What do you do?
Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Visit our corporate website at http://www.microsoft.com.
We hire thousands of people a year around the world, and our Working At Microsoft YouTube channel gives potential employees an opportunity to get to know us a little better by showcasing our people, places and projects.
How many pages of illustration do you need?
Does your illustration need to be a particular size?
Its up to you to decide if you want to create one big image or a smaller one that gets tiled in the channel background.
YouTube accepts both formats, as long as the file size doesnt exceed 256K.
Please refer to http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bi... to learn more about customizing a YouTube channel.
What is your industry?
Were a global company, located in over 100 countries, but we often act like a startup. We do software but we also do hardware, services, research, and community outreach. Our products and services are used across industries and markets, spanning enterprise solutions (e.g. Windows, Office) to development tools (e.g. Visual Studio), Server applications (e.g. SQL Server), consumer (e.g. Xbox, Zune) and online services (e.g. Bing). We work hard, but we value work/life balance, and each of us defines what that means to us.
Describe the target audience for your illustration
Our target audience is potential new candidates interested in joining Microsoft in any of the countries we operate.
The YouTube channel hosts videos intended to showcase Microsoft as an employer of choice to a variety of people these videos include employee stories as well as more general employer-focused videos.
In the US, the majority of people we hire are in software engineering roles (e.g. software developers, testers, program managers) although we have opportunities in the US and worldwide across all professions, including sales, marketing, professional services (e.g. legal, finance, HR, business operations), consulting and more.
What 3 things would you like to communicate to your audience through your lillustration?
- Microsoft has a diverse population of smart and passionate people, and gives them a cool, socially responsible environment to work in, with autonomy and industry-leading perks and benefits.
- Microsoft offers a huge range of interesting opportunities and career experiences around the globe employees have opportunities to work on an unparalleled variety of products and/or services here.
- Our commitment to R&D and position in the market gives employees the chance to work at the cutting edge on products that impact millions of people around the world every day.
Style and Concept
What lillustration styles do you like?
We dont want to restrict your creativity; instead wed rather stay open to any initial submission and provide more detailed feedback along the way to fine-tune your proposals.
What colors do you want to see in your illustration?
We have three color palettes that we use in our branded staffing materials, which we have attached here as a guideline (please see file MicrosoftPalette.PNG uploaded in the materials below)
What colors do you NOT want to see in your illustration?
No restrictions although current brand palettes are provided in the attached file MicrosoftPalette.PNG uploaded in the materials below
What adjectives should best describe your illustration?
Fresh, innovative, cool, high tech, inspiring, impactful, collaborative, social, friendly - gives a sense of energy and aspiration.
We want to avoid designs that look too corporate, outdated or stiff.
Where will you use the illustration (print, website, etc.)?
Your design will be used as a background for Microsofts Working At Microsoft YouTube channel on http://www.youtube.com/workingatmicrosof...
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