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Senior Product Designer

Lincoln Network


1 month ago

Job type: Full-time

Remote (US or Canada)

Hiring from: US or Canada

Salary: $90K - $165K

Category: Design


We're hiring a Senior Product Designer

Full-time. Remote.

tl;dr: We're looking for a rare breed: someone who can interview users, design thoughtful features, and produce beautiful high-fidelity mockups for our engineers to implement. If that's you, we're dying to talk to you.


Who we are

Lincoln Network is a group of unapologetic capitalists who love technology.


We founded Lincoln six years ago because we were concerned. The heart of the technology world, Silicon Valley, has shifted away from the free market values that led to its prosperity and to improved lives for billions of people worldwide.


We’ve grown into an organization with three parts - a think tank, an agency, and a product studio. As a designer, you’ll be helping with all three, beginning with our marketing landing page, which is in desperate need of a redesign.


Despite our need for top-tier design talent, things have been going really well. We have dramatically grown in size and influence over the past six years and have established ourselves as the preeminent organization in the overlap of the free market policy and tech worlds.


 

Role overview

Many companies have separate roles for UR (talk to users and understand their needs), UX (figures out how things should work), and UI (implements the design).


We're looking for someone who can do all three.


As our Senior Product Designer, you'll be the first full-time design hire we ever make, and you will be our design guru. You won't be on your own, though. You'll have input from our resident illustrator/engineer Joey, our Head of Product Ian, the multiple clever Product Managers across the company, and our existing design contractors. We all want beautifully designed products and will happily contribute to the process.


A key part of this role is getting incredibly familiar with our customers. You'll be talking to them constantly and using their feedback to guide your decisions. When we know what to build, you'll design UIs for our apps and websites.


This is a critical role, and we're looking for someone with a rare combination of skills. As such, we expect to pay a premium for you.


Things you'll do a lot

Talk to users. You'll show them early mocks of things we're working on and iterate based on their feedback. After we ship something, you'll follow up and make sure we nailed it.


Watch people use our products and then fix the parts that were unclear.


Design the UX/UI for complex interactions across our applications. 


Keep a steady pipeline of designed features for engineering to tackle.


Collaborate with Engineering as your changes are implemented, and on-the-fly decisions are needed.


Things you must do well

Maintain a crazy-high bar for product polish.


Take feedback and collaborate like a pro.


Learn our design languages and create mockups for our devs.


See projects through.


Write.


Ideally, but not a deal-breaker: 


Write HTML/CSS/JS


Open PRs on our web apps with design improvements.


Know how to design a good looking logo


Create beautiful motion designs


Projects you’re likely to work on

Redesigning our marketing page, joinlincoln.org (it needs some work)


Helping us build the next generation school choice discovery tool for parents, schoolahoop.org


Being deployed on consulting projects for our client partners in the liberty movement


Things you won't have to do

Work without feedback and input from others.


Ask permission to try interesting projects.


Work nine to five.


Why you might want to work with us

We're small, so there are little to no layers of bureaucracy to work through. You can have a huge impact here.


We rarely have meetings.


You can work remotely, though you'll need to have a reasonable overlap with US time zones.


You'll have a front-row seat at an early-stage, fast-growing company with many people that have done this before. If you hope to start your own thing someday, this could be great preparation.


You'll report to our Head of Product, Ian.


We have a 401k with 6% matching


Health insurance


Unlimited PTO


Why you might not want to work with us

You are not bullish on the potential of technology.

You don’t ❤️ capitalism.


 

Boring but Necessary Requirements 

A sizable portfolio you’re proud of. Applications without a portfolio won’t be considered.


3+ years of experience. This is a senior role, so we need someone with proven skills across a range of projects.



Salary

$90k-$165k




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