First Look Media is hiring a

Visual Product Designer

New York, United States

First Look Media is a new-model company devoted to supporting independent voices, from fearless investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking to smart, provocative entertainment. Launched in 2013 by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, First Look Media was created with the belief that independent perspectives are vital to both a vibrant culture and a thriving democracy.

First Look operates as both a studio and digital media company. As a studio, we develop, produce and finance content for all screens and platforms including feature films, television, digital series and podcasts. As a media company, we are finding new ways to connect compelling independent creators with passionate audiences through our own properties and on media platforms of our partners.

The Position:

The Product Designer (Visual) is a key participant in the project design process. This person will work daily with other product managers, engineers, and editorial to create lo-fi sketches and pixel-perfect high res products. The Product Designer will develop key goals and themes for the upcoming products. When the goals are set, the Product Designer will strive to craft an interface that embodies those fundamental ideas through clear organizational structure, articulate labels and intuitive interface. 

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in Discovery interviews to uncover project goals
  • Expertise with Photo Shop, fluency with best practices for web design and UX.
  • Create wireframe layouts for pages that present content and functionality with intuitive clarity and beautiful balance
  • Develop flow diagrams to demonstrate interactive functionality and animated interface elements
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the brand and its competition to ensure the most effective creative solutions
  • Confidently communicate and present creative concepts, design rationale and the specifics of proposed solutions
  • Concept development and creative execution of product launches, social media visuals, digital and print advertising,

Background & Qualifications: 

  • Minimum 3 years experience as a user interface designer, preferably within an agency or media environment
  • Enthusiastic creativity; you are passionate about great ideas
  • A clean sense of design aesthetics, and a propensity towards simplification over complication
  • Solid understanding of grid-based design, layout, typography, color and other design principles
  • Expert user of graphic design software for developing design specs
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with today’s web development technology trends
  • Mobile Web and app development
  • Responsive Web design principles

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer--people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.