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BMO Financial Group Creative Specialist - M-F 3.30pm to Midnight in Chicago, Illinois

This role is scheduled to work 3.30pm to Midnight, Monday to Friday

The Creative Design Specialist is responsible for designing powerful presentations, templates and marketing materials for the BMO Capital Markets business group. Creative projects may include creating bespoke presentations and designing custom graphics or illustrations. The work demands a strong sense of design and creativity with the ability to provide innovative solutions for maximum visual impact. The incumbent will primarily be working in PowerPoint, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat and MapInfo. In addition, the incumbent will assist with special projects and provide insights on opportunities within the team to leverage technology to refine operations.


  • Create cutting-edge presentation designs, banner ads, invitations, newsletters and other visual communication for internal and external meetings while ensuring compliance to the BMO brand standards and consistency across multiple mediums

  • Transform generic text-heavy presentations into visually appealing layouts and infographics

  • Search photo and vector stock galleries to fulfill requests for infographics/digital photos for invites, presentations and other marketing materials

  • Produce accurate and high-quality work while ensuring all assigned projects are completed on time and adheres to the BMO brand standards

  • Create interactive forms based on client requirements for editing or file sharing

  • Create maps with asset and location details

  • Responsible for quality control of assigned projects and execution of design strategies

  • Collaborate with team members on complex or special projects

  • Handle sensitive and/or confidential documents and information

  • Thinks creatively and proposes new solutions

  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and contributes to increases in efficiencies

  • Perform other related duties and assist with special projects as assigned by management in response to the company’s needs

  • Effectively interpret service requests to ensure the client ask is met

  • Accurately track, code and log all incoming projects into the project management propriety CRM application

  • Maintain and upgrade the skills needed to effectively perform role duties

  • Provide training to staff as requested

  • Provide rotational workflow coordination and on-call rotational weekend support as needed


  • 5+ years of Graphic Design/Desktop Publishing experience in a fast-paced corporate environment; investment banking preferred

  • Post-secondary education in Graphic Design or equivalent experience

  • Fluidity in a PC environment

  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat DC)

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) for advanced document production

  • Solid knowledge of print production and pre-press

  • Demonstrate graphic design skills with a strong portfolio

  • Excellent time management and project management skills

  • Ability to balance competing priorities while working collaboratively and effectively with clients and team

  • Ability to systematically manage a heavy workload and meet tight deadlines

  • Ability to effectively balance changing requirements and priorities

  • Strong attention to details with emphasis on accuracy and quality

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

  • Comfortable working independently and within a team environment with minimal supervision

  • Ability to convert multiple file types from one platform to another

  • Must be flexible to work various shifts, overtime and weekends as required

Compensation and Benefits:

$44,000.00 - $82,000.00

Pay Type:


The above represents BMO Financial Group’s pay range and type.

Salaries will vary based on factors such as location, skills, experience, education, and qualifications for the role, and may include a commission structure. Salaries for part-time roles will be pro-rated based on number of hours regularly worked. For commission roles, the salary listed above represents BMO Financial Group’s expected target for the first year in this position.

BMO Financial Group’s total compensation package will vary based on the pay type of the position and may include performance-based incentives, discretionary bonuses, as well as other perks and rewards. BMO also offers health insurance, tuition reimbursement, accident and life insurance, and retirement savings plans. To view more details of our benefits, please visit: https://jobs.bmo.com/global/en/Total-Rewards

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At BMO we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people. By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.

As a member of the BMO team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

To find out more visit us at https://jobs.bmo.com/us/en

BMO is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. BMO is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

Note to Recruiters: BMO does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to BMO, directly or indirectly, will be considered BMO property. BMO will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. A recruiting agency must first have a valid, written and fully executed agency agreement contract for service to submit resumes.