Graphic / Visual Designer
Posted: Nov 24, 2021
The Institute for Healthcare Delivery Design (IHDD) at the University of Illinois at Chicago is looking for a contract (with the potential to hire), mid-to-senior level graphic + visual communication designer with an interest in the intersection of design research, visual communication, and healthcare. You're a self-starting conceptual thinker who can bring your ideas to life through research, critique, and iteration. You have a strong point of view on human-centered design and it shows in your process, speaking, and work. When you decide to make something, you see your vision through from concept to launch keeping the voice of the user front and center..
The role requires working collaboratively, creatively, and flexibly with the design director and multidisciplinary teams within a healthcare context. You must be comfortable working across a broad range of projects (both standard 'client' sponsored projects and grant-supported clinical research studies) across multiple types of media (both print and digital).
Examples of the types of graphic/visual design work you'll do at IHDD include brand identity and style guides, marketing collateral, clinical research study materials, report and presentation layout, data visualizations, user journey maps, static and animated infographics, etc.
The successful candidate has
? A Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, Visual Communications (or equivalent);
? At least 5+ years' experience as a professional graphic designer with the ability to work in a fast-paced, rigorous environment with fluid deadlines;
? A link to an online portfolio showcasing relevant work with a solid balance between user-friendly print and digital projects;
? Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office (other animation, motion, and UI/UX software a plus);
? Ability to take complex ideas and large amounts of data and bring them to life simply and beautifully and clearly communicate the thinking behind your ideas;
? A focus on both detail and big-picture systems thinking;
? A can-do attitude that drives you to generate multiple alternatives;
? Basic illustration, icon development, and motion graphic/animation experience are all a plus
? Participate in stakeholder interviews to understand mindset and context, and review early study processes, materials, systems etc. for acceptability and feasibility.
? Brainstorm and collaborate with interdisciplinary teams on opportunities and translate team thinking into relevant design solutions.
? Concept, design, and execute visuals including logos, icons, brand guidelines/style guides, motion graphic titles, reports, patient stories, user journeys, infographics and presentations.
? Create in-process prototypes in our shop for review and alignment with internal and external team members.
? Drive the design portion of projects, including setting deadlines, presenting and pitching work.
? Prioritize workflow effectively, communicating progress, challenges and changes with an ability to pivot along the way, balancing budget/resource constraints while advocating for creative excellence.
? Create templates and work flows that allow team members to communicate better, embedding design thinking at all levels of the organization.
Interested candidates should apply here: https://healthcaredeliverydesign.vcha.uic.edu/talent-roster
Only those applicants who meet our stated requirements will be considered for this job. If you are a possible match for the position, we will contact you to learn more about you and answer questions about our hiring process.
Principals only. No recruiters, please.
NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.
About the Institute for Healthcare Delivery Design:
The Institute for Healthcare Delivery Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago combines healthcare delivery science and human-centered design to help medicine and studies fit people.
The Institute for Healthcare Delivery Design was founded in 2018 with the vision of creating a new field that brings together practices from care delivery science and human-centered design to increase the likelihood of evidence-based interventions being adopted by and adhered to by patients and providers. The goal: create healthcare system solutions that fit the lives of stakeholders, reduce health inequities, and raise the floor on standards of care for all.
In pursuit of our mission, the Institute works in 3 main areas:
1) Funded clinical research: We help build patient-centered recruiting and retention experience for clinical research and trials
2) Advising: We apply human-centered design methods to solve a wide range of problems within healthcare
3) Training + education: We teach human-centered design methods to students within the UIC Health Sciences colleges