Job Description

Senior Brand Designer

at VSA Partners


VSA’s purpose is to design for a better human experience. As a strategy and design agency, we blend consumer insights and data with human-centered design to activate meaningful, motivating and measurable experiences in an increasingly noisy world. With offices in Chicago, New York and San Francisco, VSA offers a full range of fully integrated capabilitiesbranding, advertising, data science and technologyall under one roof. VSA is also a proud member of Meet The People, an international family of unified and independent agencies. For more than 40 years, we have delivered solutions for business and creative leaders at some of the world’s most respected brands and forward-thinking organizations, including Google, Nike and IBM.

VSA Partners is a group of dedicated, collaborative and kind people that value smarts over egos. We work very hard to create human-centered, insight-inspired work that moves people, changes behavior, and answers real strategic problems. We started as a design firm over 30 years ago and operate today with a design thinking approach to everything we do. Formally, we’re a branding and marketing company that approaches business challenges holistically and aims to break down silos between branding, digital, marketing and advertising. Informally, we’re a family that comes together at the table every day to make something great.

VSA’s Design Practice applies design thinking, visualization and experience to tackle problems and bring life to our clients’ stories, visions and voices. We bring together multidisciplinary talent to make the most complex ideas tangible and meaningful for the audiences that matter most.

The Senior Designer is responsible for helping the team define a design direction on specific assignments. They also partner with the Lead Designer(s) to oversee the design execution.

VSA Partners is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive, equitable environment for all employees. All employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit and business need.


  • Conduct conceptual exploration, establish direction and design solutions, and ensure successful implementation of that direction through production.
  • Identify and resolve client and team issues, perform resource allocations, and lead meetings.
  • Help Lead/Creative Director/Executive Creative Director establish art direction of projects.
  • Leads specific aspects of design on projects, thinking in both print and digital forms in concept phase.
  • Participates to internal presentations and participates in presentations to the clients.
  • Integrate Designers to the work and design process.
  • Handle multiple projects and work with multiple teams at one time.
  • Assist with keeping deliverables and schedule aligned on given project.
  • Motivate account/project team, encourage collaboration and take a leadership role.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.


  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in Design.
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative suite.
  • Possession of an undergraduate degree.
  • Basic knowledge of interactive design is a plus.
  • Excellent design, color and typographic skills.
  • Ability to interact at all levels of the company and with external parties in a professional manner maintaining effective communication, both written and spoken.
  • Adept at preemptively identifying problems and devising solutions.
  • A dedication to high quality work and to positive and productive relationships with all – clients, team members, peers, managers, etc.
  • Skills in sophisticated problem solving, judgment, critical thinking and decision-making.
  • Understand how information architecture and schematics translate into design.
  • Understand the concepts of functionality and usability.
  • Ability to be versatile and handle multiple projects and priorities.
  • Ability to organize information, prioritize, demonstrate attention to detail, and accurately follow procedures.
  • Ability to maintain self-motivation and to work independently in team environments.