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Visual Design Lead (remote)

Company: Ford Motor Company
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

We want to create digital products that gets better each day at scale. We want to do this while contributing to the sustainability of our planet. We are re-founding Ford from Ford 1.0 to Ford 2.0 where we evolve from appearance-based product development to experience based product development that embraces vehicle exterior/interior, software and service.
At Ford Model e, you'll be at the cutting edge of Ford's most strategic products, designing societal needs into the heart of our next generation of products, services and experiences. At Ford, we're not just inventing the future, we're operationalizing it to help all those people move through their lives, better.---
As a leader on Ford Model e's Digital Product Design Team, you'll be at the heart of creating that future.---You'll also be designing/working at scale. Every day, Ford's vehicles and services support millions of people around the world. So, at Ford Model e, we're not just inventing the future, we're operationalizing it, to help all those people move through their lives, better.---
The Visual Design Lead for Design DNA is a vital role to this future state by helping our Digital Product Design team reimaging how people interface with Ford vehicles - through the visual design of the in-vehicle experience, as well as connected devices and mobile applications.---Grounded in an understanding of user needs, we will conceive, design, prototype, and launch experiences that bind together physical products, digital services and human interactions.------ We prefer to have our Visual Design Lead onsite a few days/ week in our Palo Alto office but are open to fully remote candidates.
What you'll do---

  • Work with leadership across Digital Product Design (DPD) and Design DNA to establish and codify the "Look & Feel" of the Ford and Lincoln digital experiences

  • Help to define and guide teams in standards for the visual design, including the development of the visual design guidelines/standards for DPD

  • Work with design and research teams across the organization to identify visual design approach throughout the Digital Product Design process

  • Lead the development of "exemplar" work product in the area of visual design

  • Work across teams to steward visual design excellence, ensuring the highest level of craft across all design deliverables

  • Participate in design reviews, providing guidance, and constructive feedback in service of delivering world-class products and experiences

  • Maintain constant awareness of emerging talent needs in the craft of visual design to ensure we are fulfilling those needs

  • Manage communication with internal colleagues and stakeholders

  • Invest in the growth of teams' visual design capabilities by supporting the learning and development of the team

    You'll have---

    • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Digital Product Design or related field---or a combination of education and equivalent experience

    • 6+ years' experience developing visual design systems for consumer-facing brands/products and software

    • 6+ years' experience leading highly collaborative creative teams

      Even better, you may have...

      • Master's Degree in Graphic Design, Digital Product Design, or related field.

      • Experience of working closely with multi-disciplinary product teams comprised of researchers, designers, product managers and engineers

      • Experience of utilizing design thinking and/or human-centered design

      • Passionate about brand and digital product design

      • Extensive experience designing digital design experiences for key touch points across the customer journey

      • Extensive experience developing brand guidelines and/or standards for user interfaces; including color, typography, iconography, imagery and all GUI elements

      • Experience of developing digital services and bringing products or services to market---

      • Experience mentoring and/or managing others in the visual design field

      • Experience of designing and/or facilitating concept generation work sessions

      • Passionate about automotive and transportation industry---

      • Extremely strong verbal, written---and visual presentation skills---

        You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!
        As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder---or all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

        • Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage

        • Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up childcare and more

        • Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases

        • Tuition assistance

        • Established and active employee resource groups

        • Paid time off for individual and team community service

        • A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year's Day

        • Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

          For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

          Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
          Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.
          We are 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. In the United States, If you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.
          At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combating COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.
          Requisition ID : 11974

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