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Senior Designer, Global Brand

Department: Marketing

Location: Santa Barbara

Req#: 5552

In early May, Sonos began rolling out this new brand identity and voice, starting with a new global brand campaign with ads in Times Square, Rolling Stone magazine and other prominent placements around the world–as well a design refresh of key digital touch points like the brand’s global Instagram account, customer emails, and a new, completely redesigned website.

The new Sonos brand identity puts a fresh spin on the look and feel of the brand with a new approach to using color, illustration, typography, and some new design tools built with the future in mind.

The Global Brand Digital Team is the creative nucleus for the GTM team, focused on design and experience. We define the brand vision; how the brand should look, sound and feel. We build tools for other teams to bring this vision to life. We engage deeply with those teams to ensure that the tools are useful and being used. 

People who come to work on this team will find themselves working in a creative studio atmosphere with art, inspirational imaging, color, and the like adorning their day to day working environment. 

As a member of the Global Brand Digital Team, your purpose as a senior designer is to launch new products, commercial offers, brand stories through and CRM. You will constantly replenish customer and owner education through a balance of page and image design, user experience, video creation and CRM series. In this role, you will collaborate closely with the ‘Global Creative Director’ and work closely with Brand Digital Junior Designer and Copywriter. 

You will partner closely with cross-functional teams and external partners. You know how to provide initial design direction and work through refined, detailed specifications. Because of your experience, you have the ability to apply the brand identity and digital design system across a variety of creative communications. As a senior leader, you are well-versed in presenting design concepts, actioning feedback and maintaining brand standards. You create connections with other design teams at Sonos to guarantee consistency and quality in our digital channel 
About You

More than a candidate that checks every box, we’re looking for people who are excited to work, learn, and grow at Sonos—no matter their background or how they identify. If that’s you, we hope you’ll apply for this role.

You want to be part of a team.

You come with new ideas and a unique point of view. You look forward to collaborating with a diverse team of individuals. You assume everyone’s best intentions, welcome a healthy debate, and embrace differing opinions. You eagerly seek and give help. Transparency tops your list of values, and you proactively contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion.

You enjoy a challenge.

Inquisitive and focused, you see every challenge as an opportunity. You’re ambitious and comfortable making mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You would rather create the future than wait for it. You prioritize long-term value over short-term objectives.

You love to listen.

You approach every interaction with curiosity and a desire to understand. You want to make a positive impact in the world. You’re passionate about culture and know the power that music, film, podcasts, games, and stories have to bring people together.

What You’ll Do
In this role you will:
  • Conceptualize and develop designs for our digital touchpoints
  • Communicate complicated technology topics in clear, concise ways to a non-technical audience
  • Lead medium to large scale projects and experiences
  • Design and evolve a digital design system
  • Finalize designs and experiences with developers, engineers
  • Inspire and co-create with Jr. designers and copywriters (internal and external)
  • Co-create with designers, strategists, technologists and marketers.
Skills You’ll Need
  • A degree in a creative field such as graphic/digital design, fine arts, visual communication, art direction.
  • 5+ years of experience in graphic design and digital design at world class agencies, technology brands and startups.
  • Hyper developed digital design abilities and you have contributed to product launch communication and other go-to-market initiatives.

Preferred Qualifications
  • You have expressed product education through a consumer benefit filter.
  • You are an accomplished verbal communicator and presenter, a self starter and mentor with a positive influence on the team and willing to punch through ambiguity and keep momentum high.
  • You are comfortable with functional, aspirational and editorial design styles and very familiar with art direction and visual design principles.
  • Your portfolio showcases your exceptional skills and love for design. Please include links to your portfolio in your application, we would love to see your work.

This is a full-time role.

No recruitment agencies.
More About Sonos

Sonos is a sound experience company. We pioneered multiroom wireless audio, made it sound amazing, and changed the way people listen, making it effortless for them to enjoy what they want, where they want, how they want.

Today we continue empowering listeners by developing new technologies, thoughtfully designing products, expanding our software platform, and crafting brilliant sound experiences while participating in a culture that values respect, transparency, collaboration, and ownership.

Together we’re working to positively impact the world and inspire everyone to listen better—because listening brings people together, builds understanding, drives change, and makes us happier.

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