Senior Visual UI Designer

Remote (United States)


At IBM, work is more than a job – it’s a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you’ve never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world’s most challenging problems? If so, let’s talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

We are seeking an experienced Visual (UI) Designer with a proven record of delivering irresistible solutions that address our customers’ most challenging business problems and opportunities. The ideal candidate will build incredible experiences, from dynamic interfaces to large systematic websites. Visual designers aim to improve a design’s usability and aesthetic appeal with suitable images, typography, space, layout, and color. They communicate intent and meaning through experiences to build trust, drive understanding and incite action from people.In this role, you will:

  • Translating brand and UX strategies, functions, and information into emotionally compelling, desirable, and polished final designs that optimize the user experience and drive user behaviors.
  • Deeply understand client’s brands and have the ability to bridge brand, business, and technology goals
  • Own responsibility for day-to-day activities for UI workstreams
  • Clearly deliver ideas to cross-functional teams
  • Understand and follow accessibility guidelines for interface and website design
  • Inspire and mentor fellow Visual Designers, UX Designers and, IBMers
  • Leverage storytelling and design to present to key stakeholders
  • Utilize user-centered design principles and best practices to produce high-quality visuals such as user interfaces for multiple platforms, illustration, typography, photography, icons, data visualization, style guides, personas, journey maps, storyboards, and scenarios.
  • Think big – express a brand’s personality and values experientially, stretching into new territory that goes beyond messaging and style.
  • Thrive where complex business goals, product design and development, interaction design, current and emerging technologies, marketing, and brand strategy converge.
  • Balance stakeholder needs and works selflessly to ensure that decisions are always made in the interest of the optimal user experience.
  • Travel up to 75% (currently no travel due to Covid-19)

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 3 years of hands-on experience in design projects.
  • At least 3 years of experience in leading small/medium-sized projects, including the ability to navigate scope, work with large teams, and present ideas to clients
  • At least 1-3 years of experience in client services
  • Thorough knowledge of user-centered design principles, traditional design principles, and understanding of visual and interactive design trends
  • Online design portfolio for review

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Proficiency in designing for Web, mobile, wearables, digital interfaces embedded in physical environments.
  • Skilled in interface design, branding and identity strategy, illustration, photography, data visualization, iconography, user experience, prototyping, art direction.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and familiarity with technical constraints and limitations of ever evolving platforms and technology.
  • Design & Prototyping tools: Sketch, inVision, Adobe Creative Cloud (primarily Adobe XD, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator, but other app experience is helpful) Apple Keynote, Microsoft PowerPoint.