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 a polished and expandable look and feel, 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 visual look and feel, in partnership with cross-functional project team, for multiple large, high complexity personalized or general audience campaigns and content across audiences and multiple channels for a variety of business area(s).
Leads presenting creative concepts and visual approach to business areas, key stakeholders, compliance and legal to gain their support and takes and applies appropriate feedback to concepts.
Aligns concepts, visual direction and designs to the business objectives, strategies, audience(s), brand strategy & standards, messaging, and technology needed to achieve a goal.
Leads visual direction of content and campaigns, in collaboration with creative production and/or strategic partners, to ensure approved creative concept remains intact throughout project's lifecycle.
Leads the design of various content and campaign specific elements.
Leads in design, brand, compliance processes and improvements within the bounds of and outside of projects that result in increased quality, efficiencies, and overall value to the department.
Leads, anticipates, and consults with creative production, brand team, agencies and/or strategy partner to ensure concepts, design and brand guidelines are achievable within the limitations of various content management systems and content specifications.
Leads creative needs during research phase of project and uses research to inform concepts and visual approach.
Keeps the project team updated and ensures critical information is shared via project management technologies and other channels communicate across multiple projects.
Creates working relationships with key stakeholders, matrix project teams and strategic partners both inside and outside the company.
7+ years of experience with a well-rounded portfolio displaying a strong concepts & design principles and original art direction on large complex campaigns
Bachelor's degree in design, marketing, communication,motion design/animation, film/video production or related field
Expert in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office with proficiency in Sketch, Cinema 4D or Maya preferred
Advanced knowledge of visual design, user-centered design, brand development, creative process and emerging channels.
Avid learner of typography, interaction, traditional graphic design, and technology
Can perform in waterfall and agile project management environments
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; successfully communicates and collaborates with project team, creative and brand leaders, multiple business areas, divisions and outside vendors.
Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to effectively prioritize, manage and execute numerous projects simultaneously with minimal supervision
High level of attention to detail and organization