Creative Art Director, Consultant at Blue Shield of CA

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Location: Oakland, California

Job Description:

Job Summary

We're looking to join forces with a seasoned Art Director who can be a leading force for creative concepting & visual design, focusing on the highest impact projects coming into the Studio. The ideal candidate will work to reinforce and evolve an established brand and digital design system, partnering with others to develop, influence and drive new solutions for both print & digital channels across all stages of the marketing funnel.

The Art Director Consultant will reportinto the Senior Manager of Design Studio.


  • Works on projects largely tied to high-priority company initiatives

  • Partners with Creative Strategist and marketing LOB partners to drive great creative briefs and solutions from those briefs

  • Identifies process and vendor improvements that help drive results across the team

  • Champions the brand identity and provides strategic point of view on brand identity issues

  • Ensures designs are effective, impactful, and on brand

  • This is a key role in moving the perception of the creative team as a more strategic competency

  • Leads creative vision for photo and video shoots, also providing supervision on set

  • Attends kick off meetings and provides design direction to other creative team members assigned

  • Helps drive design decisions with broad impact across the organization

  • Manages multiple projects with varying timelines consistently, working with on-site and remote teams

  • Delivers presentations of concepts and design work, supporting creative decisions with expert rationale and insight

Knowledge and Experience

  • Typically, requires a college degree or equivalent

  • Minimum 7years of prior relevant experience

  • Carefully curated portfolio, showcasing innovative concepts and thoughtful visual solutions

  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, XD, After Effects)

  • Mastery of layout, typography, photography and color theory and how they function as a system to communicate clearly and define a brand

  • Excellent written and verbal skills - able to rationalize design decisions tied to key user/business goals, focusing on defined KPIs and a seamless UX

  • Is strategic in approach, enjoys thinking outside the box

  • Self-motivated creative contributor who also thrives in a team environment, collaborating with other creatives and business partners

Additional Information

  • About Company: At Blue Shield of California we are parents, leader, students, visionaries, heroes, and providers. Everyday we come together striving to fulfill our mission, to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality health care at a sustainably affordable price. For more than 80 years, Blue Shield of California has been dedicated to transforming health care by making it more accessible, cost-effective, and customer-centric. We are a not-for-profit, independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association with 6,800 employees, more than $20 billion in annual revenue and 4.3 million members. The company has contributed more than $500 million to Blue Shield of California Foundation since 2002 to have a positive impact on California communities. Blue Shield of California is headquartered in Oakland, California with 18 additional locations including Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego. We're excited to share Blue Shield of California has received awards and recognition for - LGBT diversity, quality improvement, most influential women in corporate America, Bay Area's top companies in volunteering & giving, and one of the world's most ethical companies. Here at Blue Shield of California, we're striving to make a positive change across our industry and the communities we live in - Join us!

  • Physical Requirements: Office Environment - roles involving part to full time schedule in Office Environment. Based in our physical offices and work from home office/deskwork - Activity level: Sedentary, frequency most of work day.
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  • EEO Footer: External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest records and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, State and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability status and any other classification protected by Federal, State and local laws.

  • Requisition ID: 21001H9

  • Posting Date: Apr 26, 2021

  • Schedule: Full-time