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