Product Designer at Nextdoor
San Francisco, CA, US
We're seeking a creative and hands-on Product Designer who combines a passion for clean, usable design with an ability to bring designs to life. Working alongside product, engineering, and marketing, you’ll craft elegant, user-centered solutions to complex data and interaction problems. You’ll gather user feedback, plan product strategy, conceive new features, rapidly prototype wireframes/mockups, and work with engineers to ship great software. You should have an impeccable eye for graphic design, color, and composition and be able to communicate your ideas using a wide variety of methods, from concept to launch.

If you’re a versatile designer who thrives on feedback and iteration, loves thinking about the big picture and the smallest details, and has a knack for translating business needs into emotionally engaging design stories, let us know! We’d love to meet you. Please also include a link to your portfolio with your application.

Responsibilities

You will:

Work with the VP of Design and other designers to create highly interactive, delightful, and user-centered experiences for our core product
Design simple, effective, and beautiful design solutions to help execute the product vision and brand strategy
Collaborate with product managers, engineers, and designers to define and deliver a consistent design language
Translate broad, complex ideas into clear, delightful design products
Participate in cross-functional brainstorms, discussions, and design reviews
Present design rationale and concepts to the executive team and understand business needs to achieve excellent results
Mentor team members by providing feedback and direction

Requirements

You have:

3+ years experience on a product or user experience team for a web or mobile application
Excellent portfolio with examples of mobile/desktop design experiences
Strong business sense and experience working with senior leadership
Fluency with web design principles and best practices
Strong analytic, creative thinking, and collaboration skills
Comfort working across the product development spectrum: ideation, strategy, concept work to pixel-level details, and implementation
Strong visual design sense and ability to design within, and help define, visual guidelines
Ability to quickly master technical skills in a fast-paced startup environment and solve complex problems conceptually in collaboration with the broader team
Experience managing user and usability research projects is a plus

Benefits

100% company-paid health insurance premiums (medical, dental and vision) for you and your family
Paid vacation and company holidays
401K plan
Commuter benefits through Clipper card
Free catered dinners during the week, Monday through Thursday
Fully stocked kitchens with drinks, snacks and candy
Vibrant downtown San Francisco location near Union Square
The option of an adjustable standing desk