Director of Design


2 months ago

08/10/2019 10:21:23

Job type: Full-time

Hiring from: US only

Category: Design

Webflow is a fast-growing, globally distributed team with a big opportunity and bigger mission — actually, two missions: one for us, one for the world. At Webflow, we’re on a mission to enable everyone to create for the web — and empower our team to lead fulfilling, impactful lives while we do it. 

Our missions are ambitious — and we’re looking to hire a Director of Design to support and empower a talented and diverse group of product designers, brand designers, and design managers to design a product that unlocks the creative power for millions of people. Our teams are growing quickly and you'll help us scale how we work across the company to best serve our customers. This is a rare opportunity for a people-centric design leader to shape the future of a design-centric technology company in alignment with our core behaviors.

Design plays a central role in our company, especially since many of our customers are designers. Each core product area has at least one product designer embedded as a key partner, helping decide what we build. Two of our co-founders have design backgrounds, and we've strived to cultivate a creative and collaborative environment that allows our product teams to do their best work. This begins with our most important core behavior: start with customers. We focus on solving the most important customer needs while maintaining a high bar for quality. Industry-shifting products like Interactions, CMS, and Ecommerce all started by listening to the needs of our passionate community of designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and marketers.

If you’re excited about growing a world-class product design, brand design, and user research team, overseeing the design of high-quality products, and fostering a creative culture that encourages more diverse and global viewpoints then you’ll be a great fit! (We're also hiring Product Design Managers to work more closely with our individual contributors.)

Note: You'll need valid U.S. work authorization to join us.

What you’ll do

  • Cultivate and evolve a world-class product design, brand design, and user research team with effective recruiting, strategic management, and team mentorship.

  • Coach and provide feedback on your team’s performance to ensure they are delivering high-quality work that meets customer and business needs.

  • Define clear career paths that help your team identify opportunities for growth and provide plans for achieving measurable goals.

  • Collaborate closely with leaders in other functions (PM and Engineering) to ensure that product teams are working effectively toward the high-level company strategy.

  • Work closely with leadership to fulfill the team’s core values, cultivate an inclusive and supportive culture, a clear organizational structure, and established processes.

  • Collaborate with your team and other functions (PM and Engineering) to define the vision and strategy for new product initiatives.

  • Represent Webflow in and engage with the larger design community by sharing your unique design insights through speaking, writing, tweeting, or any other medium that feels natural to you.

‍We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • 2+ years of design management experience focused on serving others while hiring, developing, and managing designers, design leads, and design managers in a fast-growing environment.

  • A body of work that demonstrates high impact and high quality. You know what world-class design looks like and you empower your team to reach it.

  • Experience working on a large modern tech product or platform with significant scale. You’re a strong systems and conceptual thinker.

  • Demonstrated communication style that is concise, articulate, and capable of inspiring a team.  

  • Experience setting product design direction, from high-level strategic direction down to UI design details, within a multi-team and cross-discipline environment.

  • Ability to influence without authority and proven experience working with Product and Engineering to affect positive outcomes.

  • A commitment to cultivating an inclusive team culture that ensures a happy, motivated, diverse, and high-functioning design team.

  • A strong growth mindset with a demonstrated ability to adapt quickly to change.

  • A tendency to dream big and encourage creative risk-taking while protecting the integrity of the brand.


  • Think you’re a good fit for the role? We’d love to hear from you — even if you don’t meet 100% of the requirements. 

  • Our goal is to create a hiring experience that provides opportunities for and values everyone equally. We value whatever it is that makes you unique—your educational background, experience, ethnicity, age, citizenship, gender identity — and we would love to explore the value you can add to our team.

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