Expa is hiring a

Product Designer

New York, United States

 Kit is seeking an energetic, dynamic, capable individual to join our small team.

JOB SUMMARY

Kit is looking for a seasoned product designer to build and ship an amazing experience that our customers will love. Designing at Kit means creating products from their starting point. You will be involved in the entire process, from early research and product strategy, to prototyping and iterating and validating with users; to reviewing your designs in our staging environment and polishing your pixels. The work is highly cross-functional and will require you to collaborate closely with engineering, product, and business operations.

ABOUT YOU

You will thrive at Kit if you are passionate about design, love making things beautiful, and are excited to design new products from scratch. You consider yourself to be skilled at both interaction and visual design. 

You are receptive to feedback, can participate in productive debate, and express unwavering humility throughout. You take pride in the outstanding quality of your designs but you can also rigorously prioritize, ship quickly, and iterate. Most important, you are a pleasure to work with and work great under pressure.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and develop low-fidelity wireframes, working prototypes, and high-fidelity visual designs for web and mobile. Our site is fully responsive and you will work on native mobile as well.
  • Initiate and participate in user experience research for design & product feedback.
  • Update and maintain brand visuals and guidelines.
  • Self-manage multiple projects, deadlines and deliverables in order to execute quickly in a fast-paced and highly fluid startup environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • An exceptional portfolio of shipped creative product design that showcases your visual and interaction design abilities.
  • Experience running and/or consuming UX research to inform product + design decisions.
  • Experience working for a company with a product or engineering culture and/or a startup a plus.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Proficient in Sketch, Photoshop, and/or Illustrator.
  • Experience using prototyping tools such as Flinto, InVision, Marvel etc.
  • Basic HTML/CSS & Javascript knowledge; current on latest responsive design techniques.
  • 3+ years experience building and shipping products and features for mobile and desktop.
  • Commitment to building a company from a very early stage.
  • BS or BA.                                                                                                                                                           

BENEFITS

Kit is excited to offer a full-time role with comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance. We offer unlimited vacation, and a competitive compensation package.

ABOUT KIT

Kit is a platform for product discovery. We are building a service that uses social discovery to recommend products across various categories. We are based in New York City (with an office in San Francisco) and were recently named as one of Business Insider’s Top NYC startups. We sit in Expa's amazing office, are surrounded and supported by smart & experienced teams, and get early access to cool new products.

Our small team is diverse, inclusive, and fun. It is not required that you identify with a particular gender, race, orientation, national origin, age range, hobby set or belief in order to be a part of team Kit. 

We hail from some of the best companies out there including YouTube, Apple, Google, Gilt, and Foursquare. We even count a professional producer/DJ in our midst.