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Communication Designer

Calling All Communication Designers! 

IDEO Shanghai is continually looking for Communication Designers at all levels of their professional journey. We currently don't have any open positions, but we’re always looking to connect with amazing people throughout the year through our local Communication Design general interview process. 

Communication Design at IDEO

Communication Designers will guide, inspire and move both teams and clients using the craft of visual communication. Your creative leadership will be required to create compelling stories to add context and texture to meaningful business strategy that starts with people.

Communication designers make the biggest impact on solving complex challenges by helping to bring ideas to life visually. We count on them to consult, art direct and deliver good design.

As a Communication designer at IDEO, you will:

  • Be called upon to work or consult on a wide range of things: brand identities and full brand implementation, graphics for retail spaces, packaging, workbooks and publications, rapid prototypes for consumer testing, illustrations of business ecosystems, exhibition graphics, user interfaces and even rolling your sleeves up to help create beautiful presentation decks.
  • Work seamlessly with people come from diverse backgrounds to tackle complex challenge (including but not limited to Industrial Designer, Design Researcher, Business designer, Interaction Designer and Environments Designer);
  • Get exposure to and involvement with all aspects of the design consultancy projects: research, inspiration gathering, brainstorm, strategy defining, concept development, prototyping etc..
  • Go out in the field and build empathy with users through activities like observing the life of a cosplay model and riding a car with a professional race car driver;
  • Support and mentor junior design talent across the studio.

What we’re looking for

  • Design craft: successful candidates will bring a wide range of experiences in multiple fields within communication design including: Brand Identity, Editorial Design, Information Graphics, Typography, Packaging Design, Exhibition Design.
  • Diverse experience: you have been in the creative industry for minimum 8 years, and have worked on a variety of industries and projects, preferably had experience in different international markets.
  • Business & Strategy: you are a strategic thinker, always trying to connect the dots between business, organizations and how design can make impacts.
  • Leadership & Consultancy: you had a minimum 3 years of experience leading teams or projects, as well as being in client-facing and consultative roles.
  • Career Aspirations: You’re looking for a place that will challenge your curiosity. You want to blur the edges of your craft in an environment where you will constantly be learning from others and doing work that will have real impact in the world.
  • Culture: you are comfortable working in an ambiguous and dynamic environment and comfortable with non- hierarchical organizations.
  • Language: you are fluent in both Mandarin and English.

Through the interview process, we’ll be looking for evidence of these above qualifications. We recognize these qualifications may be embodied in different ways — in fact, we get most excited by new ways people embody these that add something new to our team!

Consider applying to our general application!

Not sure about your level of experience or area of expertise? Please err on the side of applying — we’re often most excited about people from professional backgrounds adjacent to Communication Design!

If you’d like to be considered for a future Communication Design opportunity at IDEO, please submit this general application and include your answer to the following question in the cover letter section: based on the above description, what excites you about working as a  Communication Design at IDEO? We will review applications on a rolling basis and will reach out within 2-3 weeks of your submission date.

Equal Opportunity Employer

IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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