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Brand Advertising Manager
Our client is a financial services company, is looking for a Brand and Media Manager for a permanent position This person will sit on the Creative + Brand team and help drive the brand, creative development, media planning, and management efforts. In this position, you will play a key role in all aspects of their national brand advertising. As the Brand and Media Manager, you will collaborate with marketing leadership to develop strategies and drive execution of brand advertising while delivering against the annual marketing plan. Internally, the manager will collaborate and assist marketing leadership teams with both short and long-term brand objectives while working with external agency partners to exceed department and business objectives in a collaborative environment. Responsibilities Play a critical role in developing and managing the annual brand advertising plan, including strategic briefs, plan development and execution, to drive effective brand advertising. Be a champion for brand advertising, taking a leadership role in the development of new creative, messaging, and ad testing. Work with our internal media buying partners to ensure the media buy supports our long-term brand goals. Drive ad production, taking accountability for flawless execution across TV, radio, digital, and OOH. Work with the internal research group to execute extensive ad and copy testing. Use our research to be an expert on our target audience and use that to inform the development of messaging and ads. Recommend and maintain strategic principles that inform media planning and buying in partnership with our internal media buying team. Follow the media marketplace to remain up to date on the latest media trends and adoption by our target audience. Effectively partner with our media buying partners and external agency. Develop and maintain regular executive reporting that provides a clear and concise view of our brand advertising. Experience 10+ years’ experience working in Media, Brand Advertising and Creative; experience with TV media required Demonstrated people management experience Experience identifying target audiences and devising effective media strategies Experience partnering with or managing a media agency Excellent understanding of the full media landscape, particularly TV Strong analytical skills partnered with a creative mind Does this sound like you? Apply today!
One of our clients, a top insurance company, is looking for a Presentation Designer for a + month contract. The primary responsibility is to develop compelling messaging in visual mediums. Primarily, this involves the development of presentations that incorporates a design that continually reinforces brand and info graphics designed to address client preferences/concerns as well as highlight critical data and/or information in a consumable, simple way. This will be achieved by working closely with executive leaders to execute their presentations and messaging on an ongoing, on-demand basis. The ability to work within very tight deadlines and adapt to the different personalities of project teams is an important skill. The goal of the Presentation Designer is to translate executive vision and messaging in a beautiful and easy to understand format. This person understands supporting different personalities and styles and is agile, flexible in nature and is easy to work with. RESPONSIBILITIES: Participate in the collaborative development of presentation materials, marketing, or other business document sources and conveys them in a thoughtful and well-organized manner. Develops material for PowerPoint presentations that distills key ideas from input supplied by stakeholders and other experts. Utilizes superior communication skills, including the ability to work with diverse teams across multiple time zones. Employs meticulous writing and editing skills and a commitment to exceptional quality Has a track record of success in a fast-paced team environment working under very tight deadlines Demonstrates strong project and time management skills as shown by the ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously. Able to apply editorial skills to develop content that supports the strategy in collaboration with executive stakeholders and business partners. Proficient use of the current versions of commonly-used graphics software. Edit text/colors to ensure presentation conveys consistent theme and voice. Ability to graphically convey analyses of data elements in a straight-forward, concise manner for PowerPoint presentations. Self-starter with ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines. Ability to work as a team-player, accept suggestions openly, work well under pressure. Create a library of graphic elements that could be re-used across presentations SKILLS + EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Visual Communications or international equivalent. Strong verbal and written English language skills Advanced graphic design skills to facilitate the design and development of specific infographics Experience with the planning and development of executive presentations. Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Overview: Onward Search is partnering with a growing insurance warranty company in San Francisco to identify a UI Designer to join their Product team! This person will partner with the UX Designer on redesigning various consumer-facing portals and mobile + web applications. They will also be updating platforms and applications with a new brand style guideline that was created from the Marketing Creative team. This person will be responsible for taking the new brand style and applying it with good judgement across all new apps. This person should be able to hit the ground running in designing new features in both mobile apps and responsive web. In tandem, they have many apps – consumer and agent-facing – that need design maintenance. This UI designer will support the developers by designing new features within the existing apps today. Deliverables/Projects: Work closely with UX designer to redesign Claims and Plan Portal. Take brand style guidelines and apply to new apps. Work with Creative Director to create new UI components to add to the library. Help UX designer support 5 scrum development teams with wireframes for features that are both consumer and agent facing, on both mobile and web platforms. Requirements: Has a great for aesthetics and visual taste. Excellent at Sketch and loves pixel pushing. Able to apply and build out the new design style guide - many components may not be created yet, and it’s up to this individual to be able to build components that fit into this library. Experience designing both for web apps and native mobile apps (iOS and Android). Available online during PST working hours: 9-6pm. Can be remote. Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Out client, a leading digital design agency in SF, is looking for a Visual Designer to work on one of their largest client accounts within their San Francisco office. They’re seeking a curious, talented, articulate and multi-faceted designer, who likes collaborating across all disciplines involved in the product design process. Responsibilities: Create cohesive concepts and execute expressive, beautiful designs and illustration Work within the given parameters of each project Accurately estimate and budget your working time Support product design process working closely with the client and the team Be open and welcoming to feedback from the team and the client Experience: 3 or more years of interaction/digital design within a creative agency or in-house product team A strong portfolio that showcases examples of strong visual design Fluency with digital design tools such as Sketch and Adobe suite Utilize the core principles of visual design in all you do—grid, hierarchy, typography, color, etc. Extra points for animation skills Familiarity with UX concepts and product design is a plus Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Digital Product Designer
Our client, a sustainable footwear brand, is seeking a Digital Product Designer specialized in mobile apps to join their growing team. They’re looking for a creative, forward-thinking, and highly skilled designer to work closely with our creative, ecommerce, and engineering teams to design an intuitive, simple, beautiful digital experience across a new mobile app. The ideal candidate is able to work well under structured timelines to deliver inspiring mobile experiences that delight our customers and elevate our brand. An ideal background is someone with experience designing mobile apps, particularly iOS. This person will be reporting to the Senior Digital Designer. Responsibilities: Lead the ideation, design, and prototyping across our mobile app, delivering beautiful, simple solutions as defined by research, insights, and data. Create wireframes, user flows, high fidelity mockups, and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas. Help build a digital design system for mobile that is consistent with our e-commerce design system and overarching brand guidelines. Collaborate closely with our product managers, UX designers, copywriters, engineers, and other relevant business stakeholders throughout the design and development process. Think strategically for long-term and global impact, while understanding and taking into account business and technical constraints. Continuously improve and streamline our product design process and contribute to the development and refinement of visual standards. Experience: Experience bringing digital products, especially mobile apps, to life (ideally for e-commerce, brands, or startups). Experience working on cross-disciplinary teams, particularly engineering, product, and marketing teams. Ability to articulate the ‘why’ behind your designs, leading discussions around your process, explorations, and conclusions to various stakeholders. Strong knowledge of current design best practices, developments, and trends for mobile, coupled with an exceptional digital portfolio of past work or projects. Competence in current product design tools like Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop, Zeplin, Principle, and InVision. Strong foundation in visual design, user experience, user interface design, and branding. A solid understanding of designing intuitive site functionality, interaction, architecture, user interfaces, and navigation. Excited by a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment—able to take initiative and prioritize under tight timelines. Curiosity, humility, and a passion for doing amazing work. Apply today to learn more!
