Rebecca and Joanne

Sr / Lead Product Designer at high-end, multi $B fashion empire with cozy team, awesome boss, crazy discounts

Location: New York, NY
Date Posted: 07-27-2018
A heritage, luxury fashion brand marries an Agile, innovative fashion startup with major caché, and they have a lovechild.

The lovechild looks like this: a passionate, startuppy environment with sweeping city views, where a slew of new products are being dreamed up, designed and launched.....the opportunity to receive close mentorship from a fabulous + respected design leader (who's  an experimental artist on the side - they encourage your "passion projects" too!)....deep fashion discounts....unlimited PTO.

The head of the design department - their fearless leader - speaks softly and thoughtfully, inspires loyalty and passion in his team to a degree unparalleled in our industry, and is an inspiring designer himself who you'd learn a lot from under his mentorship. Your teammates on their ~10 person design team are down to earth, friendly, and similarly passionate.

And, if you're a product designer who's also an artist on the side, or up to other cool side projects in life, all the better!  There's a culture here of hiring multi-faceted, interesting, passionate-about-life-and-art people, and you're encouraged to live your passions.

You, the entrepreneurial designer that you are, can really take ownership of things and make your mark: they're in a phase of transforming their properties' websites onto a new platform, so there's a lot of wide, open space to design for whole slew of responsive sites, web apps and new digital products, as well as native mobile apps.

You have a good mix of VIsual UI + UX in your background, with 4-7 or more years of experience. If you've got fashion and/or ecommerce + retail in your background, great, but any large platform or complex product work could fit the bill. What's important is your product design thinking and hands-on design handiwork, and ability to think through and execute complex design challenges.

You'll be joining a team of ~10 other designers, and work extremely collaboratively with each other in a non-hierarchical meritocracy, as well as with the in-house Dev + Product Management teams with whom design enjoys a super close and trusting relationship, in a highly Agile fashion. You can dive right on it, take ownership of things, and be able to make a great impact on their brands, and therefore, on the fashion industry as a whole. Pretty cool, huh?

Some things they're keen to see from candidates:
  • A solid mix of Visual UI + UX in the portfolios that show complex systems thinking, with personas / wires / sitemaps through to final pixel-perfect design - ideally all in a concise and clean case study format.
  • You can create pixel-perfect Visual from a blank page, all while using UX best practices, pitching in on research, and understanding user patterns.
  • While fashion / lifestyle experience isn't required, you have a great eye for design with elegant aesthetic in your portfolio 
  • Ability to use Sketch and make prototypes
  • Agile experience,
  • Love of the start up spirit - and ability to navigate and influence a larger more traditional envirornment 
  • Proven experience sticking with a particular product for awhile, iterating it, and launching it.
  • Experience working closely + collaboratively with Tech - you don't need to code, but you will need to speak that language and know what the latest technology can + can't do. Any handcoding = a plus, tho.
  • If you've work on any data-informed products and A/B testing, great.
  • Retail + ecommerce in the background = a plus but not required.
  • Ability to think both tactically and conceptually - how to improve a checkout experience, as well as blue sky thinking on the future of both digital + physical retail - you're someone who can see the potential for innovation in everything
  • Great communication skills - you can hold your own and give compelling reasons why you're making certain design decisions to multiple stakeholders and senior management - do you know when do you push, and when to compromise? How do you make compelling arguments for best design practices, and sell in your ideas most effectively?
  • If you have a "passion project" outside of your day job, awesome! We'd love to know about it.
TO APPLY, email your resume, URL / pdf portfolio, and approximate salary range you're open to, to:

info (at) joanneweavergroup (dot) com

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Yours in glamorous tech,
Joanne + Rebecca
UX / UI / Product Design Recruitment
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