Overview

Adobe Design is looking for a design manager to join the Adobe XD team in San Francisco, California. This is your opportunity to join a dynamic team, think holistically about design and help craft the future of creative tools for creative people, just like you.Our design team is rapidly growing and we are seeking a passionate design manager to help lead the team, provide strategic viewpoints, give creative direction, and drive concepts forward. This role tightly partners with our Adobe XD product team, and you will be a driving force for how the product evolves, looks and feels.

The challenge: Designers today have many choices when it comes to their software toolkit. The applications they use can vary greatly in capability, complexity and cost. At Adobe, we aim to simplify and empower the modern designer’s workflow by offering intuitive, streamlined and powerful design tools. Tools that remove tedium and friction, allow for rapid prototyping & iteration, and foster collaboration across teams and organizations. Do you see yourself helping us solve these complex problems? Can you imagine yourself driving innovation and increasing creativity for designers everywhere?

In this role, you will:

  • Critique and be critiqued. We value a positive personality who can give and take healthy feedback, encourage and develop the team’s ideas, and generally leave ego out of it.
  • Partner with product & engineering to champion design and the user’s voice throughout the product development process.
  • Connect people, ideas, and processes to achieve collaborative problem solving and integrated solutions.
  • Advocate for the design team and represent their work and interests to product management and other partner organizations.
  • Foster an inclusive culture that promotes collaboration, experimentation, transparency, and teamwork.
  • Resource and guide design development and production from planning all the way through delivery and implementation.
  • Lead through example by maintaining a high bar for quality and user-centric experiences.
  • Motivate, rally, and coach a team of inspired, extraordinary designers.see our designs built and placed in the hands of millions of creative customers.

Requirements:

  • Leadership experience managing a team of visual, UX, and product designers.
  • A real passion for design, combined with a desire to make an impact through strategically developing a team of designers.
  • Strong operational skills with the ability to drive initiatives and consensus across organizations with varying priorities.
  • A user-centered approach to crafting products for people.
  • Intimate knowledge of modern, software design practices, tools, and processes with experience working in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to develop, lead and inspire a multidisciplinary design team, encompassing visual design, UX, and prototyping.
  • Ability to resolve differences through discussion and coaching.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication 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.