Visual Designer

Airbnb, San Francisco, CA

Who wouldn't want to work here?

Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to our core values to achieve this goal. Airbnb's various functions embody the company's innovative spirit and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st century company.

Our Ambition

To set the industry bar for captivating experiences that are as functionally capable & powerful as they are lovable.

About the Role

We are looking for a Visual Designer to join our Design Systems team. This is an opportunity to bring additional specialization to our design system and to current and future Airbnb products. 


  • Develop and apply design system (DLS) components, patterns, principles and libraries
  • Evangelize our design system and contribution model throughout the organization
  • Create documentation, mockups, style guides and presentations
  • Develop reusable, pixel perfect design assets for product use
  • Anticipate and problem solve executional issues such as image resolution and cropping, cross-platform considerations, layout scalability, and accessibility
  • Lead the quality assurance process to ensure pixel perfect execution across platforms and devices 
  • Elevate craft on your team through continued demonstration of one or multiple (specialized) design disciplines - visual design, interaction design, motion and animation, prototyping and sound design
  • Lead complex projects or initiatives and execute the work at the highest level
  • Create inspiring 'north star' design concepts that inform a future product vision 
  • Partner with the Experience Designers, Engineers, Researchers and Content Strategists to craft deliverables at the highest quality in service of an initiative, e.g. animations, user flows, prototypes, presentations,  and design specifications


  • 8+ years of relevant experience on a creative team, either in-house or agency
  • Experience with end-to-end product design
  • 3+ years of leadership experience (IC or Manager)
  • A meticulous or fanatical attention to detail
  • An outstanding portfolio with a proven record in visual and interaction design
  • Systems-thinker with the ability to design for online and offline experiences
  • Excellent visual, motion and/or interaction design skills —a master in their field
  • Demonstrated ability to help a team navigate ambiguity,
  • Strong communication and diplomacy/stakeholder management skills
  • Self directed, can work autonomously and lead others to deliver on a goal
  • Depth of experience in a variety of design tools (product design, prototyping and/or animation)

Nice to Have Knowledge or Skills

  • Software development tools (GitHub, Jira, and Asana)
  • HTML, CSS, and JS standards
  • Sound Design


About Airbnb

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 33,000 cities and 192 countries. 

Want to learn more about Airbnb? Visit Airbnb's website.