Visual Systems Designer

Position Description

As a Visual System Designer, you'll flex your typography, color, iconography, and animation design muscles to bring to life the Design Language that is the foundation for CarMax's brand-defining and industry-leading digital properties. You'll sweat the little details, focusing on every pixel to deliver new UI atoms, molecules and organisms that contribute to a much bigger whole. Your work will enable and empower Product Teams across the organization to deliver customer experiences that are cohesive, recognizable, and reinforce the brand. You'll rely on user-centered design principles to produce high-quality visuals—from concept to execution. You'll work closely with fellow designers to constantly refine the CarMax design language, and create innovative, great-looking products that people love to use.

Position Requirements


  • Sketch, ideate, and generate new concepts based on self-driven research, Product Team input, and stakeholder direction
  • Establish a high-output workflow that is deadline-driven, with meticulous attention to detail that enables seamless handoffs to the teams you support
  • Communicate effectively in a cross-functional product development team and present ideas and designs effectively
  • Be an ambassador for the Design Language, partnering with Product Teams at every opportunity to enable adoption, seek input, and solicit contribution
  • Contribute to the UI Kit and Component Libraries that make it possible for Product Teams to build using the CarMax Design Language


  • Experience designing intricate and cohesive visual design systems that contribute to a unified user experience across multiple customer touchpoints
  • Good listener, and experienced with brainstorming techniques that help build consensus among a large, diverse group of stakeholders
  • Collaborative and team oriented work approach
  • Solid understanding of user-centered design processes and ability to balance customer needs with business goals and metrics in developing solutions
  • Ability to convert ideas quickly into design artifacts
  • Experience with design tools that help translate ideas into working products, including, but not limited to: Sketch, Axure, Principal/Flinto, Framer, and InVision
  • Experience designing and prototyping native app and web solutions for a range of screen sizes/resolutions: mobile, tablet, desktop, etc.
  • Foundational understanding and experience with front-end technologies (HTML, CSS and JavaScript) that inform your design decisions and handoffs
  • Experience with Agile development processes
  • E-commerce experience a plus


  • 1-3 years experience within the fields of product, interaction and visual design
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical work experience
  • A link to an online portfolio showcasing your work (Include link on your resume) that demonstrates your experience creating elegant, thoughtful and comprehensive UI experiences


Have an understanding of: front-end development best practices; Atomic design principles; user-centered design process; usability and user research methods; data analysis

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