Sr. Visual Designer

Bowers & Wilkins, based in downtown Redwood City, is looking for a Sr. Visual Designer to be a part of building the most innovative audio/video and home automation systems the world has yet to see. Our team is a unique set of people who love and embrace the rich heritage of the brand but quite literally defy the status quo of what is available in the market today.

Redwood City, CA

Bowers & Wilkins

In May 2016, we ushered in a new era when Silicon Valley&nbsp;<br />startup Eva Automation purchased Bowers &amp; Wilkins.&nbsp;<br />Today, we are a new kind of company, fusing our brand&nbsp;<br />and audio expertise with the cutting-edge startup culture&nbsp;<br />of Eva to create revolutionary yet simple home&nbsp;<br />entertainment experiences.<br /><br />We are excited about our vision for the future &ndash; one&nbsp;<br />where watching and listening to content at home should&nbsp;<br />be elegant and robust. Smart and sexy. Simple and fun.&nbsp;<br /><br />Interested in joining us?

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Overview: Bowers &amp; Wilkins is seeking an EXPERIENCED Senior Visual Designer with broad knowledge and advanced skills in visual design, user experience, and user interface for software/applications. We need a team player who can turn a variety of requirements into clear and simple solutions. While it's preferred that you have some consumer electronic experience, we're really looking for someone who can help think through challenging problems, understand the user, embrace simplicity, and exude passion for design excellence to deliver solutions inspired by a deep desire to create emotionally compelling branded experiences. We need you, if you are a humble expert; if you can effectively engage in projects from concept to production, nail the details, and enjoy learning from and collaborating with other designers, software engineers, and product managers to deliver compelling experiences. You must be able to articulate design decisions and tell stories with impeccable visual fidelity. You&rsquo;ll work closely with Product Managers, Engineers and other Designers always with an eye towards empathizing with the user and making their life better and more beautiful.&nbsp;
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Work collaboratively with other designers, product managers, engineers and QA.</li> <li>Effectively define and apply visual design strategies across multiple screens and interfaces (TV, remote, mobile UIs, web).</li> <li>Set and manage key stakeholder expectations via effective and clear communication of vision, goals, plans, risks, concepts, options, pros, and cons.</li> <li>Translate a variety of requirements into clear and simple design solutions.</li> <li>Define, deliver, document, and maintain a holistic visual branded design language across TV, web, and mobile.</li> <li>Collaborate to identify and define new concepts.</li> <li>Define and deliver a holistic visual design language.</li> <li>Work with engineering to ensure design integrity.</li> <li>Deliver work products that span all project phases from concept and design through to production (e.g., sketches, mockups, low and hi-fidelity comps, motion videos, specs, guidelines, and production-ready assets).</li> <li>Explore a variety of visual design directions in a rapid iterative fashion.</li> <li>Effectively and clearly communicate design ideas and concepts.</li> <li>Handle a continually changing workload and shifting priorities.</li> <li>Lead by example and drive improvement of our design culture (best practices, tools, deliverables, communications, relationships, etc.).</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p>The UX Design team is looking for an outstanding candidate possessing a combination of professional and technical skills.</p> <ul> <li>10+ years of digital visual design experience.</li> <li>Consumer electronic product design experience (TV, set top box, remote control, smartphone).</li> <li>Impeccable visual design foundation (typography, color, layout, etc.).</li> <li>Strong experience working with interactive content and efficient at creating production-ready artwork and assets.</li> <li>Capable self-starter, self-motivated, able to work independently, prioritize effectively, and perform multiple tasks under minimal supervision.</li> <li>A humble expert with an open-mind who knows that great ideas come from anyone and enjoys learning from and collaborating with others to deliver best-in-class experiences.</li> <li>Desire and ability to nail the details and stay highly organized is critical.</li> <li>Ability to see an assignment through many iterations and rounds of refinement.</li> <li>Ability to see an assignment through to completion in a fast-paced environment.</li> <li>Ability to deal with ambiguity and achieve good results on a tight deadline.</li> <li>Ability to successfully juggle multiple, varying assignments and prioritize effectively.</li> <li>Proficiency with leading design software (e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.).</li> <li>BA or Master&rsquo;s degree in User Interface Design or related studies.</li> <li>Portfolio with projects demonstrating process (conceptualization through realization).</li> <li>Avid user of audio / video equipment including televisions, AV receivers, internet streaming devices, cable boxes, universal remote controls and audio streaming.</li> <li>Avid and/or passionate about home automation.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Experienced Professional</strong></p> <ul> <li>Decisive and effective at issue tracking and resolution; delivering quality on-time.</li> <li>Properly set and manage stakeholder expectations.</li> <li>Ability to operate in an agile startup environment with a continually changing workload and shifting priorities / requirements.</li> <li>Foresee problems &amp; define multiple solutions (pros/cons).</li> <li>Create leverage-able solutions to reduce / manage future work.</li> <li>Concise &amp; constructive communicator, comfortable presenting to stakeholders.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Mature Professional</strong></p> <ul> <li>Solid emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills; achieves success through great professional relationships (no office politics).</li> <li>Positive and constructive attitude; see challenges as opportunities.</li> <li>Great listener; respectful and inclusive; able to accurately summarize and clarify.</li> <li>Self-motivated individual who is accountable and results oriented.</li> <li>Hands-on, collaborative and strong team spirit.</li> </ul>