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Visual Designer

In a nutshell:

IDEO is in search of a Visual Designer who will design and produce assets, artifacts, and tools that support our internal and external communications. This person will work with both the Global Talent and Global Brand teams.

Why is this role important for IDEO's work?

We approach designing for our own community with the same amount of care and intention as we do for our clients. Our value of “Talk Less, Do More” gets real in this role, as your ability to translate concepts into prototypes helps the team get tangible quickly and produce final deliverables that not only inform but also inspires IDEO across the globe. We count on you to be resourceful, generative, and iterative.

With collaboration and optimism at the core of what we do, you’ll be expected to work very well within a team — with shifting priorities — thinking both quickly and creatively.

Once you are here you will:

  • Collaborate with our Talent and Brand teams to help build and maintain internally and externally facing communications channels
  • Design cultural artifacts and communication deliverables that enable internal Talent initiatives, working remotely with other Talent team members around the globe
  • Support the design and production of internal events through visual branding, experience design, and artifacts
  • Stretch and experiment with new tools, processes, methods, and approaches to production and design
  • Participate in or own early conceptualization of the work, not just the creation of the final deliverable
  • Provide both wireframes and fully detailed designs for IDEO.com and many of our external facing websites (both for mobile and desktop)
  • Work with our development team to prototype new features and designs for IDEO.com as well as other IDEO branded websites
  • Help design the occasional Google Slides deck or Keynote presentation

Relevant experience:

  • 3+ years relevant experience in Graphic Design, Production, User Experience Design, or New Media.
  • While fluency in the Adobe Creative Suite is required, success in this role is less about one or two programs, and more about learning agility with new tools. It’s also about curiosity and flexibility with how to produce the best deliverable in the right way.
  • Familiarity with Sketch, InVision and Zeplin is a must (for prototyping and UX).
  • You have experience managing projects, can create and stay on top of production schedules, and are skilled at prioritizing and juggling multiple demands.
  • You have a passion for design, an eye for detail, and excellent written and communication skills.
  • You are as comfortable with an Exacto knife as you are with hex codes, and are eager to roll up your sleeves and make cool stuff.  
  • Additional desired skills/experience: Physical prototyping, book-binding, comp building, and designing/installing large scale room displays, familiarity with Google analytics, basic HTML/PHP editing, content management systems, basic audio and video editing, and designing Google slides and Keynote templates

Some previous projects to check out:

The Global Talent team leads production of internal assets like the Little Book of IDEO. We recently published a supplement to this book, which was designed and produced by our team in collaboration with the San Francisco Production team.

This role supports the ongoing design, UX and maintenance of the site, including graphics for the blog and social media.

Application instructions:

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and portfolio, including some projects you have worked on for personal satisfaction.


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.

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