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[Job] Design Positions in Telefonica I+D (Spain) – Associate Visual Designer

Associate Visual Designer


Telefonica I+D (TID) is the research and development company of Telefonica. Telefonica is an internationally integrated Telco who is ranked number 1 based on size of customer base. It is also ranked as the largest European Telco based on market capitalization. Telefonica remains one of the top 30 Innovation companies in the world.

TID was founded in 1988 in Madrid, and now has research centers in Grenada, Barcelona, London and Brazil. TID is committed to producing innovative products and services that make a difference. During the last several years, TID has embraced innovation methodologies to drive customer centric innovation. These methodologies include generating customer insights, concept ideations and evaluations, rapid prototyping, agile development processes and on going engagement with customers.

The role of interaction and visual designers, design thinkers and researchers has become critical to the successes of TID products and services. In 2011, we continue growing the User Experience Design team with top design and research talent.


We are looking for a highly motivated, talented and passionate Associate Visual Designer to join the team of Interaction Designers, Visual Designers and Researchers in Telefonica I+D (Madrid, Spain).

Designers and researchers work in collaborative teams with project leads, strategists, engineers and domain experts to generate innovative concepts and solutions for multiple screens: TV, PC, mobile and more.

For some projects, Associate Visual Designer will collaborate with researchers on generating insights, participating in ideation sessions with interdisciplinary teams, and capturing product ideas via storyboards and sketches.

The individual will need to be able to illustrate concepts in real time using narrative, sketches, and prototypes. They will need to be able to generate multiple visual directions and languages for a product or service idea, collaborating with the interaction designer and project lead to find the optimal brand expression. They need to work within Global UX guidelines while also expressing the product experience.

Once a product or service is in development, the individual needs to work closely with the engineering team to generate appropriate guidelines, assets, and ensure quality of implementation.

Ideally the Associate Visual Designer can also generate video concept clips and animations to explain a concept story. They need to be able to support the creation of reports and documents, and contribute to Telefonica’s Global UX guidelines.



–        Collaborate within larger project team to deliver innovative design solutions.

–        Create more than one design direction for specific product solution, and work through design language in detail.

–        Create guidelines and specifications.

–        Support report generation.

–        Produce graphic assets for implementation

–        Create story board sketches and life-sketches.

–        Collaborate with researchers and interaction designers during insights&ideation sessions, and brainstorming.

–        Work closely with engineering teams in an Agile framework to bring implement optimally performing graphics across multiple screens.



  • 2+ years of experience designing first class web, mobile and ideally TV experiences.
  • Experience working in interdisciplinary teams across the definition through implementation cycles.
  • Some experience designing for different input technologies and user environments, including key three screens: Mobile, PC, and TV.
  • Solid knowledge of graphic technologies, tools, platform constraints.
  • Ability to think beyond the static visuals to temporal expressions.
  • Strong interaction design sense and understanding how visual language and visual hierarchy contributes to the experience.
  • Experience working in a rapid application development environment.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Suite, Flash, DHTML, CSS, Ajax, etc.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail.
  • Team player and highly collaborative in approach.
  • BA/BS degree in Communication Design, Product Design, Architecture, or equivalent.

*Portfolio review required

Lucía Hurtado
Desarrollo RRHH
Distrito C – Edificio Oeste 1 – 4ª planta
Ronda de la Comunicación s/n
28050 Madrid – España
Tlfno. +34 91 4832639