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Digital Product Designer

In a nutshell:

We are searching for a Digital Product Designer with strong visual UI/UX design experience. An ideal candidate has a strong point of view about digital product design and process and is able to articulate its value to internal collaborators and clients in service of creating groundbreaking digital experiences. This candidate will be a champion for digital design and is capable of integrating interaction design into products, services, experiences, spaces, and brands. In this role, you will get exposure to and/or be involved in all parts of the design process: user research, concept development, prototyping and, working with developers. We’re looking for someone who is as passionate about designing elegant user experiences as they are about using systems thinking and human-centered design as a source of inspiration to solve complex problems for and with our clients and partners.  

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. Digital Product Designers sit right in that sweet spot – caring about what people need, and making beautiful, engaging experiences for them. Digital Product 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. You’ll focus on some of the highest impact work we do and contribute on projects that bring about change inside and outside of IDEO.

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 and 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.
  • Share your learnings and passions internally as well as with the wider community via our blog, books and events.

What does IDEO offer you?

IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you can solve diverse, complex challenges for our clients, alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. 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 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 interaction design, graphic design or an equivalent degree.
  • 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, color, design languages.
  • 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).
  • You’re a systems thinker; you love solving big, hairy problems and can logically visualize complex systems, user interaction flows, and beautiful user interfaces.
  • You’ve experienced building or contributing to a digital design system.
  • You get what it takes to build something – regardless of the means.
  • Experience with a variety of graphic design and interaction design tools such as Sketch, Zeplin, HTML/CSS/JS, InVision, Framer, Figma, Processing/P5, OpenFrameworks, Principle, and the Adobe CC suite.

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.

Deadline is Friday 28th September 2018.

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.