Communication Designer / Illustrator

Technology & Analytics San Francisco, California New York, New York


Position at Medidata Solutions

Medidata: Conquering Diseases Together

Medidata is leading the digital transformation of life sciences, creating hope for millions of patients. Medidata helps generate the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk, and optimize outcomes. More than one million registered users across 1,400 customers and partners access the world's most-used platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, is headquartered in New York City and has offices around the world to meet the needs of its customers. Discover more at www.medidata.com


Your Mission

Medidata is looking for a Communication Designer / Illustrator to help create engaging and delightful graphic elements, illustrations and information graphics and to integrate these assets into video storyboards, presentations, marketing collateral and general communications. These elements will also be integrated into our product user experiences to make our interfaces more human and approachable.

The Communication Designer / Illustrator will report to the Senior Director, Patient Cloud Design and will interact with product designers, product managers and execs to establish, implement and maintain a unique Patient Cloud visual experience and to deliver visual communication assets optimized for their target stakeholders. This position requires a designer / illustrator that has experience creating visual elements that are consistent with brand and visual guidelines, particularly those informed by our product UI visual language.

The ideal candidate must have experience designing, illustrating and in some cases writing, to match tone and style to sensitive contexts, balancing levity with thoughtfulness. The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate experience in scene and character development for motion graphics, explainer videos and in support of public websites and apps.

 

The candidate must actively follow the latest communication design trends (even if choosing to buck them), stay up-to-date on best practices and tools, contribute to the organization and health of our design asset library, and be a respectful team member who thrives in a collaborative environment, and has a strong reputation of accountability.

  • Adopt a patient-centered approach to design and illustration

  • Stay current on best practices, trends and patterns for infographics, animations, websites, and consumer and enterprise applications

  • Thrive in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, agile environment

  • Have an opinion and be willing to justify and defend that position 

  • Work closely with stakeholders at all levels to deliver first-class communication designs and illustrations

Your Competencies 

  • 2+ years experience as a professional communication designer, illustrator, motion graphic designer, or related profession

  • Versatile communication designer with an eye for layouts, typography, and colors

  • Sense of humor and quick wit

  • Solid understanding of leading technologies: mobile, web, social and productivity tools

  • Experience creating illustrations and design assets in a fast paced environment

  • Proficiency with common design tools (e.g. Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects (a plus), Procreate, etc.)

Your Education & Experience

  • BA or MA in visual design, communication design, illustration or related field and equivalent experience

  • A portfolio of relevant work samples

 

Medidata is making a real difference in the lives of patients everywhere by accelerating critical drug and medical device development, enabling life-saving drugs and medical devices to get to market faster. Our products sit at the convergence of the Technology and Life Sciences industries, one of most exciting areas for global innovation. Nine of the top 10 best-selling drugs in 2017 were developed on the Medidata platform.

Medidata Solutions have powered over 17,000+ clinical trials giving us the largest collection of clinical trial data in the world. With this asset, we pioneer innovative, advanced applications and intelligent data analytics, bringing an unmatched level of quality and efficiency to clinical trials enabling treatments to reach waiting patients sooner.


Medidata Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Medidata Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Medidata Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. 

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