Senior Product Designer
Flipboard
 Redwood City, CA
Flipboard is a content discovery platform for your passions, interests, and news. Available on web, iOS, and Android, Flipboard offers the world important and influential articles shared by the greatest publishers and our awesome Flipboard community to advance conversation, keep people informed, and inspire them to engage, learn, and lead.

As a Product Designer at Flipboard, you will be involved in every aspect of product development, from brainstorming the next great innovation to tweaking pixels and interactions right before launch. You will utilize your full range of product design, interaction design, prototyping, and visual design skills to build world-class experiences.

Responsibilities

  • Research and deeply understand the needs and motivations that drive usage behaviors in our product and light the way toward new user problems to address
  • Lead the design and creation of useful and valuable user experiences across web, client, and mobile platforms
  • Distill broad, conceptual ideas into practical and engaging interfaces
  • Contribute to high-level strategic decisions with the rest of the product and executive teams
  • Design a flexible, multi-device content presentation system for articles, videos, and audio-based content
  • Work with strategic partners to design off-platform Flipboard experiences
  • Give and solicit feedback from designers and engineers in order to continually raise the bar for quality
  • Partner with product managers, engineers, researchers and content strategists to oversee the user experience of a product from conception to launch and beyond
  • Execute in a fast-paced environment with ability to make a large and lasting impact

Requirements

  • 4+ years of application, visual, and interaction design experience
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical work experience in Design
  • Excellent communicator of product decisions and the rationale behind them
  • Self-starter who can deeply collaborate with designers, engineers, and product managers
  • Demonstrated strategic product thinking and vision
  • Demonstrated experience with end-to-end (hybrid UX and UI) product design
  • Portfolio of quality product, visual, and interaction design work
  • Excellent command of typography, grid systems, color theory, iconography, and other related aspects of visual design
  • Lo-fi & hi-fi prototyping skills

Benefits & Perks

  • Our benefits include vision, dental, life, and health insurance, plus 401K with a company match
  • Flexible hours and generous 'out of office time' for holidays, vacations, sick leave, relaxation & wellness, personal and family needs
  • Subsidized commuter programs
  • Team celebrations: company anniversaries, birthdays, Thanksgiving, weddings/babies –– you name it, we celebrate it!

Why Join Flipboard?

  • Our vision: At a time when society could really benefit from being more informed and inspired, we are enabling great stories to reach the right communities around the world.
  • Our team: Led by experienced CEO, Mike McCue, the Flipboard team is a positive, respectful, and diverse group of bright and highly capable people who work collaboratively with strong purpose and vision. The Flipboard team is headquartered in downtown Redwood City, CA in the beautiful SF Bay Area. Although our roots lie in the Silicon Valley, our team extends around the world: New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, and London.
  • Our culture: We value an environment and culture that encourages people's voices and perspectives to be heard. We believe that leveraging our team will lead us to create better products and services for all our users and partners. 
  • Our value: We are fully funded and making steady, meaningful progress on a premium, high margin business within a $600B, highly strategic market. Our business model is tightly aligned with our values, our partners and our user experience which makes our company both valuable and unique.
  • Our product: Millions of people truly love Flipboard and rely on it regularly. Flipboard is a standard bearer for great mobile design, innovation, and we deeply value craftsmanship.
  • Our platform: Our platform selects the best content from millions of sources around the world, organizes it into highly personalized feeds, and presents it for further curation by the community. We are driven by hard technical challenges and we value pioneering new technology to continually increase the power, efficiency and scale of our platform