Art Director - Messenger AR
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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.
Messenger is looking for an Art Director to join the AR Team.The Messenger AR Team is a team of multidisciplinary creatives and technical artists focused on bringing art and tech together to create innovative experiences that help people feel together when they’re not physically together.As an Art Director, you will be asked to work closely with cross-functioning teams to both identify opportunities and solve problems from brief to completion.The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented, strategic-minded, product-thinker with high standards for craft and execution. This person is an expert in their craft and is highly skilled in working with cross functional teams to define opportunities and working with creative partners to execute on solutions. This person will be responsible for contributing to the overall design process through concept, design development, and delivery of visually compelling AR experiences that will resonate with Messenger’s users. This person should have the ability to adapt to various creative styles and mediums.This person should be comfortable in a fast-paced, quickly-shifting environment, and able to synthesize points of view from various stakeholders to offer solutions.This role will be approximately an 80/20 split of hands-on making and direction.
Work in collaboration with Product Design, Product Management, Engineering, Data Science, and User Research to absorb knowledge, define opportunities, and develop concepts and treatments to bring ideas to life.
Translate complex strategic approaches into easily accessible creative concepts.
Create sketches, storyboards, prototypes, and/or design specs necessary to guide development of product experiences.
Work closely with the Managing Art Director, Creative Director and cross-functional stakeholders to implement a cohesive visual style.
Work with vendors to communicate vision, guide execution, and ensure on-brand delivery of assets at a high level of quality.
Discover new opportunities for product impact through quantitative and qualitative analysis, to turn ideas into a strategic roadmap and oversee their execution through delivery.
Seek out creative opportunities to expand the impact and cultural relevance of AR in Messenger.
4+ years experience as Art Director or Digital Product Designer or Design Director at a creative agency or an in-house team
A link to an online portfolio showcasing relevant work
Demonstrated presentation, interpersonal, and communication skills, with the experience communicating complex, sometimes abstract, concepts clearly and persuasively
Demonstrated experience with Adobe Creative Suite software
Demonstrated experience Cinema 4D or Maya
Track record of delivering highly engaging interactive experiences
Demonstrated working in AR/VR/XR or gaming industry with an understanding of technology requirements and work flows
Demonstrated experience coordinating, directing, and guiding the work of other designers
Demonstrated understanding of product design, including creating flows, thinking through experiences, and planning user research with research partners
Hands-on experience in UX/UI design (e.g., through Figma or similar)
Solid illustration/sketching skills
Experience designing gen-z focused brands or products
Creative coding knowledge (Spark, Unity, or OpenFrameworks)
Character design and/or development experience
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