Division: BRAND STRATEGY

The Holy Post Podcast

Fortress’ ongoing partnership with the Holy Post Podcast aims to enhance their online presence and drive overall engagement of their various podcasts and other series. Our multi-faceted approach included graphic design, digital marketing, social media management, and brand strategy. Through targeted efforts across these areas, elevated the Holy Post Podcast’s online profile and found new ways for them to appeal to a broader audience.

SSI

SSI is a stalwart in the stainless-steel industry with a rich legacy spanning over six decades. Despite their substantial success as a multi-million dollar company, they had remained virtually invisible in the digital sphere. Leveraging our brand and marketing expertise, we meticulously designed and developed a captivating new brand and website, as well as accompanying video production, that not only showcased their unparalleled expertise but also honored their extensive history.

Woodson Equity

Woodson Equity is a new private equity firm – inspired by the spirit of Detroit – that is aiming to do things differently. The Woodson team has 80+ years of investing experience in the middle to lower-middle market, meaning they know the rules, and when to break them. Fortress acted as Woodson’s strategic partner, orchestrating everything from the name of the firm to the firm’s new landing page and everything in between. We are excited for the future of Woodson and the future of Fortress as a private equity agency expert.

River Light FC

River Light FC is a brand new professional soccer team connecting lovers of the game – new and old – with a new way to engage with their community. Fortress helped them create a brand that resonates through our Brandstorm process followed by a multi-round logo design exploration. The result? A powerful introduction to the world for an exciting and passionate group of players, coaches, and investors.

Lakeview Precision

Lakeview Precision is a woman-owned and operated precision machining operation that is invested in its people and changing their industry for the better. Fortress stepped in as a strategic partner and helped them hone in their brand identity, create a new website experience, and construct a high-quality video to compliment it. The goal? Establishing Lakeview as the innovator they are.

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Adria

The Adria is a brand new, state-of-the-art apartment building in the heart of Madison Wisconsin’s downtown district. Fortress went to work orchestrating everything from the name and brand of the building to the backend development of the website, and every marketing effort in between. We are excited for The Adria to be introduced to its target market of younger professionals when the building opens its doors in summer 2023.

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DATA Scholarship Foundation

DATA stands for “Develop a Trade After..” Whether it’s military service, incarceration, primary schooling, or any other life event, the team of leaders at DATA Scholarship Foundation are committed to finding pathways to purpose for individuals across Chicago. By harnessing their brand identity and creating a website to match it, Fortress is helping connect more people to this cause.

Kaplan Law Firm

Kaplan Law Firm has been a Chicago legal institution for over two decades. Spearheaded by Attorney Rae Kaplan, they provide compassionate and comprehensive legal assistance for individuals navigating the complex realm of student loans and bankruptcy. Our multifaceted and efforts have centered on developing not only the Kaplan Law Firm brand, but the personal brand of Rae Kaplan, as it relates to the world of student loans, positioning her as a foremost expert on the topic both regionally and nationally.

Legastory

Legastory is a dynamic team of Emmy Award-Winning videographers who document stories of successful and prominent families. Fortress used our branding capabilities to come up with the name “Legastory” that communicates their mission, along with a sleek, professional landing page that shows their target audience that Legastory is a trustworthy and competent organization.

The Emerson

The Emerson is the dream apartment complex for today’s renters. Located in Madison, Wisconsin, a vibrant community of young professionals and academics, its units and amenities are strategically built to meet the needs of this dynamic demographic. Fortress stepped in and built their brand as well as a beautiful website and robust marketing strategy tailored to reach their audience.

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      Fortress is a fast-growing digital marketing and branding agency headquartered in Chicago that has worked with clients ranging from global corporations like Nike, Jordan, All-State, Acura, athletes, and celebrities like Kevin Hart, Steph Curry, prestigious universities, startups, and everyone in between. We believe in putting family first, being team players, staying humble, and being obsessed with our clients’ success. We provide a unique and energetic culture that fosters creativity and camaraderie.

      We’re currently seeking a full-time Senior Designer to join the team and work out of our Chicago, IL office. The right person for this position sees the bigger picture while remaining passionate about the details.

      You’re knowledgeable and skilled in Web, Branding, large-scale marketing campaigns, and more. You’re a jack of all trades in creative software, but you also have a passion for design beyond the screen. You understand that great design is in the nuance—that subtle cultural references should be woven into the things you create and every project should be approached with the end-user at the center of it. You love working on a team with diverse perspectives and you’re willing to learn from as well as build up those around you. At the core, you’re a problem solver with a knack for making things look good.

      WHAT YOU’LL DO

      • Contribute to various projects in web, brand identity, and print across multiple industries
      • Collaborate and ideate with the design and marketing teams, while also giving and receiving feedback on designs
      • Create presentations and asset kits to be delivered to team members, clients, and partners
      • Present your creatives to clients with the ability to back up your ideas, while also being open to new ideas and critiques

      WHAT YOU’LL BRING

      • 3-5 years of experience working in design and digital marketing
      • A strong portfolio with a diverse array of work and a strong foundation in basic design principles (typography, layout, color, UX/UI)
      • Problem-solving and storytelling abilities
      • Multi-tasking and prioritization skills
      • Experience working in Adobe CC and Figma
      • 3D, Animation, Video Editing, and Photography is a plus
      • A collaborative mindset
      • A good sense of your own design and visual style
      • Attention to detail
      • A passion for growth and a never-ending curiosity

      Job Type: Full-time

      Benefits:

      • 401(k)
      • 401(k) matching
      • Dental insurance
      • Flexible schedule
      • Health insurance
      • Paid time off
      • Professional development assistance
      • Vision insurance

      Schedule:

      • 8-hour shift
      • Monday to Friday
      • Weekend availability

      Supplemental Pay:

      • Bonus pay
      • Commission pay

      Ability to commute/relocate:

      • Chicago, IL 60642: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

      Experience:

      • Graphic design: 6 years (Required)
      • Web design: 4 years (Required)

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