The Hired Guns are seeking a curious and agile self-starter to be the front-end UX/UI Designer for a D2C startup that is completely disrupting the haircare industry.
The Nitty Gritty
The backstory on the organization and why they need to hire you!
This environmentally-conscious haircare startup is rethinking everything about their space, from how people wash and care for their hair to how hairdressers retail products to their clients. They’re redefining what it means to be a truly sustainable business in the context of our ever-changing political, social and economic environment. Their revenue is growing over 50% a year, and they’re keeping pace by building out a team of expert and diverse talent. And that’s where you come in:
Right now they’re looking for a talented UX/UI Designer who will focus on front-end UX. In this role, you’ll be responsible for thinking about how to make the journey to purchase more delightful, cool, and simple. You will steer the vision for what a beautiful site can be. You will thoughtfully take design risks and pioneer an untraditional design frontier for this company. You’ll work closely with the Head of Product, engineering team, and brand team to create website designs, wireframes, sitemaps, and personas to communicate the team’s thinking and bring ideas to life in a digital environment. You’ll work collaboratively with a focus on data and user research to make smart and innovative design decisions that convert to revenue in the company’s digital experiences.
Perks include a great compensation package, a meaningful equity stake, medical, dental, and vision insurance, a Citibike membership, a flexible work environment, unlimited paid time off … oh, and an 80% employee discount code that can be applied on all orders for your household so you’ll never have to buy shampoo again!
How you’ll know if you’re a fit…
You’re 100% down to throw away the notion of “best practices,” and you’re willing to take thoughtful design risks. You have a minimum of 3 years of experience as a Web Designer, Product Designer, or UX/UI Designer at a branding agency, studio, or in-house design/digital product team. You have a thoughtful portfolio that demonstrates your logic, planning, wireframing, and high-fidelity deliverables. You have experience working in e-commerce, ideally at a startup, designing for web, brand, and marketing. You’re a strong conceptual thinker who uses data to steer design decisions and who dreams up ingenious solutions without losing sight of brand aesthetics. You work quickly and flexibly, managing multiple projects simultaneously while keeping an eye on the big picture, which is critical in this fast-paced startup environment. You communicate effectively with all types of stakeholders, designers and non-designers alike. Bonus points for UXers who also want to design and feel comfortable getting involved in the productionizing of wireframes.
The Inside Skinny
Why you should quit your job right now and join this organization!
Land this job and you can say you were the first person to build out – and fully own – the front-end experience for this successful startup’s website. You’ll have the chance to join an eco-friendly, sustainable company at an exciting time when they’re shaking up a very traditional market. Plus, you’ll get to work alongside a band of talented people who all have a rebellious spirit and cherish anyone who is anti-authority!
The Hired Guns does not and will not discriminate in considering and referring candidates for employment, or in its treatment or advancement of its employees, and will not tolerate harassment, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.