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Art Director

Mastercard

Mastercard

Lisbon, Portugal
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.

Title and Summary

Art Director

Overview

The Data & Services team is a key differentiator for Mastercard, providing the cutting-edge services that help our customers grow. Centered on data-driven technologies and innovation, this team provides consulting, marketing, loyalty and analytics to financial institutions and merchants globally. The Advisors Creative Desk sits within D&S and is responsible for ideating and creating engaging, forward-thinking, on-brand content solutions that connect our advertising partners, platforms, and our portfolio of brands.

Are you a creative design enthusiast?
Can you manage competing priorities and deliver to high standard?

Role

• Responsible for leading the visual design direction for creative projects across platforms, ensuring consistency with Mastercard’s and Client’s brand identity and values
• Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams including designers, copywriters and project managers to deliver compelling designs that engage and resonate with the audience(s)
• Maintain quality, accuracy and consistency of content and design across all mediums to best industry practice standards and client branding guidelines by ensuring all output is checked and errors minimized
• Overall responsibility on the overall production of creative materials and agreed deadlines
• Presentation of brand creative concepts to marketing teams
• Produce creative guidelines to ensure consistency of brand and creative across all mediums
• Optimize graphic elements and imagery by resizing or by adapting
• Stay up to date on the latest graphic design techniques
• Learn about different cultures and preferences

All about you

• Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Digital Design, Visual Communication, or related field
• Min. 6 years of experience in art direction, creative design, or advertising, with a strong portfolio showcasing your creative vision
• Team management & people management experience
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects), Figma, or other design tools. HTM5 skills is a plus
• Solid understanding of UX/UI principles, responsive design, accessibility standards, and mobile-first design principles
• Excellent understanding of design principles, typography, layout, color theory, and composition
• Strong conceptual thinking, problem-solving skills, and the ability to communicate ideas effectively
• Experience working collaboratively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
• Knowledge of print production processes, digital design best practices, and experience with motion graphics or video production is a plus
• Collaborative mindset and effective communication skills
• Language requirement: professional in English, local language (Portuguese), any other language a plus (ex. Spanish)

Corporate Security Responsibility


All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.