Senior Brand Designer
Company: Microsoft Corporation
Posted on: February 25, 2021
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- Job number 934485
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- Profession Marketing
- Employment type Full-Time Are you a creative that is passionate
about building brand identities that impact and inspire millions of
people? Are you interested is creating a visual expression for
cutting-edge cloud products? The Commercial Cloud Marketing team is
looking for a Senior Brand Designer to help create brand identities
for its flagship enterprise products: Microsoft Azure, Dynamics
365, Microsoft 365, HoloLens 2 and more. This person will research,
explore, develop and create compelling concept and design systems
working closely with brand strategy, engineering, and our business
partners. On any given day, you may find yourself creating visual
design concepts (via mood boards, visual mock-ups, or high-fidelity
screens), building out systems or partnering with agencies to
develop core visual identities. You're also responsible for
documenting the design system and guidance on when and how to use
brand elements. You will proactively solicit feedback from others
and offer thoughtful critique that helps elevate the work of those
around you. You're equally comfortable leading client or agency
meetings, internal design critiques and are passionate about
sharing your expertise with others. Finally, you're skilled at
articulating design rationale and capable of tying your decisions
to business objectives.
To thrive in this position, you'll need to take a strategic
approach to design problems and be able to solve complex
challenges. Your deep experience has taught you to recognize when a
structured design system is required; and when a bespoke, fluid
design is more appropriate. In addition to an advanced
understanding of the design process-including divergent
(brainstorming), convergent (concept-selection), and detail-design
phases-you'll need top-notch communication and collaboration
skills, which you'll put to frequent use while working with
internal clients and colleagues. You are equally open to new ideas
and methodical in your approach to delivery. Personality-wise,
you're flexible, nimble, and unflappable, capable of juggling
competing priorities with a sense of humor and grace. If you've got
a passion for design and a keen desire to collaborate with others
to craft innovative brand solutions that will shape the future,
we'd love to talk to you. Responsibilities
- Brand Identity & Systems: The design of the core visual
language and graphic system used to define and differentiate a
- Toolkits & Guidelines: Documentation of system thinking and the
rules of how and when to use core assets and templates.
- Content Creation: The comping and making of the signature
assets used to attract (photo, motion, illustration.)
- Digital Experience: The ideation and design of signature
experiences that deliver rich, seamless connections within digital
marketing channels (web, social, paid-advertising, events).
- Presentation of Ideas: The clear and confident articulation of
your ideas to our business partners and internal teams alike.
Qualifications Skills and Requirements:
- Ability to conduct high-level market research and brand,
product, service audits focused on the visual design systems and
their application to corporate, service, and product
- Effectively interpret the business needs beyond the brief when
required, determining at the core the problem we need to solve, and
designing systems rooted in the environment and scenarios in which
they need to live.
- Possess up-to-date knowledge of design principles, best
practices, and emerging technologies.
- Confident communication and presentation skills (written and
verbal), with the ability to successfully articulate design vision
to your team and your client.
- Juggle multiple projects with tight deadlines, working
independently and as part of a team.
- Clear, concise, and specific follow through on all action items
resulting from meetings and/or directions from the production team
producer and art director.
- Overcome challenges of undertaking creative work remotely, with
a commitment to team communication and deadlines.
- Comfort collaborating with multiple stakeholders across a wide
range of disciplines.
- Demonstrated experience successfully working with a
cross-disciplinary design team; experience in a consulting or
agency environment preferred.
- Champion and deliver high quality creative.
- Creative, collaborative, passionate, positive, organized and
- 5+ years of professional experience leading and developing
brands. (Branding, graphic design, marketing and digital
- Modern and innovative design aesthetic, with a clean, crisp,
clear hierarchy of communication. Sophisticated type handling.
Strong understanding of creating and using grids. (Expert knowledge
of layout, photography, and photographic methods.)
- Expert in graphic design tools (Illustrator, InDesign,
Photoshop). Adobe XD, Figma, and 3D rendering is a plus.
- Bachelor's Degree in Visual Design, Graphic Design or
equivalent from an accredited school is highly preferred. Microsoft
is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to age,
ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or
expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition,
national origin, physical or mental disability, political
affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex
(including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other
characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and
ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of
criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need
assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability
during the application or the recruiting process, please send a
request--via the--Accommodation request form . Benefits/perks
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