Product Designer, Multimedia Tools

New York, New York
Design
Full-time
Animoto is looking for a Product Designer to help lead the design of our online video creation tools. You will work with a cross-functional team to ship elegant and thoughtful design solutions that help our users create best-in-class social videos. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, and you fit the description below, we’d love to hear from you!

Why Animoto Wants You

    • You are a designer who is passionate about the practice and evolution of Product Design.
    • You have previously designed multimedia tools or applications, and understand the complexities of helping non-professional users work with multimedia content.
    • You have experience working on an agile product team, partnering with folks across the organization to ensure user experiences are cohesive, elegant, and easy-to-use.
    • You can maintain focus on the long-term vision while executing lean, iterative experiments that move toward that vision.
    • Your execution is rock solid and the people around you have complimented you on your finely-tuned design aesthetic and clear attention to detail.

The Day-to-Day

    • Develop and maintain a vision of the experience we should provide our users to help them create stunning, on-trend social videos.
    • Work closely with product management and engineering to continuously define the roadmap for a full-stack product team.
    • Collaborate with video producers and motion designers to understand the video capabilities that will be surfaced in our application.
    • Work with a UX researcher to unpack complex user issues while building a deeper understanding of our customers.
    • Create journey maps, user flows, and other documents to guide UX strategy.
    • Create wireframes, prototypes, and other design artifacts as needed to effectively communicate specific features and behaviors.
    • Present designs and key milestone deliverables to peers and stakeholders and guide the collection, synthesis and integration of feedback.

What We're Looking For

    • Strong portfolio including at least one tool that allows users to edit multimedia content.
    • 2+ years of product design experience working in an Agile environment with product managers and engineers.
    • Demonstrable understanding of how to generate empathetic user insights that drive design.
    • Clear and methodical design process.
    • Fluency in relevant, modern design tools (we use Sketch, Zeplin, Adobe CC, InVision, etc.)
    • Strong collaboration skills that invite and guide collaborators through the design process.

Bonus Points

    • Enthusiasm for motion graphics, video production, and/or social media marketing.
    • Frequent use of Instagram and/or other multimedia social media platforms, and knowledge of best practices.
    • Experience applying design thinking to problems outside of product design.

Why You'll Want to Work at Animoto

    • Be a part of a large and thriving design community that includes opportunities to collaborate with other product designers, plus user researchers, video producers, and motion designers.
    • An opportunity to learn and grow within a role is important to you. We encourage exploration and provide opportunities that will challenge you professionally.
    • Our company’s mission resonates with you.
    • We have an inclusive and quirky culture here! Ask us about our values: Humbletude, Betterfication, and Oomphosity.
    • Great benefits. We offer competitive salary, bonus, equity, 100% paid medical, dental, and vision for you and your dependents, and paid time off to name a few.
At Animoto, we help our customers communicate who they are, what they do, and what they love through video. Our users are connected by the desire to use video to share what matters most to them, but come from all walks of life and are passionate about all sorts of different things. We’re proud to help them share these passions.

Similarly, we embrace the differences of our team members and actively seek diversity of beliefs, backgrounds, education, and all the other things that make us unique. We strive to create a space where employees can bring their true selves to work every day. By doing so, we’re building an inclusive culture where we can continue innovating for our customers. We too are united in the belief that our voices are even more powerful when using video to communicate, and we aim to have a workplace that reflects the variety of our users. Animoto is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer.