Visual Communication Designer (Presentations)

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Tova Dodge

Job Description:

Our Design team is seeking an experienced Presentation Designer to be a part of the team that delivers outstanding support experiences for the companys' executives. We create world-ready visual content for our executives that aligns to strategic messaging and corporate brand guidelines. In this role you will be a part of a team of design/communication professionals, creating impactful design experiences across a wide array of visual communication deliverables and mediums.

This role comprises a mix of creative implementation skills, along with a passion for technology and events. You will be responsible for creating best-in-class visual storytelling solutions for executive presentations and continuously drive design projects through to successful completion. As a trusted thought leader in presentation design and communications, you will be responsible for navigating a complete realm of storytelling processes and requirements to create stunning and impactful moments for our customers, partners and employees.

• Act as the primary presentation designer and point of contact for a team of executives aligned to a specific narrative construct, focusing on thought leadership that translates into the implementation of visual narrative solutions, storyboarding concepts and engaging necessary resources to complete presentation design projects, ensuring a constancy in quality and impact
• Communicate and drive design solutions for executive communication assets that not only follow brand compliance guidelines, but also adhere to the intent and messaging framework set forth by Microsoft Brand team, Experience Design team, or creative production vendors with stakeholder responsibilities to event brand and messaging
• Engage with a diverse ecosystem of presentation design and communication vendors to create compelling visual storytelling and graphic design solutions that meet the high standards of visual design that our senior executives require
• Demonstrate a strong fundamental knowledge base in the visual design disciplines (typography, iconography, composition and layout, color, photography selection, etc.) and the creation of a variety of visual mood boards, storyboards, creative briefs, and motion/visual guidelines
• Effectively manage and assign priorities and workloads, determining deadlines and forecast additional staffing needs for executive support or high impact periods of activity
• Build visual narratives and concepts that tell the story while adhering to visual communication strategy goals to ensure presentation success, collaborating closely with other art directors and designers, producers, content teams, and executive management
• Impart critical feedback to and guidance on specific projects completed by suppliers providing support to this role and the assigned executive’s presentations, during both the development process, as well after the presentation is complete
• Leverage team and company resources into opportunities for sharing content from executives, internally and externally when needed, as well as ensuring all content for executive presentations is properly archived for future reference
• Establish proactive engagements with the communications team within each assigned executive to anticipate teams and remove potential roadblocks before they occur, or develop effective avoidance strategies

• 4-7+ managing design projects and a track record of leading successful design teams to the completion of event related content
• A demonstrative understanding of PowerPoint design and animation skills and the ability to provide a portfolio of work relevant to the position’s responsibilities and requirements
• Travel for event pre and show dates. Travel estimated to be 15%+ and could incl. weekends and international destinations (only after covid guidelines are removed)
• Frequent contact with all levels across the company including business groups, senior executives, field marketing groups, and external suppliers
• Strong technical understanding, and preferably usage, of big tech ecosystem and services
• Collaboration and cross-team partnerships
• Self-motivated and directed person, requiring minimal supervision for successful completion of duties
• Knowledge of Adobe design programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
• Knowledge of motion graphics and postproduction workflows
• Excellent verbal and written interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with creative team members, media leads and senior leadership
• Ability to navigate ambiguous situations, identify and solve for blockers, and know when to escalate to keep projects and process development moving forward
• A strong understanding of creative teams and processes will be crucial and experience in a range of mediums will be key
• Strong executive presence and demonstrated ability to build, extend and maintain senior client relationships with executive communications teams
• Exceptional communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills while working with all levels within the company and demonstrate the ability to get things done within the company.
• Must be nimble enough to negotiate with multiple stakeholders, be able to defend work, and know when to accept direction

Client Description:

Our client is a large technology company based in Redmond, Washington with a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. They develop computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. This company enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge.

Working here, you will be part of a company that values:

  • Innovation
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • AI
  • Trustworthy computing

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