Job Description


The Sage Group’s Client is seeking an Illustrator to join their diverse and vibrant internal agency at client, working with fellow creatives on a globally distributed team. This position is temporary with a duration of approximately 7 months.

As an illustrator on the Creative Team, accountability is just as important as creativity. We value empowerment and, in this spirit, you’ll be responsible for your own projects as a strategic partner for our cross-functional teams across the marketing, buyer experience, and product design organizations. An important part of this role is being a partner to the team’s large network of collaborators across the entire company.

On the first day, we’ll expect you to have a minimum of five years of professional experience, demonstrated with an exciting portfolio that highlights ambitious visual and conceptual problem-solving across marketing, editorial, and in-product scenarios.

A body of work that showcases projects that demonstrate familiarity with design systems, working within brand guidelines.

The ability to create documentation to aid in scaling illustration system and franchises.

Proven experience with editorial illustration and adjacent art styles like collage/mixed-media.

An ability to partner with graphic designers, product designers, and animators to extend illustration into many contexts, layouts and formats.

Surrounding team: Creative, about 60 people on the team.

Key project needs: Helping with executing illustrations for marketing editorial and in product situations, documenting guidelines for a brand refresh roll-out that impact illustration system, and supporting designers with both execution and feedback.

Reason for request: Mat leave. 7 Month Contract 5/3/2024
Typical Day in the Role

As an illustrator on the Creative Team, your primary responsibility will be partnering with other members of the team as well as cross-functional marketing and experience design partners. As a specialist within the Creative Team, you will be instrumental in producing meaningful, on-brand work to support every area of our business, both internal and customer-facing. You will be working closely with our Lead Illustrator to develop the Illustration Guidelines and build up an expansive and versatile library of illustrations. Together, you’ll drive and collaborate on projects to deliver impact and delight across every touch point. In addition, you will work closely with leadership on the team to continue to reinforce alignment and consistency of all projects across the business.

Unique selling points: exciting because in the midst of refreshing brand identity- will be part of the launch and will help execute.

It is a smaller sub-team, lots of peer feedback and opportunity to work across a lot of different projects.

Extension/conversions: Most likely not since it is a MAT leave.

Candidate Requirements:

  • 5 -7 years
  • Degree: degree in Art or Design would be preferred.
  • 3 Tech Skills: Adobe illustrator, Figma, and Systems thinking/documentation
  • 3 Soft Skills: Open to feedback and collaboration, excellent written and verbal communication skills, innovative, and great attitude.

Top 3 must-haves, ranked by importance:

  • 1 Illustration Systems
  • 2 Technical Illustration
  • 3 Editorial Illustration

Top 3 sourcing wish list (Industries, companies, job titles, suppliers can leverage off):

  • 1 tech companies (in house creative)
  • 2 Editorial
  • 3 Branding Agency