Visual Designer at Snap Inc.
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.
Snapchat is a camera and messaging app that connects people to their friends and the world. Every day around the globe, millions of people use Snapchat to communicate with friends, build relationships, play, and learn. No matter where you are or how you express yourself, it’s always the fastest way to share a moment!
We're looking for a Virtual Designer to join Snap Inc! In this role you will work closely with a team of Visual artists and designers developing a visual language for all of Snapchat. You will drive visual strategy and define principles and systems that help connect innovative product design with our engaging and playful brand. As a member of the Visual Design team you will participate in critiques with design teams across the company and provide creative direction and visual feedback that will influence brand and product design alike. You will lead large scale ambiguous design projects that will set precedent for the rest of the company.
What you’ll do:
Develop, design and document a visual language for in-product look and feel (including UI, Illustration, Iconography, etc)
Working closely with brand, define principles and guidelines for brand expression inside the product as it relates to the overall brand strategy.
Design and direct a cohesive visual aesthetic throughout Snap Inc. by developing dynamic visual systems and best practices
Participate in and lead critiques with brand and design partners across the company.
Assist in the creation of Geofilters, Stickers, in-app animations, and other creative assets to innovate and improve the Snapchat experience
Influence strategic vision for Snap’s visual design language with comprehensive knowledge of design principles, processes and features
Work with product designers and product managers to develop creative features
Create high level presentations and storyboards that communicate concepts and feature designs
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Ability to prioritize duties and work well on your own
Excellent interpersonal skills with a high attention to detail
Experience working with Product and Engineering teams
Ability to effectively communicate and coordinate with other disciplines
Ability to clearly communicate design decisions
Comfort writing user specifications
Ability to work in a team environment
Comfort using digital drawing tools such as tablets and styluses
Ability to work within design and style guidelines
Refined taste in art and an eye for design
Ability to work independently in a large scale ambiguous space
BS/BA degree or equivalent years of experience
6+ years of design experience
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!