Product Illustrator

Lyft, New York, NY

Lyft is your friend with a car, whenever you need one

At Lyft, our mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. To do this, we start with our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization.

As a part of the Core Design team at Lyft, you will be involved in creating illustrations for the Product Design organization used across all mobile and web products at Lyft. Using your full range of concepting, visual, and presentation skills, you will own creating highly usable and inclusive illustrations and iconography. You will be part of a team that develops and maintains the Lyft Product Language, Lyft’s design system used across all products.

In this role you will be expected to be both a hands-on creator and systems thinker. You will use your knowledge of product design needs to craft high quality imagery – taking in briefs from product teams and being able to solve problems creatively while adapting to a style. Your solutions are systems-oriented and take into account the ecosystem of illustration in Lyft’s products. You are able to precisely articulate rationale and can present to diverse stakeholders from across the company.


  • Identify appropriate tone, detail, audience and style through briefs and open communication
  • Produce highly usable illustration and iconography that speaks to the Lyft Brand while meeting client and user needs and deadlines
  • Move between creating rough sketches to high-quality drawings to communicate your solutions. Use user research and data to inform your reasonings
  • Present cross-functionally to stakeholders from Product Design, Engineering, Product, and Brand, seeking approval at all stages of development
  • Understand and incorporate Lyft’s design system guidelines in your work
  • Thoroughly organize and document assets. Contribute to the development of our style and usage guidance
  • Inspire the entire team and our internal partners by bringing new ideas to the table and evolving our product imagery


  • Excellence in visual design craft and creativity. Able to adapt to different drawing styles
  • Experience crafting illustrations for mobile products and understanding various product platforms (iOS, Android, Desktop, Mobile Web etc) and product design needs
  • Highly proficient with current visual tools (Illustrator, Figma etc.) with knowledge of how to hand off assets for production
  • Excellent presentation, communication and documentation skills
  • Ability to work with a low-ego, highly collaborative, cross-functional team
  • Excited about working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment


  • Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options
  • Mental health benefits
  • In addition to 12 observed holidays, salaried team members have unlimited paid time off, hourly team members have 15 days paid time off
  • 401(k) plan to help save for your future
  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave. Biological, adoptive, and foster parents are all eligible
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Lyft Pink - Lyft team members get an exclusive opportunity to test new benefits of our Ridership Program

Lyft is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment  without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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