Director of Product Design for Hip Insurance Startup in NYC

Location: New York, New York
Date Posted: 06-15-2018
We're looking for someone as excited as our client is about disrupting a dinosaur, and help them create the iconic brand for modern consumers who need help selecting the right insurance company!

They are a design-driven company—one where design will always have a 'seat at the table.' As Head of Product Design you will be expected to work as part of the executive team in bringing concept to reality in the form of a usable and beautiful product experience. This will involve owning the entire product design lifecycle (and most likely more): user- and stakeholder-research, requirements and data gathering, prototyping, polished visual designs, and ongoing testing to ensure maximum usability.

You're a builder by nature, have a burning desire to create something much larger than yourself and are willing to get your hands dirty and work tirelessly to do so.


Strategy & Process
- Participates and helps lead roadmap definition and scope
- Along with the CTO, helps define a consistent cross-functional (tech + design) product design process across the organization
- Shares work early and often and actively filters and prioritizes the feedback

UX Design
- Ensures a consistent, intuitive, and holistic user experience across features and products
- Demonstrates expertise with information architecture, multi-step and cross-platform flows
- Consistently considers potential states (errors, successes, dead-ends) in product work

Data & Testing
- Always considers data requirements, partnering with the appropriate internal team to gather them
- Thinks strategically about how to release features in small pieces and regularly looks for opportunities to validate ideas with multivariate experimentation

Visual Design & Brand
- Demonstrates and articulates understanding of layout, typography and visual hierarchy
- Helps further the brand through product and the establishment of a style guide (visual and UX patterns)

Marketing Support
- Works with the Product Marketing team to design tests, collect data, and optimize conversions

Team Building & Management
- Recruits and hires the best designers to support the ongoing needs of the organization
- Provides regular, direct and impactful feedback to reports to help them grow their skills and design toolkit

- Contributes to products worked on, as well as to the company as a whole
- Identifies and shepherds new design-led projects, gains buy-in and collaborates with other disciplines and departments
- Spreads design thinking and enthusiasm across the organization and beyond — whether giving talks, participating in open-source projects, or writing blog posts
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