Director, Visual Design UXUI

Culver City, CA; Plantation, FL

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Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

We are seeking a world-class Visual Design Director to join the Platform Design team to translate our brand into 2D & 3D design across multiple platforms. This position will provide creative leadership for our visual designers and artists, setting the bar for thoughtful, high-quality spatial design. A born collaborator, our Director works closely with brand, interaction designers, product managers, engineers, and leadership to understand requirements and iterate through challenging dependencies to a stellar user experience.

Candidates should have 10+ years of experience in front-end design with 3+ years in a leadership or management role and be both passionate and academic in solving next-generation spatial design. 

Responsibilities:

  • Set the vision for how our brand and platform strategy manifests into first-class visual experience on and off device
  • Drive design deliverables for core apps, operating system, interaction, contextual learnings, website and enterprise app store
  • Manage and grow a small team of visual designers and 3D artists, providing mentorship and creative leadership in conceptualizing and articulating ideas
  • Work closely with platform design leadership other departments to see our design standards make way into every element of the brand, product and platform 
  • Manage flawless translation of concepts to on-device prototypes; manage execution quality against prototype
  • Collaborate with product, ID, solutions and software teams to solve complex UX and UI design problems, meet customer requirements and acceptance criteria, and elevate user experience practices.
  • Demonstrate category understanding, competitive landscape and challenge the team to do simple beautifully, while also establishing our brand signature
  • Establish and enforce, alongside Director UX, a design process that embraces innovation but holds design accountable to usability KPIs and the validation/invalidation that research brings. Our approach to design must be more than beautiful, it must win us long term confidence.

Qualifications: 

  • Passionate and knowledgeable about developing new interactions and experience flows for new technology, and evolving platforms--AR/MR enthusiasm is paramount
  • Fundamentally collaborative design leader with a big creative vision and a not-so-big ego; capable of working well with others and doing the work themselves
  • Talented designer, possessing a stellar portfolio of visual design systems,  as well as UI and motion design for platforms including mobile, 3D applications and/or games; you should be able to point to a successful customer-facing (enterprise or consumer) brand experience 
  • Experience in/understanding of what it takes to win with an enterprise client
  • Managed the rollout of visual systems internationally
  • Accustomed to working on UX that spans multiple platforms, and offers a seamless experience offline and online.
  • Experience designing against the unique challenges of immersive experiences, spatial design (AR/MR) and strong category understanding overall
  • Inspiring people manager and strong communicator; you’re interested in developing team talent, but always willing to get hands-on in the design work 
  • Must have the ability to think and design in 3D, as our visual design team works closely with prototypers to realize UX/UI in the world
  • Experience using Sketch, Figma, Photoshop, Illustrator and/or other design tools
  • Comfort and experience working with software or game development teams (unity/native)
  • Professional, responsible, flexible and extremely reliable
  • Strong working knowledge of Agile Scrum practices.
  • Strong on-screen typographic sensibility
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills

Education:

  • BS in HCI / BA in Graphic Design / BA in Interaction Design or Digital Media / Equivalent industry experience

Additional Information

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to Equal Employment Opportunities guidelines.

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Job tags: Collaborative design Design systems Figma Front-end Graphic design KPIs Prototypes Research Scrum Sketch User experience Visual design