Sr. Product Designer
As a Senior Product Designer, you will own the strategy and production of creative assets for FutureFuel.io to support the Product and Sales teams. As part of a Series A start-up, you will be challenged to wear multiple hats in a fast-paced, dynamic role that includes critical responsibilities in UI design, sales/marketing assets, and brand. We are looking for someone to lead our visual and brand strategy, elevate the product, and help us build inspiring and engaging first impressions and experiences with our customers, users, and key stakeholders.
As a creative leader, you are thrilled to chase the answers to the most challenging questions in design and you are constantly seeking ways that would make a human experience feel more intuitive, inclusive, accessible, fun, and delightful. You see the job title as just a starting point and you naturally feel empowered to solve problems without being asked, but you also value being a team member that seeks collaboration over siloed decision-making. You are not afraid to lead and are excited by the opportunity to contribute new ideas and spearhead new strategies to help us build and grow our global team and company. You will report to the VP of Product and work with a growing team of full-time and contracted resources across design, UX, engineering, operations, and sales.
Does this sound like you?
You have fierce attention to detail. You embrace ambiguity, thrive in the agile environment of a start-up, and are excited about building systems and processes from the ground up.
You can dive deep into the micro of how products, websites, processes, and assets get designed and built, while also maintaining the ability to zoom out into the macro and provide the vision for how our visual design and brand identity should iterate into an influential powerhouse for innovation, social impact, and market-leading UX.
You are seeking to help build digital experiences that won't settle for any standard less than inspiring love and admiration by people, for people. You are naturally curious, eager to explore uncharted territory, and diligent in balancing competing opportunities and constraints.
You seek growth through constant feedback loops and constructive critique. You naturally challenge yourself and others to achieve increasingly complex challenges and key results over time.
As a member of the FutureFuel family, we are looking for someone who is proud to be a part of a mission-driven organization that exists to CRUSH student debt.
Translate product requirements, user & customer needs, technical requirements into designs that are visually enticing, easy to use, and emotionally engaging.
Collect feedback and best-case examples from the team and collaborate cross-functionally to guide the team in the direction, style, brand and methodology.
Generate clear ideas, concepts, creative insights and provide project oversight on visual assets from beginning to end.
Interpret storyboards, mockups, and flow charts to help translate into a visual design strategy that iterates from low-fi to high-fi.
Review, refine, and approve design assets through a system of design quality assurance and validation.
Spearhead how design will work at FutureFuel with a strong but flexible POV that helps the team determine how to get the job done with confidence and clarity.
Work collaboratively with other designers and cross-functionally to ensure a consistent, integrated brand perception and user-experience.
Be a design evangelist; you naturally stay tuned into the latest design standards, guidelines, and discussions in the visual design field and seek to bring ideas from the outside in to fortify our team.
Work closely with the product and engineering teams to ensure that design specifications are implemented and reflect design intent.
Create and maintain a library of visual assets (sales decks, one-pagers, digital media, etc.) for our Sales team.
Translate customer requirements and sales needs into designs that capture our brand identity and articulate the opportunity we are offering.
Contribute to FutureFuel.io’s knowledge base.
A minimum of four years of professional experience in designing brand identities, grid systems, editorial layouts and applications for web, desktop and mobile.
The ability to refine other people’s ideas and come up with new ones to create a highly designed visual experience.
Well organized, responsible and dedicated, with the ability to work on multiple projects and deliver refined design in a short time.
Self-learning, able to learn new tools quickly and work in a fast evolving environment.
Experience integrating user research into product design and design practices.
Proven ability delivering high quality designs to customers.
Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and Sketch.
Expert level skills in Photoshop, Invision, UXPin and other relevant design tools.