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Digital Communication Designer

Role summary:

Designers at IDEO routinely work on a variety of projects that integrate digital designs into spaces, brands, services and products. Working at IDEO means you’ll tackle all aspects of the design process from user research to physical and digital prototyping to helping tell the project story to the client. If you’re a creative thinker with a passion for pixels, love to make graphics move and have a knack for crafting compelling stories keep reading.

Once you are here you will:

  • Work on a projects that solve problems across a variety of industries.
  • Collaborate with designers with different backgrounds such as industrial designers, mechanical engineers and interaction designers to develop a holistic design for our clients.
  • Create looks like/works like prototypes that help tell a project’s story.
  • Be an advocate of exceptional design.
  • Design websites, apps, and other digital experiences with the end user in mind.

Some previous projects to check out:

  • My Ford Touch: Designed “signature interface elements” for all Ford vehicles that connect drivers with both onboard technologies and their personal digital devices. 
  • PNC Wealth Insight: Conducted deep field research with wealth managers and utilized real client data to design clear and concise visualizations that give investors the right level of insight.
  • Society of Grownups: Together with Mass Mutual we created a sort of master’s program for adulthood, where the curriculum covers everything from investing in a 401K to having that hard talk about a budget to how to pick good, cheap wine.  IDEO helped build the new venture from the ground up—designing a brand identity, a digital platform with some of the most sophisticated financial planning tools in the industry, and a hip brick-and-mortar locale. 

Relevant experience:

  • 3-5 years interaction/graphic design experience across a variety of digital media.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, New Media or an equivalent degree.
  • Experience in concept ideation, design strategy, digital prototyping, and combining graphic design and 3D animation.
  • Ability to tell compelling project stories to clients.
  • Experience working with designers from different backgrounds and integrating your design ideas with theirs.
  • Passion for visual design and learning new methods of designing digital experiences.
  • Extensive experience with a variety of graphic design and interactive tools including InDesign, Illustrator, HTML, Flash, and Aftereffects. Bonus points for experience designing apps.

Pop quiz:

Please include your answer to the question below in your cover letter. 

What do you think is the most well designed website in the world? Why do you like it? If you could make it even better what would you do?

Application instructions:

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and portfolio. Your portfolio should include at least 4 examples of work-related projects. In particular, we want to hear about the process involved in developing the design or project.  Bonus points if you include 2-3 projects you have worked on for fun. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.