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Whether you have a project in mind, or want to better understand our capabilities, we would love to hear from you. Contact us for a no-obligation consultation and we would enjoy the opportunity to learn about your business, and find out if there is opportunity for us to impact your content workflow.

Careers //

We are always looking to add talent to our team. Below are positions we are currently looking to fill, but if you have a resume and skill set that you believe would be an asset to us, we'd love to check out your skills and portfolio. Please reach out to work@clutchstudios.com with inquiries.

Roles //

3D Design Director - CG/Animation/Editorial

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About the Job

Clutch is an integrated art and technology studio. We create striking, meaningful, and impactful brand content and digital experiences. We lead the industry in the organization and distribution of those assets.

We are looking for an aesthetic and resourceful design director with 3D technical expertise and experience in design-driven post-production. This position leads our CG team's capabilities; asset creation, product rendering, visual effects, and animation, and expands it to include motion design. This role collaborates seamlessly with our Creative, Production, Development, & Client Services teams, is engaged with the greater industry, and excited to contribute to the growth of Clutch’s brand presence within it.

Clutch is a Chicago-based company with a distributed team. This role is open to US-based applicants. Ability to work Central Time hours preferred.

This role has an anticipated salary range of $120,000 - $150,000 annually, dependent upon experience.

Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of production artists providing art direction, technical guidance, and professional growth evaluations and opportunities.

  • Participate in organizational leadership including annual planning and budgeting

  • Direct pipeline development needs, software and technology adoption

  • Collaborate across disciplines to:

    • Ensure alignment on strategy, messaging, and visual concepts. Identify alternative creative execution approaches to solve challenges with budget or timelines.

    • Translate how creative ideas answer business objectives to build trust and client relationships.

    • Take a hands-on role in studio marketing and client projects, developing pitch decks and responses to requests for proposals.

    • Develop best practices in file organization and workflow management.

    • Plan staffing scenarios and assist in recruitment for project needs across freelance and full-time talent.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10 years working in a creative production studio environment, with a portion of that time directly leading artists across multiple disciplines.

  • A reel with work examples of:

    • Photo-real product rendering

    • Advertising / branded animation work

  • Technical skills:

    •  High proficiency in relevant tools within the Adobe Creative Suite

    • High proficiency & familiarity with industry standard 3D/VFX software

    • Experience collaborating with CG artists that use Maya, Houdini, Nuke, Redshift

    • Core understanding of working in a color managed ACES pipeline

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background in complimentary arts such as film, photography, or illustration

  • A portfolio with work examples of:

    • Abstract, graphical, and stylized animated projects

    • Branded digital & experiential projects

    • Product rendering for print executions

  • Technology skills:

    • Experience working in, or collaborating with, artists that utilize real-time technologies such as WebGL and Unreal

    •  Project Management software like Shotgrid, Ftrack, etc.

 

The job description serves as a general outline of the position. It is not exhaustive and does not encompass all tasks that may be assigned. Additional duties may be required based on the evolving needs of the organization and your skills.

We encourage individuals to apply if they meet most of the job criteria. Research indicates that underrepresented groups may be less likely to apply when they don't meet every requirement. However, we are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusivity in our workplace. Your unique perspective and skills are valued here.

Senior Art Director 

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About the Job

Clutch is an integrated art and technology studio. We create striking, meaningful, and impactful brand content and digital experiences. We lead the industry in the organization and distribution of those assets. 

We are seeking a Senior Art Director to generate inspiring, impactful branded content. This position will help the team define design direction on marketing creative concepts. The Senior Art Director acts as a conceptual thinker, both elevating design and leading junior creatives. This collaborative role exists as an integral member of the creative department (art directors, copywriters, assembly artists, retouchers, editors, animators) and works with producers, account managers and external partners to deliver excellent and compelling work.   

Clutch is a Chicago-based company with a distributed team. This role is open to US-based applicants. Ability to work Central Time hours preferred. 

