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Facebook Creative Director - Illustration + Animation in Menlo Park, California


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.


This is a role designed for a creator that is passionate about imagining and executing high quality illustration work. 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 creative to join the team with a background in product, illustration and animation. This includes deep 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 system 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. Being able to manage work streams in an organized way that guarantees on time delivery and a clear work flow is also critical. In addition, due to the highly collaborative nature of this role, this person will need strong interpersonal skills and great team-building and management experience.

Required Skills:

  1. Envision and implement a cohesive illustration style

  2. 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

  3. Manage the prioritization and assignment of all illustration design requests with your Producer partner

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

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

  6. Understand and evangelize that good ideas come from anywhere and anyone

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 5+ years experience in illustration and as a creative leader at a creative agency or an in-house design team

  2. Experienced visual designer and systems thinker

  3. Illustration experience in a varied set of styles, with experience in coloring, composition and digital production

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

  5. Presentation, interpersonal, and communication experience

  6. Experience setting aside ego, taking design feedback and incorporating it

  7. Experience in incorporating research insights into the work

  8. Knowledge in adapting illustration systems

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

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.