Adobe Design is seeking a cross-functional intern to join our team in the San Francisco design space.

The Opportunity: The Spectrum Toolset team is developing innovative tools that help designers and engineers work more successfully, together. These tools work in tandem with Spectrum, the design system that powers products across Adobe’s entire ecosystem.

We work closely with design, business and technology leaders to promote design excellence at scale. From the small details to big-picture design thinking, our work benefits millions of customers across a variety of professional fields.

This is an opportunity to create tools and experiences that benefit creative people just like you.

The Role

We’re seeking a design-oriented frontend engineer who takes a creative approach to problem-solving, thinks holistically, and has a passion for creating products that help designers and engineers be successful.

You’ll be responsible for creating a new tool for the Spectrum toolset, which is a collection of applications and services that serve designers and engineers at Adobe. These tools empower our fellow product builders to be more creative, efficient and collaborative. In this role, you’ll talk to customers, conceive compelling new features, and iterate based on user feedback.

Our ideal candidate is one who is fluent in HTML, CSS and Javascript, can write stable and performant code, is detail-oriented, and a champion for accessibility.

In this role, you will:

  • Have meaningful ownership. You’ll make important decisions about the way our products look, feel and behave.
  • Bring the design to life. Use interactive prototypes to show interaction and drive usability testing with real users.
  • Be an advocate the for customer. Work with designers and researchers to understand user needs and advance patterns that benefit the common good.
  • Grow. You’ll sharpen your skills in this role, and learn how to take ownership of important aspects of our system.


  • Junior or incoming Senior in a college degree program, preferably in design with an emphasis on graphic design, HCI, or related design field ]
  • Mastery of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and other design tools such as Keynote, Sketch, Flinto, and InVision
  • Familiarity with iOS and Android design languages
  • Experience with motion design and prototyping
  • Familiarity with HTML and Javascript 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

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

The Team

Real quotes from designers on this team:

“It’s pretty special that I get to work on tools for creative people. I’m constantly flexing my empathy muscles, thinking of everyone I’ve come into contact with who has used Adobe to make their creative dreams come to life.”

“One of the best parts about this job is that I’m able to use the tools I want (the tools that already fit into my workflow). I get to work with a small team surrounded by a large group of talented people throughout Adobe with helpful insights and skills.”

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.

If you’re looking to make an impact, Adobe’s the place for you. Discover what our employees are saying about their career experiences on the Adobe Life blog and explore the meaningful benefits we offer.