Garmin User Experience Designer Intern (HQ - Olathe, KS - Summer 2021) in Olathe, Kansas
Great ideas sometimes come from singular inspiration, but more often they’re a result of collaborative effort. Inside Garmin, we like to foster an environment of participation and engagement. We support professional development, offer well-designed career paths and adhere to a policy that prioritizes promoting from within the company to maximize the opportunities for our associates. We are also committed to being a good corporate citizen and providing opportunities for associates to contribute toward a healthy, sustainable world.
Associates get the royal treatment at Garmin. Regardless if you’re a newbie or a veteran, engineers dream it, design it and use it. Here, you will be surrounded by others who share the same passion about what they do every day. We offer a relaxed team environment (no dress code!) where advancement is found from sharing knowledge, not hiding it! While we promise you a lot of responsibility, you also will have the opportunity to have ownership over projects…oh, and we promise you there will be some fun mixed in there, too!
It takes a lot of “you” to create the best user experience. If you’re passionate about how someone uses the web, then we want to user test you. Our UX designers understand fundamental usability and user-centered design principles that guide software user interface development for various products with different specifications. They work closely with many associates from various departments to research, design, wire frame, present and create highly usable solutions for how products interact in response to human behavior. If collaboration, testing and creating is high on your list, then “you” maybe be the user we need.
We are looking for a full time User Experience Designer Intern to learn to produce creative, simple, and highly useable solutions for how products interact in response to human behavior at our world headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. In this role, you’ll also be responsible for working closely with user experience designers and production artists, software engineers and product managers of the assigned project in determining design directions. Other essential functions include:
Learn to assist with new user interface testing and conduct usability tests to get feedbacks on new designs
Learn to collaborate with and communicate to teams in engineering and product managers to produce superior solutions
Learn to maintain and ensure user interface design and behavioral consistency across Garmin products
Qualified candidates will possess Completed coursework in Interactive Design, Human Factors, or a degree with an equivalent curriculum that teaches user centered design principles with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Other requirements include:
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Relevant experience and/or training related to user interface design and behavior
Other education and/or experiences as required for the specific projects he/she will develop
Previous experience working in a team environment and software skills including: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Flash or After Affects and a cumulative GPA greater than or equal to a 3.5 is highly preferred!
As part of our ongoing commitment to helping associates maintain a healthy balance between work and life, we sponsor company-wide and individual wellness initiatives, as well as world-class sporting events—and even some of the participating athletes. In each of the communities in which we do business, Garmin has a strong philanthropic and civic presence. Our associates benefit from these connections in many ways, including through discounts on products and services, opportunities to attend sponsored events, and even help with work-life initiatives, such as pilot certification and adoption assistance.
Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.