Art Director for Illustration, Visual Systems

  • Menlo Park  
  • 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 that is passionate about imagining and executing high quality work to join the Illustration team, a pillar within Product Foundation supporting the FB App. The role is to lead the Illustration Pillar for Facebook's Visual Systems team, and work with Facebook's Product teams to invent and implement illustration at a high level of excellence - both still and animation.
We are looking for an experienced Art Director to join the team with a background in illustration, animation and product. This includes experience in preparing and executing against creative briefs, and overseeing the entire creation process of digital illustration elements through delivery, while working on multiple, complex work streams with large amounts of cross-functional partners and dependencies. This role requires strong systems thinking and organizational skills, a critical eye for detail, and extensive understanding in overseeing the implementation of illustration systems with accuracy, consistency and at the highest levels of quality of execution and metaphor.
You are comfortable collaborating and providing a creative point of view with designers, and collaborating with illustrators, animators, 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.
Additionally, the illustrator 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.


  • Envision and implement a cohesive and flexible illustration style.

  • Oversee illustration system logic and creation of illustration assets of all types - both as stills and in motion - and delivering high-quality content that’s delightful, beautiful, and clear, and supports the Facebook app strategy.

  • Manage the prioritization and assignment of all work streams and illustration design requests with your Creative Director and Producer.

  • Manage work streams in an organized way that guarantees on time delivery and a clear work flow.

  • Collaborate with leadership both within Product teams and Visual Systems.

  • Evangelize learnings from executions with product team partnerships with Visual Systems teams to constantly improve the quality and effectiveness of our work.


  • 6+ years experience in illustration and 2+ years experience as a leader at a creative agency or an in-house design team.

  • Illustration knowledge in different set of styles, with knowledge of color, composition and digital production.

  • Experience developing illustration concepts for motion.

  • Experience coordinating, directing, and guiding the work of other designers on the team.

  • Presentation, interpersonal, and communication experience.

  • Experience taking design feedback and incorporating it.

  • Knowledge of how to incorporate research insights into the work.

  • Online portfolio showcasing work (Include link on your resume).


  • Experienced visual designer and systems thinker with tech experience.

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