Product Designer, Design Systems, Apple Media Products

Culver City, CA 90232
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Posted: May 19, 2021

Role Number:200249448

Apple Media Products design is seeking a Senior UI Designer to focus on standards and consistency across products and services for...Summary


Posted: May 19, 2021

Role Number:200249448

Apple Media Products design is seeking a Senior UI Designer to focus on standards and consistency across products and services for developers and content partners. The ideal candidate will have a passion for creating and maintaining design systems, and helping product designers in applying them across apps and services to create a suite of elegant provider products.

The position requires working across different teams to create consensus and provide deliverables under tight deadlines. Strong communication skills are a must, as well as coolness under pressure, problem solving, attention to detail, and the ability to mediate and cope with rapid change. Above all, the role requires a dedicated individual who understands Apple's high standards and design aesthetic to the core.

Key Qualifications

  • BFA or BA degree in design related studies is required with a portfolio demonstrating user experience and visual design work
  • Experience in unifying and maintaining a UI and UX design across multiple teams with differing goals and priorities-including developing, maintaining, documenting, and gaining adoption of pattern libraries.
  • Expert knowledge of user-centered design principles
  • Experience working on responsive web apps, and designing for iOS is highly desired
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously
  • Comfortable working in rapid iteration
  • Extraordinary ability to advocate for UI consistency with designers, engineers, product managers, and executives through writing, visuals, and presentations
  • Documenting interaction details, visual design specifications and QA of the implemented product
  • Familiarity with accessibility standards, inclusive design practices, and accessibility features on Apple operating systems
  • Fluent in Sketch
  • Prototyping skills are a plus


Help product design teams meet customers' high expectations for quality and familiarity by applying system-provided interface elements, icons, text styles, and uniform terminology to new features.


Work across content to identify emerging trends, and turn them into reusable patterns.
Develop and maintain a pattern library and documentation.
Advocate for UI standards and accessibility with designers, engineers, and stakeholders.
Spot opportunities to apply standards to new features, but know and support when it's time for the playbook to evolve.
Identify new design trends emerging in the design community within Apple and at large, and find significant ways to incorporate them into Apple's design language.
Contribute to a design system, providing detailed specs, logic and rules for a variety of use cases.
Comfortable working with stakeholders to ensure ideas are expressed appropriately.
Understand customer goals, business requirements, technical constraints, and be able to work within project parameters.
Have a deep understanding of the the target customers.
Attend product meetings and have a granular understanding of the company's goals.
Participate in QA as it pertains to content, file bugs as necessary.
Work closely with:
the Design team, to solve UI challenges in response to product requirements
the Engineering team to assure design quality by auditing implementation during development, upholding the Apple design principles that form the foundation of elegant, efficient, intuitive, and delightful products.

This is the role for you, if you:
Want to be on a team where design and user experience is represented and defended.
Want to work on a team where the best ideas win regardless of source.
Want to work on a team where trust, sharing and healthy debate is the norm.
Want to be on a team that works closely, collaboratively, and cooperatively with one another to achieve our common goals.
Want to work on a team that develops effective processes that ensure success.
Want to work on a team that eats together...again, sometime soon.

Education & Experience

Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design, Media Arts or similar.

Additional Requirements

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Culver City, CA 90232

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