Who we are looking for :
Wunderman Thompson Midwest is seeking an Associate Design Director to be responsible for championing the visual design team and work with a portfolio of Fortune 500 clients across a variety of industries.
You have a few years of experience mentoring visual designers and are an expert in visual and user-centered design principles.
You’re someone who can synthesize and translate abstract and complex concepts into simple and thoughtful design solutions that solve business problems and deliver inspiring experiences.
Where our clients see insurmountable challenges, you relish in the opportunity to show them the path to success.
You will be instrumental in mentoring visual designers across all phases of projects from strategy to design to launch. This person will be providing oversight and direction for the quality / execution of design output across multiple projects.
You will be delivering distinctive client service and authentic client experiences to build long-term relationships that grow the business.
The Associate Design Director will take a lead role in new business pitches, proposal development, and project initiation and collaborate with our Director of Design and Chief Experience Officer.
You will collaborate with senior leadership in efforts to attract, retain, and grow design talent. You will partner with other senior leaders within the organization to develop new initiatives to create opportunities to advance an open and inclusive environment that empowers team members and continues to elevate the culture of Wunderman Thompson CX.
You’re someone who thrives at the intersection of data, technology and creativity and have a thoughtfulness in how you develop the delicate balance between form and function in your designs.
You’re a visual designer at your core, but have a deep understanding of UX, a strong strategic point-of-view about both the art and science behind your work.
You have a unique ability to translate visions into reality, inspiring those around you. You’re an empathetic champion of the customer, with an insatiable curiosity for their motivations, actions, and how you can forge a connection between them and the brand.
You believe that the best products are created in collaboration with both clients and internal teams to envision and iterate design concepts, and deliver world-class experience design solutions.
You have an ability to look at a problem, deconstruct it, and devise a way to make it better through design. You’re a restless futurist and innovator, inspired by brands and emerging technologies, while remaining keenly focused on the practical needs of today’s brands.
The Experience Design (CX) Midwest team with Wunderman Thompson consists of both Experience Strategy and Experience Design experts.
This team is responsible for driving the overall strategy and design of cross-platform experiences and innovations for global clients that effectively improve users lives and deliver clients’ business results.
They’re responsible for translating the complexity of human behaviors and motivations into the creation of inspiring, beautiful, and functional experiences that influence the communications, products and services we create for our clients.
This team has deep expertise in user-centered design thinking, digital product and service design, end-to-end ecosystems, innovation and vision setting, and design thinking for connected / smart experiences and emerging technologies.
What you’ll do :
You’ll provide strategic inputs throughout the creation of the products from vision and conception to launch and optimization.
You’ll work closely with a multi-disciplinary group of Content Strategists, UX Designers, Project Managers, Account Teams, and Technologists demonstrating and inspiring by showing your knowledge of your craft.
Who you are :
You’re a whole-brain designer, innovative with an obsession for data, patterns and how disparate parts of a system work together.
You’re relentless about improving the way humans experience the digital and physical world.
You enjoy following the solution through all stages of the process so that the integrity, consistency, and fidelity of the experience is delivered with a high-level of craft.
You have a demonstrated ability to synthesize and present your work to client and internal audiences of all backgrounds.
You have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills required to make the complex feel and sound simple and compelling.
What you’ll need :
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.
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.