Visual Designer, Google Maps


Google Australia Pty LTD.




Opening date for applications: 8th May 2019




Closing date for applications: 7th June 2019


 




Qualifications



Minimum qualifications:



  • BA/BS degree in Design (e.g. interaction, graphic, visual communications, product, industrial), HCI, Computer Science, or equivalent practical experience.

  • Experience with Adobe Fireworks, Photoshop and Illustrator.

  • Experience in designing and shipping software design experiences.

  • Experience working with visual and interaction design tools.


Preferred qualifications:



  • Ability to prioritize and manage workload and meet key project deadlines.

  • Ability to create and maintain relationships with collaborators across time multiple zones.

  • Excellent creative and visual skills with the ability to explain your thinking.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work independently and with a team.








About the job








At Google, Visual Designers weave iconography, typography, color, space and texture together to help our users successfully navigate our products. We believe that all of our products should be beautiful and accessible. As a Visual Designer, you’ll delight users with designs that inspire, engage and excite them. You’ll rely on user-centered design principles to produce high-quality visuals—from concept to execution—across many platforms. Like all of our UX jobs, you’ll collaborate with your fellow designers to constantly refine the Google design language and create innovative, great-looking products that people love to use.




The UX team plays an integral part in gathering these insights and then using them to inspire and inform design. We are a multi-disciplinary team of interaction designers, visual designers, user researchers, content strategists and web developers who collaborate closely with each other and with engineering and product management to create innovative, usable, great-looking products that people love to use.


User experience is at the forefront of how we create intuitive, innovative, and beautiful products that people love. We strive to learn and understand our users’ needs, behaviors, and emotions to gather insights that inform product strategy and design. Our UX teams include designers, researchers, content strategists, and engineers who are passionate about quality, usability, and simplicity. We work on collaborative teams to solve complex challenges and craft experiences that highlight our products’ unique capabilities and personalities. Our work touches billions while exemplifying a key principle that is core to Google’s philosophy: “Focus on the user and all else will follow.”












Responsibilities









  • Create high quality proposals throughout entire design process from concept to production. Present the user interface visually so information is easy to read, easy to understand and easy to find.

  • Maintain and evolve the continued development of Google's design language. Think about designing with the brand holistically across multiple surfaces and platforms.

  • Communicate effectively in a cross-functional product development team and present ideas and designs effectively.

  • Develop strong partnerships with and coordinating general assistance to the core UX team.

  • Work closely with Product Managers and Engineering to effectively communicate the value of visual design and brand.