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Product Design Lead

Advertiser: 99designsMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
6 Jun 2019
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Design & Architecture, Web & Interaction Design

We’re looking for a Product Design Lead to help craft the future of our market-leading digital product suite. This is an amazing opportunity to work in a highly collaborative role and requires an innovative designer, a helpful mentor, a team player, and a skilled communicator - all rolled into one!

About 99designs

99designs is the world’s global creative platform that makes it easier for customers and designers to work together to create designs they love. Our mission is to champion creativity to develop opportunities for people around the world. Founded in 2008, 99designs has grown from a small, online forum into a worldwide community of talented designers that is now the go-to solution for businesses, agencies and individuals.

Working with us

We’re a global team with a philosophy of encouraging passionate people to be fun and creative. With offices in Melbourne, Oakland, and Berlin we benefit from bringing together the experiences and viewpoints of a wide range of talented people from around the world. We believe a diverse workplace is a healthy workplace.

99designs employees enjoy many benefits including:

  • Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home when you need to

  • Continual training and learning, conference attendance, and in-house mentoring opportunities

  • Health and wellness programs like yoga, a running club, a fresh towel service and quiet spaces

  • A fully stocked kitchen, with enough food to make delicious lunch every day, including an industrial-strength coffee machine, free snacks and weekly catered lunches

  • An active social club, with events for you and your family

  • Paid parental leave

About the role

On a day to day basis, you will:

  • Plan and facilitate all design activities for your designated project team(s), including planning and estimating design, scoping and research.

  • Translate your research findings into design recommendations and deliverables.

  • Participate in Design team activities such as our weekly design critique, including leading by example through sharing your work regularly.

  • Collaborate with Product, Engineering and other cross-functional team members.

  • Provide recommendations on design and research approaches and best practices to other team members.

  • Lead by example through continuous improvement of internal processes and practices for the Design team.

About you

At 99designs we care deeply about diversity and inclusion. We welcome applicants of all types, from all backgrounds that have the skills and experience we're looking for. There is some flexibility in the exact skill sets of each candidate.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

  • 8+ years designing successful products/services, including responsive and transactional web apps.

  • Expert understanding of the design process, methodologies, and tools and experience leading and collaborating in cross-functional teams.

  • Great communicator that loves organising, documenting and sharing knowledge from research studies.

  • Keen interest in collaborative design sessions, user testing, user flows, wireframes, visual mockups, prototypes and working directly with engineers.

  • Exceptional intellectual curiosity, a passion for problem-solving and comfortable working with ambiguity.

  • Excellent management and leadership skills, including great success stories of mentoring and coaching team members.

  • Willing to work and collaborate in cross-functional teams (such as product managers and engineers) in an agile environment.

What's next?

To make an application, please click 'Apply' to upload a cover letter and your current resume.

The application form will include these questions:
  • In your career as a designer, what are you most proud of designing and why?

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