We are looking for a production designer who has the eye of a draftsman and the heart of an engineer.
Expert in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
Expert in CSS and HTML
Must have experience with creating assets at various sizes for iOS and Android
Must know how to create and implement pixel-perfect icon fonts
Must be familiar with Tumblr design sensibilities
Experience with motion graphics is a plus, especially GIFs
Experience with Xcode and Android Studio is a plus
Comfortable spending the day zoomed in at 3200%
One-handed demonstration of the Save For Web keyboard shortcut
Sub-pixels on straight lines make you want to die
Humility and good grammar
What is this job exactly?
We’re a small team of designers and writers who work on everything from the full suite of apps to the screenshots in our marketing material.
You’ll take organized, pixel-perfect Photoshop documents and work closely with an engineer to prepare assets for production, ensuring that the spacing and sizing of the build matches the mockup exactly. You’ll also work on creating good-looking screenshots for things like our Staff Blog and the App Store. Basically, all variety of stuff is going to come across your desk, sometimes last minute, but it’ll generally be pretty entertaining.
We work on Dropbox, JIRA, and Stash. You know how to use these things, and hopefully have ideas about how we can use them better. You’ll be the most technically-focused and engineering-minded member of the Creative Team. We are a plane and you are the landing gear. Does that make sense? Of course it does. You have a clockwork mind and you understand this metaphor exactly.
Just to be clear, this isn’t an entry-level position. Experience as a production designer, designer, or engineer is a must.
“Perhaps the best story stems from the busy holiday season of 2006. A temporary employee in the Coffeyville, Kansas, fulfillment center showed up at the start of his shift and left at the end of it, but strangely, he was not logging any actual work in the hours in between. Amazon’s time clocks were not yet linked to the system that tracked productivity, so the discrepancy went unnoticed for at least a week. Finally someone uncovered the scheme. The worker had surreptitiously tunneled out a cavern inside an eight-foot-tall pile of empty wooden pallets in a far corner of the fulfillment center. Inside, completely blocked from view, he had created a cozy den and furnished it with items purloined from Amazon’s plentiful shelves. There was food, a comfortable bed, pictures ripped from books adorning the walls—and several pornographic calendars.”—Brad Stone, The Everything Store