Chicago Creatives

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Who would you consider to be the best freelancers creatively in Chicago? The ones who are the most well known, always deliver awesome work, and in demand?

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Looking for entry level ux/or internship. Want to convert and having no luck. Yes I updated my portfolio and am certified. I’ll take what I can get.

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Continually seeing open roles on LinkedIn from Pivot Design. Is it just high turn over? Resume farming? Legal obligations before promoting people? Anyone know what’s up because there’s constantly job … more

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Do any creative directors need help with childcare? —————— as a Jr Art Director I know hiring will continue to be slow BUT I have been working on and off as a nanny and would love to help some people … more

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Anyone hiring for account management?

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Anyone hiring entry level ux? I am a senior designer but feel junior ux. I mean does anyone train anymore?

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Any references for photographers who specialize in non-cheesy headshots? I need an overall update. Thinking outdoors, lifestyle-y, casual—but open to their professional ideas after consult. Yay, than… more

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Any Chicagoans having luck with full time remote opportunities elsewhere? Is this a thing yet?

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What’s the last great thing you created that’s in market right now?

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Any freelance media strategists out there? Help needed for a small/mid-sized BtoB agency.

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Any Chicago peeps looking for a change of scenery (Lake view east) and interesting in house-sitting (to care for a cat + plants)? I'm not sure I trust the randos online and thought it wouldn't… more

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Thinking about biting the bullet. What in-house options does Chicago have that locally staff creatives?

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Are any chicago offices setting “back in office” dates yet? Or is everyone still WFH until “???”

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Favorite editor(s) in Chi?

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Anyone had luck shooting locally during “these troubled times?” Nervous to capture remotely. Any director recos for tabletop and simple setups?

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Hey hey, anyone know if Leo or others are hiring freelancers right now?

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What has gone wrong in Chicago in the last two years? There wasalways at least one major piece of work the whole world noticed, usually from Leo Burnett or Ogilvy. But the tone and energy of work from… more

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Layoffs at energybbdo?

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When is it time to give up? I have been looking for a junior role forever. Has anyone left the creative world and been able to come back after working some arbitrary job in marketing?

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What is the best advice you have for someone trying to land a Junior AD position? I have been an intern but landing a follow up gig has been hell.

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Is VMLYR Chicago going to have either Intel or YMCA work? If so who can I reach out to get an interview? Let me know.

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Out of curiosity, what agencies have multi cultural groups or teams within - including bilingual teams for Hispanic market advertising?

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How are you all feeling about the Chicago market right now?

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SOS in Fulton Market. Does anyone have the ancient MagSafe Power charger for an old MacBook Pro (2013 era)? Can I borrow til 5?

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I’m almost 40. (Yes, I’m practically dead.) If there’s one piece of career advice I can give to young creatives: keep your portfolio updated. Don’t wait long periods of time. Just keep it going.

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Considering taking on a side project but don’t have a ton of experience managing my own clients. Anyone have experience charging by deliverable vs. hourly or day rate?

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Looking for a UI freelancer (who wants to stay freelance) for a project starting next month. B2B preferred. 20+ hours a week to start, work off-site but must come in for meetings and work sessions.

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Mid and senior level ADs, what’s your salary and how many years of experience do you have?

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Any art directors out there looking for a new gig? I’m looking for a partner. Needs to be conceptual and love working on fun food brands. PM me if you’re interested in learning more.

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Perkins & Will in Chicago is hiring ui designers and ux strategists, mid to senior level!

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Hello ⭐️ Any junior/mid-level designers interested in a permalance gig? (details in comments)

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Any copywriting fishies interested in teaming up for the young lions competition?

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Best places to find your next job here in Chicago?

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Anyone looking for juniors?

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Havas has posting up for Sr. Copywriter job title, but with description for Account Director on Glassdoor and their careers page. Anyone have insight?

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