Oracle’s North America Applications Consulting (NAAC) team is strengthening its creative muscle to deliver compelling, exciting, and engaging customer presentations. Read our Q&A with Kathryn Alva, Associate Creative Director, to learn what it takes to have a career at Oracle.
Why is now a good time to join the NAAC team?
KA: My team has made creativity and innovation a priority for delivering exceptional customer experiences, and the Oracle Marketing Cloud (OMC) Creative Services team has played a key role in bringing this vision to life. My team works to create presentation and communication materials that help our consulting experts to tell our story with style, enabling client interactions that meet the standards of an excellent consulting organization.
We’re involved in all aspects of customer delivery, from the initial pitch to mobilization and beyond. As a relatively new team, we’ve found it exciting and energizing to be an integral part of NAAC’s mission, and it’s so rewarding to see the impact of the change we’re making as it ripples out across the entire organization.
For what roles are you currently hiring?
KA: My team is looking to expand by adding several more talented presentation artists. We’re looking specifically for visual storytellers that can weave together a consultant’s vision through compelling slideware that’s both beautiful and impactful. Every customer interaction is an opportunity to make a resonating connection that intensifies NAAC’s relationships, and we want to assemble a strategic team of artists who understand the gravity and influence of these interactions.
What special qualities do candidates need to have?
KA: First, applicants for this role need to be experienced digital designers. Building on that, we’re looking specifically for graphic artists with a keen sense for storytelling through visual mediums, be it presentation experience, video creation, storyboarding, or even creative writing experience.
Unlike some traditional graphic design positions, the deliverables we create are not typically a passive/consumable asset; they are instead an interactive tool that our consultants use to create a cohesive experience in a live client setting. In this way, human-centered design understanding and strong, creative, ‘outside-the-box’ thinking are key skills that will help elevate the work we produce, and ultimately, our customer experiences.
The ideal candidate is someone who can take static information and essentially break it apart, then reassemble it into a cohesive storyline that captures interest and conveys our consultant’s ideas and processes in a way that is as simple to understand, as it is memorable.
What do current employees enjoy most about being part of the NAAC team?
KA: We do great work and we have fun doing it! We’re a collaborative team that values helping each other learn and grow, while celebrating group successes, promoting our unique creative talents, and continually striving to increase our impact by helping to upskill the teams that engage with us.
What we do isn’t easy, but it definitely feels good to know that our hard work is valued and that we’re a strong component to the success of Oracle Consulting’s vision. We also make it a priority to feed continually our creative brains with breaks for team creative-thinking challenges, outings, and of course pizza.
Do you want to join the NAAC team? Email your résumé today to Jacqueline Jenna (email@example.com) and express your interest in our open roles. Come create the future with us.