Senior Web & Graphic Designer

Snips is hiring!

About

Snips is an AI-powered voice platform for connected devices. It enables makers and companies to add voice recognition and understanding to their products or services.

Created in 2013, the vision behind Snips has been to put an AI assistant in every device, making technology so intuitive that it disappears into the background. We are now over 60 people, with offices in Paris and New York.

What makes Snips unique is that everything runs locally on the device the user is speaking to, meaning no data ever gets sent to the cloud. This guarantees Privacy by Design and resilience to internet outages, making Snips the first ever voice technology to be GDPR compliant.

Our web platform was launched in June last year, and already has more than 13,000 developers who created over 24,000 assistants.

Snips is looking for passionate people who want to contribute to our vision to make technology disappear. More than a company, we see ourselves as a community that values purpose, inclusiveness, curiosity, grit and impact. We expect future Snipsters to be curious and want to learn continuously, helping each other solve the various problems they are working on.

What you will do

Snips is looking for a Senior Web & Graphic Designer to join our team in Paris.

You will be working with the Design Team along with the Labs Team and Marketing Team. Your role will be to continue to develop and apply the Snips design brand guideline to all of our customer touch points — from web pages to consumer packaging, trade show booths, print material, marketing materials and beyond. Snips takes a lot of pride in the brand we have developed, and are looking for the right designer to help take our solid foundation to new heights. As we transition from a B2B company to building out our developer community and consumer brand, the possibilities are abundant.

Voice interaction is a new paradigm, we are looking for creative minds, keen to embrace new challenges without an installation manual. We are exploring the unknown of voice interaction and we want to re-invent it so it becomes truly intuitive and simple. This is an awesome opportunity to take a distinct background in web and graphic design into a new vertical of technology.

Core Competencies

GRAPHIC DESIGN AND TYPOGRAPHY
We are looking for a designer with a strong background in graphic design and typography principles. Snips will be creating content and assets across digital, physical, and print, and the brand elements will need to be developed to encompass many types of touchpoints.

WEB DESIGN
The Snips website is ever-evolving. We have to cater to three core audiences: Enterprise, Developers, and Consumers. Each of these groups needs a slightly unique design language that fits within our brand guidelines. There are nuanced needs to each demographic when it comes to web and our design team needs to seamlessly weave these together. We also launch a number of microsites for different projects that allow the exploration of a wider design vocabulary.

OVERALL IDENTITY
Snips has put a lot of effort into brand, not something too common in the world of AI. Our identity must be perceived as strong and differentiate us from our competition, while being human and always a bit playful. You will be responsible for the consistency of the brand, and and the expansion of this identity as we move into new markets.

UX - UI
Because there is going to be a large Web Design element to this role, you’ll need to have strong principles in UX and UI. You’ll work on designing web tools that will let anyone, even a 6th grader with a Raspberry Pi, easily build and install an assistant on their devices.

PROJECT/TEAM MANAGEMENT
You will be managing a team of designers (in house and possibly freelancers), will be responsible for quality control and deadline management.

Good to know

English is the official language of the company, as we have over 15 different nationalities, so don't worry if you don't speak French!
We are actively working to make Snips an inclusive environment and celebrate our diversity of gender identity and expression, ethnicity, and cultures.
On top of a competitive salary, we offer many perks including relocation assistance and visa sponsorships, laptops, maker kits, language classes, sports classes (spinning, yoga, boxing, climbing etc), full health insurance, a transport card and free lunches every day! We’re also family friendly and offer daycare sponsorship.

What we are looking for

Must have:

  • Deep understanding of graphic design and typography, as well as web and mobile design
  • An eye for beautiful design combining playfulness and function
  • Mastery of Sketch and Adobe tools

Optionally:

  • Motion design, animations
  • Basic knowledge of CSS, HTML, JavaScript is a plus
  • Interactive prototyping (Origami Studio, Principle, Framer etc.)
  • CAD Design (Solidworks, Fusion 360, 3D Studio Max)

Recruitment Process

  • Application form
  • Challenge at home
  • Technical interview
  • Onsite trial
  • Reference check

Additional Information

  • Contract type: Full-Time
  • Start date: 01 July 2018
  • Location: Paris, France (75002)
  • Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience Level: > 5 years