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Communication Design Lead

Future of Mobility client of Vee Ventures k


Mar 23
Job Description

About Our Client
Our client is driving people, their businesses, and society forward by taking on their toughest transportation challenges. But while they believe more than ever that mobility drives human progress, the world has progressed, too. Our client is in the midst of the biggest change the automotive industry has ever seen. Just as cars changed the world over the last century—creating the driver, highways, gas stations, and malls—self-driving cars, electric powertrains, and connected vehicles will radically reshape how we live, work, and play, our cities and society itself over the next hundred years. Our client’s HCD organization drives human progress through creativity, empathy, and design. They are at the cutting edge of the company’s most strategically critical work, designing people’s and society’s needs into the heart of next-gen products, services, and experiences. Every day, the company’s vehicles and services support millions of people around the world, and the HCD organization is designing at scale – not just inventing the future, but operationalizing it, to help all those people move through their lives, better. Their global labs are dedicated spaces that push the edge of the company’s near and far strategy. Their ultimate goal is to design new products, services, and ventures that customers love and that drive business profitability.

Position Overview
They are looking for a Communication Design Lead who will:
- Lead multidisciplinary teams through the process, where harmonious collaboration is imperative
- Concept and execute brand identity, art direction, storytelling, and visual and verbal communication across an array of media
- Cut to the heart of the problem, and love making complex challenges simple, intuitive, realistic, and tangible to the business
- Thrive on solving problems in an ambiguous and complex environment
- Help uncover insights about customers and tell their stories so they resonate with the business
- Create deliverables that inspire action, whether it be budget approvals by key stakeholders or helping internal teams reach a consensus on a direction forward
- Work collaboratively with writers and other team members to strategize concepts, and craft video scripts, storyboards, presentation outlines, etc.
- Revel in the art of detail, with a desire to shape the bigger picture so people can make the connection between the customer, the organization's designs, and the business strategy
- Stay up to speed on communication trends to bring real-world inspiration to our work, so we are always pushing the edge of what is possible
- Conceive, design, test, and develop new products and services
- Create prototypes that help tell a project’s story, enabling co-creation and collaboration among?teams
- Inspire teams through direction, vision, and planning across all aspects of project work and deliverables
- Balance team autonomy and guidance
- Collaborate with external partners/contractors as needed
- Contribute to clear communication with internal stakeholders and external partners
- Support the development of the lab’s Communication Design practice

- Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Communication Design, or New Media
- 5+ years of Communication Design experience across a breadth of media
- High School Diploma or GED and 8+ years experience in Graphic Design, Communication Design, or New Media
- 2+ years of leading highly collaborative design teams in human-centered design

- Passionate about mobility and/or the automotive and transportation industry
- Experience working in a variety of organizations (startup, corporate, agency)
- Extensive experience across a variety of media (print, motion, web) including fluency in the following software: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Sketch, Figma, Keynote, and Microsoft Office.
- Experience with Adobe XD, Adobe Premier Pro, video editing and motion graphics is a plus.  
- Experience designing and/or facilitating group collaboration workshops
- Experience using design thinking principles or methods in a formal, in-person setting

***Research shows that candidates from under-represented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't meet all the criteria. If you don't have 100% of the skills listed, we strongly encourage you to apply if interested.***

 Diversity Equity & Inclusion
Our client is an equal-opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Work Authorization
Candidates for this position at our client company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Work Model
Our client has a hybrid model. The on-site requirement is 3 days/week (up to 5 if/when necessary).

Application Details

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Future of Mobility client of Vee Ventures

About Vee
Our founders and team have deep expertise in branding, innovation, design, I/O psychology, organization design, digital & data product development, enterprise software and application development complemented by current and past experience with clients ranging from emerging Silicon Valley unicorns to established leaders in government and the public and private sectors including BMW, Box, Clorox, HP, Lowe’s, Mastercard, McDonald’s, Microsoft, NASA, Nissan, Pepsico, Procter & Gamble, and Staples, among others. For more information, check out our website and blog (Insights section).

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