DIRECTOR, USER EXPERIENCE & PRODUCT DESIGN Bedrocket
Bedrocket Media Ventures is looking for a Director of User Experience and Product Design to help define and oversee the user experience of our web and mobile consumer products and proprietary publishing tools across a growing suite of devices and platforms.
The ideal candidate has a proven track record of creating successful, user-focused products, and also has the ability to own multiple products simultaneously while leading a small team of talented product designers. You should not only be an expert interface designer, but you also have impressive skills with visual design, and love to prototype in your sleep, all with the goal of creating the most user-friendly and beautifully innovative designs. Involvement with a product spans from research and early concepting to the final details before shipping. The ideal candidate strives to create new experiences and interactions that users will love and understand, and is committed to an iterative process to achieve these results.
Both design and oversee the design of flows and experiences across multiple devices and platforms that are incredibly simple, elegant, and consistent, while remaining platform-appropriate (both web-based and native)
Validate designs through research, best practices, and knowledge of competitive landscape
Own multiple products simultaneously, including both the main suite and their derivatives
Manage and grow the small but growing team of Product Designers
Possess strong visual design skills ? this isn?t an Art Director role, but you should be able to execute at a professional visual design level, and expect your work to ship
Work with the product managers and engineers to bring concepts from idea to final product, ensuring the integrity of the user experience in the end result
Proactively respond to real-world usage and dynamic business needs in order to iterate and improve our features and products over time
5+ years experience of building successful products through a focus on user experience
A demonstrated, strong record of leading and growing strong product teams ? as it relates to both mentorship of Product Designers outside of a project and guiding them through design phases within one
Detail-oriented with a compulsion to create great digital end-user experiences where details matter
Experience with responsive design for different screens (handset, tablet, desktop, etc.) and apprehension of best practices
High proficiency in Photoshop and Illustrator. Preferably proficient in motion design skills (e.g. After Effects) to explore UI models, transitions, animation, etc. and HTML/CSS/JS proficiency for prototyping
Conversant with current technologies in order to leverage insights for better digital product design
Strong prioritization, organization, and communication skills ? to both inspire high-level work from the team and to create the best possible product
Come work with us!
We offer competitive salary, health benefits (medical, dental, vision), and equity
Laid-back environment: jeans, plaid, t-shirts, you get the gist
Bring your dog to work?they?ll love our wood floors
Sunny window view overlooking the heart of SoHo and its endless food and bar options
Friendly co-workers to geek out with
Bedrocket Media Ventures is a disruptive media startup looking to change the way people discover and consume great entertainment in the cloud. Our platforms are not only revolutionizing the way entertainment is created and distributed, we?re also inventing new forms of interactive programming that will drive the future of video storytelling. We?re a fast-growing, venture-backed company that was founded by the co-founder of Huffington Post and the founder of multiple successful cable networks, and we?re building a radical team of creative thinkers and expert doers who are passionate about pioneering a truly new model for media.
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