discussions as the design expert and combine knowledge of the craft with an understanding of client goals to propose creative solutions
  • Collaborate with account lead to determine creative deliverables aligned with account budget and timeline
  • Approve work for assigned clients; delegate, review and approve work of designers as needed
  • Proactively track and share design and industry trends, thought leadership, and technology with the rest of the team to stay fresh and up to date with best practices.
What We’ll Do For You:
  • Give you the chance to build your creative and leadership skills.
  • Encourage you to learn, experiment and bring fresh ideas to the table.
  • Trust you to own your work and measure success by outputs, not inputs.
  • Support you as a professional and a person – we’re a friendly and focused group of creatives who have fun together.
What We Believe In:
You’ll Fit In Here If You’re:
  • A proactive go-getter
  • A curious and passionate creative
  • Accountable 
  • Kind
Do We Seem Like a Fit?

To be considered, please send an email with the subject line “Freelance Senior Designer Role” to jen@madebystatement.com and include:

  • Why you are interested in Statement and this role
  • A link to your work and resume
  • Your rates

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