Senior Visual Designer Consultant

IBM Remote (United States)


GBS Strategic Sales, an IBM organization, is seeking experienced and ambitious designers capable of pioneering innovations that transform the services, products, and experiences of tomorrow.As a Senior Design Consultant, you will be a core member of our close-knit, multi-disciplinary creative team, working to conceive, prototype, and launch 360-degree campaign solutions to our client’s most complex challenges. Our designers strive to be “wild ducks” who welcome thinking BIG and stand for standing out. If you are passionate about being part of a like-minded community of designers, local and global, with opportunities for mentorship and career growth, keep reading.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Work You’ll Deliver

As a member of the Strategic Sales team, the Senior Visual Design Consultant synthesizes complex and varied information from numerous inputs into cohesive, compelling stories that are told through presentations, posters, videos, websites, and more, for large ($10M+) strategic sales opportunities. Candidates must be able to interact with executives, quickly and effectively grasp complex technical structures and offer recommendations on visual strategies to translate client-solutions into engaging deliverables.

Candidates should be proactive and capable of working efficiently and effectively in a wide range of project contexts. Project work will include solo as well as collaborative efforts within an organization that values quality work, effective communication, creative problem-solving, and professional growth.

What We’re Looking For

  • Strong self-confidence and outstanding written and spoken communications
  • Fluency with a range of design tools for prototyping and visual communication: Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Xd), Microsoft PowerPoint, Keynote
  • Natural ability to re-imagine information structures in ways that add pivotal value to client engagements
  • Masterful at collaborating, communicating, and presenting creative concepts
  • Ability to manage ambiguity and work professionally and calmly under pressure against tight client deadlines
  • Proven track record of collaboration with global teammates and executives across multiple locations and time-zones
  • Unmatched organizational skills with an attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Proactive and thoughtful responses to design critiques and feedback on content, including from clients and non-designers
  • Demonstrable leadership and ability to provide feedback and guidance to more junior design team members

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 5+ years of relevant professional design experience, preferably in agency or consultancy
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating excellence in composition, typography, color, and fundamental communication
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% (while 50% of travel is a requirement of the role, due to COVID-19, non-essential travel has been suspended until further notice)
  • Degree: Graphic design or related design discipline
  • Foundational Field of study: Graphic/Visual Design, Multimedia Design, Digital Design

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Preferred: Working knowledge of motion design, video, and web
  • Plus: AfterEffects animation and videography skills
  • Plus Plus: Front-end web technologies (HTML5, CSS, Cloud Hosting + Development) experience

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