Assistant Director-Art Director

10-12 years
a month ago 14 Applied
Job Description

At EY, you'll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we're counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

The opportunity

EY GDS Creative Center of Excellence (CoE) is an inhouse agency that helps EY teams build a better working world by delivering high-impact, high-quality and on-brand creative solutions. People in the CoE help create experiences that are not just creatively inspiring, but also strategically precise and deeply human - across multiple media platforms.

As a Assistant Director - Art Director, you own the creative and visual direction and design for creative collaterals across multiple formats, ensuring that all creatives are on-brand, user-centric and aesthetically proficient. With a passion for problem-solving and creative strategy, you lead creative brainstorms with stakeholders and content and digital marketing teams to produce best-in-class creatives that intrinsically align with the EY brand and business objectives. With your impeccable aesthetic sense and design sensibility, you are a versatile and reliable leader who can elevate any creative conceptualization, storyboard or creative direction for projects across multiple channels.

Your key responsibilities

  • Provide creative leadership to the design teams to deliver a range of collaterals (i.e., brochures, placemats, illustration, layouts, infographics, on-screen presentations, proposals, microsites, motion graphic content and social media collaterals)
  • Produce strategically sound conceptual work and bring it to life through rapid prototyping and storyboard creation and all the way through post-production
  • Adhere to EY brand guidelines, meet, and exceed defined expectations in terms of aesthetics, quality, turnaround time, budget and efficiency
  • Stay up-to-date with current and future designs, web standards, concepts and industry trends and advocate the same to team members and customers
  • Provide creative and art direction support to the team, coordinate with team members and others to resolve issues, as necessary
  • Proactively identify opportunities to employ pop culture trends, creativity, executional approaches and techniques to create exceptional user experiences
  • Communicate effectively with various customers/customer groups while understanding design briefs and sharing ideas
  • Lead project discussions with customers with a customer-centric mindset
  • Provide unique and innovative design solutions to customers and convince them to make the right design choices
  • Mentor junior team members on best design practices
  • Prioritize deadlines and effectively manage multiple creative projects parallelly
  • Be a part and contribute towards various organizational initiatives

Skills and attributes for success

  • A user-centric mindset with creative, innovative and analytical approach
  • Working knowledge of creating infographics and data visualization techniques
  • Exceptional project management, risk management and team management
  • Proven track record of delivering high-quality output on time and within budget
  • An innovative mindset that takes a client problem and delivers compelling and inspiring creative solutions
  • Excellent communication (comprehension, verbal and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and persuade
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Understanding of current and future visual trends

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Bachelor's degree or college diploma (preferably in Graphic Design or related discipline).
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign, Adobe DC and Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word and Excel)
  • Experience across a range of digital, social, and integrated media
  • Knowledge of social platforms (Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest etc.)
  • Strong visual design and creative thinking capability
  • At least 10 years of overall experience in a fast-paced global environment (team management experience mandatory)

Ideally, you'll also have

  • Preferable knowledge of Adobe After effects, Premier Pro and motion graphics skills

Technologies and Tools

  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign, Adobe DC and Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word and Excel)

What we look for

  • Strong business acumen along with creative vision
  • Creative problem-solving mindset with a flexible can-do attitude
  • A growth mindset creative who loves to collaborate, ideate and deliver breakthrough work
  • Experience in leading and managing creative teams, as well as developing junior creative talent
  • Self-starter who loves challenges and makes big things happen by working together
  • Experience working with global clients
  • Confidence, maturity and ability to build strong client relationships
  • A strong team player who is comfortable working collaboratively with others

What we offer

EY Global Delivery Services (GDS) is a dynamic and truly global delivery network. We work across six locations - Argentina, China, India, the Philippines, Poland and the UK - and with teams from all EY service lines, geographies and sectors, playing a vital role in the delivery of the EY growth strategy. From accountants to coders to advisory consultants, we offer a wide variety of fulfilling career opportunities that span all business disciplines. In GDS, you will collaborate with EY teams on exciting projects and work with well-known brands from across the globe. We'll introduce you to an ever-expanding ecosystem of people, learning, skills and insights that will stay with you throughout your career.

  • Continuous learning: You'll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success, as defined by you: We'll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We'll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You'll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

EY | Building a better working world

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.



Adobe DC
data visualization techniques
motion graphics skills
social platforms
Job Source:

Ernst & Young Global Limited, doing business as EY, is a multinational professional services network with headquarters in London, England.EY is one of the largest professional services networks in the world. Along with Deloitte, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, it is considered one of the Big Four accounting firms. It primarily provides assurance (which includes financial audit), tax, consulting and advisory services to its clients. Like many of the larger accounting firms in recent years, EY has expanded into markets adjacent to accounting, including strategy, operations, HR, technology, and financial services consulting

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