Google User Experience Design Intern, Summer 2019 in Boulder, Colorado

Minimum qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a BA/BS degree in graphic design, human-computer interaction, computer science, or related field.
  • Experience with design tools (e.g., Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator, After Effects, Quartz Composer, Framer Studio, etc.)
  • A design portfolio that demonstrates design principles for web and/or mobile platforms.
  • Available to work full time for 12-14 weeks during the summer from May 2019 to August 2019 or June 2019 to September 2019.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a MS degree in graphic design, human-computer interaction, computer science, or related field and returning to a degree program after the internship ends.
  • Strong design background in fundamentals along with relevant internship work, work experience, or personal project experience outside the classroom in interaction, graphic design or motion design.
  • Solid analytical, creative and visual thinker with excellent communication skills, both verbal and visual.
  • Authorization to work in the United States.

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 address 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 specific responsibilities which vary by project area.

Interaction Designer:

  • Produce and test interaction flows and mocks that accurately communicate product functionality to product, engineering, and visual design team members.
  • Pair research with an intellectual curiosity that encourages testing and iteration is essential.
  • Understand modern web and/or mobile environments such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Android UI, and iOS UI, as well as how the technologies of each can be used to further enhance the overall experience.
  • Appreciate aesthetic details and a generally high level of production quality are encouraged.

Visual Designer:

  • Produce the highest quality design that accurately reflect a visual design language or brand guideline.
  • Understand typography, color, grid, and composition. Demonstrate best practices for pixel-perfect production considerations and methods.
  • Use a broad range of styles that can be consistently executed; ideally with an aesthetic personality or voice that is consistent, though not restricting.
  • Develop and communicate underlying concepts that inspire design implementation.

Motion Designer:

  • Create motion studies for enhancing usability, interaction, storytelling, and delight.
  • Work closely with UX partners and product managers to ideate and define.
  • Work closely with engineering to integrate explorations into product experiences. Work closely with research to test and inform user experiences.