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Lead Visual Designer – Charlotte, NC

  • Hybrid work
  • Charlotte, NC
  • $96,600 - $206,100 $ / Year

Wells Fargo


Charlotte, NC


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  • 401(k)
  • Caregiver leave
  • Commuter assistance
  • Dependent care reimbursement
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave

Full job description

  • Please include a link to your portfolio on your resume or upload a PDF version of your portfolio along with your resume

At Wells Fargo, we are looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. We embrace diversity, equity and inclusion in a workplace where everyone feels valued and inspired. Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

The Strategy, Digital and Innovation (SDI) team forges the strategic direction of Wells Fargo, we manage our digital foundation and transform our business models to meet evolving customer needs and grow the company. The investments we are making will help the company create innovative digital banking experiences and make it easier for customers to achieve their financial goals.

Experience design at Wells Fargo

We are on a mission to build the best digital experience delivering customer joy in the financial space. As part of the Experience Design team at Wells Fargo, you will be fueled by exceptional thought leadership, subject matter experts, and world class talent.

About this role:

Wells Fargo is looking for a Lead Visual Designer and Illustrator to work on innovative projects in a studio environment within the larger XD team. In this role, you will be a core member of our small-but-mighty team of generalist designers, tackling design challenges large and small – always focused on better.

You have a refined, progressive design aesthetic and are a hands-on visual and UI designer who is as comfortable tackling blank-page problems as you are collaborating with others to understand and finesse the details. Most importantly, you long ago checked your ego at the door: on our team, no task is too great or too small for any of us to handle. Here, design is truly a team sport. In this role, you will be at the center of design for all of our customer-facing digital products and play a pivotal role in building the next generation of products that delight our customers.

In this role, you will:

  • Be a part of the core team responsible for many aspects of omnichannel product design, from visual creative, illustrations and icons, motion, photography and video
  • Lead our designers to think across all dimensions of enterprise-scale omnichannel design, from understanding the needs and workflow of our business partners to crafting the components, to streamlining the complexities of a growing system for our design and content
  • As someone in a centralized role across a larger design team, work across business verticals while maintaining close partnership with Design Systems
  • Coach and mentor designers and help cultivate an environment where they can grow, learn, and thrive
  • Advocate across product areas for the power and benefits of consistency and cohesion across the enterprise and in the Design System, while listening to feedback and exploring ways to transform that feedback into continuous improvement
  • Assist in identifying, interviewing, and hiring exceptional talent as we grow our team

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of illustration and design experience for Web or Mobile experiences, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated expertise creating and advancing digital UI and marketing design for large companies
  • Understands the complexities of designing for systems and can approach abstract design problems with real-world outcomes in mind
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and able to shape and drive work independently
  • Is experienced working with systematic development and management of illustration, iconography, and visual design systems
  • Possesses exceptional visual taste: is a student of design, illustration, and brand identity and draws reference from art, architecture, fashion, culture, and entertainment
  • Possesses a strong (sometimes obsessive) attention to detail
  • Is a hands-on designer with exceptional, enviable skills in Figma and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and can adapt and adjust to real-time shifts in priorities and workflow
  • Proactive problem solver with a bias toward execution and a strong sense of urgency (demonstrated track record of getting things done, while building bridges, despite the obstacles in their way)
  • Has the ability to consistently articulate a strong design rationale-storytelling skills that compel stakeholders
  • Highly inclusive and collaborative-knows when to rally their peers for collaboration but is comfortable going it alone when needed
  • Driven by a curiosity mindset: is a student of art and design of all types and considers themselves a lifelong learner
  • Stretch goal: has 3D design experience, specifically 3D modeling

Job Expectations:

  • This position is not eligible for Visa sponsorship
  • This position is a hybrid work model. Must be willing to work out of Charlotte, NC, San Francisco, CA, or New York, NY approximately 3 days a week

Pay Range:

  • New York, NY: $115,900 – $206,100
  • San Francisco, CA: $115,900 – $206,100
  • Charlotte, NC: $96,600 – $171,800
  • Please include a link to your portfolio on your resume or upload a PDF version of your portfolio along with your resume

Pay Range
$96,600.00 – $206,100.00

Wells Fargo provides all eligible full- and part-time employees with a comprehensive set of benefits designed to protect their physical and financial health and to help them make the most of their financial future. Visit Benefits – Wells Fargo Careers for an overview of the following benefit plans and programs offered to employees.

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Parental Leave
  • Critical Caregiving Leave
  • Discounts and Savings
  • Health Benefits
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Scholarships for dependent children
  • Adoption Reimbursement

Posting End Date:
11 Jun 2024

  • Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Applicants with Disabilities

To request a medical accommodation during the application or interview process, visit Disability Inclusion at Wells Fargo .

Drug and Alcohol Policy

Wells Fargo maintains a drug free workplace. Please see our Drug and Alcohol Policy to learn more.

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