Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (“FMIC”) is located in Hollywood, CA. Fender Digital Products is our newest division making apps, websites, platforms and tools to compliment or legendary manufactured products. We strive to enhance the brand with a breadth of digital products that enable us to further support players at every stage. 

An American icon, Fender was born in Southern California and has built a worldwide influence extending beyond the studio and the stage. A Fender is more than an instrument, it’s a cultural symbol that resonates globally.

We are looking for a talented Design Director, Digital Process to lead the Fender Digital design team in Hollywood, CA. This Director will drive the design of digital products and new features within the Fender Digital ecosystem ( Fender.com, Fender Shop, Tune, Tone and Play). The ideal candidate will be an advocate for the user, UI/UX best practices and design standards. They are experienced in contributing to every stage of product design and development, from ideation to production to user research to launch. This person will lead the creative team and will help define requirements, produce UX deliverables and create beautiful, compelling interface designs.

 

About the Job:

  • Lead end-to-end product design process: From research and ideation, through collaborative design iteration to shipping polished, results-driven assets.
  • Manage, hire, retain design team. Mentor and support team of UI/UX designers.
  • Collaborate closely with Product Managers, Designers, and Engineers. Consistently deliver excellent work while fostering team connectedness and growth.
  • Maintain standards and consistency of UI/UX across all digital products
  • Push design exploration, R&D and experimentation through rapid prototyping  and user testing
  • Foster an inclusive culture where ideation, innovation and creativity are safe to thrive. 
  • Execute against KPIs with the product teams

What You Need:

  • 10+ years of consumer-facing product design experience
  • 7+ years of management experience with a team of 5 or more
  • Strong portfolio showing high-quality, consumer-facing design across native apps and web.
  • Thought leadership; a strong point of view; ability to drive strategic development of creative ideas and communicate effectively across departments
  • Expertise in responsive web, iOS, Android design
  • Expertise in current design tools (Sketch, Abstract, Adobe CS preferred)
  • College Degree preferred or the equivalent level of professional experience

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with music, notation or audio visualization is a plus
  • Experience designing for a digital learning platform is a plus
  • Experience with motion graphics, animation is a plus

About Fender Musical Instruments:

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, EVH®, Charvel® and Groove Tubes®, among others. For more information, visit www.fender.com. FMIC offers a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, 401(k), paid time off, and an equipment purchase program to help you get the band back together. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

 

 

 

 

 

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