WhatsApp is looking for an Illustrator to join the WhatsApp Foundations team.
As our Illustrator you’ll be partnering with product designers and the Brand Team to define the illustration system for WhatsApp globally. You will be establishing processes, education and collaborating with other WhatsApp designers on rethinking some of our core systems and innovating within constraints. Your main focus will be on iconography and visual expression for WhatsApp, from creating new icon systems while maintaining and updating the current systems in place.
The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented creative designer who constantly strives for simplicity, is known as a strategic partner to their cross-functional peers, and understands how form influences function. They are an expert in their craft, with the ability to inspire and collaborate with other designers on the team.
Illustrator - WhatsApp Responsibilities
Own the process of building a new illustration design system and WhatsApp illustrative direction.
Work closely with product designers, Brand Team, and other cross-functional partners to understand expectations and deliver high quality outputs.
Generate and rationalize clear ideas, concepts and designs of creative assets from beginning to end without a great deal of oversight.
Work collaboratively with other designers to understand and translate product needs into designs that are visually enticing, easy to understand, and ensure a consistent, integrated brand perception and user-experience
Manage and address feedback from partners and stakeholder approvals.
Give and solicit feedback from other designers in order to continually raise our bar for quality
Ability to represent work to a broader product team and other partners, clearly and succinctly articulating the goals and concepts.
Experience with (or exposure to) working with icon systems at scale.
Experience working with external vendors (individual artists and agencies), providing direction and feedback.
Knowledge of creative & production tool sets - e.g., Figma, Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, G-suite, Microsoft Office products, etc.
Extensive experience in graphic/visual design, grid systems and applications for mobile (iOS + Android), desktop, web, and offline (print).
Proficiency in keeping up with visual design technologies and industry trends.
Experience in 3D design and motion/animation.