Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is looking for a hands-on, brand and user-savvy Design Director to guide the visual elements of our brand and marketing within our Marketing & Communications group. In this senior creative role, the incumbent will be an important part of the rollout of a new Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center visual brand.
The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring clarity, consistency and integrity in the presentation of our brand. They will oversee creative development of brand expressions and design collateral produced both in-house and in conjunction with external agencies. The incumbent will lead a talented team of designers guiding their work and ensuring the organization has the creative resources needed to achieve our mission.
Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:
Oversee development and delivery of purpose-driven creative inclusive of graphic design, illustration, photography, video and other creative elements across digital channels, paid media, environmental branding and more
Working with the Vice President, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, establish governance standards and other systems that facilitate productivity and brand cohesion
Maintain the brand style guide and visual identity. Be a visual brand gatekeeper, ensuring that all creative adheres to the guidelines
Lead a team of creatives tasked with developing the collateral materials that support the Center’s strategic objectives and are aligned to our audiences
Lead visual/graphic user experience discipline for the organization and partner with development and user experience team on deploying best practices across the organization’s digital and non-digital marketing and communications properties
Collaborate with other Marketing and Communications leaders in support of integrated marketing to boost campaign performance, web traffic, engagement and conversion
Manage project pipeline and ensure that all creative assets are on brand, on time and on budget
Lead creative projects for executives and executive audiences
Bachelor’s degree in creative, graphic or visual design, human-centered design, fine arts or related
7+ years mentoring/managing creative teams inclusive of user experience designers
Track record of building rapport/successfully collaborating with executive leadership, peers and partners (clinical, scientific, academic and/or non-profit setting preferred)
5+ years of progressively responsible creative leadership, design, and/or digital marketing experience in healthcare, agency, e-commerce and/or non-profit space
Cause marketing, academic and/or research experience preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience with brand/visual design, extension and expression
Deep background in classic design knowledge (use of typography, color, paper, printing techniques) and execution
Conversant in creative marketing elements, including digital/print communications, event production, fundraising, social media, advertising, email marketing and content marketing
At ease working in a fast-paced, iterative environment, partnering with others and synthesizing feedback
Naturally curious, supportive and empathetic
Excellent ability to conceptualize, communicate and inspire
Analytically minded approach and good problem-solving skills, coupled with creative orientation
Ability to guide creative sessions to support new initiatives and improve user experience
Software: Adobe Creative Cloud/Creative Suite (InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, AfterEffects), PowerPoint, KeyNote, InVision, Sketch, Zeplin, Asana, Tableau, CSS
CMS: Adobe Experience Manager
Fred Hutch has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations.
As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination or initiate the accommodations process before their first day of employment.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.