Patent Designer (Contractor)
Evernote - Redwood City, CA - Redwood City, CA

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About Evernote:
Evernote lets you capture, organize and visually search for your thoughts, ideas, snapshots, audio notes, and files from virtually any device, wherever you happen to be. Fueled by ease of use and its availability on every major desktop and mobile platform, Evernote is growing at a rapid pace, adding nearly one million users per month.

Currently, there are over 40 million people around the world who use Evernote to help them remember everything. More than 15,000 developers have requested access to the service, and partners have released more than 1,500 products that integrate with Evernote to date!
With the expansion of the Evernote patent portfolio, the volume and complexity of patent drawings grows fast. You will help the company to accelerate design of high quality patent applications. Your main responsibility will be preparing clear, complete and accurate drawings from rough or detailed sketches or notes and delivering them in required formats for integrating into patent specifications.

This will include the following duties:
Assisting in conceptual design of patent applications, including overall structure of drawings and their interrelations.

Collaborating in developing sketches and outlines.

Developing preliminary versions of drawings from sketches, product shots, descriptions and other handwritten and machine printed materials.

Designing various types of drawings: feature and device illustrations, UI elements and layouts, system and process architecture charts, flowcharts, etc.

Adding item numbers and textual specifications to drawings.

Improving and finalizing drawings through design meetings, correspondence or online design sessions.

Delivering drawings in editable and publishing formats, including Power Point and PDF.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
Ability to conceive and visualize ideas and concepts from verbal and written instructions

General understanding of modern software technologies and cloud services, their functioning and architecture.

Preferred work experience in designing the following types of drawings: software feature illustrations; simplified graphical representation of user interface elements; system and process architecture charts and flowcharts.

Minimum of 5-year experience in drafting and product design.

Fluent use of Power Point flowchart capabilities and/or export from professional design packages into Power Point.

EDUCATION:
College degree in engineering, industrial design or computer science a plus.

Working at Evernote:
We are a dynamic team with a start-up feel. We have open, collaborative offices in Redwood City, CA and Austin, TX.

At Evernote, we promote an entrepreneurial spirit and perspective and engage a management style that encourages the free exchange of new ideas and rewards self-motivation. Our engineering team works in small teams, collaborating closely with product management and our quality engineering group.