senior visual designer (+ a pinch of interaction design) - channel marketing team

nancy ann falkenburg
2010
senior visual designer (+ a pinch of interaction design) - channel marketing team
August 24, 2010 - 4:00pm
Menlo Park, CA
United States
Employer: 
intuit
From a recruiter: 
Direct employer
Term: 
Full time
How to apply: 
please email portfolio + resume (or linkedin profile) to nancy falkenburg (mint.com - intuit): nancy_falkenburg@intuit.com
Description: 

Intuit is a leading software provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. You probably know us by our flagship products, QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax®, but that's just the start. We are currently going through a fundamental transformation from a shrink-wrapped software company to one of the country's leading providers of web-based applications and solutions.

Come join Intuit as a Senior Visual Designer within the creative services team for the Small Business division. Our mission is to help small businesses succeed. We create marketing and products that are engaging and easy to use so small businesses can start, run, and grow.
Your Opportunity at Intuit: 

We love rolling up our sleeves and moving fast to outpace the speed of the Internet. As part of our team you'll support the whole user flow—our fast-growing suite of SaaS services blurs the lines between shop, buy and use, so we're constantly evolving smart, creative, and consistent visuals to dramatically contribute to the growth of Intuit.

As a Senior Visual Designer you will be an integral member of a tight-knit team working with marketing, product managers, researchers, interaction designers, writers, and customer facing teams to get a concept right early and iterate toward solutions that get business results. The successful candidate will have superior visual design skills, and possess a keen and quick understanding of business strategy, design patterns and visual trends.

You'll be counted on for high-level, out-of-the-box thinking, and for your ability to communicate and influence design solutions that best meet business objectives. Experience defining design direction across a family of products in an end-to-end user experience is a plus.

Responsibilities:
• Create engaging, usable, and effective visual design solutions on your own and through collaboration with peers to achieve business goals
• Collaborate with marketing, product managers, researchers, interaction designers, content writers, and developers to optimize for customer needs, business constraints, and technological realities
• Approach all projects with a focus on communication hierarchy using layout, color, typography, proportion, iconography, photography, motion / rich media and brand
• Generate multiple concepts that fulfill project requirements, articulate the relative merits of each concept, and make recommendations for which would best meet the project goals
• Communicate and escalate opportunities, issues or risks as appropriate
• Foster strong sense of team with fellow designers through solicitation of feedback and constructive contribution to review sessions
• Utilize industry best practices and design standards to define and implement design criteria, guidelines, and specs that effectively communicate to both technical and non-technical audiences
• Use initiative, creativity, collaboration, and innovation to drive more effective design and process ideas to fruition
• Show pride of ownership for a range of project types (from vague to well-defined, or simple to complex)
• Participate in and advance the Intuit Design Community.
Your Talents:  • Five-years of visual design experience or related degree
• Creative and pragmatic problem solver
• Professional, team player with strong interpersonal skills
• Well-rounded understanding of online marketing and Web usability best practices
• Ability to solicit and incorporate diverse perspectives
• Ability to effectively leverage junior members of the team to increase your overall contribution
• Creativity with an eye towards detail and perfection of visual design
• Ability to switch easily between different projects, and flexibility to handle a rapidly changing environment while delivering high quality results
• Expert level skills in Adobe Creative Suite
• Ability to learn new technology quickly, from core applications being developed to new design tools, new platforms, and new devices
• Familiarity with web technologies and their impact on the feasibility of design solutions; hands-on expertise with HTML, AJAX, Flash, and/or Flex a plus

• A strong portfolio, available for viewing, showing great sense of design, creativity, and good communication skills is REQUIRED


CONTACT INFORMATION: nancy_falkenburg@intuit.com