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Digital Designer, IDEO U

In a nutshell:

In San Francisco, IDEO U is in search of a Digital Designer who will work directly with the Marketing Production team to design campaign assets across a variety of touch points – including social, web, video and other digital platforms.

Why is this role important for IDEO’s work?

We’re a young start-up within IDEO and our growth is less a formula than it is a series of experiments and prototypes to help us understand what our learners need.  In addition to supporting our live course delivery, you’ll lead key projects that help us get new learning experiences and features to market and broaden impact beyond live courses to a broader, programmatic learning journey.

Once here you will:

  • Design: Create, redesign, or revise digital assets across a variety of IDEO U platforms, including websites, landing pages, banner ads, social media content, emails, brand identity/logos, brand guidelines, presentation decks, infographics, and iconography
  • Collaborate: Work with the marketing team, design directors and developers to ensure all assets clearly communicate the objectives and are completed on time
  • Support: Take on additional creative assignments or tasks for larger team efforts as needed

Relevant experience and mindset:

  • Degree in Graphic Design or related field
  • Solid portfolio of work across a variety of digital platforms, including e-commerce
  • 3+ years of experience specifically in digital design
  • Comfortable following direction and receiving feedback
  • Ability to interpret and execute on creative briefs by asking the right questions, presenting and explaining work.
  • Expert proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Proficiency in HTML and web coding, CSS, browsers, and platforms
  • Experience in UX/prototyping software like InVision
  • Collaborative, curious, and a genuinely good human

What does IDEO offer you?

IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you get to work alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. Sure we work hard, but we also intentionally craft moments that allow our community to pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in the design process and your career.

IDEO U is going into its fourth year as an IDEO venture and helps bring design thinking and creative confidence to tens of thousands of online learners around the world. We are a diverse group of former teachers, online education specialists, writers, service designers, product managers and marketers who are passionate about helping others transform the way they solve problems through design thinking and creative leadership education. As a member of the IDEO U team, you’ll be working everyday with a team that cares deeply about the work they do and are committed to creating rich & engaging online educational experiences that have real impact. You’ll also have the chance to be a part of the broader IDEO ventures ecosystem (which includes great products like IDEO coLab, Open IDEO and Creative Difference) as well as connect and work with the IDEO designers and consultants that provide the inspiration and content for the learning experiences that IDEO U brings to life.

Application requirements and instructions:

Please submit a resume, cover letter (yes, we read cover letters) and portfolio or link to your website.

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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