Accenture Fjord Visual Design Lead - Austin in San Antonio, Texas

Title: Fjord Visual Design Lead - Austin Location: USA-Southwest Job Number: 00566925

At Fjord, visual design is the heartbeat of our design practice. Our designers identify user needs, interpret client challenges, and develop concepts that unify our products and services. Visual designers work collaboratively with UX and Content Design teams, absorbing the project’s needs, creating concepts, and evolving the client’s brand in an engaging way.

As Visual Design Lead, you’ll be responsible for the Visual Design team across accounts, supporting conceptual development, overall direction, and delivery of visual design artifacts. You’ll have a strong appreciation for interaction design, the ability to elegantly adapt designs across devices, and an effortless presentation style that owns and sells pitches.

Key Responsibilities:

As a team, we:

  • Articulate the story and vision clearly in the service of our discipline.

  • Consistently push ourselves toward groundbreaking design thinking.

  • Demonstrate how unconventional thinking leads to world-class design.

As a Visual Design Lead, you:

  • Ensure our work communicates clearly, is on brand, and delights users.

  • Advance Visual Design as a discipline and a practice.

  • Explain, discuss, and justify design decisions eloquently. Give effective feedback and direction to other team members.

  • Lead the definition and creation of flexible, coherent design systems and component libraries.

  • Partner with colleagues in other disciplines to ensure that project expectations, parameters, and process are mutually understood and met, and that the solution meets creative, strategy, program objectives, and technology strategy and requirements.

  • Collaborate with the client to define needs, business objectives, and brand goals to inform insightful concepts while enhancing others’ knowledge and understanding of the client’s brand, consumer, and competitive landscape.

  • Lead client presentations.

  • Understand brand strategy and the organizational/political dynamics of assigned brands, including the critical processes that drive them and the key players involved. Translate or extend the brand identity system to digital touchpoints.

  • Publish articles, books, and other media on behalf of Fjord.

Working together, we will:

  • Unite and inspire designers, creating world-class work.

  • Consistently create and elevate brilliant design thinking in our studio and beyond.

  • Collaborate on products and services that build the business and change the way our clients think about design.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 7-10 years of design experience

  • 4 years in a senior/lead role at a digital agency – graduate-level study may count towards 1-2 years of professional experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Visual Design

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exemplary design sensibility and command of standard design applications (i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Keynote, Sketch, InVision). Experience with video editing, motion graphics, and prototyping software is a plus.

  • Exemplary digital design portfolio with examples of mobile and touch work for mid-to-large clients that demonstrates conceptual problem solving and the ability to define look and feel for integrated experiences.

  • Demonstrated expert ability to provide feedback/direction to design team members in order to ensure the satisfactory generation of multiple design explorations per project needs.

  • Ability to present in a clear, compelling, and charismatic way to clients and the public.

  • Expert ability to define creative direction for work across accounts and drive teams to the successful creation of high-quality work product

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

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