San Francisco, CA
Working at Affinity
Affinity helps some of the world’s most influential professionals identify and secure their best opportunities. We’re a small company with ambitions to help people everywhere in the world connect and do business. We’re seeking a thoughtful designer who is excited by the opportunity to build a great company and cultivate an awesome product team.
How we approach design
We believe we can craft marvelous experiences by deeply understanding our users and unleashing our creativity. We think a great design team combines fearlessness, great execution, obsession with quality, humility, and optimism—all with a rare blend of interaction design, visual design, user research, and prototyping skills. We interview, observe, and empathize with our users to understand their needs, motivations, and desires. We translate our insights into designs that we validate with our users—then we iterate on the details with analytics and user feedback as our guides.
We’d love to hear from you if:
You create ingenious, compelling designs and continuously hone your craft.
Your portfolio showcases inspired and original work that is intuitive and delightful. You are especially skilled at interaction and visual design. You're knowledgeable about microinteractions in use across platforms, and you use design tools as if they were extensions of your own hands. You’re not an expert at everything but you’re always looking to improve your craft and grow as a designer.
You’ve shipped product.
You can share several stories of high quality features you’ve released under tight deadlines. You’ve been a part of a user research effort and know how to translate what you uncover into meaningful product changes. You work with engineers as well as you do with your design team. You know the true test of a design is when it’s in front of users, and you iterate quickly based on their feedback.
You love working across platforms.
You’ve shipped consistent experiences across several platforms. You know what translates from desktop and what doesn’t, or why you’d opt for one solution for iOS and another on Android.
You define what you build, in addition to how it’s built.
You relish defining the requirements, not just translating them into designs. You sweat the details. You understand the constraints and empathize with your engineers, but you never compromise on the user experience.
Collaboration is essential to your design process.
You build off of others and love to inspire your teammates’ best ideas. You consistently raise the bar for quality through constructive criticism, and you accept design feedback with poise. You share works-in-progress openly and frequently.
• Meaningful equity at an early stage company
• Daily catered lunch and an endless snack supply
• Top-tier medical, dental, and vision insurance
• Public transportation pass
• Flexible work hours and vacation time
The more diverse our team is, the more we’ll be able to learn from each other, and the better our company and our product will be. Whatever your gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status, favorite Spotify playlist, or social, cultural, and economic background, we can’t wait to welcome you to Affinity.