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Product Designer, Artwork Ops, Returnship (Path Forward Program)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10000786 Location San Francisco, California, United States Business Disney General Entertainment Content Date posted Aug. 08, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

 The Path Forward Return to Work program at Disney Streaming is a 16- week paid returnship (internship) for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after taking time off for caregiving. The program is open to individuals who have at least 5 years of professional experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least two years to focus on caring for a loved one. If you meet these criteria, we welcome you to apply. 

At Disney Streaming we are excited to be part of the Path Forward program because we appreciate the skills you can offer, the perspective you provide, and the contributions you will make. This program offers you a chance to revamp your skills, update your resume with new experience, and make connections with others transitioning back to the workforce. It also offers support through Path Forward, a nonprofit organization on a mission to empower people who’ve been focused on caregiving transition back to the paid workforce.

Disney Streaming Services is changing entertainment. Our mission is to create the best viewing experiences and to push the envelope of what’s possible across the full range of devices from phones to televisions. It’s an incredibly exciting time to work in streaming media, and to work specifically on Disney+. The design team has a pivotal role in the development of the product, giving form to new ideas that continuously improve and evolve Disney+ for our guests.

About the Team

The DSS Product Design team ​is a growing practice of multi-disciplinary creators and storytellers. We are passionate about building high-quality, innovative and authentic experiences that connect people with the content they love. We work where art meets science, exploring ideas by using the power of design to make the invisible visible. We believe in doing things that matter, cultivating a culture of diverse perspectives and collaboration. We celebrate our wins, but never settle.

What you’ll do

We’re looking for a talented, and team-oriented Senior Product Designer to join our Los Angeles based product design team. The ideal candidate has an entrepreneurial spirit and will thrive upon the legacy of our company while embracing unconventional thinking. Above all we are seeking an individual who is passionate about contributing to The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer experience through strategic hard-work and determination.

As a Senior Product Designer for the Artwork and Design Systems team, you will actively influence and evolve our design processes.  You will be a subject matter expert, often representing our team and working cross-functionally to drive new team initiatives.  You will have a deep understanding of a network of design tools used across our workflows, and will help the team leverage them to improve the way we work.  You will drive innovation within our internal processes, and will implement artwork workflows within our creative asset management system, working closely with our technology partners.  You will help to iterate on solutions for design process challenges and work cross-functionally to implement your ideas.  You will champion our team priorities and work with leadership to align and evolve initiatives that you will drive across a wide network of business partners.


  • Regularly meet with product design team members to discuss process pain points and capture feedback on existing design tools / processes

  • Drive alignment across business partners to help formalize new artwork initiatives (i.e. Live events)

  • Thoroughly understand the Artwork teams processes and workflows and help to evolve them to address unique challenges as they arise

  • Build collaborative relationships across a complex network of stakeholders across Studios and Disney Streaming.

  • Work closely with a cross-functional team of designers, software engineers, product managers, and business owners through all product development phases.

  • Identify opportunities to improve current artwork design processes while holistically considering the impact to associated teams within the org.

  • Regularly align on priorities with senior leadership and collect buy-in on projects & initiatives.

  • Document meetings & opportunities, mapping project plans that include clear milestones and action items, documenting them in our team trackers.  

  • Make informed decisions based on deep knowledge of design principles and creative processes.

  • Support team with process improvement by thoroughly understanding design tools, artwork assets and automation opportunities. 

  • Embrace project tracking, sharing information with the broader team, using tools to ideate, set action items, identify key milestones and track progress.

  • Effectively communicate (both written and verbally) with senior stakeholders, providing clear feedback and direction that is considerate of team politics/sensitivities.

  • Help troubleshoot design process modifications including (but not limited to) artwork automation.

  • Maintain a solid understanding of the Product Design (artwork) specifications and guidelines.

  • Offer creative/production design support on an as needed basis (building out product artwork packages & collections)

  • Actively research design tools and consider how they may offer solutions to our design challenges


  • You are an exceptional communicator  (both written and verbal)

  • You are smart, conceptual, confident, competent, adaptable, proactive, and results-oriented

  • You are a lover of television, film, and entertainment

  • You are earnest, mature, and ego-free; you welcome candid feedback, and can constructively give it as well

  • You are confident in ability to present to executives, inspire and drive agendas

  • You are passionate about learning new software design technologies and trends.


  • Experience presenting to, working and collaborating with executives

  • Experience working across teams in a complex organization

  • Previous experience working within and improving design processes 

  • Hands-on experience creating high-quality artwork for the media industry

  • Design background with demonstrated eye for high quality design and an understanding of design principles.

  • Direct experience championing and evangelizing design principles in order to achieve a high-quality artwork design experience

  • Ability to navigate through ambiguity, identify key opportunities, map out action items and track progress.

  • ExperienceSensitivity to handling of studio-based imagery and high-sensitivity studio assets and the many facets of legality associated

  • Proven strategic ability adapting design processes. 

About Disney General Entertainment Content:

The Disney General Entertainment Content group creates original entertainment and news content for the Company’s streaming platforms and its cable and broadcast networks.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with ABC, Inc., which is part of a business we call Disney General Entertainment Content.

ABC, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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