UI/UX Motion Designer

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UI/UX Motion Designer
Palo Alto
Ford Motor Company

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Position Overview/Description:

We are looking for a skilled UI/UX Motion Designer. Do you find yourself obsessing over the latest GUI trends and technologies? Do you find it easy to paint the big picture in addition to getting your hands dirty in the details? We are looking for a talented digital UI Designer to create interesting and meaningful user experiences. You have a keen eye for clean and artful design; your superior UI skills allow you to translate high-level requirements into UI design elements. You like to communicate your ideas with pixel perfect clarity, therefore you prefer to breathe life into your designs with motion to realize your vision. We recognize the need for agility, we are looking for someone who moves fast and thinks faster. Engage, collaborate, and innovate in a new and growing department.


Visually express brand vision and definition through user interface design for in-vehicle experiences
  • Exhibit passion for emerging technologies, new interaction models, product design, and perfection in visual design
  • Provide the look & feel for the next generation of experience driven vehicle user interfaces
  • Execute UX vision utilizing motion as a primary means of delivery
  • Use visual design as a language and explain what the design elements are meant to communicate
  • Demonstrate strong collaboration, communication, interface and organization skills
  • Ability to balance work within a fluid creative design environment and with tight timelines / engineering frameworks
  • Coordinate interface solutions with Program Managers and Product Managers for specific assignments
  • Utilize software skills in latest versions of Adobe Creative Suite, 3D/4D visualization and UX prototyping tools
  • Employ a systematic approach to solving large, complex design challenges
  • Work is in a fast-paced, dynamic office environment

**A portfolio is required. Portfolio submission must include explanations of candidate's contribution if include project work and must include examples of individual work. Please include a link to your portfolio in your resume. **

Job Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design, Communication/Graphic Design, UX Design or related technical field
  • 3+ years of professional UX/UI experience OR in lieu of professional work experience, an advanced design degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of professional UX/UI experience preferred
  • Animation, 3D visualization, and motion graphics prototyping skills
  • Experience in 3D modeling in C4D, Autodesk Suite (Maya), Modo or relevant modeling animation
  • Excellent visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction and cadence
  • Automotive experience is preferred, candidates that have relevant creative work experience in consumer product design solutions are a fit
  • Experience with user centered design methodology
  • Video editing and nuanced motion skills
  • Excellent written, oral and visual communication skills
  • Up-to-date with the latest UI trends, techniques, and technologies
  • Ability to write, sketch, copy and manage a wide variety of content

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll 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.

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