Creative Lead – Senior Graphic Design

UnitedHealth Group
May 15, 2022
Atlanta, GA
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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 leader, 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 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 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, ebooks, 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, and After Effects

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 and Premier 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

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, 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 high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $66,100 to $118,300. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $72,800 to $129,900. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives 

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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