The opportunity

Do you want to help build the future of 3D & Mixed Reality creative tools at Adobe?

We’re looking for a Principal Designer to join Adobe Design and help drive the evolution of our Substance 3D and Augmented Reality ecosystem for creative users. As we continue to assemble a state-of-the-art 3D & Immersive organization, we are eager to find a hardworking and experienced design leader to influence and execute a strategy focused on the value and growth of Adobe’s Substance 3D tools and the future generation of multidimensional creation.

From the smallest detail, to big-picture concepts, to long-term strategy, our work is put to the test by millions of creative users across a variety of fields and experience levels every single day!

In this role, you will inform the product teams and lead the process from the beginning; from defining the right problems to solve, validating design and interaction explorations, to getting that interaction model juuuust right. You’ll work closely with an outstanding design team, product managers, and engineers to deliver key results, meaningful new creative possibilities, and end-to-end experiences.

What you’ll do

  • Approach problems holistically. Be an influential design leader, helping your cross-functional peers define the opportunity, strategy, and design experience solutions that push 3D & Immersive creation further.
  • Connect the dots. As a Principal Designer with industry knowledge and expertise, you will explore the unseen opportunities and “what if?” new opportunities within 3D and Immersive pipelines. You’ll partner daily with product leadership, research, and technical artists to craft the future.
  • Collaborate like mad! Identify commonalities and opportunities for optimized end-to-end experiences across workflows, dimensions, devices, and segments. Partner with the product, art, and marketing teams to drive best-in-class experiences.

What you need to succeed

  • Related degree or 6+ years of equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience in a 3D-related industry. Virtual/augmented reality, real-time production, new input methods such as camera sensors, 6DoF controllers, and/or hand tracking is a plus.
  • Knowledge in 3D tools such as Houdini, Unreal Engine, Unity, or other similar software.
  • Comfort mentoring, encouraging an inclusive and empowering environment for the design team to do innovative and impactful work.
  • Experience working with executives on ambiguous problems and crafting big picture strategies driven by design. Excellent oral and written communication skills are a prerequisite.
  • Being a facilitator across product-design-engineering teams in the early stages of strategic projects. This may sometimes involve driving design thinking workshops.
  • Deep expertise in problem framing from customer’s point of view and solving problems through high design craft.
  • Being able to socialize new insights and ideas with solid design rationale grounded in user research and business goals. Your leadership will invite the team to take action for better user and business outcomes.

How to Apply

To be considered for this role, you must have an online portfolio or samples of work demonstrating relevant examples. If your portfolio is password protected, please provide the Password in your submission.

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.