Microsoft Corporation Senior Visual Designer in Prague, Czech Republic

Visual Designer

We’re looking for a talented visual designer to join our Prague office working on Microsoft Teams - a new chat-based collaboration application that will change how people work together. Our Prague team is focused on delivering new innovations across next gen video, meetings, and collaboration experiences. We value creativity, sharing ideas openly, and having fun while we work. Most of all, we are motivated by the desire to create product experiences people and teams love.

You will work on experiences that span across new hardware and software. Being highly creative with the flexibility to solve a variety of design problems is necessary. You need to be great at zooming from big picture thinking to detailed design and love doing both. You will be responsible for facilitating the delivery of world-class designs from conception through completion by deeply collaborating with other designers, engineering, and product management in Prague, the US and India. You will need to be able to communicate your ideas using a wide variety of methods—from telling a compelling story, to providing sketches, to fully rendered designs.

Help us take Microsoft Teams to the next level of visual refinement and delight.

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities

  • Collaborate with interaction designers to create clear, beautiful, and delightful user interface designs that blend brand personality, visual design, motion design, and sound.

  • Iterate on designs to find the most effective solution.

  • Collaborate with developers and product management to specify and implement new visual designs and UI animations with top-notch quality.

  • Contribute to the evolution of the Microsoft Teams design patterns and personality, as a key app in the Office software suite.

  • Advocate for your design solutions by putting them in context of business and user goals.

  • Create interface designs for desktop (Windows and MacOS), web, and mobile (iOS, Android, Windows Phone).

Qualifications

Candidate Profile

Pre-requisite knowledge, skills, and experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ professional experience in visual design, with an emphasis in user-interface design.

  • Familiarity with Sketch and Adobe Illustrator.

  • A strong portfolio demonstrating sensitivity to typography, color, contrast, and information hierarchy, from broad concepts to tiny details.

  • BA or BFA degree in Graphic Design, User Experience Design, or related fields.

  • Awareness of trends in communication, collaboration, and user interface design.

  • Familiarity with HTML/CSS a plus.

  • Motion design experience a plus.

Behaviors

  • An eye for detail, and a strong sense for aesthetic, wit, and delight.

  • A team player, ready to contribute to the success of your team.

  • Ability to work within constraints, and adaptability to changing circumstances.

  • Works efficiently and consistently meets deadlines.

  • Has a passion for great design, and enthusiasm for turning great ideas into real experiences.