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Visual Designer

Company: IBM Corporation
Location: Austin
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


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

The IBM Hybrid Data Management and AI Application team is seeking innovative and enthusiastic software engineering and design professionals to join our team.

If you love working with cutting edge technologies, dynamic and high performing teams, then this is the right next step in advancing your career. You will be challenged to design and develop cloud applications and services leveraging a wide variety of open source, machine learning, and commercial technologies aimed at dramatically expanding the reach of the IBM Cloud to millions of enterprise developers. Our focus on delivering performance and predictability for our customers' most demanding workloads, at global scale and with leadership, efficiency, resiliency and security is the cornerstone of our development model and will result in maintaining IBM's leadership position for years to come.

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. You 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.

Who You Are

The successful candidate will be hands on 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 will

  • 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 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
  • 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 team's UX lead
  • Consult with architects, product leads and key stakeholders
  • Participate in user research activities and promote a user first approach to the stated problem
  • Possess a fundamental awareness of enterprise, technology, developer, and design trends

You possess

  • Excellent creative, conceptual, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work within a cross-functional team and handle multiple projects with tight deadlines
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Outstanding storytelling and presentation skills
  • 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 locations: Austin, TX or San Jose, CA

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 3+ years experience with 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
  • An understanding of guidelines and standards of web design
  • Understanding of interface and user experience design best practices for all screen sizes and devices
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic, team based environment
  • Familiarity with design and technology

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Exposure to Motion Graphics
  • Demonstrated experience with Collaboration across Creative Design teams
  • Demonstrated Design Thinking experience


Keywords: IBM Corporation, Austin , Visual Designer, Other , Austin, Texas

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