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Creative Lead, Visual Design (New York, NY)

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our people—a fact that’s reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.


The ZS Creative & Design team was created to enrich and evolve our consulting approaches and offerings. Our clients look to us to express ideas, concepts and emotions in ways that engage, excite, and drive them to action. This action comes from our strategic planners having a deeper insight into people, culture and brands. This deeper understanding brings information to life through storytelling and immersive experiences. We help make information more accessible and immediately understandable for all those involved. As a result, the information is more actionable, memorable and is shared more consistently and easily both internally and with client partners. By being the engineers and architects that bring information to life, C&D creates impact where it matters for our teams and clients and we do so by expressing insights, strategies and executional ideas through creative platforms.


C&D is comprised of a diverse team of talented individuals who are on a mission to address the evolving needs of our clients using a human-centered design approach. The team has three areas of focus: Design, Strategic Planning and Creative Expression.



We seek an experienced Designer to join our New York office who can creatively present our insights, strategies, and activation plans. The Creative Lead will partner with internal teams and clients to visually articulate and bring to life our data, insights and strategic recommendations through a variety of creative techniques, platforms, and mediums - and produce creative materials for use by brand and sales teams. 


  • Understands, can articulate, visualize and bring to life sales and marketing information from strategic planners and consultants;
  • Works from a brief with various creative members, generating ideas that will be layed out and executed on various mediums (presentation slides, print, video or digital) and presented to ZS Consulting team or / and to the clients;
  • Leverage a variety of mediums (e.g. slide presentations, video, print material, 3D props), either independently or in conjunction with freelancers;
  • Leverages interest in social and cultural trends to adapt the communication to various target audiences, from professional to the general public, using the channels relevant to the target;
  • Effectively use animations, fonts, photographs, builds, charts, graphs, and other visual elements to create presentations with maximal impact;
  • Partner with Strategic Planner, Managers, and Principals in the Business Consulting group, working on multiple projects;
  • Mentor and direct the work of other designers within the Creative&Design team;
  • Train others on presentation design best practices.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Graphic Design, Fine Art/Design, Advertising or related field;
  • 8+ years of experience in presentation design, preferably within a marketing agency, design firm, or other relevant role (pharmaceutical industry experience is preferred);
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Powerpoint, and/or Keynote;
  • Experience in overseeing the work of others and leading teams (both employees and freelancers);
  • Portfolio showcasing evidence of strong conception, art direction, presentation and other design work;
  • Ability to understand a marketing insight, strategy, and activation plan and translate into a compelling visual with limited guidance;
  • Working knowledge of pharmaceutical marketing landscape, including different stakeholders, channels, programs, and tactics;
  • Excellent storytelling skills, particularly through use of visuals;
  • Demonstrated thought leadership on graphical design, fonts, and photographic elements;
  • Experience with video and print production (preferred).


ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable. 
Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.
ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, complete medical/dental/life insurance programs and retirement savings benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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ZS Associates
Salary Range
$109,000.00 - 183,000.00
per Year
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New York, NY, US