Senior Director Venture Lead
Our client, a well-known health brand, is looking for a Senior Director Venture Lead to join their San Francisco team of director-level individual contributors led by a Venture Architect and comprised of a Design Researcher, Interaction Designer, Visual Designer, and Business Designer. The ideal candidate is an entrepreneur who has experience founding, funding, and successfully exiting their own company, alongside experience with Mergers & Acquisitions, Human-centered Design, and digital health consumer products & services related to cardiovascular health, diabetes, subscriptions, wearables, telemedicine, fitness & coaching programs, nutrition, etc. RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordinate the efforts from research to product build to business and venture building, ensuring that the team can successfully build up businesses that generate new revenue streams Lead by example across all stages of ventures design methodology, including ideation, identification, evaluation, investment case pitch, incubation and launch Drive innovation project management, including qualitative research, problem understanding, solution ideation and identification, desirability prototyping and validation, feasibility and viability assessment, and minimal viable product incubation Collaborate and partner with the venture team leads comprised of business designer, design researcher, interaction designer, and visual designer to develop solutions and create holistic experiences that solve real-world problems Optimize work dynamics applying a variety of human-centric design approaches, including rapid prototyping, qualitative research in the field and Agile and Lean methodology Align strategic goals of ventures with the goals of the company through communications with venture board members Lead the venture team daily, adhering to deadlines and ensuring optimal integration of the different contributions of the team members Communicate with stakeholders on progress and status Drive the presentation development and articulation to venture stakeholders QUALIFICATIONS: 7+ years of experience in general management and product management Undergraduate, graduate or advanced degree in Engineering, Sciences or Business Demonstrated experience of founding and funding a company, building- up products, launching businesses, generating revenue and successful exiting Experience with M&A and partnership execution Experience in health care, pharmaceutical and life sciences with deep knowledge of value chain Experience with Design Thinking innovation approach, human-centric design, including rapid prototyping, qualitative research in the field and iterative agile design Proven track record of participating or managing innovative projects with successful outcomes Strong communication skills, proven track record in executive management interactions Demonstrated ability to influence and motivate peers and superiors both inside and outside the organization Demonstrated ability to solve problems, drive conflict resolutions and buy-in of stakeholders towards a successful outcome Curiosity to constantly challenge and improve skills and processes, seeking exposure to new and emerging technologies, devices, digital therapeutics, and behavioral treatment methods Experienced in working with multicultural, multidisciplinary, cross-functional teams that include designers, stakeholders and other actors in understanding the problems and creating the right solutions to improve human life and the experience of health Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Onward Search has a new opportunity with a huge eCommerce client. This opportunity is for a freelance Search Editor who can start immediately onsite at our client’s office in Palo Alto, CA. Ideal candidate is native to Great Britain or possesses a thorough understanding of British culture and language. Additionally you should have impeccable verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to juggle various projects and priorities, apply right now to learn more! RESPONSIBILITIES Editing and providing QA for the search customer experience. Work closely with product managers, software development teams, and data scientists. Develop outstanding experiences on a deadline to achieve business goals. Verify the accuracy and relevance of the Search information. Summarize audited data to identify themes and patterns in the audit. Other responsibilities as needed/necessary. QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s degree in library science, linguistics, journalism, philosophy, or a related field. Must have 1 to 2 years of Search relevant experience. Must have linguistic fluency in one of the following languages: British, native English fluency/culture knowledge Ability to research, analyze, and interpret data. Ability to pose and debate theoretical arguments based on research and data. Great eye for detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Innovative, motivated, and self-directed individual with passion for new technologies. Ability to adapt easily and work effectively/calmly under pressure. Eager to learning and expanding professional and technical knowledge Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Onward Search has a great new opportunity with one of our biggest clients. This opportunity is for an Executive Assistant that can start immediately onsite at our client’s office in San Jose, CA. If you are interested in working for a company that provides many opportunities and growth, apply today! QUALIFICATIONS Handle a wide variety of situations involving the administrative functions of the office that cannot be brought to the attention of the executive Advise individuals inside and outside the organization on the executive views on major policies or current issues facing the organization Respond to contacts from high ranking individuals who may be from large national or international firms Note commitment made by executives during meetings and arrange for staff implementation Arrange for staff members to represent the organization at meetings and conferences Read outgoing correspondence for executive approval Alert writers of any conflicts or departure from policies or executive's viewpoints Ensure that requests for action or information are relayed to the appropriate staff member Interpret request, help implement action, and decide whether executive should be notified of important or emergency matters. Analyze unit operating practices (record-keeping systems, forms control, office layout, suggestion systems, personnel, and budgetary requirements, performance standards, etc) to create new systems or revise established procedures Prepare reports including conclusions and recommendations for solution of operational and administrative problems Coordinate collection and preparation of operating reports (budget expenditures, and statistical records of performance data) Compose and sign correspondence for executive Serve as the executive's representative at meetings and express the executive's viewpoints at such meetings Must have 3 to 5 years of experience in a related field Outgoing, good energy, and bubbly personality Previous experience in the legal background, whether that be working admin in a legal office or supporting legal VPS Must be a fast learner Interest in getting involved in more than admin work Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Director Design/UX Research
