UX UI Designer

Los Angeles, CA
Technology – Product
Full-time
Position: Sr. UX UI Designer 
Department: Technology
Reports To: CTO
Location: Playa Vista, LA CA
 
WHO WE ARE
Thrive Causemetics is Bigger than Beauty: for every product you purchase, we donate to help a woman thrive. We believe changing the world starts with a single ingredient, and that’s why we create vegan, 100% cruelty-free formulas containing proven ingredients without the use of parabens or sulfates. All of our high-performance cosmetics are developed with our customer in mind. We control every step of the product development process.
 
We are a company that believes everyone is responsible for doing anything and everything to contribute to our team's success. This is why we thrive on a collaborative and cross-functional workplace. There is no such thing as "that's not my job" at Thrive Causemetics. We offer a culture rewarding our driven, hard-working team with special perks and benefits. Together, we prioritize strong work ethic while maintaining a positive, exciting environment where people are passionate about what they do.
 
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR: SR. UX UI DESIGNER
Thrive Causemetics is seeking a Sr. UX/UI Designer to help identify and iterate the way our customers interact with our website. We are an online-only direct-to-consumer brand, therefore our website is our most important asset. This role will fill key aspects of the Thrive Causemetics business.
 
The ideal candidate for this role would be comfortable working cross-functionally to deliver new ideas and iterations to the website. The role would involve daily coordination with our product, engineering, and creative teams. There would also be occasional coordination with the marketing, growth, and data teams.
 
This position's primary focus would be our website, thrivecausemetics.com. The ideal candidate would be able to assess product requirements from the product team, and help shape the customer journey across mobile and desktop browsers. Projects could range from small A/B tests to large redesigns. We have a small team that works on the website at Thrive, so the UX/UI Designer would need to be comfortable with a large amount of responsibility and autonomy.
 
The second focus of this role would be developing the site assets needed by the merchandising team. Items that would need to be developed includes homepage hero images, collection banners, product page images, and assets relating to custom landing pages. All assets relating to website would be aligned with work done by other creative team members for email, marketing, advertising, and packaging.
 
CORE RESPONSIBILTIES
Work closely with product and development teams to iterate and improve thrivecausemetics.com
Design mobile and desktop user interfaces
Work with product team to iterate our creative strategy on the website
Provide functional specifications for development teams
Pair with merchandising to create homepage hero images, collection images, and product page images
Work with product and merchandising teams to develop custom landing pages varying in purpose
Identify opportunities to experience and apply new technologies to solve customer problems
Develop and maintain web style guides
Work closely with Product in the development and evaluation of personas, usability studies, and testing
 
EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
Minimum 2-3 years experience working in a Product, User Experience Design role for e-commerce, ideally 4-5 years experience in creative across marketing, CPG, direct-to-consumer, e-commerce, mission-driven companies. 
Demonstrated sample work to share as a user experience designer, user interface design, or similar role in an early stage, high growth startup is preferred. Attitude, aptitude, and portfolio count more. 
Proficiency with design tools (e.g, InVision, Sketch, InDesign, Photoshop), as well as a full scope of Adobe Creative Suite. 
Experience working in a collaborative team and working directly with developers for implementation of customer experiences, both internally, third party, and freelance.  
Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as presentation skills. 
Ability to communicate effectively to internal teams, including senior management and peers.
Ability to merge Design Thinking and highly relevant creative practice. 
Project and process management skills plus a strong ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously, working autonomously and highly collaboratively.
Enjoys a startup environment and ethos-driven culture.
 
NICE TO HAVES
Bonus points for previous experience in early-stage high growth e-commerce startup.
Strong knowledge with SEO, UX standards, and a focus on growth. 
Passion for social impact, an ethos for giving back, and eagerness to join a mission-driven company.
 
WHY THRIVE?
Competitive salary
Comprehensive health plan (medical, vision, dental)
401k saving options
Equity
New equipment + computer of your choice
Paid time off
Free gym membership 
Employee parking
Healthy snacks + fully stocked kitchen
Employee Wellness Project
Team get-togethers including our longstanding tradition of Thrive O’Clock