Product Designer, Project Storytelling

Kickstarter, Brooklyn, NY

The world's largest funding platform for creative projects

We’re seeking a seasoned and creative Product Designer to help creators tell their stories on Kickstarter.

About the Team

Project Storytelling is a new cross-functional team at Kickstarter that's working to unlock the unique storytelling potential within each Kickstarter project. We’re engineers, designers, data analysts, community support specialists, and more. We care about understanding creators' stories and about helping them normalize the imperfections that come along with their creative processes. Currently, we're working to evolve our project page experience with new layouts, multimedia features, and tools that help creators engage backers with a powerful story.

In This Role, You Will:

  • Wireframe, design, and prototype new features.
  • Turn challenging workflows into simple, usable, and elegant experiences.
  • Present, review, and communicate your design work and the work of your teammates.
  • Collaborate closely with Product and Engineering Teammates on delivering high quality product experiences.
  • Help shape the product experience and roadmap through clear communication and feedback.

About You:

  • You have solid cross-platform and device product design experience.
  • You have a developed and inspiring visual design portfolio.
  • You understand how data and research inform your design craft.
  • You are a capable communicator with a knack for translating vision and intent into meaningful design.
  • You want to seek out and develop a design process that encourages collaboration between other designers and Product Teams.
  • You communicate design decisions openly and confidently, regardless of the audience—engineers, PMs, executives, other designers, et al.
  • You are open to changing your opinion in the face of new information or a better understanding of product goals—you have strong beliefs, but you’re open-minded.
  • Bonus Points if you: prototype your own work. Many of us are multi-disciplinary—a lot of our designers deploy product code, manage our CSS library, and prototype in a variety of tools. If you’re a designer who likes to bring their ideas to life, you’ll feel right at home.
  • Bonus points if you: are a creator. We love to work with fellow creators who are excited about having a visible impact on our diverse creative community. Not only does being a creator help you empathize with our users, it also makes for interesting conversation with the many writers, musicians, painters, and artists who work here.
Kickstarter is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to fight for equality, we work to ensure a fair and consistent interview process. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to an inclusive work environment.

About Kickstarter

Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. To date, tens of thousands of creative projects — big and small — have come to life with the support of the Kickstarter community.

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