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Senior Creative Designer, Visual Arts (San Francisco area, CA)

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our people—a fact that’s reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.

The ZS C&D Studio was created to enrich and evolve our consulting approaches and offerings. Our clients look to us to design and create engaging experiences for a broad range of B2B or B2C customers including healthcare providers, physicians and patients. In the C&D Studio we use our deep understanding of the overall ecosystem and individual stakeholders to design meaningful interactions and desirable outcomes for customers, while delivering better performance for our clients.


We seek an experienced Art Director / Visual Designer to join our team and help us conceptualize and develop creative ideas, and design ways to express insights and communication strategies, under the supervision of the Creative Manager and the Creative Director. The Senior Creative will partner with internal team members, such as Strategic Planners and copywriters, and follow a creative brief to design, articulate and bring to life ideas, based on data, insights and strategic recommendations, and through a variety of cross-channels creative techniques.


  • Interpret, visually articulate, and bring to life sales and marketing implications from strategic consulting engagements (both qualitative concepts and quantitative data) to inspire and stimulate our clients into taking action;
  • Leverage a variety of mediums (e.g. slide presentations, video, print material, 3D props), either independently or in conjunction with freelancers;
  • Effectively use animations, fonts, photographs, builds, charts, graphs, and other visual elements to create presentations with maximal impact;
  • Partner with Strategic Planner, Managers and Principals in the Business Consulting group, working on multiple projects;
  • Train others on presentation design best practices.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Graphic Design, Fine Art/Design, Advertising or related field;
  • 5-7 years of experience in presentation design, preferably within a marketing agency, design firm, or other relevant role;
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Powerpoint, and/or Keynote;
  • Experience overseeing the work of others and leading teams (both employees and freelancers);
  • Portfolio showcasing evidence of strong presentation and other design work;
  • Ability to understand a marketing insight, strategy, and activation plan and translate into a compelling visual with limited guidance;
  • Working knowledge of pharmaceutical marketing landscape, including different stakeholders, channels, programs, and tactics;
  • Excellent storytelling skills, particularly through use of visuals;
  • Demonstrated thought leadership on graphical design, fonts, and photographic elements;
  • Experience with video and print production (preferred).



ZS's Business Consulting group partners with clients to design and deliver solutions to help them tackle a broad range of business challenges. Our teams work on multiple projects simultaneously, leveraging advanced data analytics and problem-solving techniques. Our recommendations and solutions are based on rigorous research and analysis underpinned by deep expertise and thought leadership.



ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable. 
Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.
ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, complete medical/dental/life insurance programs and retirement savings benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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