Product Designer

San Francisco, California | Freelance | Job ID #48627 |
Posted Last Month

Our client, a non-profit education company who is helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology, has an urgent need for a Product Designer for a freelance/contract-to-hire position.

You’ll be reporting into Senior Director of Creative & Brand, and you’ll work closely with a creative team of 2 designers, 1 UX researcher, and 1 copywriter. This person should be excited about an opportunity to help kids, schools, and families thrive in a world of media and technology.


  • Create product designs for complex and diverse organizational requirements.
  • Partner closely with engineers, product managers, UI designer, UX researcher, copywriters, and Creative Director to create intuitive and engaging designs for consistent user experience across web and mobile.
  • Empathize with the user's mental model and apply principles of human-centered design and design thinking to resolve their needs.
  • Design and deliver wireframes, user flows, mockups, and final UI designs optimized for a wide range of devices, interfaces, and accessibility.
  • Manage feedback from stakeholders to analyze trade offs effectively and iterate towards handoff.
  • Contribute to the development of our style guide.
  • Use data -- and professional insights and experience -- to inform design decisions.
  • Work with engineers to review implementation and assist in QA.
  • Work closely with product managers to define processes and maintain schedules for your work.


  • Inspired about an opportunity to help kids, schools and families thrive in a world of media and technology (you are an Auntie/Uncle, have a family, or experience working within education, or with kids).
  • Education background is helpful but not required!
  • 3 years professional experience designing digital products for multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience working with engineers – can approach design from a systems approach.
  • You are capable of taking a feature from exploration & discovery, to the definition, to interaction design, to final visual execution.
  • Experience working with or creating comprehensive design systems.
  • Professional visual design skills (including hierarchy, typography, grids, color, icons, and imagery).
  • Detailed knowledge of visual design tools such as Sketch, InVision, Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Familiarity with development tools such as HTML/CSS/JS.
  • Excitement for product design, elegant solutions and technology trends.


Does this sound like you? Apply today! 



  • 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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