Our client, a well-known health brand, is looking for a Full-Time Director of Design Research to join their San Francisco team of director-level individual contributors, including a Design Researcher, Interaction Designer, Visual Designer, and Business Designer. The team begins with rigorous quantitative and qualitative research to understand the problem space, then applies a business design process to ensure successful delivery of investable concepts to our client's executive management committee for approval, then proceeds through incubation and market launch. The Director of Design Research will report to a Lead and should have experience working with a holistic system of consumer products & services related to cardiovascular health, diabetes, subscriptions, wearables, telemedicine, fitness & coaching programs, nutrition, etc. RESPONSIBILITIES: Design, scope and run research, using a variety of qualitative and quantitative methodologies to gain an understanding of all stakeholders involved for design challenge chosen and their unmet needs Facilitate synthesis, generating insight and opportunities for design solutions and their corresponding business models Use research to inspire the business venture team, inform for the creation of better prototypes and elevate the perspective of all stakeholders Collaborate with business venture team leads comprised of venture architect, interaction designer, business designer, visual designer, and embedded subject matter experts to define most important research questions, lead research and synthesize most important insights Turn insights into action by partnering with the business venture team to create concept proposals that solve real-world problems Partner and manage third parties to define, create and execute qualitative and quantitative research studies and activities Communicate research findings through impactful and compelling storytelling and presentations QUALIFICATIONS: 7+ years of experience in qualitative and quantitative research projects preferably with a focus in science, technology and healthcare problem spaces Undergraduate or graduate degree Track record of successfully managing research projects, from exploratory and generative research to usability studies, impacting all aspects of desirability, feasibility and viability development Mastery of qualitative research methods, including research design and scoping Ability to lead quantitative research, design surveys, analyze data and use data to both educate qualitative research studies, complement qualitative findings and elevate them to statistical significance Ability to communicate, document and present research data and findings with clear frameworks, data visualizations, actionable insights and compelling storytelling to peers, stakeholders, and executive management Proven track record of participating or managing innovative projects Experienced in working with cross-functional teams that include designers and stakeholders on products that create the solutions to improve human life and health from emerging technologies to devices, digital therapeutics, and behavioral treatment methods Flexible schedule with the ability to work in SF office, sometimes remotely, and travel nationally & internationally on an as-needed basis Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Director Visual Design
Our client, a well-known health brand, is looking for a Full-Time Director of Visual Design to join their San Francisco team of director-level individual contributors, including a Design Researcher, Interaction Designer, Visual Designer, and Business Designer. The Director of Visual Design will report to a Lead and should have experience working with a holistic system of consumer products & services related to cardiovascular health, diabetes, subscriptions, wearables, telemedicine, fitness & coaching programs, nutrition, etc. RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead visual design concepts & strategy including sketches and 3D industrial/product design Collaborate with team to develop solutions and create holistic experiences that solve real-world problems Apply diverse visual design methodologies, such as freehand drawing, typography, color theory, information design, 3D photorealistic rendering, and prototyping Participate in research to achieve a deep understanding of consumers' unmet needs together with the design researcher, based on behavioral design methodologies Collaborate with design researchers and interaction designers in translating those needs into real-world solution concepts Lead the design and production of all visual materials for investment pitches Create all required documentation towards delivery QUALIFICATIONS: 7+ years of experience in diverse design spanning human-centered solutions, systems, services, products and processes for industries such as consumer goods, healthcare, and wellness Bachelor or Graduate degree in Visual Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design or related field A design portfolio showcasing original, high concepts with real-world feasibility Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Keynote, Google Docs, MS Office Excellent typography skills Proficiency with 3D software (SolidWorks, Rhino, Keyshot, Autodesk Alias or SketchUp) Strong knowledge of usability best practices Proven track record working in fast-paced human-centered design challenges Experienced in working with cross-functional teams that include designers and stakeholders on products that create the solutions to improve human life and health from emerging technologies to devices, digital therapeutics, and behavioral treatment methods Flexible schedule with the ability to work in SF office, sometimes remotely, and travel nationally & internationally on an as-needed basis Does this sound like you? Apply today!