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Visual Designer - IBM Systems

  • Country:US
  • State:TX
  • City:AUSTIN
  • Category:Marketing & Communications
  • Required Education:High School Diploma/GED
  • Position Type:Professional
  • Employment Type:Full-Time
  • Contract Type:Regular
  • Req ID:135209BR
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Job Description
Why design for IBM Systems?
You are a creative powerhouse. You are innately curious, endlessly experimental, and naturally empathetic. You enjoy working with a collaborative team of designers, strategists, and storytellers on a broad range of projects. You incorporate research insights into creative expression. You consistently push to develop strong concepts, and have an equal passion for the beautiful execution of those big ideas. You fight for your ideas but keep an open mind. You thrive on new challenges and seek an ecosystem in which design and designers are highly valued.

If this is you, we’d like you to join us. IBM is the birthplace of the axiom “good design is good business.” Now more than ever, IBM sees design as one of the key pathways to a sustainable future.

At IBM Systems, you’ll invent things. A new way to tell a story. A smarter strategy. Better ways of working. You’ll be part of a top-performing team that has fun, learns from failures, and innovates every day. We power the most important industries on the planet—from finance to telecommunications to scientific research. You may not know it, but there’s hardly a part of your daily life that isn't touched by an IBM Systems client.

IBM Systems leads in transformation: reinventing, learning, and doing what it takes to stay ahead of technological shifts to build what comes next. We’re good at change because we’ve never been afraid of it. If you’re the same, join us for our next big reveal.

About Systems Creative at IBM
We believe that engaging content is the best way to build relationships at scale, and that stories must be creatively woven, uniquely delivered, and useful to our audience. Want to be part of a company where science and creativity collide to make the new big bang in content? We create stories and design experiences that matter to our audiences, move them to act, and cut through the noise of more than 14,000 messages a day.

About this Position
As a Visual Designer at IBM, you shape the experience of our consumers through storytelling and design within our integrated brand constructs. You conceive and implement visual marketing campaigns that span media from print to email to display ads to interactive platforms. The Visual Designer develops engaging content and experiences for IBM Systems and product lines through inventive application of our brand guidelines. The successful candidate collaborates effectively with in-house, freelance, and external agency teams of designers, developers, copywriters, strategists, and producers to deliver content that helps us build a highly-engaged subscriber base and drive the sales pipeline. This role reports to the IBM Systems Creative Director. The Visual Designer role includes but is not limited to:

  • Create industry-leading design and brand expressions through all phases of project delivery in physical and digital media.
  • Redefine business problems as creative opportunities through the application of research insights
  • Design strategic, conceptual, beautiful, and effective solutions that engage the consumer.
  • Bring your passion for design and brand and create work that will advance our marketing experience.
  • Articulate solutions to complex design problems within coordinated campaigns

  • Unify key campaign themes and objectives to clearly articulate consumer interests across a wide breadth of deliverables.
  • Foster positive productive relationships with clients and stakeholders

Creative Strategy & Approach
  • Refine, drive, and reinforce the creative vision while further developing the IBM Systems brand, narrative, and story.
  • In collaboration with the IBM Systems marketing team, shape and execute our creative vision to fully align our objectives, strategies, and brand guidelines.
  • Actively contribute to brainstorms and ideation sessions to develop new ideas for content, campaigns, and new approaches to reach our consumers and meet our business objectives.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, to fulfill team creative expectations

Brand Stewardship & Governance
  • Implement brand guidelines and standards to align content across multiple media and platforms.
  • Ensure a cohesive user experience across various formats/media.
  • Ability to interact at all levels of the company and with external parties in a professional manner, and to conduct effective written and verbal communication.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Minimum of 4+ years working in a creative team environment
  • A comprehensive portfolio of work samples across various media, featuring excellent design, color and typographic skills.
  • Experience with developing designs and projects from ideation and development to implementation and activation
  • Expertise in creation of Illustrations, icons, and infographics preferred
  • Ability to articulate your concepts and designs within both critique and client presentation environments
  • Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office suite
  • Basic working knowledge of interaction design, HTML, CSS, Javascript, video editing, and animation tools a plus

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience


EO Statement
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree Commissionable: No
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