Founding Designer

Remote /
Product – Design /
Full Time
Launch House is a community built to connect and support the world’s most ambitious founders, engineers and other builders. since we started around a year and a half ago, we've built out an incredibly deep community of some of the best founders in the world through and brand has been a central piece to our success.

your challenge
this is a designer's dream. we're looking for a truly full-stack founding designer to take our UX and vibe to the next level. while UX will be your primary responsibility - you'll also own brand, product design, interior design, merch design (actual merch, not startup swag), photo/video, voice, etc. and work with some of the best freelancers in each area.

the ideal teammate for this role has strong multi-disciplinary design experience, a strong aesthetic sense, and is equal parts creative and executor.

what you'll do

    • drive UX design for our digital products and website in collaboration with engineering/webflow
    • work directly with the founders to ensure the highest quality output
    • evolve the brand identity for Launch House, Hack House, other houses and the macro brand
    • work with architecture & interior design firms and other contractors to develop and execute a cohesive real estate design plan
    • create scalable design system that can be easily used by members of the team and partners
    • own as much of the execution as you can but hire and manage independent contractors to help execute across areas you cannot
    • create one-off assets for social media, events, and more
    • stay up to date on design trends, particularly in the web3, gen z, streetwear and startup wolds and make necessary changes to our design systems as we go
    • ultimately, ensure members have a mind-blowing experience, unlike any other community they've ever been part of before

you're a great fit if you have

    • 3-6 years of experience in UX design, brand design, and/or design management in startups
    • a strong network of high-quality design contractors that you readily use to augment your skills
    • experience or interest in interior/architectural design, NFT/3D design, fashion design, etc.
    • an owner's mentality - high output and are execution oriented
    • strong written, verbal, and organizational skills
    • passion for startups (you may be a former founder yourself)
    • natural curiosity and have gone deep in web3, streetwear, design history, etc.

why this is a great opportunity

    • fun af - this isn't b2b saas. you get paid to tackle an incredibly wholistic / multi-disciplinary design challenge at a company where brand and design are central.
    • cutting edge - we're a leader in the community space and are constantly pushing the envelope with new strategies and technologies like NFTs and tokens.
    • ground floor opportunity - we're still early in our journey and team members joining now will see more personal, professional and financial growth than they've ever seen before in their careers working directly with founders
    • crazy good network - you'll meet hundreds of the the smartest people in the world through the community, top notch guest speakers and investors (we're funded by some of the best) and they will view you as a leader. our early team is also absolutely killer :)
What is Launch House?

We are a community built to connect and support the world’s most ambitious entrepreneurs and creators. Through multidimensional physical and digital community spaces, we are a literal and metaphorical Creator House where collaboration and learning takes place. Modeled after the experience at an elite university, Launch House is an ivy-league institution built for the internet age.

Selection for the community is through a competitive process, and we currently have physical locations in Los Angeles, New York City, and soon online in the Metaverse.

Launch House was founded by Michael HouckJacob Peters, and Brett Goldstein in 2020 during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Michael formerly led Product at Airbnb and joined the founding team of Uber Eats, helping it scale to a multi-billion dollar business line. Jacob formerly co-founded Commsor (Series A), and has built and advised communities of millions. Brett was a Google Product Manger and also spent time on the M&A team, where he directly advised the Google CEO.

We are a battle-tested and well-funded team with a growing list of incredible community-minded investors like Flybridge Capital and Balaji Srinivasan.