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Design | San Francisco, CA

Job Description

About this Job:

We believe that design isn't just about pretty pixels – it's a full understanding of how the products we build interact with the people that use them. An ideal design candidate will have a deep portfolio of top-notch design projects. 


  • Visual design of our products: Everything from designing pixel-perfect shadows and highlights on a button in Photoshop to refining existing icons and logos. You should be extremely comfortable with Photoshop and be able to churn out beautiful work that shows an understanding of the design challenges we face.


  • Ability to create rapid prototypes to communicate design ideas. We're not just looking for people who obsess over the details - we're also looking for people who can communicate new ideas as quickly and efficiently as possible. You should be able to use plain pencil & paper to construct and communication variations on ideas to the product team. Design is an iterative process, and we're looking for people who embrace this philosophy of creation as well.
  • Ability to modify and construct solid HTML and CSS is a BIG plus. We're a small team, and often you'll be the one moving your designs from photoshop to code. You should be very comfortable with HTML & CSS or be comfortable and willing to learn them quickly.
  • Exceptional candidates will have a fundamental understanding of Javascript and Python.


We would love to see a cover letter letting us know why you are interested in Instagram, which should include any links to your design portfolio.