Art Director - Visual Systems

  • Menlo Park, San Francisco  
  • Company
    Start date
  • Closing date
    2 November 2019  
    Posted on
    4 October 2019  

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started.

Facebook is looking for an Art Director to join the Visual Systems team, a pillar within Product Foundation supporting the FB App. We focus on creating, maintaining, and evolving the visual systems that define our brand and FB app products including icons, typography, product illustration, photography, and live action creative. This person will be responsible for shaping and leading design communications across several product initiatives. As an experienced Art Director, you are comfortable collaborating and providing a creative point of view with designers, and collaborating with illustrators, content strategists, and product designers to grow and evolve work from a design perspective. You should be comfortable working across many digital platforms with multiple teams, and always be curious and eager to experiment. The ideal individual for this role is a multi-faceted and innovative problem-solver that has an eye for detail, brings both great creative work, strategic and systems thinking, and the ability to deliver and launch initiatives on time. A successful candidate should have strong, focused experience in Graphic Design. Additionally, the designer must be a clear communicator, a team player, and have a proven ability to inspire and motivate the team to deliver world-class creative work.


  • Execute on communication design across several surfaces, creating artwork combining photography, illustration, typography, and other graphic elements.

  • Seek out creative opportunities to improve on existing styles and approach.

  • Create sketches, storyboards, prototypes, and/or design specs necessary to guide development of useful and consistent experiences based on stakeholder direction and self-driven research.

  • Work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment with multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Produce strong conceptual and expressive communication design that is engaging and reflect a cohesive visual style.

  • Inspire your teammates, give and receive feedback, and critique respectfully.

  • Able to meet multiple deadlines, prioritize work, and keep projects moving forward.

  • Communicate art direction in addition to being a hands-on designer.


  • 5+ years of experience in Art Direction, Communication or Graphic Design.

  • A link to an online portfolio showcasing your work.

  • Experience designing visual systems as well as creating graphic design elements from illustrations to iconography.

  • Experience with visual storytelling including illustration and/or animation.

  • Experience creating work for digital surfaces in both mobile and web.

  • Portfolio exhibits conceptual ability, composition and color.

  • Presentation experience.

  • Knowledge in Illustrator, Photoshop, and Sketch.

  • Experience with time management, task prioritization, and identifying problems and work towards solutions.


  • Experience with content strategy.

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