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

Senior 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 and talented Senior Visual Designer/Creative Director to join the team of Interaction Designers, Visual Designers and Researchers in Telefonica I+D (Madrid and Barcelona, 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.

The Senior Visual Designer/Creative Director will collaborate with researchers on generating insights, leading ideation sessions with interdisciplinary teams, and articulate product concepts, user scenarios and story boards, as well as the vision for the user experience.

The individual will need to be able to illustrate concepts in real time using narrative, sketches, prototypes, as well as generate multiple visual and experimental directions that bring brand values and attributes to live.


–        Deliver superior & industry leading visual design for specific projects and initiatives.

–        Collaborate with researchers and interaction designers or service design leads on generating customer insights.

–        Create an evolving, global visual and experiential language that works across platforms and takes country-specific variances into consideration.

–        Work with other visual designers in the team to create cohesive, world-class products and services.

–        Communicate, document, and represent product concepts, user scenarios and visual designs to team members, senior management and key stakeholders.

–        Expertly craft documentation to represent the team’s vision around user experience, including: storyboards, visual designs, style guides, movies, PPTs and prototypes.

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

–        Establish visual and experimental tool kit that can be shared with partners, developers, third parties.

–        Partner closely with Product and Initiative leaders and engineers to ensure delivery of quality solution that meets all requirements and provides a coherent, quality experience.

–        Work with the rest of the Research, Visual and Interaction design team to articulate methods and best practices, and share them with the larger TID community.

–        Support multiple projects in parallel; organize and manage assignments in a dynamic environment.


–        Experience designing for different input technologies and user environments, including key three screens: Mobile, PC, TV.

–        Excellent command of: user experience methods, design principles, visual design trends.

–        Excellent ability to deliver visual designs, temporal experiences, concept sketches, UI components.

–        Strong prototyping skills.

–        Flash and knowledge of other media/animation/sound tools a plus.

–        Demonstrated ability to articulate a vision for design and deliver on it.

–        Experience working in a rapid application development environment using appropriate tools and techniques. Experience with agile development is a plus.


–        Master’s in design, media communications or related fields desired.

–        Minimum BA/BS degree in Communication Design or Media Communications with extensive work experience.

*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