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IBM Visual Designer Co-Op: 2021 in St Louis, Missouri


Thomas J. Watson said it best: “Good design is good business.” Visualization is critical to discovering data-driven insights and effectively communicating that knowledge to others. Designers at IBM work to create experiences that work together, work the same, and work for our clients. Does the thought of creating the platform at the heart of solutions like Watson, Blockchain, IoT, and Security excite you? If so, read on!

Your Role and Responsibilities


Visual designers communicate intent and meaning through visual experiences to incite understanding and action from people. They translate functions and information into emotionally compelling and desirable experiences.

These are office-based positions in IBM locations including:

CA - San Jose

NC - Duraham

TX - Austin

Opportunities in these locations will vary based on business demand & will be deleted as filled.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Interpreting research insights and building understanding of the subject matter to design for user and market resonance

Designing visual experiences that unify and exemplify the convergence of user/market insights and IBM brand/design language

Translating structural information into visual forms that make information compelling, easier to understand, and actionable

Communicating through nuanced use of color, tone, layout, composition, imagery, typography, interactions, and motion

Unifying all visual elements as part of one experience and one IBM brand philosophy to tell a consistent and compelling narrative

Designing for accessibility

Making ideas come to life through imagery and visual representations of concepts at various levels of fidelity

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Excellent collaboration and communication skills

Attention to detail in the language and relationships of design elements in the experience

Proficiency with tools such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Bohemian Sketch, and prototyping tools

Familiarity with design systems

Degree in Graphic/Visual Design, Communication Design, Motion Design, or related field

About Business Unit

No matter where you work in IBM, you are making an impact. As an Early Professional with IBM, you will be taking on a key role with one of our industry-leading business units to work on the technology that is solving our most challenging problems and changing the way the world thinks

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.