Fjord Visual Designer - San Francisco

At Fjord, visual design is the heartbeat of our design practice. Our designers identify user needs, interpret client challenges, and develop concepts that unify our products and services. Visual designers work collaboratively with UX and Content Design teams, absorbing the project’s needs, creating concepts, and evolving the client’s brand in an engaging way. As a Visual Designer, you’ll be accountable for concepts, strategies, and visual design artifacts at the project level. 
As a team, we:
  • Articulate the story and vision clearly in the service of our discipline. 
  • Consistently push ourselves toward groundbreaking design thinking. 
  • Demonstrate how unconventional thinking leads to world-class design. 
As a Visual Designer, you:
  • Ensure our work communicates clearly, is on brand, and delights users.
  • Understand Visual Design as a discipline and a practice.
  • Explain and discuss design decisions eloquently, and give design feedback.
  • Contribute to the definition and creation of flexible, coherent design systems and component libraries.
  • Work closely with design, technology, and project management to ensure the design meets creative, strategy, and project objectives.
  • Design mood boards, comps, concept sketches, presentation decks, style guides, and storyboards under direction of the project’s Creative Lead.
  • Share in client presentations, as appropriate and assigned.
  • Understand brand strategy and the organizational/political dynamics of assigned brands, including the critical processes that drive them and the key players involved. Translate or extend the brand identity system to digital touchpoints.
  • Attend and help plan studio and community events, workshops, and conferences as a Fjord ambassador.
Working together, we will:
  • Unite and inspire designers, creating world-class work. 
  • Consistently create and elevate brilliant design thinking in our studio and beyond. 
  • Collaborate on products and services that build the business and change the way our clients think about design.
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