The Opportunity

Are you a designer that loves to analyze every interface you see by breaking it down into the tiniest, reusable parts and then building it back up again – better and stronger? The Digital Video & Audio group inside of Adobe Design, is seeking a design intern to join the design system team!

We create the best-in-class pro tools, like Premiere Pro and After Effects, by applying Adobe’s Spectrum Design System.

You will help define new patterns, evolve old ones, and make sure the interface elegantly and intuitively reflects the user’s mental model in how they interact with the tool. For a new designer, this is a terrific opportunity to learn what it takes to build and maintain a design system. You’ll also get lots of exposure to designers across Adobe’s product teams!

What you’ll be working on

  • Applying and extending the Spectrum Design language, to design patterns specific to the time-based video editing and animation tools in DVA and contribute them back to our pattern libraries.
  • You will evangelize and communicate designs through sketches, storyboards, presentations, hi-fidelity mockups, prototypes, or animations.
  • From conception to final implementation, you will partner closely with a Senior Experience - Designer. Also, you will also interact with Product Management, and Engineering to present designs clearly and concisely.
  • You will fully specify designs for Engineering and continue to iterate on them, making smart trade-offs throughout the development cycle.

What you’ll bring to the team


  • A portfolio that demonstrates attention to detail and love of craft
  • Ability to communicate design approach and rationale persuasively and concisely to all functions of the organization, including executives
  • General experience conducting user research or familiarity with research techniques
  • Thrives in culture of critiques, collaborative design, and the camaraderie of the tight-knit DVA design team
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with UX Design tools (XD, Figma, or Sketch) as well as other design tools for prototyping such as After Effects, Keynote, Framer, Flinto
  • Senior in a college degree program, preferably in design with an emphasis on visual design, interaction design, HCI or related field


  • Experience with motion design, web technologies, front-end code, and prototyping a plus
  • Experience architecting, executing, and contributing to design systems
  • Experience building and shipping software
  • Expertise in accessibility standards, modern UI frameworks, or other design systems
  • Experience designing for pro tools in the productivity or creativity space

How to Apply

To be considered for this role, please submit your resume and portfolio. We’d like to see examples of both visual and interaction design details and systems-thinking approaches to design.

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.