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Digital Art Director

Wilmington, Delaware;

Job Description:

As a Digital Art Director in Enterprise Creative Solutions (ECS) you will work in a team environment to create visual experiences that delight clients while achieving business goals. You will be responsible for interactive projects from concept through execution across all digital platforms with a primary focus on, websites, video, online advertising and social. Specializing in Motion Graphics, you will be responsible for conceptualizing and collaborating with the team to create storyboards, animatics and motion studies that will ultimately translate to video-based motion graphics. Your animations will have a fresh perspective on data/process visualization as well as simple character animations.

In this role you will be collaborating with writers, developers, technologists, art buyers and account leads, as well as other art directors. Your goal will be to deliver solid digital solutions for products and services across many lines of business in the banking industry and over time you will understand the products and services as a subject matter expert. You respect brand positioning and can determine when it is appropriate to push the limits to improve the customer experience. You love what you do and enjoy being in a team environment.

This role gives you the opportunity to:

  • Build strong collaborative relationships with a diverse agency team as well as segment, channel and brand partners.
  • Push your craft, continuously improve your skillset, and lead innovation and fresh approaches in concepting through design execution
  • Share your ideas and demonstrate clear thinking. Communicate what the client experience will be, direct information architecture, workflows and interdependencies through schematics and design development
  • Actively participate in design meetings and critiques, ensuring adherence to standards while keeping an eye out for improvements or reasonable exceptions
  • Embrace working in an office while collaborating with teammates and partners in other locations

ECS is Bank of America’s award-winning in-house agency that delivers strategic creative solutions, content, and digital asset/media management at a cost competitive advantage. At ECS we:

  • Deliver strategic, on-brand solutions for integrated, large scale projects, and fast turn on the less complicated ones
  • Lead a digital management Center of Excellence to protect the use and the distribution of bank electronic media including content that is stored, transferred and pushed digitally
  • Are aligned with bank marketing technology strategies to deliver speed and customization

At Bank of America you will find a welcoming and supportive workplace.  The key tenant of our Bank is to help make financial live better through the power of every connection, and our values focus on delivering together, acting responsibly, trusting our teams, and realizing the power of our people – all ideas which promote teamwork, inclusivity, diversity, and opportunity for personal achievement among our employees. At Bank of America we:

  • Support our communities through giving and volunteering
  • Assist our employees with products and services to support their financial needs 
  • Look to achieve efficiency and simplicity in our business models
  • Continuously advance our tools and technology to meet evolving employee and client needs

Key responsibilities

  • Own projects start to finish as a lead designer across a variety of mediums that have a focus on motion graphics and video – participate in client kickoff, conceptualize/ideate and collaborate on communications solutions, collaborate with writers, wireframe ideas, work ideas through the full design and agency process, and take the design through final client delivery
  • Interpret and implement the brand expression and create solutions that elevate the brand experience 
  • Ability to understand target audience’s needs and behaviors while incorporating best practices and channel knowledge to promote advanced solutions for the user experience that will drive results
  • Field technical client questions and follow up with client education on existing and new digital technologies

Required Skills/Traits

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience
  • 7-10 years of experience as a digital or interactive designer in an industry or with an agency
  • Strong online portfolio showcasing motion and web designs with role descriptions
  • Self-starting, proactive, collaborative, seeker of opportunities in the work
  • An organized, buttoned-up, professional approach to executing work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • A collaborative team player
  • Passion for technology, industry awareness, and ongoing evolution
  • Solid knowledge of social media platforms and design standards
  • Have an understanding and proficiency in accessibility design and standards for the web such as WCAG 2.1 (Wen Content Accessibility Guidelines), Web Content, Users Agents Authoring Tools, Operable UI, Nav, ect.

Pluses

  • Show the flexibility to fulfill design, coach and steer creative execution, and testing roles
  • Prior experience working with or for financial institutions
  • Working understanding of HTML, CSS, web standards and their impacts on creative and design with a strong understanding of the differences between email and web capabilities
  • The ability to establish job specifications to conform to project scope and budget parameters
  • An enthusiastic approach with an infectiously positive point of view, and are a highly motivated self-starter with a strong work ethic
  • Advanced understanding of Mobile-First creative and design development
  • The ability to establish job specifications to conform to project scope and budget parameters
  • Organization skills to maintain job folders, assets and other project-related documentation
  • Show the flexibility to fulfill design, execution and testing roles
  • Agile methodology
  • Scrum certification


Software

  • Work on Mac (primarily) and Windows PC for testing.
  • Proficiency in After Effects, Premiere, Animate, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Sketch
  • Experience in Cinema 4D a plus

Job Band:

H5

Shift: 

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week:

40

Weekly Schedule:

Referral Bonus Amount:

0

Job Description:

As a Digital Art Director in Enterprise Creative Solutions (ECS) you will work in a team environment to create visual experiences that delight clients while achieving business goals. You will be responsible for interactive projects from concept through execution across all digital platforms with a primary focus on, websites, video, online advertising and social. Specializing in Motion Graphics, you will be responsible for conceptualizing and collaborating with the team to create storyboards, animatics and motion studies that will ultimately translate to video-based motion graphics. Your animations will have a fresh perspective on data/process visualization as well as simple character animations.

