Design Lead

Job description

The Design Lead will work directly with dutchie’s Co-Founder/Chief Product Officer and act as a player-coach, being responsible for producing design work and managing a team of designers. This is a high impact role, where you’ll be directly responsible for the creation of features that will ship to production on a daily basis. You’ll also work with our CPO to design large-scale projects that represent significant milestones on the product roadmap and move us closer towards achieving our larger goals and vision. You’ll have the opportunity to shape our design-culture from the ground up, iterating, and advancing new design techniques, methodologies, and practices within the organization.

What You’ll Do...

  • Lead design projects across the entire product lifecycle and multiple product launches
  • Lead and manage a team of designers
  • Partner closely with engineering and other business departments to find elegant but practical solutions to design challenges
  • Be autonomous. You’ll take full ownership of your work, and you take responsibility for every last detail, every step of the way
  • Responsible for UX/UI design across web and mobile platforms
  • Implement design patterns and elements which work best for different workflows and types of information
  • Responsible for typography, color, layout, graphics, visual effects, imagery, iconography, texture, mood
  • Employ a user-focused mindset to advocate for the user throughout the design process
  • Contribute to our design system and enforce visual design consistency
  • Generate high-quality web and app experiences based upon specified features and functions
  • Map new and unfamiliar user features in an intuitive way
  • Ability to collaborate with engineering teams to connect back-end development to the experience and resolve connectivity issues
  • Ability to drive deliverables to deadlines independently
  • Openness to collaboration and team-based problem solving
  • Design features and large-scale projects on an aggressive schedule

What You Bring...

  • An incredible eye for beautiful, pixel-perfect design
  • A portfolio of design work that’s visually elegant, modern, and demonstrates your ability to solve complex problems with intuitive solutions
  • BA degree in Design or a related field or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of experience designing for web and mobile
  • Experience with design tools such as Figma, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, Invision or similar tools
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, detail-oriented and receptive to feedback
  • Self-motivated to prioritize and manage workload and meet critical project deadlines
  • 3+ years of experience designing functional, well-loved products (big or small)
  • Experience with user research and initial UX/lo-fi product mockups
  • Strong experience designing for mobile
  • Experience working closely with engineering teams and working in an environment that prioritizes fast prototyping and frequent iteration
  • Quantitative and user behavior analysis skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator
  • Experience with HTML, CSS (anything further is a plus, but not a requirement)
  • Demonstrated time management and organizational skills

You’ll Get…

  • Competitive Salary
  • Equity
  • 401(k)
  • Full Benefits - Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible vacation and sick days
  • Technology (hardware, software, reading materials, etc..) allowance

At dutchie, we’re committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Dutchie believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.


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