Lead Product Designer

Santa Monica, CA | Permanent | Job ID #43098 |
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Our client, a start up client is seeking a Lead Product Designer for a full time position

This person will report to the CTO and be responsible for:

  • Leverage design expertise to create beautiful, intuitive experiences for our company
  • Lead, mentor, challenge and grow a team of product designers. Contribute to fostering a collaborative team spirit
  • Drive a user-centered design practice to design innovative, on-brand solutions that meet measurable customer needs, business requirements and goals
  • Strike the right balance between holistic experience design and detail-oriented execution and evangelize this approach
  • Know technology and emergent design patterns and coach to designing for changing consumer behaviors and preferences
  • Develop, facilitate and lead best practices for maintaining consistency and coherence across product designs
  • Work with product management, engineering, brand and other departments to reach the best design solutions and and disseminate design vision across the organization
  • Help to set clear, realistic, action-oriented goals with each product designer and provide coaching and insight to achieve those goals


  • Talented and experienced product designer with track record of mentoring and coaching up and coming product designers
  • Obsess about the user, what motivates them, and how our product can surpass their expectations
  • A variety and depth of experience designing complex user journeys.
  • Successfully leveraged user research, usability testing and data insights to build strategy and improve experiences
  • Ability to collaborate with and coach designers to achieve their best results.
  • Strong conceptual thinking and compositional sense
  • Expert communicator. You model giving and receiving feedback.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a related field


  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • 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.
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