Art Director: Social & Digital

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Visa is seeking an experienced social & digital art director and visual storyteller to join our marketing team in Foster City and San Francisco. Our purpose is demonstrate that Visa is the innovation leader in payments through compelling social content which results in driving consumer action. To help achieve this, we’re hiring a talented creative who will be responsible for creating impactful creative assets to tell Visa’s innovation story across the social web spanning merchant, issuer and client partner activations, product launches, sponsorship & event activations, and evergreen brand work. The right candidate will be passionate about digital and social marketing, always pushing themselves to be up on what is happening in the industry both in US and overseas. Further, they have a willingness and capability to help Visa to continue to be a thought leader in this space and contribute to our teams learning and development. We are looking for someone who can format, design, illustrate, animate and ideate with a collaborative, creative point of view and the ability to research and identify the story. Key to success will be the ability to distill compelling narratives in what can sometimes be a complex and nuanced industry, balancing the needs of an established brand with an appropriately fresh perspective.

Job Description

Primary Duties: Provide marketing design support for the US Marketing Organization.

  • Outstanding artistic and design skills.

    • Work in a close-knit creative partnership with a copywriter to generate stunning and impactful social content for US Marketing programs across merchants, partners and issuers.

    • Development of all social assets for social campaigns for multiple lines of business

    • Partner with US Marketing Teams & agency partners on development of social aspects
      of integrated campaigns and ensure social components align with overall campaigns

    • Create social content for Evergreen brand program

  • Deep understanding of social channels and design principals for all platforms

    • Able to create nuanced artwork for campaigns which span multiple channels

    • Appetite to create assets for testing & optimizing, based on performance data, often
      mid campaign

  • Strong conceptual thinker, able to see campaign ‘big picture’

  • Manage, including updating and maintaining, existing library of images and social film


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Superb Designer:

  • Able to develop compelling and impactful visual designs that tell a story and inspire action

  • Abilityto take direction and feedback, pick things up quickly and prioritize responsibilities.

  • Proven knowledge and experience with Adobe tools including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Encore and Flash as well as experience in MS Office Suite

  • Conceptualizes design with product, marketing, and technology

  • Willingness and proven ability to contribute to strategic discussions and strategy development

  • Ability to present and convey ideas to a number of audiences including senior management, clients and cross functional teams

  • Ability to prioritize and balance workload to meet aggressive deadlines.

    • Able to work on multiple priorities and/or projects simultaneously

Team Player:

  • Builds positive and collaborative relationships across the organization

  • Able to partner with external agencies, clients, and internal partners to achieve deliverables

  • Proactively confirms desired outcomes with stakeholder(s) before beginning projects

  • Ability to work with colleagues at all levels of the organization.

Education / Previous Experience:

  • BFA/ BA

  • 3-5+ years of experience as a social media art director/designer in an agency or for
    a top-tier brand in-house

    • Experience developing social marketing content for the financial, technology, and / or
      retail industries preferred

  • Portfolio of agency or brand creative work required to apply

Additional Information

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.   All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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