Creative Lead

UnitedHealth Group

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Position Details

Creative Lead
Twin Cities Metro
Eden Prairie or Remote, MN

We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. This position supports the marketing efforts of Optum, a part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, which brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on an elite team. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life’s best work.(sm)

This position will serve as a Creative Lead Graphic Designer within the UnitedHealth Group Creative Partners (Internal Creative) team. We’re seeking an experienced 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 leader, works with minimal guidance, has excellent critical thinking skills and 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 expertise 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 OptumHealth B2B work, however there will be additional career opportunities to help support other business lines beyond OptumHealth B2B, such as the UnitedHealth Group Brand, Optum Brand, OptumInsight, OptumHealth B2C, and the Corporate Marketing and Events team.

You'll enjoy the flexibility to either workin office in Eden Prairie, MN or telecommute*as you take on some tough challenges.

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. 
  • Conceptualization and implementation of design solutions that meet marketing and content strategies from concept to completion 
  • Interpret and present complicated concepts in a visually appealing and clear manner 
  • Independently take ideas and make them better/create and sell 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 
  • Resolve process/quality issues by proactively escalating problems with solutions 
  • Assist 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 
  • Work as a leader on the team and cast a positive leadership shadow. 
  • Mentor junior level staff. 
  • Provide 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.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or design certificate from accredited program 
  • 5-10 years of demonstrated design experience working in an in-house creative department or agency 
  • A strong portfolio that demonstrates broad expertise and experience 
  • Proven ability to execute and/or collaborate on print, web (UX/UI/mobile), interactive (apps, touchscreens), presentations and video 
  • Strong typography skills and great knowledge of layout and design principles 
  • Experience with website design and updates 
  • Proficient in Adobe Create Suite applications, such as InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. 
  • HTML 5 Adobe Animate experience preferred. 
  • Ability to manage vendor relationships with experience quoting and managing print jobs. 
  • Demonstrated ability to not only lead large-scale, design 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

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