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Senior Visual Designer - App Experiences

Department: Design and Creative

Location: Santa Barbara

Req#: 4384

We’re looking for a Senior Visual Designer to join our team in Santa Barbara. You'll own our visual design aesthetic and lead the visual direction of our product as it evolves. You’ll collaborate with our cross-functional teams (Product Designers, Developers, Product Managers) and our Brand Design team to bring world class, on-brand visual design to the Sonos app experience.
About You

You're not like everyone else.

You bring a unique perspective to the table. Transparency tops your list of values. Your smarts and creativity are off the charts, matched only by your humility. You want to collaborate with a team of diverse talent. 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 unafraid to make mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You don't stop until you get it right. "Impossible" isn't in your vocabulary. You're more interested in creating the future than waiting for it.

You love to listen.

You start every interaction from a place of listening and seeking to understand. You're culturally connected. You remember your first concert. You can readily recommend a binge-worthy show on Netflix, Hulu or HBO. You can't sit in traffic without a great audiobook, podcast or album. You can make a killer playlist. Your idea of a good weekend includes watching a movie or playing a video game.

What You’ll Do
You'll work within our design team to:

•  Do both hands on design work and provide direction of our product’s visual design.
•  Own and drive the effort to up-level visual design quality in our mobile apps.
•  Bring our brand design into our product in a way that is thoughtful, intentional and systematic. Establish a direction which balances the personal tone of our brand with the utility of our product. Form a strong relationship with our Brand Design team.
•  Produce stylesheets, mood boards, mockups and other explorations that push the aesthetic of our product to be more coherent, more modern and more beautiful.
•  Give thoughtful and actionable visual design feedback to our Product Designers.
•  Work closely with Engineers to implement your designs at a high degree of quality.

Skills You’ll Need
  • Highly refined visual design skills and the ability to communicate the rationale & intent behind decisions.
  • Strong understanding of classic graphic design principles and how to apply them.
  • Experience designing digital products and systems, not just websites.
  • Ability to generate attractive ideas in a wide range of visual styles.
  • Experience designing experiences that scale for mobile, tablet, and desktop devices. 
  • Incredible eye for detail. You value quality and polish in the work that you and your team produce.
  • You’re an excellent self starter who's hungry for learning.
  • You thrive in a fast paced, constantly changing environment
  • You have experience effectively using outside resources (agencies, contractors, illustrators) to extend the capabilities of the team.  Having a network of past resources is a plus. 
  • BA or BBA in User Experience, Creative Design or alternative degree preferre                                                                                                                                                   
More About Sonos

In 2002, Sonos set out to reinvent the way people listen at home. The wireless home sound system we created makes it easier than ever to fill any and every room with music, podcasts, TV, and just about anything else you could ever want to hear-all with brilliant, immersive clarity. Since then millions of people in over 60 countries have made Sonos part of their lives.

Today we remain focused on innovation, thoughtfully designing products, inventing new technologies, expanding our software platform, crafting the best sound experience and making a positive social impact in the world.

We're empowering people to listen better because listening builds understanding and drives change. It even increases happiness and brings people together. Simply put, listening leads to a better life. (We've got the data to prove it.)

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