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Product Designer

Nextdoor, San Francisco, CA

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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:

  • 7+ 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
  • The option of an adjustable standing desk

About Nextdoor

About Nextdoor Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It's the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it's free. Thousands of neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home. People are using Nextdoor to: Quickly get the word out about a break-in Organize a Neighborhood Watch Group Track down a trustworthy babysitter Find out who does the best paint job in town Ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog Find a new home for an outgrown bike Finally call that nice man down the street by his first name Nextdoor’s mission is to provide a trusted platform where neighbors work together to build stronger, safer, happier communities, all over the world.

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