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Visual Designer / Illustrator

Full-time atNordeaHelsinki,Finland

Job Description

Are you a digital visual designer, as well as an artist who can draw wonderful illustrations?

Nordea CX and Design Team is at the forefront of creating intuitive, innovative, and beautiful products that people love. The creators behind that experience sit in a multidisciplinary team of Content, Service, UX, and UI Designers who are hooked on quality, usability, and engagement.

At the heart of this team is a Design Language unit, a central function that empowers all of our designers and which we’re growing with a talent in visual field. If you are looking to join a competitive team and help us expand the visual design and illustration capabilities, then you will fit right in!

The ideal candidate for us is passionate about creating best-in-class interfaces to our multi-platform, beautiful digital products, and a true artist who is comfortable with creating digital illustrations as part of our visual storytelling. This will require you to excel in the following:

1. Creating interactive screen interfaces for our products, services and tools within the most modern and agile ways of working

2. Taking the pictorial representation of Nordea’s tone-of-voice and apply it inside various parts of the experience.

The Design Language capability is nimble and powered by immense talent which will inspire you and your work. While being top representatives of their fields, the members of the team are also humble, helpful and fun individuals to work with, therefore we are looking for a cultural match to contribute keeping up a great working atmosphere.

Your future responsibilities

You will work within the unit that has created and is continuously evolving Nordea’s Design Language. You will be one of the gatekeepers to Nordea’s Visual Design standards. With those standards and the master style, you are expected to uphold and carry on designing various parts of the digital experience, as well as the illustrations to be utilized. While your focus is to help shape customer-facing products, you are also expected to contribute in maintaining and evolving our design systems, toolkits and other building blocks of Nordea’s Design Language.

What you’ll be doing:

Working with the design leadership and other designers to create multi-platform page layouts, UI components and as a nice to have extra visual material (i.e. motion)

Creating functional, instructional or mood-setting illustrations within the master style of Nordea Design Language

While being empowered by the creative directions, tools and practices of Nordea Design, being explorative and imaginative to contribute to the growth of the master style

Being comfortable working with industry standard tools (design, prototype and communication)

Being able to consult, defend, explain and communicate your design decisions or executions, while being able to onboard other members of the organization to the areas you are responsible for

Who you are

Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the four key values that guide us in being at our best. We imagine that you enjoy learning and are excited about bringing your ideas to the table. You’re dependable, willing to speak up – even when it’s difficult – and committed to empowering others.

You will be one of the visual designers/illustrators of our Nordea Design Language crew.

Your profile and background:

A degree in fine arts, graphic design, digital/interactive design or a similar background

3+ years of experience within digital product design and illustration (web, mobile, responsive, adaptive)

Fluency in English, spoken and written

A passion for all things related to design / art related and strong communication and presentation skills, the ability to explain your strategy/execution decisions and influence the implementation of the solutions

Excellent understanding of UX and UI design, digital illustration, digital trends and methods

Good understanding of digital brand identity, its building blocks and its application/distribution to different channels

Basic understanding of AGILE software development process principles

If this sounds like you, get in touch!

More information

At Nordea, we recruit from the widest possible pool and hire the best person for the job. Because diversity makes us stronger. And once you are on board, you will find that we offer equal opportunities to everyone.

Please submit your application and CV in English no later than 02.06.2019

For more information about the position Frederique Vermaete,

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About Nordea

Nordea is the largest financial services group in the Nordic region and one of the biggest banks in Europe.