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Saint Paul, Minnesota Abbott Laboratories

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

OVERVIEW:

The Art Director is responsible for designing and leading a team of graphic designers through the creative process supporting the Abbott medical device division. They oversee the concept, design and execution of product campaigns, marketing collateral, trade show graphics, digital applications, etc. The Art Director works closely with the creative director to develop leading-edge concepts for marketing initiatives. Lastly, they participate in the management of the Abbott brand visually, giving guidance and recommendations to internal and external clients.

MAIN REPSONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead a team of designers.

  • Ensure concept/design consistency across client initiatives and mediums.

  • Create, develop and execute more complex quality designs for marketing vehicles including print, digital and interactive mediums.

  • Work well within a singular brand and creatively explore it's potential.

  • Coordinate and prioritize design efforts across campaigns and teams.

  • Present concept/design decks and storyboards to internal clients.

  • Remain informed of all industry news, creative and general activity.

  • Collaborate with manager, designers, writers, other marketing team members and internal stakeholders to ensure the appropriate concepts, themes and messages are represented effectively and consistently for the business objective(s) and audience(s).

  • Ensures assignments adhere to the approved brand and messaging guidelines to maintain our corporate identity.

  • Experience presenting information and ideas to clients and internal teams.

  • Experience generating creative, innovative ideas in a short timeframe.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ years of art direction or senior graphic design experience within an internal or external agency.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, Visual Arts or related field.

  • At least two years of experience leading the design of projects from concept to completion.

  • At least two years of experience leading a design team.

  • Strong portfolio demonstrating ability to concept and direct ideas, teams and final product.

  • Polished client presentation skills.

  • Strong organizational and management skills.

  • Ability to envision creative ways to leverage online ideas and technologies.

  • High level of proficiency in branding, online marketing and media concepts.

  • Able to integrate big ideas through all mediums.