Rebecca and Joanne

Sr 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 beautiful environment with sweeping city views, where they create sites + tools for the savvy shopper and the people who power the fashion industry. This is the time when new products and new ideas about the future of shopping are being dreamed up, designed and launched, and the 8-person design team there are stalwarts - the turnover there is very low, and people are very loyal to the brand and the relaxed workstyle there.

They're seeking a fulltime, seasoned Senior Product Designer - can be either UX or Visual leaning - who can own projects from soup to nuts, interface and form solid relationships with a variety of stakeholders across Product, Dev, Merchandising, etc - and who can mentor others in a close-knit design community. Their design leader has recently stepped up into the #1 spot and she's a longtime and respected presence there.

Oh, and did we mention some pretty killer fashion discounts, unlimited PTO, and a great work/life balance? And that's not just lip service - it's the darn tootin' truth and a major selling point for lots of folks!

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. They also are dreaming up the future of store design, in this ever-changing world of commerce, so they want someone who will fearlessly bring their ideas to the table, and know which ones to push for, and which ones to let go of.

You've probably got 5-7+ years of experience, but it's less about the time in the industry vs what you've accomplished and what you've produced and led in the world. If you've got fashion and/or ecommerce + retail in your background, great, but any large platform or complex product work can 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 across a variety of platforms.

If you've got a User Research background and want to pitch in there, great! They also have their own Research team that you can work through to run your own research sessions and tests, and if you'd like to sit in on sessions or help design them, all good, but not required.

Some things they're keen to see from candidates:
  • Preferably a mix of Visual UI + UX in your portfolio (but again, if you lean more heavily on one side, that could be OK), 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 (or oversee) pixel-perfect Visual from a blank page, all while using UX best practices, pitching in on research, and understanding user patterns.
  • Design systems and design language experience is a big plus if you've got it!
  • While fashion / lifestyle experience isn't required, you have a great eye for design with an elegant, clean aesthetic in your portfolio 
  • Ability to use Sketch and make prototypes
  • Agile experience is a big plus - they work this way the vast majority of the time
  • Someone who's got a can-do, start-up spirit - if you want to put an initiative into place, you empower yourself and others to do so and take a crack at it - and ability to navigate and influence a larger more traditional environment 
  • Proven experience sticking with a particular product for awhile, iterating it, and launching it. Success metrics are a big +.
  • 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.
  • 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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