The Opportunity

Are you excited about creativity and the future of creative tools? At Adobe, we strive to empower creatives with powerful software for use in digital imaging, filmmaking, illustration, and more. From the small details to big-picture feature concepts and long-term strategy, our work is put to test by millions of creatives. We enable creativity for more people in more places, every day. This is your chance to define creative tools for creative people, just like you!

The Role Adobe Design, our nearly 400-person product design group, is looking for a dedicated Senior Designer to join the Adobe InDesign team and help us evolve the industry-leading layout and page design software.

We work closely with business, marketing, engineering, and research to deeply understand customer needs and deliver the industry standard in tools for print and digital media. We’re seeking a designer who thinks holistically and uses modern tools to evaluate concepts quickly. One who favours interactive prototypes over flat mock-ups, and is willing to engage in both exploration of concepts and refinement of details. One with an inquisitive personality and the dream to evolve, craft and build creative tools for the future.

What you’ll do

  • Communicate design ideas at various stages of the design process with wireframes, flow diagrams, storyboards, mock-ups, and/or high-fidelity prototypes.
  • Work alongside other designers, product managers, engineers, and cross-functional partners, to conceptualize new features and evolve workflows to enhance the creative experience.
  • Have significant ownership. You will make important decisions about how the product looks, feels, and behaves.
  • Optimally articulate rationale, logic and research as supporting evidence for well thought through decisions.
  • Coordinate multiple projects to completion, and drive adoption of user experience standard methodologies.
  • Be an advocate for the user. Partner closely with the user research team, conduct primary/secondary user research, validate design solutions, conduct quick rounds of usability testing, for incorporating results into your design process.

What you need to succeed

Must-haves:

  • A minimum of 5 years of industry experience in design with a proven track record of excellent designs and strategy that meets user needs, product requirements & business objectives.
  • A formal education in design or equivalent practical experience, with an emphasis on user experience, graphic design, or a related design field.
  • Passion for art, creativity, and empowering people to create.
  • Ability to grasp the essence of complex design problems and translate them to practical design solutions.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to lead multiple workstreams.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, and storytelling skills.
  • Ability to design in a rapid iterative design process, with a focus on quality and commitment to timelines.
  • Strong understanding of Adobe XD, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, or similar design tools.

Nice-to-haves:

  • Knowledge of print and publication design workflows.
  • First-hand experience in a creative field other than software design.
  • Deep knowledge around and passion for accessible & broad design.

How to Apply

o be considered for this role please submit a resume and online portfolio with examples of your product/experience design work. We are particularly interested in your process. It is very effective to include case studies that show off the evolution of your work. Early sketches, ideas or challenges overcome are all encouraged artifacts. The journey is just as important as an excellent finished product.

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.