Snap Inc. is a camera company. We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Our products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.
The Product team uses creativity, insights, and operational excellence to steer our product vision across Snap Inc. This team of designers, scientists, and product managers work in a highly collaborative environment to build the products and experiences that bring our community together in new and special ways.
We're looking for a Lead Visual Designer to join Snap Inc. In this role, you will lead a team of Visual Artists and Designers and set the vision for visual language for all of Snapchat. You will inspire the team and the company with your vision for the future of the product experience, and your team will lead visual strategy and define principles and systems that help connect innovative product design with our engaging and playful brand. You will architect large, ambitious, and often ambiguous, design projects that will set precedent for the rest of the company.
What you’ll do:
Create, evangelize and execute a vision for the visual future of Snapchat
Seek out and utilize emerging technologies
Build and lead a team of results driven visual designers
Build strong relationships with leadership, product, engineering and design and play a strong role in influencing overall product direction
Define process and practices for developing features with product design
Oversee the development of a visual language for in-product look and feel (including UI, Illustration, Iconography, etc)
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Excels at communicating vision and influencing product teams to action
Thrive amid ambiguity and a dynamic environment
Passion for the application of emerging technologies
Proven ability to build and lead a high-functioning team
Excellent interpersonal skills with a high attention to detail
Refined taste in art and an eye for design
BS/BA degree or equivalent years of experience
10+ years of design experience
4+ years leading design teams
A strong portfolio showcasing your design work and demonstrating a high level of composition, typography, layout, and concepting
Experience using Figma, Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or other design tools
Experience developing cohesive visual systems
Experience designing and developing concept art
Experience leading medium to large sized design projects through launch
Experience developing, documenting and implementing a visual language
Experience working with both internal and external partners
A strong perspective on culture and popular design
Knowledge of product design process
Experience working on multiple types of visual mediums
Experience with 3D and AR
Brand / Agency design experience is a plus
Knowledge of product strategy
Knowledge of basic development practices
At Snap, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to create innovative products that improve the way people live and communicate. Snap is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE, including disability/vets. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at [email protected].
Our Benefits: Snap Inc. is its own community, so we’ve got your back! We do our best to make sure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms. Our benefits are built around your needs and include paid maternity & paternity leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success!