Global Consumer Design Analyst - Motion Designer

Date: May 13, 2022

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 50964 

 

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home. In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Yummly. In 2021, the company reported approximately $22 billion in annual sales, 69,000 employees and 54 manufacturing and technology research centers.

 

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by FORTUNE as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Integrity, Respect, Inclusion & Diversity, One Whirlpool, and Spirit of Winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of a company that is in constant pursuit of improving life at home.

This role in summary

Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a Motion Designer opening to join our Global Consumer Design organization. 


At Whirlpool we believe in having people as our central focus, both our users and our employees. Our User Experience team takes pride in having a pulse check on what our users really want while riding the waves of emerging technologies. As a team member you will be crafting experiences that will make the lives of millions of consumers around the globe a whole lot easier and delightful right in their homes! You will have the responsibility of breathing life into various brands under Whirlpool by applying principles of motion design. You will bring harmony between various aspects of light, sounds and visual elements. If you are excited about orchestrating such experiences, hopefully you are able to check off most of these requirements for the role.


A portfolio highlighting multiple projects and your direct contributions will be needed to be considered for the role.
 

Your responsibilities will include

  • Create compelling and inspiring digital design and animations for Whirlpool connected home appliance products and services that stand out in the marketplace.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members throughout the design phase to address iterative feedback and to ensure optimal design execution.
  • Generate high-fidelity wireframes, mockups, and pixel-perfect visual designs based on UX flows. 
  • Contribute to develop our Design Systems for the different brands to create amazing user experiences. 
  • Apply motion graphics best practices to drive innovation and ensure visual solutions are highly scalable across multiple applications.
  • Work with software developers to optimize the motion elements for different platforms, to provide guidance, and validate implementation.
  • Audit early software builds to ensure the team’s vision is being properly applied.
  • Foster the future: Actively seek and share digital inspiration (creative, technology, general digital, and motion trends).

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree or, in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED and 5+ years of design experience
  • 3+ years of experience in design basics including Typography, Color Theory, and Layout across different form factors.
  • 3+ years of experience with motion design tools such as Adobe After Effect, Adobe XD, Invision, or Cinema 4D.

Preferred skills and experiences

  • Degree in Graphic Design, Digital Art, Motion Graphics, Multimedia design.
  • Experience with digital design tools such as Figma, Sketch, Photoshop, as well as a strong understanding of Android and IOS.
  • Industry experience in designing & creating digital products or mobile user experiences.
  • Skills in communicating and influencing design strategy.
  • 3+ years of relevant industry experience. 
  • Ability to translate brand books, style guides, storyboards, scripts into impactful motion graphics.
  • Ability to create basic interactive simulations demonstrating the motion intent.
  • Knowledge of Adobe CS and other graphic tools such as Sketch, Figma, Abstract, Zeplin.
  • Understanding of Android and IOS capabilities of coding. 
  • Expertise in design basics including Typography, Color Theory, and Layout across different form factors.
  • Understanding and basic knowledge of usability and user centered design principles and methodologies.
  • Experience working with external development teams.

 

 

 

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