Director, Visual Design

Posted 07 May 2020

Snap Inc.

Los Angeles IT Jobs (Media & Creative Jobs)


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!

Minimum qualifications:

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

Preferred qualifications:

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
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