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Manager, Design – Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International – Burbank, CA


Company: Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International

Address: Burbank, CA


  • Full Time

Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International

Job Summary:

DTCI Design is the unified design org for all customer facing experiences and supporting tools in the Direct-to-Consumer & International Technology org. We provide design and UX deliverables across all apps and websites shipped out of DTCI Tech. Our expertise ranges across interaction, visual, motion, prototyping, and production assets.

Our products cover many flagship brands of the Walt Disney Company, including ESPN, ESPN Fantasy, ABC, ABC News, DisneyNOW, Disney.com, Starwars.com, FiveThirtyEight, and many more. A wide range of V1 and iterative projects are shipped on all platforms across mobile, tablet, TV, and web.

The Design Manager will lead the design and UX of apps and websites for a specific product area, either vertically or horizontally focused.

The Design Manager will be responsible for building, managing and mentoring a team of Designers. Day-to-day responsibilities include working with Design team members directing rapid visual concepts, producing high fidelity visual design, coordinating requirements with stakeholders and partners, and presenting work product to executives and sponsors. Team fit is as important as design skills.

The ideal candidate for the Design Manager role is highly creative, engaging, able to work with all types of people, and deeply knowledgeable about the latest design trends and technologies. They can ship ground breaking V1 products and iterate on existing experiences. They are an expert in user interfaces, visual design, and motion design and has an amazing portfolio of work from web to mobile to TV interfaces.


Responsibilities:

  • Directing visual, UX, motion, and illustration concepts for the owned product area as well as producing visual concepts
  • Organizing design projects with stakeholders and partners
  • Hiring, building, managing, and mentoring Design team
  • Presenting to partners, executives, and sponsors


Basic Qualifications:

  • Qualified candidates must have at least 6+ years of experience designing beautiful, high function, responsive experiences for the web, mobile, and TV interfaces, or similar experience
  • At least 3 years of experience directing other designers of all skill levels and types
  • Experience working on a product team for a technology company or digital media firm
  • Expert understanding of user-centered design principles and UI best practices
  • Expert knowledge of Sketch and the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Self-motivated, problem solver with ability to oversee multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to design within brand guides and create new style guides and design language as needed
  • Strong work ethic, reliability, adaptability, works well with others; a complete team player
  • Strong presentation skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with TV UI (Roku, AppleTV, AndroidTV)
  • Familiarity with the Disney brands and content
  • Strong understanding of HTML, CSS, and other UI technologies
  • Ability to direct prototypes for user testing


Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, or equivalent professional experience

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