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Senior Designer, Design Systems & Motion Design

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Redmond
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Brand Designer with experience in design systems and motion design

Are you passionate about design? Committed to craftsmanship? And obsessed with creating customer-centric experiences? Then come join our team! The Microsoft Brand Studio is looking for a talented Senior Designer to help nurture, grow and evolve our brand, in an energetic atmosphere characterized by passion, creativity and collaboration. As Senior Brand Designer, your primary focus will be on digital design and purpose-driven storytelling across audiences and touchpoints. This includes implementing innovative strategies, developing visual guidance and establishing best practices for executing compelling creative for the Microsoft brand. You will be part of a thriving multi-disciplinary team of designers, writers and strategists working together to imagine, create and oversee branded content across a variety of mediums, including print, UX, motion design and marketing communications.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate their talent for conceptual thinking, clear storytelling and inclusive design. You also should have a strong aesthetics and the ability to simplify complex ideas. You should be motivated, self-directed and enthusiastic with a desire to participate and grow in a highly collaborative environment, with a close-knit team of people who share a vision for developing, crafting and activating meaningful consumer experiences.

Our company is on a One Microsoft journey, with a focus on connecting our ecosystem in meaningful ways to more people, in more places. Join us in the pursuit of that north star. Our technologies are used by billions of people around the planet, resulting in trillions of brand impressions every day. This can be a challenge but it's also a great opportunity for our brand to create strong emotional connections with all our audiences, internal and external, around the globe.

This could be the ideal role for you if you are an experienced designer, great listener and fearless explorer with a solid background in solving complex challenges, communicating with clarity, and building breakthrough creative that endeavors to propel the world forward.

Basic Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience in brandingdesign
  • Brand agency background a plus
  • Online portfolio demonstrating range of experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design or related field
  • Experience designing and prototyping with a variety of tools, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Figma, or After Effects
  • Experience developing brand systems and associated assets
  • Experience with motion design
  • Positive attitude and growth mindset
  • Strong attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working on digital marketing campaigns
  • Experience in UX/UI design
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate to wide range of audiences and levels within the organization
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to work independently or as a contributor
  • An active listener with a proven ability to work cross-team and synthesize feedback and input from reviewers and stakeholders
  • Working knowledge of the current state of web and mobile technology and best practices
  • Knowledge of marketing fundamentals
  • Experience working in a creative agency setting

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

  • Actively develop, support and activate the priorities of the Microsoft Brand
  • Ideation, design, customization, and execution of campaign creative assets
  • Create storyboards, mood boards and vision boards
  • Serve as a brand steward and champion, both internally and externally
  • Clearly communicate creative concepts to multiple audiences, ensuring the idea is understood and aligned across key partners and leadership
  • Work collaboratively with other creative teams (designers, writers, brand managers, etc.) as well as cross-functional teams at Microsoft
  • Provide direction and feedback to our internal partners and external agencies in order to drive the strategic needs and creative expression of the brand
  • Provide design choices and creative rationale
  • Research and share trends in pop culture, digital technology and design

Keywords: Microsoft Corporation, Redmond , Senior Designer, Design Systems & Motion Design, Other , Redmond, Washington

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