Adobe Design is seeking an Experience Design Research Intern to join our Document Cloud product design team here in San Francisco, California.

Document Cloud is Adobe’s popular suite of apps and services that center on PDF consumption, conversion, and document exchange services. As part of this team, you will help us revolutionize the way users create, edit, manipulate, sign, and share documents. Using clarity and simplicity as a foundation, you will help us unite products and services across desktop, mobile, and web interfaces. You will help us to explore the future of what it means to interact with a “document”. And, most importantly, you will help us bring delightful experiences to everyday people doing everyday work.

The Project:

Document Cloud is known for enhancing workforce productivity but student productivity is an unexplored arena. As such, you will help us reimagine how a student’s journey can be driven by our powerful document tools and surface opportunities for us to integrate with academic “spaces”. It will involve researching the competitive landscape among Education platforms, identifying user needs and pain points, creating testable concepts to validate ideas, and presenting an end-to-end vision for the experience.

We are seeking a holistic design intern with a passion for user-centered design. One who is able uncover key user insights through proven research methods and translate those insights into meaningful ideas for the product. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills to articulate the problem space and the design chops to convey the “art of the possible” to the entire product team.


  • Conduct research including interviews with product managers, SMEs, and users
  • Articulate the user identity and needs through personas, empathy mapping, and journey mapping
  • Deliver a compelling vision for how to extend our user base to a younger “student” population


  • Senior in a college degree program, preferably in design with an emphasis on cognitive science, psychology, HCI, or related design field
  • Fundamental research, interaction and visual design skills.
  • Experience with Adobe’s creative tools (Illustrator, Photoshop, XD) and other design tools such as Keynote, Sketch, Flinto, and InVision
  • Familiarity with mobile platforms (iOS/Android) a plus
  • Experience with motion design and prototyping a plus
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Willingness and ability to contribute to the creative spirit of the Experience Design team during your internship.
  • Love of all things design and asking questions

To be considered for this role you must submit a resume and portfolio.

Why Adobe

At Adobe, you will be immersed in an exceptional work environment that is recognized throughout the world on Best Companies lists. You will also be surrounded by colleagues who are committed to helping each other grow through our unique Check-In approach where ongoing feedback flows freely.

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