Product Designer

Description

Depop’s purpose is to empower creative minds. We’re creating the world's most innovative platform, and we’re putting it into the hands of the unfollowers. We’re the place for our community to discover, connect with and inspire one another and where creative minds are unleashed. We’re a community of over 8 million and we’re growing our team of 85 headquartered in London, with spaces in Milan, NYC and LA.

As a Product Designer, you will be involved in every aspect of the product development process, from brainstorming the next great product innovation to tweaking designs before launch. Reporting to our Lead Product Designer you will be expected to use your full range of product design, interaction design, and visual design skills to create delightful user experiences.

Responsibilities

  • Take broad, conceptual ideas and turn them into something useful and valuable for our users.
  • Collaborate with the Product Managers and Technical Leads to design flows and experiences that are incredibly simple and elegant
  • Partner with Product Managers, engineers and researchers to oversee the user experience of a product from conception until launch and then onwards...
  • Participate in user research sessions to understand the motivations of users and user that insight to design better experiences
  • Produce sketches and prototypes of potential features to help understand the complexity or impact of a given idea.
  • Help the Product Managers synthesise the user journey into development-ready epics, user stories and high-level acceptance criteria.
  • Translate the user stories into designs and user interfaces ready to be implemented by the development team.
  • Work closely with the development team to articulate your design vision and explain the reasoning behind design decisions.
  • Contribute to high-level strategic decisions with the rest of the product and executive teams
  • Give and solicit feedback from the rest of the team in order to continually raise our bar for quality

Requirements

  • You possess excellent communication skills (you should be able to clearly articulate your design decisions)
  • The ability to think at a high level about product strategy and vision (not just 'how it should look' but 'what we should build')
  • Be familiar with agile methods and ways of working, and foster a collaborative product mindset in the team
  • Experience in building and shipping mobile applications or web software
  • Experience with Application Design, Visual Design, and Interaction Design
  • A PASSION for design and technology
  • Knowledge of native app development process is desirable
  • Able to work to tight deadlines and prioritise requirements appropriately
  • Must have a portfolio featuring examples of interaction design work

Benefits

Now we're talking. We have stylish offices near Old Street (we were founded in Italy after all) and a relaxed atmosphere where you'll get to work with a well-funded, passionate and friendly team. There are perks of course, to name a few we have 25 days holiday, options to buy/sell more, the regular snacks and drinks, parties and team nights out, yoga, meditation, UK pension scheme, beer and wine in the fridge (or sparkling water and celery if that's more your thing), special stuff on birthdays and life events and more. But the biggest perk of all is the opportunity to work with such a vibrant group of people building a product we all deeply care about.

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