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Art Director

Groupon, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois, United States
6 days ago



Do you approach creative work with an organizational mindset?

Groupon is an experiences marketplace that brings people more ways to get the most out of their city or wherever they may be. By enabling real-time mobile commerce across local businesses, live events and travel destinations, Groupon helps people find and discover experiences--big and small, new and familiar--that make for a full, fun and rewarding life. Groupon helps local businesses grow and strengthen customer relationships--resulting in strong, vibrant communities. Even with thousands of employees spread across multiple continents, we still maintain a culture that inspires innovation, rewards risk-taking and celebrates success.

The Art Director will focus on concepting and creating visually engaging, branded, and functional digital assets for Groupon's marketing and merchandising businesses. A key aspect of this role is a thorough understanding of the right balance between serving our brand's purpose, business goals, and customer needs. Art Directors are expected to innovate and provide creative ideas for ongoing and seasonal tentpole campaigns that align to cross-functional business goals. The Art Director will report to the Creative Director, Design.

We're a "best of both worlds" kind of company. We're big enough to have resources and scale, but small enough that a single person has a surprising amount of autonomy and can make a meaningful impact. We're curious, fun, a little intense, and kind of obsessed with helping local businesses thrive. Does that sound like a great way to grow your career? Let's get into the details:

You'll spend time on the following:
  • Establish the look, feel, and size for various brand, marketing, and merchandising asset campaigns across email, web, touch, and mobile
  • Work within brand guidelines to create layouts that reinforce the Groupon brand style and voice through its visual touch-points
  • In addition to standard asset types, design logos, icons, illustrations, infographics, and data visualizations
  • Work with a global asset library and workflow system to source images and follow a production schedule
  • Juggle multiple projects while effectively managing timelines and expectations
  • Brainstorm and develop clear ideas, concepts, and designs from inception through production
  • Work collaboratively with other designers and copywriters to ensure a consistent, integrated brand perception and user experience
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product managers, marketing managers, and merchandising business lines to create a simple, branded UX
  • Translate client business requirements, user needs, and technical requirements into designs that are visually enticing, easy to use, and emotionally engaging
  • Stay in the loop and on top of the latest standards, changes, trends in visual design field

We're excited about you if you have:
  • A solid foundation in typography, layout, illustration and design
  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, especially Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator; additional experience with Sketch, Figma and HTML preferred
  • Bachelor's degree and at least 3+ years relevant design experience.
  • Design experience for websites, email and ecommerce digital advertising preferred
  • Good eye for photography and be able to select dynamic eye catching photography for campaigns
  • Excellent visual, written, and verbal communication skills, along with presentation and negotiation skills
  • A penchant for details and organization, including the ability to prioritize tasks, communicate progress, and meet deadlines
  • The ability to effectively take direction and work both collaboratively and autonomously

When applying, please include your resume, cover letter, and portfolio. If we set up an interview, you'll present a minimum of 3 relevant projects. You'll provide insight into your design process and include any materials you have a deep passion for. We want to meet the whole person, not just your professional work!

Groupon's purpose is to build strong communities through thriving small businesses. To learn more about the world's largest local ecommerce marketplace, click here for the latest Groupon news . Plus, be sure to check out the values that shape our culture, guide our strategy and make our company a great place to work. And just don't take our word for it. Hear from real Groupon team members and learn more about our inclusive employee groups . If all of this sounds like something that's a great fit for you, then click apply and let's see where this takes us.

Groupon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualifications for employment, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment are based upon the ability to perform the job. Equal-employment opportunities are provided to all applicants and employees without regard to race, creed, religion, color, age, national origin, sex, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, military discharge status (excluding dishonorable discharge), veteran status, citizenship status, or other legally protected status. We are all responsible for maintaining this policy. Groupon is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may email us at hraccommodations at If you have concerns related to Groupon's equal employment opportunities, you may contact Groupon's Ethics Reporting Service Ethicspoint .

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60881041
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Position Title: Art Director
  • Company Name: Groupon, Inc.
  • Job Function: Other

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