We believe that if we’re not delighting the user at every step, we’re not doing anything right. We don’t believe in building a product and layering design on top, we strongly believe in a design-centric approach to product development; as such you will play a key role in our team. The proof is in the pudding – users love our site and we receive universal praise for our design. But we are pivoting and want someone to join us to help take us to the next level.
While our goal is still very much the same – to build the best tool for product discovery – the direction we are taking is significantly different. To give you a quick idea, the new approach combines elements of Facebook & Foodspotting (happy to get into the details at next stage of discussions). We don’t want to just hand you the product concept and have you implement it, you will be made aware of all the business goals and expected to design the project from business needs. You will be expected to understand the challenges, question them and be given space to find solutions.
In a nutshell, skills needed include -
- User Research
- Product Design
- Interactive & UX design
- Visual Design
- Information Architecture + Design
- Mobile Design -> in fact, we actually like the approach of mobile first design to drive web-design
- Skills NOT essential – Front-end coding, Content strategy, Copy-writing or Editing (would be nice though)
We realize that this is quite an ask but working with a startup requires wearing the many proverbial hats. As the product becomes successful, we will bring on designers for the different specialized needs (UX, UI, Content Strategy etc). A great visual design & superb UX are critical for the success of this product. As such this project is the ideal playground for someone wanting to design a “Holy Fucking Shit” product.
We’re fans of the following for the design process -
- Narrative Design
- Lean UX principles (LUXr)
We are an extremely passionate and committed team and want to work with someone who believes in our vision. We are based in Atlanta but travel to San Francisco frequently. As such, we strongly prefer someone based in one of these two cities. We mostly work from home and meet 2-3 days a week in our awesome brick loft office in the Highlands. If this interests you, please send an email to email@example.com with a link to your portfolio. We are happy to have you speak with the designer we’ve been working so far to get an understanding of our working methods.
You’ll love working with us. That’s us below!