Senior Art Director (Health)

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Creative

Location: Washington, DC, United States

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

Wunderman Thompson Health, a division of Wunderman Thompson, works with companies to build world-class healthcare and pharmaceutical brands among medical professionals and consumers, with a transmedia storytelling approach that covers print, digital, and television broadcast media, medical education, sales force presentations, and managed access strategies.

Who we are looking for:

Wunderman Thompson Health is seeking a conceptually-driven Senior Art Director in our Washington DC office. The Senior Art Director will have a knack for delivering fresh thinking to your ideas and designs. As a senior member of the creative team, you have the personality to lead them, the chops to mentor them, and the presentation skills to wow the clients. You feel at home in a fast-paced agency setting. You are passionate about creative but flexible enough to meet client goals. If this describes you, we look forward to seeing how you can take our team to the next level.

What you’ll do:

  • Create | Create and communicate concepts by applying brand level awareness as well as campaign tactics. Apply consistency and continuity of brand across a variety of deliverables in the design and layout of various client projects. Offer strategic and innovative solutions, add/contribute to client meetings, present creative work. Design comps, graphic elements, and final deliverables. Secure approval for all work from the ACD or CD for specific assignments.
  • Collaborate | Partner with Copywriter, Client Services, Strategy, Marketing Analytics, Production and Project Management for the timely development and execution of campaigns and projects, including the concepting, execution, referencing, and annotating of final deliverables. Collaborate with Account Services to understand client goals, strategy, and feedback. Contribute concepts/ideas to client projects, new business pitches, pro-bono, and in-house projects. Mentor and advise junior team members.
  • Participate | Present creative in internal meetings. Participate in client meetings, presentations, and other client contact as necessary.

Who you are:

  • Thinker | Perform strategic and creative thinking to create innovative solutions across multiple channels.
  • Designer | Create visuals for multichannel initiatives, presentations, and other projects.
  • Partner | Work closely with Copywriter, Creative leadership, and other disciplines in crafting solutions for our clients.

What you’ll need:

  • Education: Bachelors Degree in Art, Graphic Design or related field.
  • Experience: 4-6 years’ experience in Advertising or related field preferred.
  • Demonstrated design/concepting/layout ability and typographic skills with successfully launched client projects including the ability to work quickly (i.e. in a fast-paced environment), working on multiple projects at once.
  • Enthusiasm to mentor and coach junior staff on client projects and career paths.
  • Effective communication skills required.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and other relevant graphic design tools.
  • Demonstrated business acumen, ability to be a team player, establish an information hierarchy, work independently under guidance from Creative Director and other senior team members, and ability to assess photography.
  • Ability to direct and mentor junior team members.
  • Must be able to establish a vision for photography to be used in creative concepts.

Wunderman Thompson is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or other protected group status. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency.  For more informationplease visit our website and follow Wunderman Thompson on our social channels via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  

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