Visual Art director

Klarna makes shopping smoooth. And we do it with flair because shopping is fun. Every day, we help customers, businesses, and partners explore just how smoooth the modern shopping experience can be. 

It means we’re constantly changing the game. Always trying out new things. And we encourage our people to do the same. To grow. To develop. Because we don’t believe roles have to stay fixed. Instead we inspire our people to take an irregular career path. As a company of 350 dynamic start-ups, our whole business is built for it. So once you’re in, there’s no telling what will happen next.

Who you are

Klarna is looking for ambitious people with significant drive. You should be passionate about your work and enjoy a fast paced international working environment. You will play an important role in taking Klarna to the next level thus, you should desire to go above and beyond to produce the best work results. At Klarna we embrace change, you should dare to challenge the status quo and be persistent.

(Brand) Designers at Klarna are fundamental players in the strategy, conception and design of beautiful and meaningful ideas and products. Bringing exceptional creative thought and well-crafted execution, the designers shape innovative brand experiences and possess broad, up-to-date knowledge of the most innovative communication trends. We pride ourselves on making each project as cool as it can be, and we throw in a bunch of fun while doing it.

What you will do

  • Create art direction and design for generic assets as well as visual co-marketing/B2B2C campaigns for different formats and platforms while maintaining brand consistency throughout all our marketing projects
  • Lead projects into original and unexpected creative solutions, collaborating with PMs, designers and copywriters to challenge and create the most compelling and successful design or art direction possible
  • Create design and creative concepts for Klarna’s communication with merchants, as well as B2B2C/co-marketing campaigns for OOH, digital banners, content, video and events that are globally scalable
  • Take responsibility for the quality and execution of design throughout all phases of a project across a broad range of digital and sometimes physical touchpoints
  • Be hands-on as well as a strong conceptual creative. No creative task is too small or too big for you to get in there and execute on it
  • Conceptualize innovative ideas, and pitch them to stakeholders in an engaging and convincing manner
  • Oversee and be involved in creative production with external partners
  • Work with different teams and partners in setting the right tonality in our different communication channels according to our design guidelines and brand DNA
  • Implementing the look and feel of other brands alongside that of Klarna in our co-marketing/B2B2C campaigns 
  • Facilitate feedback with a positive attitude from different teams while ensuring relevant feedback is captured, properly validated, and implemented
  • Manage, direct and review the work of junior designers

You should have

  • Experience creating art direction and design for aspirational brands who are creatively ambitious, and a portfolio that shows bold visual communication
  • Experience working within the realms of lifestyle/fashion/beauty
  • Exceptional design and layout skills, great eye for composition, colour and typography
  • You know how to work with digital as well as print design
  • Great knowledge of photography, moving image and artists
  • You have a huge frame of reference, and you bring your ideas to life through perfectly executed moodboards and mockups   
  • Detail oriented. You think of every little detail in a set or design, from manicure to colour of the wall paper to font sizeIdeation experience
  • Our creatives are expected to bring a multitude of ideas to the table, in a fast paced manner
  • A forward leaning attitude. You go above and beyond to deliver the best ideas and refine those of others. You love to get your hands dirty and translate high level strategy into well crafted execution
  • Articulation skills. You present concepts and solutions in an engaging manner to internal stakeholders, and you know how to sell a pitch
  • Experience working with photographers, directors, set-designers and stylists, to create emotional visual stories with clear purposes
  • Ability to work quickly within a fast-paced environment and remain focused under pressure without compromising quality
  • A team player who is happy to share ideas, take constructive feedback from teammates and go the extra mile when required
  • Collaboration skills. You will have the opportunity to work with experts in various fields and will be expected to constantly share and iterate your work together with others
  • A minimum of 5+ years of proven experience, both from the creative agency side as well as brand side
  • You are working with design for communication that demonstrates exceptional creativity, conceptual thinking and attention to detail
  • Experience in mentoring and managing junior designers
  • Expert knowledge in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Sketch and Google Slides
  • Exceptional English skills in written and oral communication
We offer you a diversely international working environment filled with talented, creative and intelligent colleagues. As an employee at one of the fastest growing companies in online payments and e-commerce worldwide, you will play an important role in taking Klarna to the next level. If this sounds as exciting to you as it does to us, we look forward to hearing from you.

How to apply
Send over a CV in English and a portfolio is essential in order for us to review your application

Note: A portfolio is an essential element of the application for an Art director role at Klarna. Applicants who do not supply a link or PDF with samples of their work can unfortunately not be considered.

About Klarna

Klarna was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2005. Since then, we’ve changed the banking industry forever. And now we’re creating the world’s smooothest shopping experience. We serve 80 million consumers worldwide, and partner with 190,000 merchants – with a new merchant joining us every 8 minutes. Including some of the world’s leading brands, such as H&M, ASOS, IKEA, Adidas, Samsung and Lufthansa. Our offices are spread over 18 different markets, hosted by +3000 people from 90 nationalities.