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Senior Visual Designer

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Thomas J. Watson said it best: Good design is good business. Visualization is critical to discovering data-driven insights and effectively communicating that knowledge to others. Designers at IBM work to create experiences that work together, work the same, and work for our clients. Does the thought of creating the platform at the heart of solutions like Watson, Blockchain, IoT, and Security excite you? If so, read on!

Your Role and Responsibilities
Todays operating environment demands a stack thats responsive to the innovative enterprise one that can leverage all data types & access the latest technologies. By 2020, businesses will commit at least 50% of IT spend on cloud. Businesses are prioritizing the secure connection and extension mission-critical apps, and IBM Hybrid Cloud is a leader in providing these solutions. Heres a chance to become a part of the IBM Cloud Design team a well-established user interface design team designing integrated cloud services for IBM's premier cloud platform, Bluemix, as well as other Fortune 500, on-premise, and enterprise software offerings.

The Position We have an exciting opportunity for a Visual Designer to join our team. Designers in this role will create irresistible user interfaces for strategic product and service offerings within our portfolio. He or she will work with and enhance our brand design language to produce iconic user experiences. Our designed outcomes will be used across the world by hundreds of thousands to build, deploy, and manage apps for use by millions of IBM clients. The visual designer will use their experience in designing visual communication, layout, typography, color, etc. to elicit emotional connections and intuitive, intelligent responses from our audience.

The successful candidate will be a hands on expert in visual design, capable of working with User Experience designers, Design Researchers and Developers to ensure the visual look-and-feel enhances the overall user experience of our products. Pixel perfect precision and demonstrated skills in Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, and other design software are a must.
You possess.
Excellent creative, conceptual, and problem solving skills
Communication skills and an ability to drill down to a customer's requirements
Ability to work within a cross-functional team and handle multiple projects with tight deadlines
Exceptional attention to detail
Outstanding storytelling and presentation skills
Strong strategic skills in assessing business and user scenarios, approaches and deliverables
Deep understanding of objective visual design decisions
Knowledge of industry standard design tools
Working knowledge of how compositions translate to HTML, JavaScript and CSS used to deliver feasible designs
Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in typography, color theory, page layout, and iconography
Work hands-on, creating interface and visual design solutions from concept to final code
Provide visual feedback and guidance to other designers as necessary on visual design execution as a part of a multi-disciplinary team
Team with user experience designers, design researchers and developers to ensure visual design enhances the overall user experience
Contribute to storyboards & task flows designs, effectively communicating visual intentions to the design team and sponsor users
Work with Design Researchers to understand stakeholders, users and the markets in which they operate
Deliver pixel perfect hi-fidelity designs to enable front end development to deliver prototypes to engineering
Collaborate on user experience planning with the teams UX lead
Consult with architects, product leads and key stakeholders
Participate in user research activities
Promote a user first approach to the stated problem
Possess a fundamental awareness of enterprise, technology, developer, and design trends
Evangelize the importance of design research as part of IBM Design Thinking and educate product teams that are new to design research methods in order to help them
integrate real users into their design lifecycle

Work location - San Jose Only

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Bachelors degree and experience in visual, interactive, or UX design
5 plus years of visual design for SaaS enterprise applications
You possess a portfolio of work that demonstrates skills/ability - website link is perfect.
Demonstrated foundation in industry standard design processes, methods, and tools
Demonstrated innovative vision supported by a disciplined attention to detail
Proficient in HTML and CSS
An understanding of guidelines and standards of web design
An understanding of interface and user experience design best practices for all screen sizes and devices
Comfortable working in a dynamic, team- based environment
Demonstrated knowledge of design and technology trends

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Exposure to Motion Graphics
Demonstrated Leadership skills
Demonstrated experience with Collaboration across Creative Design teams
Demonstrated Design Thinking experience

About Business Unit
Digitization is accelerating the ongoing evolution of business, and clouds - public, private, and hybrid - enable companies to extend their existing infrastructure and integrate across systems. IBM Cloud provides the security, control, and visibility that our clients have come to expect. We are working to provide the right tools and environment to combine all of our clients data, no matter where it resides, to respond to changing market dynamics.

Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when youre looking for your next career challenge? Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM
IBMs greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.



  • Computers Software and Hardware
Posted: 2019-10-06 Expires: 2019-11-05

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