Senior Art Director

Job ID
US-NY-New York
DDB Health



Title: Senior, Art Director


Company/Location: DDB Health


Department/Discipline: Art


Competencies: Customer Focus, Interpersonal Savvy and Creativity


Overview: you will have the opportunity to help create, present, and produce compelling, persuasive and original ideas for our current clients and for new business. This is a terrific opportunity to help drive the content on digital and print platforms.



  • Help develop content for a variety of print and digital projects, such as visual aids and websites
  • Prepare and edit layouts for concepts approved by the Client; choose and place all visual elements of the project, including type, illustrations, and photographs necessary to produce the intended image; layouts should contribute visual ideas, enhance the attractiveness of the message, and help to clarify and accent its meaning to the reader
  • Work closely with copy and account services as a team player to ensure that strategic goals and objectives are met
  • Assist art buyer in the selection of photographers/illustrators and work closely with them by providing direction to ensure the original client-approved is carried out
  • Understand the creative process and follow jobs from startup to completion
  • Partner with account, copy and editorial staff on assigned brands
  • Take direction from supervisor on projects; work independently as determined by supervisor
  • Secure approval for layouts and final art from the account executive/creative director and keep product team and creative management aware of pertinent account activity
  • Participate in kickoff and status meetings
  • Contribute to proper safekeeping of artwork, photos, slides, etc
  • Maintain personal graphic resources, visual data, samples, graphic standards and manuals, etc
  • Check and approve all visual materials through all stages of pre-production and production




  • Undergraduate degree in Design, Graphic Arts, Fine Arts or related field
  • Demonstrate outstanding creative conceptual and design skills through a portfolio that is clean and visually strong
  • Understand the assigned brands, indications, therapeutic implications, and competition as well as regularly research trends in the appropriate areas
  • Be adept at incorporating comments and changes in a timely and intelligent manner
  • 2+ experience designing for a communications agency; pharmaceutical or HCP advertising experience preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Photoshop, Quark, InDesign, Illustrator
  • Digital experience and web, app, UX design
  • A sense of design and branding, and an eye for detail
  • Solid foundation in typography, layout, and design principles
  • Strong communication and presentation skills; excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills


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