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Lead Product Designer

New York
Freelance | Job ID #68175 | Posted one year ago

Lead Product Designer

As a Lead Product Designer, you will leverage your deep understanding of research and experience design for digital products. You'll be at the forefront of our efforts and be directly responsible for decisions that form our customer experiences. This is a hands-on design role. You will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team that includes researchers, product designers, content writers, product managers, engineers, and business partners who share your passion for delivering unique and innovative financial digital products and services of all kinds, including card replacement, managing authorized users on card, managing profile, account settings, and more.

About You

  • You're actively involved in defining product strategy
  • You love to research and understand the necessity to put the user first
  • You think in terms of systems and make rational design decisions
  • You enjoy mentoring and growing other researchers and designers
  • You can create and share design direction for products you create
  • You are constantly pushing your limits and searching for opportunities to become better
  • Your team collaboration and communication skills are unparalleled
  • You're passionate about user research and you place the customer's needs above your own preferences
  • You have a deep love for design and shaping experiences for users


  • *DESIGN PORTFOLIO REQUIRED for application* - You must have a design portfolio (either online or PDF), demonstrating superior product design experiences. Applications without a design portfolio will not be considered. We also cannot access file sharing software (e.g. DropBox)
  • You can distill complicated problems defined through research into simple and elegant solutions
  • You can accurately make decisions that guide the product direction with little information
  • You have an understanding of what makes an experience good or bad is critical. You can think through user problems, find reasonable solutions, mock them up in detail, and work with engineers to build them
  • You have the ability to influence others and provide thought leadership on design based on research findings
  • You're a self-starter who actively seeks ways to uncover user needs and know how to transform them into experiences
  • You have the ability to synthesize complex, interdependent, and sometimes competing needs
  • You understand the technical limitations and liberties behind your decisions and have enough chops to communicate your ideas to our engineers
  • You actively listen, hear and understand what is said and not said, with nuanced comprehension of meaning and intent
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent practical work experience in Design

​Apply to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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