User Experience Design Intern, Summer 2020

Google - Boulder, CO4.3

Temporary | InternshipEstimated: $46,000 - $61,000 a year
Applications for this role will open on January 6th 2020.

Note: By applying to this position your application is automatically submitted to the following locations: Mountain View, CA, USA; Boulder, CO, USA; Kirkland, WA, USA; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York, NY, USA; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; San Bruno, CA, USA; San Francisco, CA, USA; Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Minimum qualifications:
Currently pursuing a BA/BS degree in graphic design, human-computer interaction, computer science, or a related field.
Experience with design tools (e.g. Sketch, Figma, Principle, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Quartz Composer, Framer Studio).
A design portfolio demonstrating design principles for web and/or mobile platforms.

Preferred qualifications:
Currently pursuing a Master's degree in graphic design, human-computer interaction, computer science, or a related field and returning to a degree program after the internship ends.
Demonstrated design background in fundamentals along with relevant internships, work experience, or personal projects outside the classroom in interaction design, visual design, or motion design.
Effective analytical, creative, and visual thinker with excellent verbal and visual communication skills.
Authorization to work in the United States.
About the job
Design and user experience (UX) are at the forefront of everything we do. The job of a Designer is to envision how people experience our products and bring that vision to life in a way that feels inspired, refined and even magical. In a Designer role, you’ll address complex tasks and transform them into intuitive, accessible and easy-to-use solutions for billions of people around the world—from the first-time user to the sophisticated expert. Achieving this goal requires collaboration with teams of other Designers, Researchers, Engineers and Product Managers throughout the design process—from creating user flows and wireframes to building user interface mockups and prototypes. At each stage, you will anticipate what our users need, advocate for them and ensure that the final product surprises and delights them.

Google is and always will be an engineering company. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to tackle some of technology's greatest challenges and make an impact on millions, if not billions, of users. At Google, engineers not only revolutionize search, they routinely work on massive scalability and storage solutions, large-scale applications and entirely new platforms for developers around the world. From AdWords to Chrome, Android to YouTube, Social to Local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another.

Perform responsibilities which vary by project area.
Interaction: Produce and test interaction flows and mocks, using research to accurately communicate product functionality to the team. Understand web and/or mobile environments such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Android UI, and iOS UI, to further enhance the overall experience.
Visual: Produce designs that reflect a visual design language or brand guidelines. Understand typography, color, grid, and composition. Demonstrate best practices for production considerations and methods. Execute a range of styles with a consistent, but unrestricting, aesthetic personality/voice.
Motion: Create motion studies for enhancing usability, interaction, storytelling, and delight. Work with partners and product managers to ideate and define, with engineering to integrate explorations into product experiences, and with research to inform user experiences.
At Google, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.