Art Director

Creative Services · Yardley, Pennsylvania
Department Creative Services
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Red Nucleus is looking for a new teammate!


Our Agency

Red Nucleus is the leading provider of strategic learning, performance, and process solutions for the life sciences industry. Our team is composed of more than 400 full-time employees whose commitment to creativity, quality, and on-time delivery is unrivaled in our space. At Red Nucleus, we work in an environment that fosters trust, self-expression, and the ability to excel in our careers. We are proud to have been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in PA” for all 4 years that we have been headquartered in PA.


Our Work

The types of projects we work on are diverse, spanning from pre-launch to post-launch positions of a brand lifecycle, across multiple audiences. Examples include

  • Design and development of new drug and medical device launch curricula for sales representative and medical science liaison audiences
  • Patient journey videos
  • Interactive MOA animations
  • Designing virtual clinical environments in which learners interact with HCPs and patients
  • Workshop design, development, and live support for new product launches, national sales meetings, and plan-of-action meetings
  • Patient, HCP, and KOL podcasts


Our Clients

We work with life sciences companies of all sizes, from companies who are bringing their first product to market, to the largest multinational firms, including all 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies by revenue.


Your Responsibilities

An art director’s responsibilities fall within 3 core areas: Creative Development, Sales Support, and Department Leadership.

Creative Development

  • Determines and contributes to the overall creative approach to a project
  • Develops graphics, illustrations, UI elements, and other visual assets for print, digital, multimedia, and responsive learning solutions
  • Routinely consults with writers, project managers, instructional designers, and occasionally clients to determine the most efficient, effective, and appropriate approach to a project
  • Reviews freelancer and secondary artist work to ensure adherence to RN quality and consistency standards
  • Actively and confidently leads discussions with clients and their extended team where applicable
  • Leads internal initiatives and involves the senior and non-senior artist staff to support these initiatives where applicable and/or as growth opportunities
  • Assists with coordination and distribution of project workload

Sales Support

  • Collaborates with RN business development and delivery team members to brainstorm approaches to a potential deliverable or pitch deck to develop graphics, illustrations, etc for proposals and pitches
  • Works closely with the business development and writing teams to develop sales presentations and associated graphics
  • Works with team leads and project managers to help scope projects
  • Participates in live/virtual pitches to clients to win business when applicable

Department Leadership

  • Guides the candidate search and interview process for new talent in the department when applicable
  • Onboards new hires and serves as a mentor, collaborator, and certifier
  • Works to improve RN’s quality and efficiency by evaluating and suggesting process improvements
  • Establishes department standards
  • Acts in an advisory capacity for both the department and RN as a whole


  • BA/BS/BFA in graphic design, interactive design, medical illustration, or equivalent
  • 6+ years of experience (preferably 4+ with RN)
  • Advanced to expert knowledge of key software tools, including but not limited to, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, XD, Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, Storyline, RISE, 3D Software
  • Understands user behavior and client goals in order to create seamless user experiences and user interfaces
  • Ability to translate complex information and concepts into understandable visuals that communicate the expected message
  • Experience as lead artist on a broad range of project types
  • Exhibits exceptional teamwork, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Has a general knowledge of industry conventions and expectations
  • Is experienced and comfortable with directing, training, and coaching new artists
  • Is experienced and comfortable interacting with clients
  • Willingness and ability to
    • Adhere to core design principles
    • Positively accept and implement constructive feedback from internal and external sources
    • Demonstrate attention to detail
    • Possess strong organizational skills
    • Contribute to a diverse team
    • Effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks
    • Handle peaks in business well
    • Deal with work-related pressure in a positive and professional manner
    • Exhibit a high level of motivation, adaptability, and curiosity
    • Maintain and project a professional and upbeat attitude

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Advanced degree, such as an MFA
  • Relevant teaching experience
  • Experience with/advanced knowledge of
    • Life science, pharmaceutical, medical device, and/or biotechnology sales training
    • 3D
    • Photography
    • Video production/editing
    • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc
    • Drawing fundamentals

Red Nucleus is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Location
    Yardley, Pennsylvania
  • Department
    Creative Services
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience