Senior Designer, The Verge

Vox Media





Jun 05, 2023

The Verge is seeking a highly motivated and inquisitive senior designer to create and execute innovative visuals across a variety of digital platforms. The senior designer will join an esteemed award winning art and design team, recognized for their exceptional work, and requires an individual who excels at collaboration, eagerly contributing ideas and resolving challenges alongside our commerce, editorial, video, product, and engagement teams.

Working closely with the creative director, the senior designer will play a pivotal role in supporting both our editorial and commerce teams by creating captivating graphics and illustrations in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. This position demands a keen eye for detail and the ability to produce visually compelling content that captivates audiences and enhances user engagement.

  • Create editorial illustrations for stories from breaking news to features
  • Generate assets for commerce events like Prime Day and Black Friday, gift guides, buying guides, and other commerce formats
  • Develop branding, newsletter templates, and a suite of promotional assets for ongoing serieses
  • Collaboratively and independently create easy-to-read and visually striking data visualization and infographics
  • Spearhead and create attention-grabbing and on-brand social media assets, including in Instagram stories, Twitter threads, our Verge Deals newsletter, and more
  • Establish easy-to-use design templates in Figma and Canva for use across editorial and engagement teams
  • Work comfortably between aesthetic styles and formats, from vector illustration to photo collage to motion graphics
  • Concept and pitch design ideas for complex projects, ushering work through brainstorm, mood boards, revision, to finished product
  • Receive and incorporate design direction and feedback from the art team, and offer the same support to your colleagues in return
  • Collaborate with members of the art team and beyond to editors, writers, the engagement team and more
  • Propose solutions to design and workflow challenges
  • Advocate for accessible design and utilize accessibility best practices in all work
  • Work closely with the Associate Creative Director to create distinct visual styles at The Verge, helping differentiate us from our competitors
  • Constantly innovate and test to see what is performing the best

Pay Range
$88,000—$105,600 USD


  • Strong knowledge of the full Adobe Suite, especially Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects
  • Extremely adept at synthesizing a headline or brief into a confident visual interpretation or metaphor
  • Proficient image editing skills in color-correction, selection and compositing, image sizing, retouching, and photo-manipulation
  • Have a strong portfolio demonstrating recent design work, especially editorial art
  • Flexible and adaptable to shifting priorities and timelines, regularly not just meeting, but beating deadlines
  • Eager to learn and grow as part of an established art and design team
  • Able to work independently and in collaboration with others
  • Extremely organized, detail-oriented and familiar with digital asset management
  • Strong communication skills and a team player
  • Passionate about technology and its intersection with art and everyday life
  • [Bonus, but not required] Comfortable with Figma and Airtable
  • [Bonus, but not required] Experience with Blender