Mobile devices are more than just pocket computers; they connect us to the things we love and the people we care about. Great visual design appeals to this new breed of user, turning an application into a worthwhile experience that people look forward to.
Beyond a mobile solution’s initial “curb appeal,” beautiful design can touch something deeper in us. When a solution combines gratifying aesthetics with meaningful utility, users will develop deeper connections to both the application and the brand.
You think in pixels and have been known to obsess over the smallest details while working toward the big picture. You see your work as a craft and strive to expand your toolkit.
Visual Designers report to the Art Director and Creative Director and work alongside the client services, interaction design, and technology teams.
Applicants must provide a portfolio (examples of mobile work is a plus, but not mandatory).
Do you believe the user experience is improved by bringing simplicity, clarity and personality to software? Have you ever referred to a mobile app as elegant or believed its design demonstrated true craftsmanship? Are you constantly looking at best-in-class mobile design? Do you integrate the newest trends into your visions but rely on the fundamentals to create stunning end products?
There is a common misconception that visual designers are brought in at the end of product development to make things beautiful. But at Mutual Mobile, we’re unwilling to throw a shiny coat of paint over our products right before it ships. Our visual design process starts at the beginning of a project at a strategic level and is involved throughout the entire process.
We believe real design is about how it works, not just how it looks. We seek designers who understand Lean principles and can create jaw-dropping visual designs in an agile environment.
You love clients and getting to be a conduit for communication. You love what feels like magic when something beautiful is created to solve a business goal and meet a user’s need. You love working with other designers across a variety of projects. You don’t shy away from difficult conversations, and you are a natural mentor.
Creating visual designs in a fast-paced environment means bringing a strong voice, an efficiency of speed, and an eye for critiquing. Our environment calls for extreme communication, enthusiasm and empathy. As the Art Director, you understand that we have no time for divas or wannabe superheroes. You understand that success is determined by the strength of your team as a whole, and it’s essential each member carry his/her weight.
As the Art Director, you’ll work closely with clients across a variety of verticals in both the consumer and enterprise space. These projects should push you outside of your comfort zone, while your industry experience will be utilized to help shape the future of Mutual Mobile’s design team.