Adobe Design is seeking an Experience Design and 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 people doing everyday work.

We have more limited attention spans than ever before, and are overloaded with information. Your mission is to improve the experience of the PDF so we can grasp the meaningful information in the document faster. During this internship, you will understand users’ goals, challenges, explore new UX patterns and new technologies and design a better solution, test and refine that solution iteratively with the target end users.

We are seeking a holistic design intern with a passion for design thinking. 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.

What you’ll be working on

  • Research end-users, subject matter experts and secondary sources to develop an in-depth understanding of user needs
  • Articulate user needs through personas, empathy mapping, and journey mapping
  • Deliver a compelling vision in the form of an interactive prototype or presentation on how to make long form documents easier to comprehend

What you’ll bring to the team

  • 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
  • White-boarding ninja skills
  • Experience with Adobe’s creative tools (Illustrator, Photoshop, XD) and other design tools such as Keynote, Sketch, Flinto, and InVision or others
  • 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

How to Apply

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

About Adobe Design

Adobe Design creates tools that amplify the world’s ability to create and communicate. We’re a global team of designers, researchers, prototypers, content strategists, program managers, and more who work across Adobe’s three product lines: Creative Cloud, Document Cloud, and Experience Cloud.