Ford Motor Company UX / Senior Visual Designer in Allen Park, Michigan

30735BR

Job Title:

UX / Senior Visual Designer

Job Description & Qualifications:

Position Duties:

The Ford Global User Experience (UX) Team is a growing team committed to envisioning and creating simple, thoughtful, enjoyable, and compelling product experiences that continually inspire our teams and customers to go further.

Our diverse Global UX Team – situated in greater Detroit, Palo Alto, London, Shanghai - is comprised of experienced strategists, researchers, interaction designers, visual designers, industrial designers, motion and audio designers, content creators, prototypers, and project managers. Together our team works to understand our changing world, identify new opportunities, and take action to design and innovate for the future of mobility – Ford’s vehicles and surrounding experiences.

We are looking for a Senior Visual Designer to join us in designing world-class visual systems for future global products. As the Visual Designer, you are passionate about user-centered design and will apply your design expertise to create on-brand visual solutions. In collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team, you will move from customer research insights to designing world-class visual systems across vehicles.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead visioning and conceptual exercises; establish visual design directions for future brand expression, visual solutions and systems across and various types of projects (includes digital and physical, connectivity, intelligent systems, and mobility).

  • Contribute to overall experience strategy and vision, developing sketches, illustrations, visual interfaces and systems.

  • Contribute to building and evolving tools, processes, best practices and templates / frameworks for visual design community and UX team.

  • Deliver high-quality designs ranging from innovative concepts to pixel perfect visual systems.

  • Share trends, strategic perspectives, concepts with the Global UX team and key work partners to further develop consumer-centered strategies that align with Ford’s vision, goals, vehicles, services, and markets.

PLEASE INCLUDE PORTFOLIO DEMONSTRATING QUALIFICATIONS WHEN APPLYING.

Skills

  • Experience with user-centered design.

  • Expertise in visual design methods, processes, tools, and best practices.

  • Experience collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams across all aspects of UX design processes.

  • Creative problem solving and strong communication skills.

  • Strong self-direction and sense of responsibility; exhibiting a high-level of professionalism and attention to detail.

  • High energy and passion for understanding consumer technology trends, safety, mobile technology enablers, autonomous vehicles, interaction paradigms and convergent experiences.

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Contemporary UI wireframe tools, Maya or similar.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Digital/Media Design, Interactive Design, Game Design, or other related design field.

  • 5 years’ experience as visual/graphic designer for digital and/or product (automotive, mobile, web, software, gaming).

  • 3 years of experience leading and delivering quality design work in dynamic, diverse, fast paced environments across multiple projects on schedule.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Graphic Design, Interactive Media, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), preferred

  • Expertise in visual communication and knowledge of efficient, focused techniques with a deep understanding of lighting, composition and mood, and a strong sense of design

  • High energy and passion for understanding current consumer technology trends and interaction paradigms

  • Happiest in designing and thinking ‘out-of-the-box’ scenarios

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Proven track record of delivering quality design work in dynamic, diverse, fast paced environments across multiple projects on schedule

  • Proficient in taking lead with ill-form projects to initiate product definitions

The distance between imagination and …. Creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. And, it can be a road you start traveling right now. When you join Ford Motor Company, your journey begins. You become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

At Ford Motor Company, the distance between you and an amazing career has never been shorter. Join the Ford team today, and discover the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, TN visa holders may be considered

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. Ford Motor Company also is committed to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment such persons.

Auto req ID:

30735BR

Company:

Ford Motor Company

Function:

Product Development

Skill Team:

Product Development

Sub-Component:

Vehicle Engineering

State:

Michigan

Location:

Allen Park