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Visual Interaction Designer

In a nutshell:

IDEO London is in search of a Visual Interaction Designer who is as passionate about designing elegant user experiences, as using systems thinking and human-centred design to solve complex problems.

You are voraciously visual, and love combining your interest in people and their needs with your ability to make things beautiful, engaging and fun.

Platforms, apps, websites… you love creating interactive experiences and user interfaces of all kinds.

Why is this role important for IDEO’s work?

At IDEO we create positive impact through design. Our goal is to create work that resonates as desirable, feasible, and viable. Visual Interaction Designers sit right in that sweet spot – caring about what people need, and making beautiful, engaging experiences for them. Interaction Designers make some of their greatest impact when they think creatively, and have a passion for pixels and prototyping, bringing graphics to life and through compelling stories and experiences.

Once here you will:

  • Get to work on a broad range of client challenges in various industries, across web, mobile and embedded technology.
  • Be part of creating interactive experiences – prototyping, information architecture, data visualisation, storytelling, systems thinking, animation/motion, front-end design, coding prototypes, even creating build-ready assets.
  • Work in an extremely collaborative environment, alongside designers with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Be an advocate of exceptional design.
  • Go out into the world for inspiration, spot opportunities for innovation, and bring inspiration back to our clients and their stakeholders.

What does IDEO offer you?

Ask anyone in IDEO London why they like working here, and they will say it’s our people and the diversity of projects. It’s a place where you can solve complex challenges for our clients or the organisation, alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism.

We certainly work hard, but we also intentionally focus on our culture to design events where we pause, create, and connect.

We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work and respect the need for work-life balance. IDEO provides you support and development throughout your time here, while allowing for autonomy in the design process and in your career.

IDEO has had a studio in London for over 30 years. Over that time, we have grown in the scale of our influence and impact. Although we still work across every industry and sector, our consistent purpose to deliver positive impact through design has meant that we have enabled companies all over the world to be creatively competitive.  

Some previous projects to check out:

Relevant experience:

  • Interaction/graphic design experience across a variety of digital media.
  • Bachelor’s and/or masters degree in graphic design, interaction design, or an equivalent degree.
  • In concept ideation, design strategy, digital prototyping, and combining graphic design and interactive prototypes.
  • Passion for visual design: You know the difference between ‘good’ and ‘great’ and are able to work within dynamics that challenge teams, clients, and timelines to deliver excellent design. (Not only can you identify and evangelise best practices, but you’re able to push boundaries and explore new territory).
  • Strong information visualisation skills, and have a command on typography and layout as it relates to interaction.
  • Utilise core principles of visual design in all you do—grid, hierarchy, typography, colour, design languages.
  • Ability to tell compelling project stories to clients.
  • Extensive experience in UI Design (with Sketch being your prefered weapon of choice) and in motion design with AE or any other motion design tool. Some experience in making concepts interactive using code or with tools like Framer, Principle etc would be great too.
  • You have a strong verbal, written and visual presentation skills. You can communicate the value of design and brand within a design and business context.

Application requirements and instructions:

Please submit your CV, cover letter (including your answer to the below question), with a portfolio, or link to your portfolio.

As part of your application, please tell us, in less than 300 words and some images, what you consider a ‘beautiful’ digital experience and why.


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.