Product Design Director

NYC
technology
Full-time

Design Director

NYC/Brooklyn
tech start up

This start up is part of a venture production studio focused on building and scaling tools and enterprise software products powered by Ethereum. Their mission is to use these solutions to power the emerging economic, social, and political operating systems of the planet.

They are busy at work building the future of identity, financial markets, commerce, security, infrastructure, and more. If you are someone that thrives in a fast-paced environment where being self-directed, determined, and resilient are a requirement, we would love for you to join us.

The Role

A Design Director who is looking to raise the bar in visual design and has the drive to push the boundaries when solving complex problems for the first time. The ideal candidate is experienced but still very curious, creative and intuitive and is committed to building features and tools for millions of users.


As the first design lead: 

*Build out the design function and hire, lead, and inspire a highly talented design team as we scale
*Clearly communicate the goals of the products 
*Execute ideas with justification and validation 
*Mentor and provide consistent and effective advice
*Develop visual identity, branding, style guides, and collateral as needed
*Design user-friendly products for mobile, web, and beyond
*Previous start up experience from small environments to scale for consumer facing products

Requirements:

***START UP EXPERIENCE, produced, created, and shipped a consumer product for an innovative consumer facing product, agile start up*****

*5+ years of UX and product design experience (consumer internet, consumer finance, or identity startup experience a plus) 
*Exceptional Visual Design and UI Skills 
*Experience in art/creative direction and brand building
*Strong understanding of code limitations when designing in all platforms 
*Experience with customer development and interviews 
*Experience on App and Web design preferred 
*Experience in multiple startups with fast-paced, scrappy, and agile processes
*Fluency in Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, and any the prototyping tools of your choice 
*Understanding of latest UX design trends and developments
*Previous start up experience from small environments to scale for consumer facing products

Bonus Points if you...
*Have interest in Blockchain or Ethereum
*Can code
* NO FINANCE EXP required, preferably not traditional Financial institutions
*We're looking for a passionate individual to help take us to the next level and beyond. 
*Salary, equity package and benefits



NO RELOCATION, local NYC or Brooklyn talent