Designer II

Posted on: 
April 2, 2024

Disney Entertainment and ESPN Technology Design

Design at Disney is at the forefront of creating intuitive, innovative, and beautiful products that our fans love and crave. We strive to design high-quality end-to-end experiences while maintaining an inclusive and collaborative culture. To us, team-fit and attitude are as important as hard design skills.

Overview

Disney Entertainment and ESPN Technology Design is the unified design org for 90+ customer-facing websites/apps and hundreds of enterprise products in the DE&E Technology organization. We are the storytellers responsible for adding "something special" to our consumers' experience every day through exciting design, artwork, branding and UX globally. We are responsible for driving the product design, user experiences, creative direction, production design, motion design, service design, UX copywriting, UX research and UX engineering. It is our job to create a framework that delivers consistent, creative and innovative user experiences for people - whether they are using Disney's consumer-facing products, or the platforms, products and tools that help power our business. Crucially, how we do that work must be both imaginative and efficient, allowing us to also free our team devote energy to using design to drive innovation.

Consumer Portfolio

The consumer portfolio we get to design for includes many of the most trusted and beloved brands in the world - ABC, ABC News, Disney, ESPN, Freeform, FX, Marvel, National Geographic and Star Wars. These are great products, and our charge is to always imagine ways to make them even better; to deliver happiness and magical moments through artistry and inventive design, reinforcing the emotional connection between consumers and Disney's brands.

Responsibilities

The DE&E Technology Product Design team delivers transformative consumer-facing product innovation across Mobile, Desktop, and TV apps for our consumer experiences. This mission includes delivering brand-specific consumer experiences, building cohesive user journeys within a product family, partnering across Product, Engineering and other business partners, and working with Design team members directing rapid visual concepts, producing high fidelity visual design. We are a multi-disciplinary design team where you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with many design groups and specialties to create innovative products that people love to use.

Job Summary

Designers at Disney are creative problem solvers who look to collaborate inclusively throughout your design process and evolve the way Disney operates. We expect a Designer II to work on projects from the ground up and optimizing existing solutions, with in-depth knowledge about the latest design trends and technologies.

Roles & Responsibilities

As a Designer II, you will:

  • Collaborate and coordinate requirements with a diverse set of stakeholders
  • Perform within the organization's design system-building, maintaining, and evolving brand libraries and design languages
  • Produce design solutions by creating high-fidelity mock-ups for consumer-facing native app and responsive web experiences
  • Present design work to stakeholders and partners
  • Collaborate on opportunities with an intent to elevate our digital identities and business needs on both a platform and brand-specific level

Qualifications

As an applicant to this role, we ask that your portfolio demonstrates:

  • 3+ years of relevant industry experiences
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Experience designing high-quality experiences and user flows across app and web
  • A strong understanding of user-centered design principles and best practices
  • You are a self-motivated, problem solver
  • The ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and persuasively
  • Hunger for innovation, eager to challenge the status quo
  • An interest in and aptitude for learning new technologies and design skills
  • A strong work ethic, that you are reliable, adaptable, and work well with others
  • The ability to design within brand guides and contribute to design language
  • Strong knowledge of design tools such as Figma, Sketch, and Adobe CreativeSuite
  • The hiring range for this position in Los Angeles is $102,500 - $137,500 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.
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