Job ID: 41133

Communications Designer
Our client’s Human Performance & Wellbeing (HPW) team is looking for an enthusiastic team member who has a passion for developing and executing on strategies to drive member engagement in their solutions. 

This team member will be a visual problem solver and have the ability to creatively solve various communication challenges via print, web, and mobile platforms. Must be intimately familiar with the design process and capable of justifying design choices with strong arguments. This role will allow the right candidate to flex their creative muscles across multiple modalities. This role exists in one of the most innovative teams with a mission to support the customer's health and wellbeing journey.

Communications Designer Responsibilities
Work closely with internal team or customers, and on occasion executive management to develop and deliver creative solutions.
Develops and implements communication plans to support the products and HPW’s objectives.
Develops robust metrics to track the effectiveness of publications and help increase employee engagement.
Lead creative direction for the human performance & wellbeing team.
Accountable for the quality of design, strategic accuracy, and adherence to the company’s cause.
Stays abreast of industry trends in design philosophy and new tools and technologies.
Conceives and executes designs that support product strategies and objectives.
Create and pitch strong creative concepts.
Communicate your vision and be able to defend your design direction – you should have a good reason why you chose a color palette, a type treatment, an image, a layout – and not be hesitant to express your opinion, preference or recommendation.

Critical Competencies:
Consumer-Focused: Dedicated to exceeding the expectations of the consumer; gets first-hand consumer feedback and will use it to improve creative direction and design; always acts with the consumer in mind; maintains an effective relationship with the consumer.
Integrity and Trust: Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct and truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; maintains confidence; admits mistakes.
Driven for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
Problem Solver: Uses rigorous logic and effective marketing methodologies to solve challenges with effective solutions; probes all sources for answers; can see hidden problems; provides honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious.
Quick Learner: Learns quickly when facing new challenges; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures to improve; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks.

Communications Designer Qualifications
B.A., B.FA. or B.S. in Graphic Design, UX Design, Human Centered Design, Marketing or related field.
3+ years in professional design/web experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Proven track record of marketing campaign management.
Strong portfolio of successful, large-scale digital design projects.
Strong organizational, editing, proofreading, research, written and oral communication skills.
Ability to translate ideas into strong visual concepts.
Ability and past history of working in a lead creative design role.
Ability to broker differences and conflict well.
Deadline and detail-oriented while simultaneously being flexible and able to meet sudden and unpredictable needs.
Demonstrated competency to deal proactively with multiple and shifting priorities in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment.
Ability to think both creatively and strategically.
Leadership and capability to drive creative development in-house.
Demonstrated technical experience in working with web editing and building tools- such as Marketing Cloud- along with a demonstrated ability to learn, utilize and make suggestions for improvements.
Ability to shoot and edit video.
Ability to develop slideshow and multi-media presentations for our sales and client services team.
Strong focus on the user and passionate about the customer experience and usability.
Adapt quickly and effectively to changing requirements.
High level of self-motivation, innovation, and imagination.
Strong sense of teamwork and cooperation in a multi-state team environment.

Technical Competencies:
Adobe Creative Suite.
Microsoft Office Suite.

Wireframe and mockups.
Rapid prototyping.
Marketing strategist.
Ability to read and produce content within brand guidelines.
Social Media experience.

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiter's value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.




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