Digital Art Director


Barcelona, Spain

Full time

Do you want to change the world through digital design?

Are you looking to work on meaningful projects, that will have a long lasting impact on this, and future generations? If so, then Elkanodata could be the place for you!!

Come and join our Elkanodata team, where you'll drive, create and implement social change through digital design as our new Digital Art Director.

Here at Elkanodata, we transform complex information and data, into insightful, innovative and attractive user experiences.

Our clients are international organizations and thought leaders that are based in the United States and Europe, including, the World Economic Forum, the World Bank, Spotify and the United Nations; with a particular focus in New York, Geneva and Washington D.C.

OUR PURPOSE is to be the leaders in information design within inter-governmental organizations (IGO) by 2022, offering the highest quality work to our clients from our multicultural and diverse team located in Barcelona.

OUR MISSION is to use Information Design as a tool for social change, redefining the way people engage with relevant causes, and helping International Organizations make the most out of their information and data, we strive to build a more informed and inclusive society. Some of our notable projects have been around supporting the LGBTQ+ community, health care and awareness, and poverty prevention action plans.

OUR VALUES are to create a safe, engaging and productive environment, whereby our people feel confident enough to bring their true and authentic selves to work... people are at the forefront of our business, we not only want to create a great work culture, but we want to change the world through each and everyone one of our employees... we do this, by having a clear and defined learning and development, recognition, benefits and reward, and employee engagement strategy. We like to surround ourselves with creative talent, who love what they do and have a passion for design, data and all things digital. We work within our passions, and have fun along the way!

Elkanodata... American working culture, European creativity, and Mediterranean lifestyle.

We're on the hunt for an imaginative, innovative and experimental Digital Art Director. Reporting into our Lead Digital Art Director, sitting in our creative hub with up to 8 team members, you'll join our Interactive Business Unit, and help us develop top quality interactives, data visualizations and digital narratives.

As Digital Art Director within our Creative team, you'll -

+ create impactful and visually appealing user experiences at the highest quality standards

+ be incredibly hands-on, participating in projects to make the most out of their creative potential. You’ll design and direct both key award-winning projects and day to day client needs

+ use your robust understanding of layout, type, colour and composition in the digital environment, to create beautifully crafted data-driven experiences through visual storytelling

+ manage multiple projects simultaneously towards successful completion, collaborating with other Designers, Front-End Developers and Project Managers to create beautifully crafted interactive experiences.
+ collaborate with our and creative freelancers to ensure project deadlines and quality is maintained

+ conceive and implement ideas, concepts, mood-boards, wireframes, high-fidelity design guidelines and animations, in various creative projects and oversee them to completion on time, on budget and according to the client’s expectations.

You'll have -

+ In-depth and proven career within UX/Ui design space, within a digital agency developing top quality digital experiences. (candidates with a strong portfolio and a proven record will be considered)

+ Recent experience working as a hands-on Digital Art Director

+ Expert knowledge in Sketch, Photoshop and Illustrator

+ Solid experience in collaborative projects with other designers and developers

+ The ability to balance creativity and production workload, under pressure with concurrent and conflicting deadlines

+ Experience in leading and or coordinating projects

+ Strategic thinking, you'll be able to identify industry trends and opportunities and shape the direction of projects

+ Participated in projects that have won awards and/or received special recognition

+ Supurb skills, with the English language – fluent, speaking, reading and writting

If you're confident and comfortable with the following then click apply and get in touch!

+ Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS and animation ( after effects, zeplin etc..).
+ You have worked as a freelance or ran/started a small studio before
+ You have experience in data visualization/information design projects
+ Possess After Effects Skills or other animation softwares.
+ Have knowledge of Agile Project Execution Methodologies and design sprints
+ You have trained and mentored a junior designer before

Besides our clear and defined purpose, mission and values to change the world through digital design, we've recently hired a Head of Talent & Culture, whose core focus is to build, develop and create a motivating, inspirational and inclusive employee experience for you... we're proud to invest in our people, and we'll start by allowing our Head of Talent & Culture to support you with all of your needs.

On top of this, we're also offering a pioneering reward, benefits, recognition, learning/development & training programme, along with an engaging team building and defined corporate social responsibility (CSR) platform. Our office is based in the heart of Barcelona, close to some of the best restaurants (vegan-friendly), bars, clubs and gyms Barcelona has to offer. You're a stone throw away from some of the major sites, and can easily access public transportation if need be. We've created a hub for creatives, with a multicultural team, you'll have the opportunity to knowledge share, create bonding working relationships, and be around people that share the same passion for design as you do!

Click apply to have an exploratory chat, we're more than happy to set up a face to face, Skype or telephone call to see if Elkanodata is the place for you! Our Head of Talent & Culture is Warren Carvèr, please feel free to connect with him on Linkedin, as he'd be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Check out our website, where you'll be able to see our offices, current projects, and our CEO, Pau, talk about Elkanodata - ... and send us an email with your CV/Portfolio and or your website to what are you waiting for, join us and become an Elkano!

+To confirm on this occasion, due to immediate need we can only consider candidates based in Spain+

“Elkanodata is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Elkanodata to give equal opportunities in employment and career development regardless of sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, marital status, race, age, political view, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity and paternity, religion or ethnic origin, whether you refer to yourself as a UX or UI designer, if you like Rum Rasin ice cream, and or if you are an Android or I Phone/Apple user etc."


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Digital Art Director
Barcelona, Spain
Carrer d'Aribau, 230, 240, 08006, 8S, 08006 Barcelona