Syneos Health Communications


The Design Lead should be a visual communications expert with a background in graphic design, execution and implementation. The position requires the ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders, take complex concepts and strategic content to produce visually compelling business presentations. Must have the ability to define project scope of work, manage client expectations, develop job estimates, manage multiple projects and deadlines while executing on the work. Ideal candidate would have agency-level experience in art direction, graphic design, project management, and pharmaceutical communications. The Design Lead will work independently and report to the Director of Presentation Services.


Key Job Responsibilities:
(Duties may include, but not limited to all or some of the following)

·         Proven experience creating high level PowerPoint presentations with advanced knowledge of presentation, information design, and integrating media elements

·      Audio Files

·      Video Files

·      Animations/Transitions

·         Strong layout and design skills

·         Stays up to date with presentation software, technology and design trends

·         Lead the design of creative projects

·         Creative thinker, able to brainstorm and execute assigned projects

·         Has ability to understand and apply branding guidelines

·         Attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and quality

·         Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

·         Ability to prioritize work to balance multiple projects and deadlines

·         Ability to make independent decisions and use problem-solving skills

·         Ability to interact effectively with executive level management in executing work

·         Presents creative concepts to clients

·         Confers with clients to determine objectives, budget, background information, and presentation approaches, styles, and techniques.

Job Qualifications:

·         5+ years agency (or in-house agency) presentation design experience

·         BFA degree in communication design, visual arts, or graphic design.






·         Able to format, convert, and utilize audio and video files

·         Advanced capabilities and expertise in PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi, and Adobe Acrobat

·         In-depth knowledge of graphics software: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, MS Office

·         In-depth industry knowledge: design, typography, illustration, photography, color theory, motion graphics, multimedia authoring tools, and corporate identity

·         Ability to clearly articulate and present designs to clients and communicate consistent style guidelines that can be efficiently executed

·         Portfolio of highly creative work

·         Demonstrated ability to think creatively and provide solutions in conceiving, developing, and producing tactics.

·         Prepares detailed storyboards showing sequence and timing of story development for video/animated productions.

·         Demonstrated ability to:

·         Work under pressure.

·         Always meet deadlines.

·         Present work and work of the team to clients.

·         Effectively collect electronic materials for output.

·         Effectively handle multiple assignments at one time.

·         Command respect of freelancers and designers and effectively oversee
their work.

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