Associate Creative Director, Art (UI) Job at Digitas Health, New York, NY

  • Digitas Health
  • New York, NY

Job Description

Digitas Health is the Agency of Now: the first global connected-health agency, purpose-built for marketing today. Digitas Health specializes in helping health brands navigate a complex and shifting media environment to create deeper, more relevant connections with their consumer and professional customers. With offices in Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, and London, it is a member of the world's largest healthcare communications network, Publicis Health. As a member of this elite network, Digitas Health is also a member of the Paris-based Publicis Groupe S.A. (Euronext Paris: FR0000130577), the world's third-largest communications group, second-largest media counsel and buying group, and a leader in digital communications.

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Job Description

Digitas Health is looking for an Associate Creative Director with a strong focus on Product and Experience Design


This role is responsible for leading creative work that is produced on multiple accounts. As ACD, this role will work closely with client and agency team members to intimately understand business and user needs, partner with a UX Director on the creation of user experience strategies, and advocate for user needs throughout the project development cycle. The ACD will engage in user research, analysis, planning, design system creation and management, and mentor junior UI Designers in the daily execution of project-related activities.


This role will require both oversight of and hands-on creation of deliverables, creation and management of components in Figma design system libraries, as well as contributing to strategic recommendations. As a leader, this role will be responsible for assigning talent-to-task, inspiring design teams to deliver best-in-class executions, and work closely with account leads to ensure clients needs are being met.

The ideal candidate will be resourceful and flexible, with exceptional teamwork skills, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment: someone who can meet the challenges of working in pharma head-on, and take to heart our mantra of “helping, not selling.”



  • Develop a deep understanding of our clients’ business and their needs
  • Guide the creation, use, and management of design systems
  • Design and oversee the creation of user interfaces, prototype functionality
  • Create components for use in shared Figma design system libraries
  • Lead the development of visual styling of components that meet accessibility standards and prioritize user-centric best-practices
  • Mentor and manage the career development of junior team members
  • Inform project scoping and creative team allocations
  • Work closely with other team members (copy, UX, development, etc.)
  • Plan for and facilitate brainstorming sessions
  • Ensure WCAG 2.2 accessibility standards and usability best practices are applied followed


  • Experienced manager of junior team members
  • Able to delegate and allocate work across multiple projects
  • Strong grounding in color theory, typography, layout, and composition
  • Expert knowledge of user-centered design principles and interface design
  • Expert in design system workflows and building multi-state components within Figma
  • Great communication skills – able to present work and findings to internal stakeholders, clients, and vendors
  • Expertise in atomic design principles and WCAG 2.2 AA standards for accessibility
  • Perpetually driven to learn new ways of working and to develop new skills
  • Ability and passion to solve problems collaboratively with a small team, but also able to execute independently and make strong recommendations
  • Ability to recognize strong ideas and see them through to completion
  • Ability to sell ideas to other members of the creative team and to clients
  • Ability to meet deadlines for multiple projects simultaneously
  • Discerning attention to detail with excellent critical thinking, logic, and analytical skills 
  • Balances and appreciates both the qualitative and quantitative sides of user experience
  • Ability to see other points of view and diplomatically hash out the pros and cons of any approach


  • Four-year degree
  • 8 or more years as a practicing creative professional
  • Agency and pharmaceutical/healthcare industry experience
  • Portfolio of high quality digital work (websites, design systems, experience/service design, etc.)
  • Expertise in using software including Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, Mural, etc.
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  • Agile experience is a plus

Additional Information

About Publicis Health

Publicis Health is the premier global health and wellness communications network. We are one of the four solutions hubs of Publicis Groupe, the third-largest advertising and media company in the world, giving us unparalleled global reach. We manage top-tier agencies specializing in promoting innovative solutions in advertising, medical education, clinical trial program development, sales and marketing, digital, market access, and medical and scientific affairs. Our nearly 6,500 employees work at 15 agency brands across 60 offices located in 10 countries. We are a connected solutions hub, equipped for continual business
transformation in today’s world. We integrate services across our global offices and brands to deliver on our clients’ needs. Each of our agencies brings a unique approach to business, which makes us even stronger together. We understand the rapidly changing healthcare environment and leverage it to maximize the potential of our clients’ brands.

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Not all applicants will be contacted. PHCG is an equal opportunity employer. No vendor/agency solicitation please.

Compensation Range: $98,500 - $165,500. This is the pay range the Company believes it will pay for this position at the time of this posting. Consistent with applicable law, compensation will be determined based on the skills,


, and experience of the applicant along with the requirements of the position, and the Company reserves the right to modify this pay range at any time. For this role, the Company will offer medical coverage, dental, vision, disability, 401k, and paid time off. The Company anticipates the application deadline for this job posting will be 07/16/2024.

Job Tags

Full time, Flexible hours, Shift work,

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