User Experience & Visual Designer at IBM

August 4, 2011
Job description
IBM is seeking a User Experience & Visual Designer to join our dynamic product design team. We’re looking for someone with training in user interface, graphic or user experience (UX) design with a passion for innovation, great visual design skills, and a desire to work with leading edge technologies (e.g. social media, web, mobile).

Creativity and passion are a MUST, so bring us a portfolio that will blow us away! This is a fantastic opportunity for an entry to mid-level designer to work with a talented team that’s driving the experience of our next generation web & enterprise products. We believe the UX & visual design position is key to building amazing products and will continue to set us apart from our competition. In this position, you will have a great deal of opportunity and responsibility -- a lot will be expected of you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create & own production-ready graphics & layouts for our software applications.
  • Solid understanding of design principles with the ability to address complex problems and provide sound design solutions.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional design teams to create compelling user interfaces.
  • Create wireframes & interactive prototypes using HTML/CSS/JS to effectively communicate interaction & design concepts.
  • Collaborate in the requirements gathering and specification phases of a project.
  • Keep the rest of the team up-to-date on the latest design techniques/trends/ideas
  • Participate in usability testing with target users.


  • BS/BA degree in Human Factors, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, or related area.
  • A strong design portfolio that demonstrates past work.
  • Experience creating interaction designs for web applications or sites.
  • Strong visual design skills (layout, hierarchy, typography, color theory, patterns) and a fanatical attention to detail down to the pixel
  • Expertise in web design & graphics tools including Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, CSS, Flash, etc.
  • Strong customer and user focus.
  • Comfortable working on highly technical teams.
  • Comfortable working with rapidly changing requirements.
  • Desire to grow and improve as a designer.
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Basic knowledge in Graphic/Visual Design
  • Readiness to travel 10% travel annually
  • English: Fluent
  • Arts & Humanities
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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