Production Designer

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What Airbnb is looking for in applicants

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.

No global movement springs from individuals. It takes an entire team united behind something big. Together, we work hard, we laugh a lot, we brainstorm nonstop, we use hundreds of Post-Its and we give the best high-fives in town.


Airbnb is looking for a talented Project Coordinator and Production Designer hybrid  to help us build the future of travel. As a Coordinator, you partner closely with the SF-based Design Operations team to ensure smooth coordination and project flow. You make sure the work is clearly specified, in-sync with the global Design team, and delivered on-time. You are also eager to get your hands dirty, jumping into projects to lend your design expertise. You are ready to grow your skills within a world class team of designers. You love details and pixel-perfection.  



  • Manage intake of work and coordination with the broad Design Operations team
  • Serve as the point-of-contact for tracking and status on projects and initiatives, blockers, risks and dependencies
  • Provide up to date visibility into current projects, team utilization, project health and priorities
  • Own and maintain resourcing and project status in Airtable
  • Collaborate with Studio Design Operations Lead with resourcing and team allocation
  • Manage deliverables in an accurate and timely fashion
  • Communicate with stakeholders both inside and outside of Design as necessary
  • Manage timelines and tasks for local staff to ensure work quality and efficiency
  • Create and maintain comprehensive visual audits of our products and flows.
  • Maintain and improve our extensive library of Figma components
  • Develop and maintain parallel libraries to enable Airbnb’s Design Language System (DLS) in other design software (e.g. Principle, Origami)
  • Write, update, and maintain the library of documentation associated with DLS
  • QA work to ensure designs and creative assets are rendered appropriately in product
  • Partner closely with cross functional partners including product, engineering, research, content and QA



  • You are enthusiastic about details - a pixel perfectionist!
  • 5+ years of Design experience in a product and/or marketing setting
  • Proven ability to manage workflows, project plans and ship high quality design
  • Communicative, organized, and achieve consistent results
  • Experience with asset optimization for various platforms and mediums
  • Great communication skills, written and verbal, with a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Proven cross functional skills and experience in stakeholder management
  • Experience and familiarity with design systems and/or brand style guides
  • Self directed, solution oriented and ability to work autonomously
  • Thrives in fast-paced, ambiguous environment
  • Demonstrated ability documenting and sharing processes 
  • Proficiency in the following design tools: Figma, Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator 


Bonus Skills:

  • Proficiency in visual design - iconography, UI, logos, layout
  • An intermediate comprehension of HTML, CSS, and JS standards 
  • Familiarity with JIRA, GitHub and other agile management tools
  • Familiarity with prototyping tools (ie Principle, Invision, Framer)
  • BFA/MFA or equivalent industry experience


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