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Senior Designer

New York

Job Title: Senior Designer

About Clear

Clear is a global marketing strategy consultancy with offices in New York, LA, Dayton, London and Singapore that specializes in insight-led strategy, experience and innovation. We believe that complexity and change are the greatest barriers to value creation for our clients. The answer lies in clarity.  

Our way of working continues to differentiate us: a relentless focus on clarity, a rigorously commercial mind-set and the belief in bringing inspiration to every stage of every project. Our small, passionate, diverse teams collaborate with clients throughout the entire journey to identify and execute bold growth strategies. 

What we are looking for

Regardless of role within our business there are certain qualities that help people succeed at Clear:

  • Can do attitude – with a track record of getting involved and getting things done
  • Commerciality –  a focus on the tangible client benefit and business relevance of our work
  • Clarity – in the way they communicate and express ideas (visually & verbally)
  • Curiosity – a deep desire to know and understand more about our clients and our offer
  • Engaging passion – working with others with enthusiasm, passion and humor 
  • Better together – working effectively as a team, collaboration at the heart of solutions
  • Challenge & creativity – constantly looking for new and better ways to do things

Job Purpose

Great design has always been at the heart of our offer and is a crucial component of our ability to deliver marketing strategies that have clear impact. Design helps us deliver strategies that cut through because they are truly inspiring and brilliantly simple.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated and confident senior level designer with at least 4 years of experience in corporate branding, print, packaging, environments, and/or digital design to join the Clear team in New York. This senior designer will be responsible for collaborating directly with the creative director and other business leaders to deliver against client challenges and help grow the firm’s design practice.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious candidate with a natural passion for brands and an interest in the consumer experience, looking to jump into a challenge with a bright and rigorous team. He or she should also understand how to build successful strategies, as this role works very closely with strategy consultants at Clear. This role requires a person with vision, energy and integrity who consistently collaborates to deliver against high standards and make things happen.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop innovative, strategic and cutting-edge design solutions across mediums from concept through implementation that translate, support and activate the brand or business strategy
  • Ensure the output of our design work is of a first-class standard, supporting a culture of excellence, raising standards of quality and challenging people to push themselves
  • Support senior design leadership on larger projects and directly manage and take ownership over small to mid-sized initiatives and client relationships
  • Oversee production of deliverables while coordinating internal management and timelines
  • Actively develop strong relationships with clients, the Clear leadership team, and with the other internal teams at Clear
  • Create high-impact presentations with compelling visual and verbal storytelling
  • Provide perspectives on design and brands for both internal discussion and client meetings
  • Participate in the creative and strategic brainstorming process
  • Delegate and direct work to supporting staff as appropriate
  • Inspire colleagues with new technologies, processes and ideas
  • Support internal marketing and new business initiatives
  • Remain current and communicate industry trends and techniques

Skills & Qualifications

  • B.A./B.S. or equivalent in Graphic Design or Visual Communications
  • Minimum 4 years graphic design experience
  • Exceptional creative talent to create outputs from concept to execution in: branding, environmental graphics, ad/concept stimulus, digital, iconography/illustration and/or motion graphics
  • Ability to quickly concept multiple design solutions and evaluate directions
  • Strong visual, verbal and written communication skills with confidence presenting ideas that demonstrate strategic design thinking
  • A proven team player, driven by delivering results through collaboration
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • A detail-oriented problem solver
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Expertise in standard design software
  • Experience with motion or digital design software helpful but not essential

Key Competencies

World-Class Designer: Driven to create compelling, world-class creative outputs that uphold and elevate the quality of our work while realizing the full potential of the strategy

Powerfully Insightful: Can extract insights from complex inputs and identify opportunities for big, inspiring ideas

Strategic & Creative Thinker: Can analyze a problem from multiple perspectives and reason potential ways forward

Commercially-Minded: Ability to connect the dots and assess implications, understanding the commercial impact of recommendations and identifying opportunities for follow-up business


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