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Date Posted: Apr 3, 2021

Reference Code: 65182-en_US

Job Type: Permanent 
Primary Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
All Available Locations: Toronto 

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We are seeking a versatile Art Director: Design & Animation who is a creative thinker, strategic problem solver, and collaborator to join our national in-house Agency team.

About the team

 

Our team works closely with the firm's market, industry and service leaders to help them win in the market. By way of our actions, our words and our visual identity, each of us at Deloitte plays an integral role in reinforcing the integrity of our brand. As ambassadors, our goal is to innovate, personalize our voice in the market, establish and extend our lead over the competition

What will your typical day look like?

 

As Art Director: Design & Animation, you will be charged with developing and communicating creative concepts for campaigns, branding, visual identity, brand architecture, etc. You will be leading and mentoring designers and animators and delivering exceptional work through your keen sense of design craft and excellence. You work seamlessly in digital, print, video, event and environmental design—understanding how a brand can flow between mediums—and always having the user at the core.

Responsibilities:

  • Alongside Creative Director, ensure a comprehensive brief is developed with creative team and input from key stakeholders to include project objectives, relevant messaging, executional considerations, and a development timeline.
  • Directly contribute to project design and development including brainstorming, developing and pitching innovative design and motion ideas to further the business/firm’s goals.
  • Pro-actively partner with clients, design, video, editorial, animation, marketing, digital, social, PR, and analytics on intake and delivery of creative work.
  • Hands-on concepting, mood board creation, pitch deck building, design, storyboarding, animation, sourcing stock photography/footage, as well as collaborating on location scouting, photo/video shoots, edits, writing, budgets.
  • Bring a storytelling mindset to our multi-platform communications and campaigns.
  • Bring forward cultural, social and industry trends to inform Agency’s creative approaches. 
  • Lead, delegate to and mentor designers and animators to deliver exceptional work.
  • Produce digital prototypes with wireframes and mock-ups.
  • Manage multiple project timelines and budgets simultaneously.
  • Build relationships with clients, partner agencies, and other vendors.
  • Oversee communication with the client, internal Agency team and vendors during the project(s).
  • Foster and help develop a positive and innovative environment within creative team and Agency.
  • Commitment to sharing of ideas and helping create a best-in-class creative team.

Enough about us, let’s talk about you

 

You Have:

  • Degree in Design, Visual Arts, Fine Arts, or equivalent work experience
  • 7+ years professional design, animation & digital (mobile & web) experience in an agency, or in-house environment.
  • Have a thorough understanding of interaction design principles and methodologies—extraordinary typography, colour, and layout.
  • Expert in branding, visual identity, brand architecture
  • Expert leading and collaborating with in-house and/or freelance production teams; designers, animators, producers, photographers, illustrators, editors and writers.
  • Experience designing for motion and directing motion graphics/character animation
  • Experience developing content for digital and social channels.
  • Creative problem solving skills; pro-active, strategic, analytical and an eye for detail.
  • Experience with UI/UX, mobile-first design, Web Accessibility standards, and understanding of HTML, CSS and front-end development (no coding needed).
  • Expert strategic brainstorming, campaign and brief development, meeting clients, creating decks, pitching to leadership, and creative execution.
  • A proven aptitude for quick creative thinking with acute attention to detail within demanding deadlines.
  • Leadership abilities to foster learning and excellence among team members.
  • Expert knowledge of Mac OS, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.
  • Working knowledge of AfterEffects
  • Online or PDF portfolio

Why Deloitte?

Launch your career with The One Firm where you can make an impact that matters in a way that you never thought possible. With endless opportunities at every turn, and a culture built to support and develop our people to be the very best they can be, Deloitte is The One Firm for you to learn, grow, create, connect, and lead. We do this by making three commitments to you:

  • You will lead at every level: We grow the world’s best leaders so you can achieve the impact you seek, faster.
  • You can work your way: We give you the means to be flexible in how you need and want to work, and we have innovative spaces, arrangements and the mindset to help you be wildly successful.
  • You will feel included and inspired: We create a deep sense of belonging where you can bring your whole self to work.


The next step is yours

Sound like The One Firm. For You?

At Deloitte we are all about doing business inclusively – that starts with having diverse colleagues of all abilities!  Deloitte encourages applications from all qualified candidates that represents the full diversity of communities across Canada. This includes candidates from Indigenous communities in support of living our values and our commitments to our Reconciliation Action Plan . We encourage you to connect with us at accessiblecareers@deloitte.ca if you require an accommodation in the recruitment process, or need this job posting in an alternative format. We’d love to hear from you!

By applying to this job you will be assessed against the Deloitte Global Talent Standards. We’ve designed these standards to provide our clients with a consistent and exceptional Deloitte experience globally.

 

Deloitte Canada has 52 offices with representation across most of the country. We acknowledge our offices reside on traditional, treaty and unceded territories as part of Turtle Island and is still home to many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. We are all Treaty people.

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