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Designer, Brand & Content

JOB TITLE: DESIGNER, BRAND & CONTENT 

LOCATION: MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA

OUR STORY:

Saavn is the world’s largest South Asian focused music streaming service with millions of monthly active users. We are 150 entrepreneurs, across New York, California, Mumbai, Gurgaon, and Bangalore, who help music lovers access, discover, and listen to their favorite music across all languages and genres. We blend digital technology, data analysis (which we have affectionately coined Music Science), and a strong, fearless business acumen to reach all corners of the globe.

Through partnerships with Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Shazam - to name a few - Saavn reaches more music fans than any other South Asian service. Our award-winning mobile products, partnerships, and thought leadership have been featured in some of the world’s leading publications, such as The New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economic Times, The Times of India, CNBC, and many more. We are well-funded by some of the world’s most successful institutional investors and global media companies, including Tiger Global Management, Bertelsmann, Steadview Capital, Liberty Media, Mousse Partners, Quilvest, and a number of strategic individuals. Beyond investing, these are advisors and supporters of our vision, our passion, and our collective ability to deliver a revolutionary music experience as the leader in India.

OUR CULTURE:

At Saavn, we ignite passion and performance to work towards a collective goal: building a mobile entertainment ecosystem and the best possible music experience for hundreds of millions of people. From in-office performances by some of the world’s most beloved musicians to opportunities for international travel, Saavn offers a dynamic and unconventional work environment. We believe creativity and technology blend together like sweet melodies. When you choose Saavn, you join a diverse world of high-caliber techies, artists, and inventors, hailing from companies like Yahoo!, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Qualcomm, HBO, Microsoft, Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm, Quikr, MSN, and NDTV. We are amongst the few digital companies that provide tremendous opportunities for high-tech work in Mumbai, that one would have to otherwise seek in Silicon Valley.  Our value-based, people-first work culture is about empowering every individual on our global team to be a catalyst for change in this dynamic digital world. Every day is an opportunity to bring your thinking to life, and to expand, learn, and grow. No idea is left unconsidered. No voice is left unheard.

ROLE:

Saavn is looking for an experienced and talented designer to join our Design team in New York, Mountain View, or Mumbai, India. You’ll report directly to the VP of Design, helping to drive design and creative needs across in-house products and platforms, (as well as front-end development if that’s your thing). You’ll help drive the creative direction of both new and existing products — products which are already seen and used by millions (yes, really!).

You’ll be working on everything from our branding and communications across social media platforms, to modifying and improving upon existing products, and even building (or re-building) in-house product websites from the ground up. You’ll aid in the initial conception of ideas, wireframing, comprehensive mockups, prototyping, all the way through project completion. You should be comfortable retaining design ownership of your projects, always looking for ways to improve any project you work on. You must have a deep understanding of typography, layout, minimalism, animation, and art direction, and love working with teams to produce the best work possible.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Exceptional communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Work with developers, product managers, and other designers in implementing projects large and small, often in parallel with front-end development.
  • Create beautiful, simple, and delightful interfaces that people love to use.
  • Have an opinion, produce consistently great work, and champion simplicity.
  • Execute beautiful and effective UI/UX, interaction design, and prototyping.
  • Conceptualize and design micro sites and content marketing materials.
  • Create adorable, memorable, and fun illustrations and animated gifs.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 1-3 years of professional design experience.
  • A beautiful portfolio showcasing a diverse range of work.
  • Proficiency with Adobe CC.
  • Strong skills in typography, layout, branding, and visual hierarchy.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the latest design trends.
  • Sketching and Illustration skills.
  • Experience designing for mobile (iOS, Android, and mobile web) and pitfalls of mobile-first, desktop-first, and responsiveness.
  • Experience, and comfort, working with front-end developers to implement your work.

Bonus Skills

Ideally, you’ll also excel at least a few of the following:

  • Strong experience with front-end development (at least HTML5, CSS3, JS, and browser compliance).
  • After Effects, Keynote and/or Powerpoint.
  • Hand-sketching and illustration.
  • Advanced animation.
  • Video and/or audio editing.
  • Ability to balance multiple, often vastly different, products.
  • Conceptualizing multiple solutions to a problem.

BENEFITS AND PERKS:

At Saavn, we blur work and play, and you get all the perks of a global company.  You will get to work with a dynamic group of entrepreneurs, who are delivering results and working zealously across time zones to make a difference in the way the world experiences music.  We love what we do, and we think you will too.

  • Premium health coverage (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Discounted gym membership  
  • 401K Matching Contributions
  • Flexible vacation policies
  • Free healthy (and unhealthy) lunches, snacks, and drinks
  • Saavn-sponsored team outings
  • Free daily lunches 

 

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