• Application Deadline: 08/30/2019
  • Company: Ford Motor Company
  • Location: Dearborn, Michigan

Communication Designers are the clarifying voice: an integrative and ordering force that shapes our work and makes its purpose clear to the world. Communication Design plays a critical role in our dynamic, interdisciplinary teams. Using storytelling, design systems, brand and tone, you will help weave a common thread through the work we do, for our teams at Ford as well as for the outside world.

As a Communication Designer, you will...

  • Help uncover insights about our customers and tell their stories so they resonate with the business.
  • Cut straight to the heart of the problem, and love making complex challenges feel simple and intuitive yet realistic and tangible to our business.
  • Revel in the art of detail, with a desire to shape the bigger picture so people can make the connection between the customer, our designs and the business strategy.
  • Feel comfortable with brand identity, art direction and visual and verbal design for screens, print and storytelling.
  • Stay up to speed on communication trends to bring real-world inspiration to our work, so we are always pushing the edge of what is possible.
  • Strike a balance between visual and verbal tone, integrating points of view from a multidisciplinary team of creative professionals and subject matter experts in the business.
  • Create prototypes that help tell a project's story, enabling co-creation and collaboration among teams.
  • Always push your craft, experimenting with new and better ways to convey a message through visual or verbal tone.
  • Thrive on solving problems in an ambiguous and complex environment.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2+ years of experience of using design thinking principles or methods in a formal, in-person setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Passionate about automotive and transportation industry
  • Extensive experience across a variety of media (print, motion, web) including fluency in the following software: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Sketch, Keynote, Microsoft Office
  • Experience of designing and/or facilitating group collaboration workshops

COMMUNITY HATS
Alongside everyone's role as a designer of world class design content, Lab members will also be expected to contribute to a range of Communities to maintain our creative culture. These Communities will ensure that we stay connected across the organization, and constantly push the impact of what we do. They can act as additional areas of responsibility, helping to push careers in different directions. Choose your own adventure.

POINT OF VIEW 
You can help push our collective point of view on a new topic area relevant to the lab or to even product or service offer. This can show up as an article or public speaking engagement.

DESIGN COACH 
You may love teaching and coaching others and happy to help coach a workshop here and there, be a guest speaker, onboard a newbie. You're helping project teams across Ford to adopt DT@F as their go-to problem-solving process. This would be in coordination with Learning, Methods & Tools.

WORKING AT FORD

The distance between imagination and ... creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you'd expect from a diverse global leader. You'll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products - and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

About Us

Ford Motor Company is about more than making world-class vehicles – at Ford we Go Further to make people’s lives better.

We do this in every corner of the globe. Ford is both an automotive and mobility company. Across six continents, our employees produce innovative products in our engineering and design centers, research labs and high-tech assembly plants.

And in order to do that, we are looking to attract the top talent like you.

Ford is a place where development is valued for all, and employees are encouraged to learn, build skills and continuously improve year-after-year. When you work at Ford, you and your team will Go Further each day to deliver great products, build a strong business and contribute to a better world.

The distance between you and an amazing career has never been shorter!

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