At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 15,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.
In a typical branch office, a financial advisor meets with clients and receives branch office support, so they can focus on building deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis, Tempe and Mississauga provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. We continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.
The Edward Jones Brand + Agency team is building out a world-class creative crew to support our growth into a full-service in-house model. We're looking for an experienced art director with strengths at every phase of the creative lifecycle — developing concepts, designing polished and expandable visuals, and pushing for pixel-perfection in every execution.
You're a creative problem solver, collaborator and student of your craft who's looking to make an impact on business and people through strategic + creative excellence. We're a growing team, looking for people who are ready to inspire and bring impactful ideas to life as they grow their own careers here.
Leads development of creative concepts and develops high-impact visuals in partnership with our multidisciplinary teams. This work encompasses large, complex personalized and/or general campaigns and content across multiple audiences and channels for a variety of business area(s).
Leads presentations of creative concepts and visual approaches to business areas and key stakeholders to gain their support — while also collecting and applying appropriate feedback to concepts.
Aligns strategy, visual direction and concept to the business objectives, strategies, audience(s), brand strategy & standards, messaging, and technology needed to achieve a goal.
Leads visual direction of content and campaign elements in collaboration with creative production and/or strategic partners, to ensure the approved concept remains consistent throughout project's lifecycle.
Leads process improvements that impact the quality, efficiencies and value of the department.
Leads, anticipates, and consults with creative production, brand team, external agencies and/or strategy partner to ensure project- and brand-level goals are achievable.
Leads creative strategy in research and uses research to inform concepts and visual approach.
Keeps the project team updated and manages the sharing of critical information via project management technologies and other channels across multiple projects.
Establishes meaningful relationships and trust with key stakeholders, connecting project teams and strategic partners both inside and outside the company.
7+ years of Art Director experience, ideally with an emphasis in omni-channel campaigns, experiential and/or video and animation.
A well-rounded portfolio that showcases a broad range of work in design, conceptual thinking and rationale, but also in media and execution.
A Bachelor's degree in design, marketing, communication, motion design/animation, film/video production or related field.
An expert in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office, with proficiency in Sketch/Figma or Cinema4D as an additional plus.
Advanced knowledge of design principles and systems, UX design, brand development, creative strategy, and has an eye on emerging channels and media.
A growth mindset — actively applying techniques to improve oneself alongside identifying and encouraging improvement among the team and the Brand + Agency.
An avid learner of all things design: design systems, typography, interaction design, technology and beyond.
Familiarity with and comfort working in waterfall and agile project management environments
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Successfully communicate and collaborate with project teams, creative and brand leaders, multiple business areas, divisions and external vendors.
Project management skills — with the ability to effectively prioritize, manage and execute numerous projects simultaneously with minimal supervision.
A high level of attention to detail and highly self-motivated to do incredible work that elevates the brand.