Job Description / Skills Required
The Visual Designer will focus on concepting and creating visually engaging, branded, and functional digital assets for Groupon’s marketing and merchandising businesses. A key aspect of this role is a thorough understanding of the right balance between serving our brand’s purpose, business goals, and customer needs. Visual Designers are expected to innovate and provide creative ideas for ongoing and seasonal tentpole campaigns that align to cross-functional business goals. The Visual Designer will report to the Art Director.
Establish the look, feel, and size for various brand, marketing, and merchandising asset campaigns across web, touch, and mobile
Work within brand guidelines to create layouts that reinforce the Groupon brand style and voice through its visual touchpoints
In addition to standard asset types, design logos, icons, illustrations, infographics, and data visualizations
Work with a global asset library and workflow system to source images and follow a production schedule
Juggle multiple projects while effectively managing timelines and expectations
Brainstorm and develop clear ideas, concepts, and designs from inception through production
Work collaboratively with other designers and copywriters to ensure a consistent, integrated brand perception and user experience
Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product managers, marketing managers, and merchandising business lines to create a simple, branded UX
Translate client business requirements, user needs, and technical requirements into designs that are visually enticing, easy to use, and emotionally engaging
Stay in the loop and on top of the latest standards, changes, trends in visual design field
Bachelor’s degree and at least 2+ years relevant design experience
Design experience for websites and ecommerce digital advertising preferred A solid foundation in typography, layout, and design
Good eye for photography and be able to select photography for campaigns
Excellent visual, written, and verbal communication skills, along with presentation and negotiation skills
A penchant for details and organization, including the ability to prioritize tasks, communicate progress, and meet deadlines
The ability to effectively take direction and work both collaboratively and autonomously
Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, especially Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator; additional experience with Sketch and HTML preferred
When applying, please include your resume, cover letter, and portfolio. If we set up an interview, you’ll present a minimum of 3 relevant projects. You’ll provide insight into your design process and include any materials you have a deep passion for. We want to meet the whole person, not just your professional work.
Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events. At the same time, we are providing advertising options and tools that merchants can use to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward. Community matters to us on an internal, local and global scale—it’s fundamental to our company’s growth and to the well-being of the world at large. We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.