Lead Product Designer at Whisper

Venice, CA
http://whisper.sh

Description

Whisper is building the media company of the future. Each month, over 250 million people across the web consume Whisper stories, videos and posts - which showcase authentic, eye opening perspectives from Whisper users around the globe. Whisper stories and videos are powered by Eliot, Whisper’s AI storytelling technology. Whisper’s mobile app is the largest platform where people share real thoughts and feelings, without identities.  

Whisper is backed by venture investors including Sequoia Capital, Tencent, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Thrive Capital and Shasta Ventures. The Whisper app is available on iOS and Android.

Responsibilities

  • Design simple and intuitive product experiences across web/mobile-web, mobile app, and other platforms
  • Interpret broad, conceptual team ideas into something useful for our millions of users
  • Give and solicit feedback from other designers in order to continually raise our bar for quality
  • Partner with both product managers, engineers and executives to oversee the user experience of a product from conception until launch (and then some)
  • Contribute to high-level strategic decisions with the rest of the product team

Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience working as a product designer
  • Solid understanding of user-centered design principles, excellent visual design skills and a proven expertise in interaction design
  • Ability to produce great ideas and express them in a variety of different ways, be it a whiteboard, Photoshop, Sketch or interactive prototype
  • Have a keen sense for color, typography, layout and usability
  • Excellent communication skills. Able to clearly articulate your design decisions
  • Experience in building and shipping applications or software
  • Must have a portfolio featuring examples of interaction design work
  • Bachelor’s degree in Web/Graphic Design, Computer Science or related discipline
  • Experience working in media/publisher environment a huge plus
  • Some experience with front-end programming (you should be able to code up a simple web site and/or an application) a huge plus

Posted Jul 17, 2017