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Associate Director, Visual Design

Company: Harman Becker Automotive Systems
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Huemen DesignHARMAN has always placed great value on the design and execution of its products and services. In 2018, the three internal design groups across the 4 divisions were reorganized into a single agency-model design organization. This design organization is named "Huemen". Huemen will continue to deliver and lead the world-class design across all of HARMAN in the disciplines of Industrial Design, User Interface/Interaction Design, Visual Design, Packaging Design, and User Experience Design, as well Marketing Services and Future Experiences in Auto and Home.About the RoleHuemen is seeking an Associate Director, Visual Design with 8-12 years of relevant experience, of which 4-5 years leading a team, to be an integral part of Huemen Design organization. The candidate will manage interdisciplinary teams to deliver world-class design solutions and push boundaries of original thinking to explore new creative solutions. She / He will partner with our strategy, creative, technology and marketing teams to create inspiring design concepts and pixel perfect design components from concept to launch.We are looking for a leader who will frame a vision for art direction and guide the team for visual expression. The ideal candidate will create visual narratives that are engaging and ensure design meets business objectives whilst creating a compelling journey across touch points. The candidate will identify trends in design language and branding and provide recommendations to the clients and oversee the day-to-day design related activities of the cross-studio team located across 3 locations. Your TeamYou are part of the design discipline leadership at your studio and drive the creative team with passion and eagerness. Manage and lead team of visual designers across locations with an ownership of your teams' overall design process and be an advocate of user-centered, interdisciplinary design.What You Will DoDefine the visual direction of a project to shape and position ideas for customer impactPartner with project teams to design concepts intended to elevate brands and drive revenueWork w/ creative leads to ensure creative concepts & tactics are on brand & strategically soundLead day-to-day operations of a digital design team, including priorities, resource planning, utilization and project success is defined and achieved Collaborate on simultaneous projects from inception to completion including project scoping, reviewing project plans, designs, and through to deliverablesClient Interaction and the ability to build relationships, understand client vision/direction and present visual designs and conceptsIdentify opportunities for design, imagine new possibilities, and bring those ideas to life through engaging digital experiencesLead the team and personally ensure to deliver the highest quality of design direction, style and methodologyIdentify and drive VD process improvements to meet project and team needs Apply best practices for human-centric design to common visual and usability challengesSet Design Quality Standards, with a deep understanding of project scope and business requirements Promote a culture of innovation and teamwork based in professionalism and qualityParticipate in the creative role of business development to establish and nurture good client working relationships in new business development activities through to account leadershipEffectively communicate, motivate and develop design excellence within the design teamIdentify, define and regularly pitch new design opportunities to bring value to client engagementsContribute towards various Visual Design efforts digital brand and identity assets, research and project reports, concept notes, design directives and workshop communication, Power-point presentationsMaintain a presence in the design industry and local design community by writing articles, contributing to publications, speaking at conferences, and/or sitting on panelsWhat You Need8-12 years relevant experience in digital design, with 4-5 years experience in a creative, project and people management role. B.S. degree in relevant field (VD preferred)Portfolio samples of recent workExposure to working across time zone and locations is preferred. Experience collaborating in multifunctional team as the visual design leadProficiency in contemporary design tools and frameworksLead and empower a passionate team of designersPassionate problem solver with an entrepreneurial spirit to translate ideas into concrete and innovative solutionsCollaborate with business development team to create and develop new business opportunitiesWhat is Nice to HaveExposure to working across time zone and locations is preferred. Experience collaborating in multifunctional team as the visual design leadProficiency in contemporary design tools and frameworksLead and empower a passionate team of designersPassionate problem solver with an entrepreneurial spirit to translate ideas into concrete and innovative solutionsCollaborate with business development team to create and develop new business opportunitiesProven experience managing diverse teams, training and mentoring designersExperience working on strategic design engagements, and has worked within human-centered design methodologies and processesRecent experience launching complex digital productsAbility to maintain context on multiple assignments to contribute effectively on allKeen ability to advocate for the needs of the end users with intuitive designs and ideasWell-versed in using design tools to create top notch products and deliverablesFunction as team's advocate, to the engineering, analytics, sales and project management teamsGreat communication and collaborative mindset with an ability to articulate creative concepts and rationale to team members and clientsStrong leadership and people management skills, presentation and storytelling skillsPromote and embrace a culture of learning and advocacyWhat Makes You EligibleBe willing to work in an office in Mountain View, CA StudioWillingness to travel 35% of the time (domestic and international)Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employmentWhat We OfferAccess to employee discounts on world class HARMAN/Samsung products (JBL, Harman Kardon, AKG etc.)Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University's business and leadership academiesFlexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration and collaboration in a global environmentAn inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal developmentTuition ReimbursementHARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status. HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. ()SDL2017

Keywords: Harman Becker Automotive Systems, Mountain View , Associate Director, Visual Design, Other , Mountain View, California

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