We're looking for a Director, Visual Design to join Snap Inc! You’ll lead a team of illustrators, animators, and graphic designers in Snapchat’s consumer product organization. Working from our Santa Monica, CA headquarters, you’ll collaborate with multiple teams within Snapchat including our Product and Engineering teams. We need a thoughtful, focused, and hardworking person to help us grow and lead the team tasked with crafting and maintaining Snapchat’s visual identity, which includes everything from external and internal branding, Geofilters, Stickers, in-app animations, iconography, and illustrations.
What you’ll do:
Manage and build a talented team of visual designers and animators Craft and maintain the visual identity of Snapchat for both the app and the company broadly Lead the creation of Geofilters, Stickers, in-app animations, and other creative assets to improve the Snapchat experience Create and execute on a comprehensive roadmap for Geofilters, Stickers, and other in-app visual assets Formalize design review and critique practices Give and receive design feedback
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent communication and presentation skills Ability to clearly communicate design decisions Comfort writing user specifications Able to tactfully bridge priorities between different stakeholders Ability to work in a team environment Ability to work within design and style guidelines Ability to multitask within tight deadlines Ability to thrive in an environment that requires quick turnaround times Superior customer service mentality and ability to maximize relationships across teams to plan and drive business goals Refined taste in art and an eye for design Comfort using digital drawing tools such as tablets and styluses A creative thinker who has lots of ideas and sees solutions when most would not Passion for Snapchat!
2+ years of experience building and managing a team of designers 5+ years experience designing and shipping consumer app products Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of design experience A portfolio showcasing your design work Experience using Sketch, Figma, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and/or other design tools
Demonstrated experience and success leading and growing a team of designers Experience designing for digital platforms Strong leadership experience navigating complex organizations Experience designing and developing concept art