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Lead Designer, Partner

United States - Texas - Austin


As a Lead Designer for Vrbo, you’ll provide visual direction and ideate concepts for Vrbo’s B2B go-to-market campaigns and project initiatives. This is an exciting role where you will help to evolve the creative strategy and design presence of our communications with our vacation rental partners. You will collaborate closely with other members of our department including creative directors, designers, art directors, motion designers, copywriters, producers and technical specialists as well as members from our Partner and Product Marketing teams. Online portfolio required to apply.

What you’ll do:

  • Concept, design, and visualize content for all marketing channels.

  • Produce digital designs and optimize the way we create design toolkits, style guides and design templates in order to scale our content at a global level. 

  • Keep up with industry innovations and trends as well as social media and general design trends.

  • Monitor consistent use of brand elements, helping to ensure a cohesive brand experience.

  • Bring a systemic point of view to problem solving, yet you know how to isolate specific design issues and opportunities

  • Identify, investigate and validate design problems within multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Be a champion for the team and by working hard, respectfully and humbly, you earn trust and respect from your colleagues and managers.

Who You Are

  • You have an excellent knowledge of social media platforms, updates, rules, and limitations.

  • You are an expert in Sketch and have experience working with Design Languages and style guides. 

  • You can make things move through use of motion design capabilities. 

  • You lead by example, setting the benchmark for relationship building and design excellence.

  • You think strategically and inspire others to join the journey of executing against a strategy.

  • You are well-versed in design principles and can bend them to your will.

  • You tap data to innovate big ideas.

  • You know the social ecosystem like the back of your hand and thrive in designing for those spaces.

  • You develop clear design strategies for how, what and when to test an experience.

  • You demonstrate tried and true best practices, but when necessary you invent the new standard.

  • You bring a systemic point of view to problem solving, yet you know how to isolate specific design issues and opportunities.

  • You aren’t limited by device or platform, yet you are versed in responsive web and native mobile design.

Skills & Requirements:

  • MFA, BFA or BS in Interaction Design, Graphic Design, or equivalent experience.

  • 8 plus years of experience in relevant, related agencies or brands.

  • In depth knowledge of design principles, atomic design methodology and experience simplifying complex systems.

  • Advanced command of standard design and layout applications (e.g. Sketch, PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience working in an agile team environment.

  • Strong portfolio that demonstrates originality, innovation and multi-disciplinary thinking.

  • Strong visual design skills that work across all forms of digital and social channels.

  • Careful attention to detail and sensitivity to version control issues.

  • Ability to process information supplied by client/strategy/account services and translate into visual ideas and executions.

  • Strong verbal communication skills. Able to articulate your creative process, thoughts, ideas and a point of view about your work.

  • Strong prioritization skills

Critical Success Factors:

  • Critical thinking. You are comfortable saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’ based on asking probing questions until direction is well understood; able to constructively and effectively negotiate sensitive issues with people in senior positions to you.

  • Collaboration. You actively seek feedback to inform and improve your ideas and designs.

  • Punctuality mindset. You take deadlines seriously and have the ability to navigate asks in order to deliver your work on time and on spec consistently.

  • Optimism. You maintain a positive energy that inspires those around you.

  • Detail obsession. Every pixel matters to you.

About the Creative Dept.:
The Creative Department is an international, multi-disciplinary group of creatives with a deep curiosity about the world and an undeniable passion for travel. As part of the Global Brand team, we’re responsible for imagining, developing, and delivering high-caliber, multimedia marketing programs to engage and inform our travelers (B2C) and property owners/managers (B2B). We’re the dreamers and doers behind our brand, global and regional marketing campaigns, always-on channels, and creative initiatives that include content development, automation and scalability. We seek the industry’s best storytellers, visual artists, and technical experts to grow and thrive with us as we tell the Vrbo brand story around the world.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive health and insurance benefits.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Annual target bonus or commission.
  • Parental leave for up to 20 weeks (dependent on eligibility).
  • Paid vacation and sick time.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program.
  • Free snacks and beverages.
  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team.
  • Free listing on
  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk.
  • Discounted Metro & Rail pass.
  • Casual dress.

Why Join Us:

Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business. Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them to tools to do so. Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach. We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer. We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple. Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®,®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions,™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.

About Vrbo:

In 1995, Vrbo introduced a new way for people to travel together, pairing homeowners with families and friends looking for places to stay. We were grounded in one purpose: To give people the space they need to drop the distractions of everyday life and simply be together. Since then, we've grown into a global community of homeowners and travelers, with unique properties in 190 countries around the world. Vrbo makes it easy and fun to book cabins, condos, beach houses and every kind of space in between.

Vrbo is part of VRBO and the Expedia Group family of brands and offers homeowners and property managers exposure to over 750 million visits to Expedia Group sites each month. To learn more, visit

Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.


Job Category
Marketing Group

Job Function

United States - Texas - Austin

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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