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Visual Designer

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We are inventing the world’s most advanced experiences across our devices and developing creative new scenarios based on future form factors and customer-led product design. The Studio is looking for visual design pioneers to help lead the world in the next era of computing. You’ll be responsible for aiding extraordinary experiences across PC, Phone, Tablet, and 3D/ You are an experienced Visual Designer—someone highly productive and dynamic, with expertise to deliver high quality assets. You maintain a high-quality bar and understand impactful storytelling, uniting teams and products across our platform.

Primary Responsibilities:
• You will work closely with the Art Director and Creative Director to define and drive visual quality and style for overall products, presentations, and user experiences
• Build fresh and compelling designs in a variety of styles and forms, mixing 2D, 2.5D and 3D techniques
• Use graphic design and motion to bring informational graphics, data and narrative concepts to life with clarity, impact and fun
• Create UX Wireframes and redlines, working closely with developers to fully implement the design and function of the user interface
• You actively contribute to and help drive the visual communication and brand identity needs of both the product/experience and the team, including logos, posters, presentations, etc.
• Provide creative and innovative solutions to complex visual and interaction problems that are easy to comprehend and implement
• Visual development: create sketches, storyboards, wireframes, pre-viz, walk-throughs or paper prototypes to communicate your design to the AD
• Iterate in low fidelity to arrive at the best possible design then execute at increasingly high fidelity to create and deliver quality content
• Always approach a challenge from multiple angles, and deliver differentiated solutions
• You contribute in all phases of product development including hands-on crafting of experiences, designing and creating assets and visual elements
• Seek out and advocate standard methodologies across our org, creating premium high quality visuals and user experience design for the product

Primary Qualifications:
• 3+ years in visual design with an emphasis on graphic design, motion-graphics, and UX/UI
• 2+ years of experience and validated commercial proficiency in mainstream, high-end 2D/3D package
• Cinema4D/Maya/Softimage/ Modo /3DS Max) and Adobe Photoshop and After Effects
• Excellent 2D, 2.5D and 3D motion-graphics animation skills
• Expertise creating visual design documents including mood boards, storyboards, print design, motion studies, and visual style guidelines
• Enthusiastic problem solver
• Video editing and VFX/compositing experience (After Effects, Premiere, FinalCut)
• Meticulous sense of detail and ability to seek out differentiated designs
• Excellent professional communication, collaboration, time-management and organizational skills
• BA/BS in Graphic Design, Illustration, UI/UX , Digital Media Design & Production, or related field/discipline

Additional Qualifications:
• Prototyping experience a plus
• Strong editorial sense and command of timing, motion and visual narrative
• Experience with Windows design a plus

Current resume and portfolio required

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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