This role has an anticipated salary range of $90,000 - $110,000 annually, dependent upon experience. 

 Responsibilities 

  • Solve design challenges and lead work from concept through execution of 360 campaign materials with minimal oversight. 

  • Ensure creative executions deliver against the creative brief, as well as brand guidelines. Anticipate obstacles to project success and communicate concerns. 

  • Present client work, clearly explaining the assignment, creative strategy, idea and how it accomplishes the client’s objective and solves the creative/design problem. Apply feedback from Creative Director and clients. 

  • Mentor and collaborate with creative team members. 

  • Proactively contribute to process improvements and new tool adoption. Confirm project files reflect consistency and organization. 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • 5+ years’ art direction experience in an agency or studio 

  • Excellent design, color, and typographic skills showcased via proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite 

  • Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously, under quick deadlines  

  • Past work guiding and collaborating with clients. 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Basic knowledge of Interactive Design and Figma 

  • Experience with Experiential, CG, and Illustration 

  • Experience in automotive and/or manufacturing industry  

  • Motion Design background with some basic knowledge of After Effects is a plus. 

  • Self-motivated with skills in sophisticated problem solving, judgment, critical thinking, and decision-making. 

  • Strong communication and relationship-building skills. 

The job description serves as a general outline of the position. It does not encompass all tasks that may be assigned. Additional duties may be required based on the evolving needs of the organization and your skills.  

We encourage individuals to apply if they meet most of the job criteria. Research indicates that underrepresented groups may be less likely to apply when they don't meet every requirement. However, we are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusivity in our workplace. Your unique perspective and skills are valued here. 

Account Supervisor

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About the Job  

Clutch is an integrated art and technology studio. We create striking, meaningful, and impactful brand content and digital experiences. We lead the industry in the organization and distribution of those assets. We develop and implement marketing and retail programs that enable markets to create, localize, manage, and measure marketing communications across channels. 

We are seeking a strategic Account Supervisor to lead our growing localized marketing team. This position cultivates long-term, profitable client relationships, enhancing Clutch’s offerings, and oversees a team. An Account Supervisor ensures high-quality service to our clients, is an exceptional communicator and effective leader. This role reports to the Director of Client Services. 

Clutch is a Chicago-based company with a distributed team. This role is open to US-based applicants working Central Time hours. Residency in Chicagoland area preferred for client visits. 

This role has an anticipated salary range of $90,000 - $110,000 annually, dependent upon experience. 

Responsibilities 

  • Maintain and grow current clients and offerings, including localized marketing strategy  

  • Manage account team and external partners in a fast-paced, collaborative and creative atmosphere 

  • Own relationship with third-party technology and support partners. Provide thought leadership for innovation of digital platforms. 

  • Negotiate and manage clients’ financial aspects (budgets, contracts, fees, etc.). 

  • Work with Director of Client Services to:  

    • Assist with new business development as lead localized marketing representative, including client onboarding and staffing allocation 

    • Effectively communicate client business status, accomplishments and areas where resolution is needed  

Minimum Qualifications 

  • 8 years of account management experience in an agency or marketing role, with a portion of that experience managing people 

  • Previous work in an evolving, technology-driven environment 

  • Dealer/localized marketing and/or digital asset management experience 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • BS/BA or equivalent experience in Marketing, Communications or a related field 

  • Excellent communication, team management and presentation skills 

  • Business acumen with a strategic, problem-solving attitude 

  • Experience with budgeting and reporting 

The job description serves as a general outline of the position. It does not encompass all tasks that may be assigned. Additional duties may be required based on the evolving needs of the organization and your skills.  

We encourage individuals to apply if they meet most of the job criteria. Research indicates that underrepresented groups may be less likely to apply when they don't meet every requirement. However, we are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusivity in our workplace. Your unique perspective and skills are valued here.

CONTACT //

Address

329 West 18th Street
Suite 614
Chicago, IL 60616

Phone

312-421-9360

Email

info@clutchstudios.com