Visual Communications Designer – Greenfield Labs

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Visual Communications Designer – Greenfield Labs
Palo Alto

Job Description
The Ford Smart Mobility (FSM) LLC team is working to transform the urban transportation experience. Housed within FSM LLC, Greenfield Labs are a small but highly capable and fast-moving team designing, developing, shipping and testing new products and services that help people make the best of multimodal transportation systems in cities around the world. We are looking for skilled candidates to join us in this journey to develop and deliver exciting and ground-breaking human centered transportation products and services.

  • Create compelling, scalable visual design languages that best support our users and define projects.
  • Design flexible graphic systems that can grow and evolve as product focuses shift.
  • Communicate product offerings and benefits using a clear, direct and relatable brand voice.
  • Contribute to multiple, distinct projects fluidly and seamlessly, maintaining separate design systems and identities.
  • Work with multidisciplinary project teams; often made up of designers, engineers, brand and business strategists, and other hybrid experts.
  • Collaborate with teammates to creatively solve complex problems for innovative products, services, and experiences.
  • Leverage graphic design best practices to cut through complexity and cultivate trust with our users and stakeholders.
  • Lead the preparation and production of project presentations on lab work, both externally and internally.
  • Support the communication design needs of the Lab as a whole.

  • Familiar with Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch and related tools
  • Well versed in typography and typographic systems
  • Color theory and application
  • Branding and logo design
  • Prototyping Tools like InVision and Marvel
  • Able to present confidently both internally and externally

Basic Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of professional experience within the Visual Communication/Graphic Design field
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Visual Communications, Interaction Design or related fields

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated skill and confidence as an experienced Visual Communications Designer
  • Experience within a digital and/or design-centric environment
  • Acts as a creative problem solver with broad, diverse experience who enjoys using design to define the unknown
  • A visual design virtuoso with a supporting portfolio of bold, elegant and diverse real-world projects
  • Strong verbal, written and visual presentation skills
  • Comfortable communicating and advocating for design solutions to a broad audience
  • Self-directed and self-motivated; a natural team player, creative thinker and communicator
  • Ability to see the big picture, and at the same time be detail-oriented and delivery-focused
  • A talent and passion for design as a craft, for creating compelling and memorable product identities
  • Passion for leveraging design communication to affect large-scale societal change
  • Genuine curious and collaborative who enjoys solving complex problems within a team-first environment

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.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

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.