Product Designer

at Depop Limited in London

Depop’s mission is to inspire people to find things they love and we champion passion and creativity in everything we do. Through our mobile apps and website we are building a company that helps people to share and discover amazing items, build relationships and create communities. The focus of the Product Team is to achieve this mission through elegant and useful products that change people’s lives. We are a small and dedicated team of passionate people concerned with delivering value to our users and building Depop into a truly impactful company.
As a Product Designer, you will be involved in every aspect of the product development process, from brainstorming the next great product innovation to tweaking designs before launch. Reporting to our Lead Product Designer you will be expected to use your full range of product design, interaction design, and visual design skills to create delightful user experiences.


About the Role:


This is a key role in a crucial team. You will be responsible for driving the product forward and ensuring we constantly deliver quality.
Take broad, conceptual ideas and turn them into something useful and valuable for our users.
Collaborate with the Product Managers and Technical Leads to design flows and experiences that are incredibly simple and elegant
Partner with Product Managers, engineers and researchers to oversee the user experience of a product from conception until launch and then onwards…
Participate in user research sessions to understand the motivations of users and user that insight to design better experiences
Produce sketches and prototypes of potential features to help understand the complexity or impact of a given idea.
Help the Product Managers synthesise the user journey into development-ready epics, user stories and high-level acceptance criteria.
Translate the user stories into designs and user interfaces ready to be implemented by the development team.
Work closely with the development team to articulate your design vision and explain the reasoning behind design decisions.
Contribute to high-level strategic decisions with the rest of the product and executive teams
Give and solicit feedback from the rest of the team in order to continually raise our bar for quality


Requirements


You possess excellent communication skills (you should be able to clearly articulate your design decisions)
The ability to think at a high level about product strategy and vision (not just ‘how it should look’ but ‘what we should build’)
Be familiar with agile methods and ways of working, and foster a collaborative product mindset in the team
Experience in building and shipping mobile applications or web software
Experience with Application Design, Visual Design, and Interaction Design
A PASSION for design and technology
Knowledge of native app development process is desirable
Able to work to tight deadlines and prioritise requirements appropriately
Must have a portfolio featuring examples of interaction design work


Benefits


Autonomy and responsibility from the outset
Great offices near Old Street
Working with a well-funded, amazing and very friendly team
Competitive salary with share options
25 days paid holidays
Apple discount
Be part of our “rocketship” where you will make a difference and your voice will be heard
Fully stocked snack cupboard, drinks fridge and fresh fruit.
Overload on healthy and sugary treats on Wonderful Wednesday.


Equality statement


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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Published at 06 Jan 2017
Expires on 31 Jan 2017
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