Creative Lead – Graphic Design

UnitedHealth Group

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Position Details

Creative Lead – Graphic Design
Twin Cities Metro
Eden Prairie, MN

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

This position will serve as a Creative Lead (Graphic Design) within the UnitedHealth Group Creative Partners team, supporting the Optum business. We’re seeking an experienced print and motion graphic designer — who is talented, driven and passionate about their craft — to join our award winning in-house creative team. This individual would be the lead designer for their assigned projects and campaigns, collaborating with writers, their creative director, project managers, and marketers. The ideal candidate is a strategic thought leadership, works with minimal guidance, has excellent critical thinking skills who is able to process, react to and solve problems as they arise on tight deadlines in a team environment. The candidate will directly influence with subject-matter experitise knowledge and will design strategic, executive, high-profile projects. The candidate should have excellent relationship building skills, and feel comfortable interfacing with and pitching concepts to various stakeholders.

In partnership with our colleagues across the company, our internal creative team is the destination for quality, creative, innovative solutions to help support enterprise growth objectives. This position is aligned to the Optum Health B2B work, however there will be additional career opportunities to help support other business lines beyond Optum Health B2B, such as the UnitedHealth Group Brand, Optum Brand, Optum Insight, Optum Health B2C, and the Corporate Marketing and Events team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create materials for a variety of project types: one-pagers, brochures, invitations, infographics, research reports, tradeshows, etc. 
  • Create wide range of digital graphics: web graphics, advertising, email, social media, etc. 
  • Responsible for conceptualization and implementation of print and motion design solutions that meet marketing and content strategies from concept to completion 
  • Demonstrated ability to not only lead large-scale projects, but also create new, innovative strategic solutions while ensuring brand guidelines are followed and visual communication standards are met — while still pushing the brand forward 
  • Interpret and present complicated concepts in a visually appealing and clear manner 
  • Independently takes ideas and makes them better/comes up with and sells ideas 
  • Develop strong relationships with clients and our design team to ensure final design meets project’s goal and be the point of contact to problem solve and defuse situations when challenges arise 
  • Resolves process/quality issues by proactively escalating problems with solutions 
  • Assists in developing and execution of select creative strategies 
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively in person and virtually (email, phone, video conference) 
  • Oversee the day-to-day production of each project to meet all deadlines 
  • Demonstrated ability to self-train and immerse yourself into new experiences/types of work 
  • Work as a leader on the team and cast a positive leadership shadow. 
  • Mentor junior level staff 
  • Provides art direction to others on the team 
  • You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • 5+ years of demonstrated design experience working in an in-house creative department or agency 
  • Experience with website design and updates 
  • Proficient in Adobe Create Suite applications, such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premier

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Motion graphics experience with the ability to create animations, motion graphics and post-production video work. 
  • Experience storyboarding, sound-editing and working with voiceover 
  • Excellent communication skills; able to clearly articulate your vision to clients and provide insightful, efficient feedback to your team, both in person and in writing 
  • Adobe Animate experience 
  • Self-directed with the ability to mentor and lead as needed 
  • Anticipates potential problems and obstacles to project success, communicates concerns and develops solutions

Soft Skills:

  • Emotional intelligence 
  • Mentor and lead people 
  • Strong leadership and process/problem resolution skills 
  • Strong verbal, written, interpersonal communication skills and attention to detail 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications including Word and Outlook 
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and prioritize workload within a fast-paced environment 
  • Possess strong conceptual skills, high level sense of design, layout and typography, and a broad thinker who is able to offer a variety of design solutions 
  • Expert knowledge in graphic production process 
  • Must be a team player and able to work across multi-functional teams 
  • Passion to learn, innovate, inspire 
  • A strong portfolio that demonstrates your broad expertise and experience 
  • Proven ability to execute and/or collaborate on print, motion graphics, video, web (UX/UI/mobile), interactive (apps, touchscreens), and presentations 
  • Strong typography skills and great knowledge of layout and design principles

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