In this role you will be collaborating with writers, developers, technologists, art buyers and account leads, as well as other art directors. Your goal will be to deliver solid digital solutions for products and services across many lines of business in the banking industry and over time you will understand the products and services as a subject matter expert. You respect brand positioning and can determine when it is appropriate to push the limits to improve the customer experience. You love what you do and enjoy being in a team environment.

This role gives you the opportunity to:

  • Build strong collaborative relationships with a diverse agency team as well as segment, channel and brand partners.
  • Push your craft, continuously improve your skillset, and lead innovation and fresh approaches in concepting through design execution
  • Share your ideas and demonstrate clear thinking. Communicate what the client experience will be, direct information architecture, workflows and interdependencies through schematics and design development
  • Actively participate in design meetings and critiques, ensuring adherence to standards while keeping an eye out for improvements or reasonable exceptions
  • Embrace working in an office while collaborating with teammates and partners in other locations

ECS is Bank of America’s award-winning in-house agency that delivers strategic creative solutions, content, and digital asset/media management at a cost competitive advantage. At ECS we:

  • Deliver strategic, on-brand solutions for integrated, large scale projects, and fast turn on the less complicated ones
  • Lead a digital management Center of Excellence to protect the use and the distribution of bank electronic media including content that is stored, transferred and pushed digitally
  • Are aligned with bank marketing technology strategies to deliver speed and customization

At Bank of America you will find a welcoming and supportive workplace.  The key tenant of our Bank is to help make financial live better through the power of every connection, and our values focus on delivering together, acting responsibly, trusting our teams, and realizing the power of our people – all ideas which promote teamwork, inclusivity, diversity, and opportunity for personal achievement among our employees. At Bank of America we:

  • Support our communities through giving and volunteering
  • Assist our employees with products and services to support their financial needs 
  • Look to achieve efficiency and simplicity in our business models
  • Continuously advance our tools and technology to meet evolving employee and client needs

Key responsibilities

  • Own projects start to finish as a lead designer across a variety of mediums that have a focus on motion graphics and video – participate in client kickoff, conceptualize/ideate and collaborate on communications solutions, collaborate with writers, wireframe ideas, work ideas through the full design and agency process, and take the design through final client delivery
  • Interpret and implement the brand expression and create solutions that elevate the brand experience 
  • Ability to understand target audience’s needs and behaviors while incorporating best practices and channel knowledge to promote advanced solutions for the user experience that will drive results
  • Field technical client questions and follow up with client education on existing and new digital technologies

Required Skills/Traits

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience
  • 7-10 years of experience as a digital or interactive designer in an industry or with an agency
  • Strong online portfolio showcasing motion and web designs with role descriptions
  • Self-starting, proactive, collaborative, seeker of opportunities in the work
  • An organized, buttoned-up, professional approach to executing work
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • A collaborative team player
  • Passion for technology, industry awareness, and ongoing evolution
  • Solid knowledge of social media platforms and design standards
  • Have an understanding and proficiency in accessibility design and standards for the web such as WCAG 2.1 (Wen Content Accessibility Guidelines), Web Content, Users Agents Authoring Tools, Operable UI, Nav, ect.

Pluses

  • Show the flexibility to fulfill design, coach and steer creative execution, and testing roles
  • Prior experience working with or for financial institutions
  • Working understanding of HTML, CSS, web standards and their impacts on creative and design with a strong understanding of the differences between email and web capabilities
  • The ability to establish job specifications to conform to project scope and budget parameters
  • An enthusiastic approach with an infectiously positive point of view, and are a highly motivated self-starter with a strong work ethic
  • Advanced understanding of Mobile-First creative and design development
  • The ability to establish job specifications to conform to project scope and budget parameters
  • Organization skills to maintain job folders, assets and other project-related documentation
  • Show the flexibility to fulfill design, execution and testing roles
  • Agile methodology
  • Scrum certification


Software

  • Work on Mac (primarily) and Windows PC for testing.
  • Proficiency in After Effects, Premiere, Animate, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Sketch
  • Experience in Cinema 4D a plus

Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 

40

Learn more about this role

Full time

JR-21071955

Band: H5

Manages People: No

Travel: No

Manager:

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Holly Engelhardt

Referral Bonus:

0