Studio Design Director

Updated: January 4, 2023
Location: Nationwide, United States
Job ID: 145114

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The Studio Design Director will direct, and champion ideas to elevate the creative standards of the studio. They are responsible for executing the creative vision and maintaining creative standards for all brands within their accounts. They will have oversight of creative initiatives through completion of projects with an inspiring vision to deliver strategic work to our clients. The Director guides all projects and is responsible for the overall quality of work produced by his or her team. As the Studio Design Director, you will also function as a collaborative cross functional partner who works with different areas of expertise to achieve a common goal.

You will work closely with the agency leads to help establish a trusting relationship by understanding the strategic vision of projects and have a thorough knowledge of all brand standards within their assigned pod. The Studio Design Director is a senior role for leaders with a proven track record of effective communication, innovation, and high-level design problem-solving. The Studio Design Director ensures that all projects and experiences are delivered on time, on budget, and to the highest standards of quality.

In addition to supervising the entire design process and all-important technical decisions, we are looking for a Studio Design Director who is able to quickly interpret business needs and briefs and turn them into compelling creative solutions. Often working under tight deadlines while overseeing multiple projects, the Design Director must be a skilled manager of creative teams (including but not limited to: art directors, copywriters, content strategists, graphic artists, and production designers).



• Work with the external teams to create, plan and deliver a strategic vision for clients

• Set a high bar for quality of creative solutions and inspires people to do their best work

• Pace setter who motivates other with dedication and optimism

• Highly organized and thrives on making order out of chaos

• Mentors and grows creative talent through the developed of a career path

• Proactively work to ensure all members of your team are accountable

Job Requirements

At Syneos Health, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. At times, we take into consideration transferrable skills from previous roles. We also encourage you to join our Talent Network to stay connected to additional career opportunities. 

  • 10+ years of design direction experience in a fast-paced ad agency, preferably with a focus on healthcare and Public Relations creative
  • Experienced in creating campaigns for both DTC and HCP healthcare advertising
  • An enviable portfolio of work that clearly demonstrates an understanding of break-though healthcare focused creative
  • Leads the team to create on brand creative solutions accurately, efficiently, and within budget
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Has extensive experience in both the digital and print space
  • Is fluent in the Adobe Suite including XD and Sketch
  • Familiar with Evolphin Zoom file management software and Wrike work flow management software
  • Thorough understanding of print/web/TV production, functionality, information architecture, and interactive design principles
  • A successful track record of stand-out creative with regulatory approval
  • Strong attention to detail and version control
  • Strong understanding of integrated advertising and brand experience

At Syneos Health Communications, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which our people can thrive, develop and advance We reward and recognize our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality of life balance.

Syneos Health Communications is the only healthcare communications network that is part of a company on the frontlines of healthcare, with a clear view into the everyday complexities of life and health. As part of Syneos Health™, our agencies — consisting of leading brands and experts in advertising, branding, public relations, managed markets and medical communications — are engaged in every point of influence in health, providing real-world insight into markets and audiences in ways that no other partner could.

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Syneos Health is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled) 
As a healthcare company we have an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. Except in those locations where state or local law impacts this vaccination requirement, this position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities unless an exemption can be confirmed based on a medical condition, sincerely-held religious belief, or other reasons recognized by applicable law. Submission and approval of an exemption request does not necessarily guarantee that an accommodation can be provided for any specific job.


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