Art Director

American Century Investments Kansas City , MO 64126

Posted 3 days ago

Our Firm

American Century Investments is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting research that can improve human health and save lives. Founded in 1958, the firm's 1,400 employees serve financial professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors, offering a wide range of investment strategies across a variety of investment disciplines.

We are committed to providing institutional-quality, actively managed solutions with a performance-centered mindset. Our expertise spans global growth equity, global value equity, disciplined equity, multi-asset strategies, global fixed income, alternatives and ETFs.

Privately controlled and independent, we focus solely on investment management. This empowers us to align our decisions with client expectations and concentrate on their long-term money management needs.

Our culture of winning behaviors exemplifies our dedication to clients every single day. Delivering investment results enables us to distribute over 40% of our dividends-more than $1.8 billion - to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit basic biomedical research organization with a controlling interest in American Century Investments. Our dividend payments provide ongoing financial support for the Institute's work of uncovering the causes, treatments and prevention of life-threatening diseases, like cancer.

For more information, please visit americancentury.com.

Are you looking for an exciting role where you can use your artistic voice, innovative ideas and be a leading contributor in a creative environment? We may have the opportunity you have been looking for!

We are seeking an Art Director who will create digital and printed communications, conveying the American Century Investments brand and adhering to brand guidelines. You will guide, mentor and encourage other designers on the team. In this role, you will ensure the adequacy of resources and materials, meeting timelines and budget, as well as high-quality outputs based on clients' specifications and business requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicates and collaborates with Creative Director, business partners, project team members, web team and others to provide both direction and hands-on leadership to ensure work achieves project goals

  • Develop advanced work using sophisticated conceptual, art direction and design abilities

  • Crafts roughs, mockups and prototypes using suitable designs, colors, fonts and graphics; prepares files for printing; optimizes assets for the web

  • Maintains and shares up-to-date knowledge on industry technology and trends

  • Collaborates with copywriters and designers to develop comprehensive creative solutions

  • Assists cross-functional teams from conceptualization to implementation

Requirements:

  • Proactive, self-starter able to thrive in a team environment as well as function independently

  • Excellent communications skills and able to interact with all levels of business partners

  • Outstanding time manager with strict adherence to established project deadlines

  • Ability to simultaneously balance multiple projects

  • A portfolio demonstrating strategic thinking, advanced art direction and design abilities

  • 6+ years of demonstrated experience in Art Director roles in a marketing or agency environment

  • Expert proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

  • Experience working with cross-functional marketing, creative and production teams and partners

  • Experience with Adobe After Premiere or After Effects desired

  • Experience with HTML5 desired

  • Financial services experience a plus

  • Corporate identity and branding experience a plus

  • Models the American Century Investments Winning Behaviors: Client Focused, Courageous and Accountable, Collaborative, Curious and Adaptable, Competitively Driven, Adheres to the highest ethical standards and business practices, and Supports a culture of compliance

Additional Requirements:

As a global firm with offices in several cities, we will uphold any local regulations regarding COVID-19 precautions and/or vaccination requirements for the workplace.

American Century Investments is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations. As such, American Century strives to provide a reasonable accommodation to any qualified individual under the ADA to perform essential job functions.

American Century Investments believes all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunity and advancement opportunities without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age for individuals forty years of age and older, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. ACI does not discriminate or adopt any policy that discriminates against an individual or any group of individuals on any of these bases.

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Art Director

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