2014 - 2016
Goal: Google receives many applications each day and with users often applying for more than one role and many over the course of a year, there needed to be a better, more intuitive way to assist users in completing and managing their job applications. Additionally, the Google application web app needed to adopt the new Material style, both in interface and illustrations.
Users: Everyone who applies to Google online!
My role: Lead Designer. UX/UI design, illustration, user research, design sprints, product strategy.
Process: Agile. Working in close collaboration with a small team of engineers, PMs, and UX writers.
Outcome: Google Apply is live today.
PUTTING APPLICANTS FIRST
Job applicants are thinking about their next career move in every context. They could be waiting on the subway platform, in line at the grocery, or at the gym. We needed to design an online application management system that would be responsive and easy to use on every device, in every situation. With simple features like the ability to upload a resume from Drive, the new Google Apply makes the process even more seamless.
Applying for jobs can be extremely stressful. In the spirit of making the process easier for our users, we also wanted to make it friendlier. I created a set of delightful, inviting illustrations that appear at each stage of the application and referral process. I used imagery that references exploration, creation, and discovery, themes that we believe should be apparent throughout the in-person and online Google application process.