Art Director-Retail Partnerships

Capital One

Making an Impact:

At Capital One, our mission is to change banking for good by bringing humanity, ingenuity and simplicity to banking. In support of our mission, the Capital One Impact Initiative advances socioeconomic mobility by advocating for an inclusive society, building thriving communities and creating financial tools that enrich lives. It is fueled by an initial $200 million multi-year commitment to catalyze economic growth in low- and moderate-income communities and close gaps in equity and opportunity.

Position Details

Art Director-Retail Partnerships
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

What we are looking for:

We’re looking for an experienced, innovative and strategic Art Director with a proven track record of developing and executing strong creative strategies for big brands. Someone who thrives working in white space but is equally comfortable working within a formalized creative process, is a natural storyteller, and loves creating solutions that really make a difference.

We’re looking for someone who has a grasp for the conceptual (campaign big ideas), exploratory work (competitive research, brand landscape research, mood boards, look & feel), has a credible presence during presentations and is able to speak to their work with excitement, clarity, and passion.

Why you’ll love your job:

  • You’ll help deliver exceptional solutions, effortless experiences and results driven work through creative innovation and continued improvement. 
  • You’ll help make great brands better, through scalable creative solutions designed to connect with the consumer in interesting, memorable and most importantly, helpful ways. 
  • You’ll have the resources and autonomy to make an immediate and consistent impact – not only on your team and partners, but also to millions of customers and an entire industry. In addition, you’ll work in an environment that fosters collaboration and innovation and prioritizes personal growth and fulfillment in each associate.

What you’ll do to help make a difference:

  • You’ll bring experience working in either/both client servicing 
  • Ad-Agency or in-house creative corporate culture. 
  • You’ll work directly and collaboratively with members of the creative team and business partners to develop and produce strategically-grounded, insight-driven creative that brings to life the features and benefits of our retail partner’s suite of credit cards for both customers and prospects. 
  • You’ll demonstrate expert knowledge of advertising and marketing trends and translate business intent into creative strategies and executions that market products effectively. 
  • You’ll demonstrate an understanding of the intended audience; interpret market research and test results, as well as use findings to focus targeted marketing messages. 
  • You’ll bring unique skill sets to the table to help our team and our retail partners push into new channels and territories like content, video and social. 
  • Build and maintain relationships with a network of partner groups (digital, operations, legal, etc.) to anticipate and proactively address obstacles and establish creative as a thought partner and ally—not just an executor of deliverables. 
  • You’ll be self-organized, manage multiple concurrent jobs and fill in for your Creative Director, if needed. 
  • Present (up to a senior leader level) with a convincing and inspiring style to increase buy-in and open the door for new opportunities—both for your team and department.

What you’ll bring to the creative table:

  • An impeccable eye for design, compelling imagery and composition 
  • The ability to inspire and drive the development of powerful, concise marketing 
  • Strong creative strategies rooted in consumer insight and marketing objectives 
  • Motivation, drive and collaboration 
  • Understanding of the media (print, online, mobile) and its limitations 
  • Ability to approach assignments from a customer-centric perspective while also understanding higher-level business and marketing objectives. 
  • A knowledge of industry best practices and the ability to identify, address and incorporate emerging trends into strategic development 
  • The ability to navigate through complex processes, client organizations and ambiguity 
  • A consistently positive outlook and attitude

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or military experience
  • At least 4 years experience developing creative for digital and traditional marketing channels
  • At least 2 years experience designing for web, mobile and social.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 6+ years experience developing creative for digital and traditional marketing channels
  • 4+ years experience designing for web, mobile and social.

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