Principal Designer - Brand Studio , Marketing in Redmond, WA

TitlePrincipal Designer - Brand Studio
LocationRedmond, WA
Date AddedDecember 5, 2014
Open Positions1

Microsoft's Brand Studio is looking for an individual with exceptional creative talent to help develop, build, and maintain innovative world-class brand identity systems for its growing portfolio of devices and services. If you're a strategic thinker with a passion for design, full of energy, who has experience and maturity to shape and strengthen our business by building incredible brands, then this could be the ideal next role for you to shine.

Primary Responsibilities:
In this centralized position you'll be working with a high performing team driving effective brand and marketing strategies for Microsoft. You will be responsible for developing content, providing creative solutions, and maintaining incisive design standards across a range of Microsoft offerings. In collaboration with other designers, managers, and agency partners around the world you will be asked to take on tough, complex brand challenges, and bring ideas to life that activate and create impact for the Microsoft brand.

Must have demonstrated the ability to translate brand strategy into practical, engaging, brand expression. Show compelling results-driven design for a broad range of media/experiences for consumer and business audiences, communicate ideas effectively, and collaborate well with others.
The ideal candidate will have served as Senior Designer or Creative Director in a brand agency, and would utilize comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of brand identity strategy, design expression, implementation, evangelism, and creative management for leading global technology brands.
- 10+ years of experience in designing, developing, and implementing world-class brand visual identity systems and creative processes from the ground up (includes logos, fonts, photography libraries, packaging systems, templates, etc.)
- A strong portfolio that exhibits a breath of compelling, successful creative: Web/digital and print design, retail, packaging, industrial design, events, marketing communications, broadcast/video spanning both business and consumer audiences.
- Demonstrate strong conceptual skills and innovative creative problem solving capabilities.
- Strong project/creative management, communication and storytelling skills.
- Build strong relationships with internal teams and with world-class creative agencies to develop and implement brand identity expression.
- Provided consultation and training to ensure brand health, impactful, and lasting human connections.
- Proficiency in Adobe products, motion graphics, and experience using Microsoft Office apps preferred.
- Strong written and oral communication skills required.
- BS/BA required. Graphic Design or equivalent design degree experience preferred
Top Microsoft Success Factors include: Cross-group Collaboration, Communication Skills, Conviction and Courage, Drive for Results, and Organizational Agility.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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