Senior Product Designer

Los Angeles
Design
Full-time

Company Description
Skurt is an LA-based tech company that's changing the way people get around. We've created a simple, beautiful experience that allows users to book a car and have it delivered to them. Once done with the car, we conveniently pick it up. Replacing the tedious task of managing your booking, traveling back and forth to a rental location, exorbitant fuel fees, and archaic overage fees with a seamless, easy-to-use experience. 

The Job
As a Senior Product Designer at Skurt, you'll be joining a small but dedicated team of creative and product-focused designers. The role will have a core focus on product design, but also touch on brand and visual design from time to time. The ability to deduce feedback from the team and materialize it into wireframes and eventually features and products is a core competency. At Skurt you'll be working directly with the founders and executive members of the team when conceptualizing new ideas. You'll be expected to showcase clear and effective communication skills when proposing new products -being able to sell your vision is key! As an early-stage startup you'll be joining at a time that allows for big changes and ideas to be implemented daily that will affect the company's direction for years to come, your creations will greatly help shape the product, vision, and brand of the company. 

Need-to-haves
• A solid eye, with conviction. A designer who understand modern design trends yet is always looking to push past them. Ideally, you shouldn't be married to doing something simply for the sake of it being "new". You'll be expected to present sound arguments for your vision backed by data when presenting to key stakeholders within the company.
• Extraordinary attention to detail. You will be expected to create pixel-perfect designs, as well as ensuring your designs are correctly transcribed throughout the engineering phase. 
• 5+ Years experience in product design, preferably in fast-paced start-up environments.
• Experience in motion design. You'll be expected to prototype motion and animations to showcase their value to other members of the team as well ensure they're met correctly when handed-off.
• Ability to set and meet deadlines as well as prioritize effectively when in crunch-mode.
• Ability to jump between different design disciplines at a moment's notice. As the 3rd member of the team, a looming backlog should be a comfortable feeling to you.
• Solid collaborative work ethic. You must be able to fight for the user but also view company goals at-hand objectively. 
• Extreme competence. We're looking for someone who can scope ideas holistically. Consider things like the workload/feasibility of a project all the way through, especially their impact on other departments. You should be able to inspire and empower others while clearly conveying the value of your designs through research and prototypes.  Ensuring your ideas are met with care and accuracy is paramount.
•  You should also be able to think outside the box and be comfortable with challenging pre-conceived notions around UI/UX.
•  Sketch is our tool of choice. 

Nice-to-haves
• Clear and succinct communication and copywriting ability.
• Front-end coding ability.
• An understanding of mobile and web products on a semi-technical level.
• Photography and video experience 

Disciplines
• Sketch Master 
• Photoshop God
• Illustrator King/Queen
• InDesign Savant 
• CSS Wizard
• Scrum Aficionado

Company Perks
• Industry leading compensation with equity and benefits
• Laptop and whatever else you need to enhance your workflow
• Meals, snacks and a desk at our awesome office in Culver City
• Lots of fun times with your teammates