Lead Product Designer
Lead Product Designer
DESIGN & UX
Upwork is the world’s largest freelancing website. Each year $1.5 billion of work happens through Upwork, allowing businesses to get more done and helping professionals break free of traditional time and place boundaries and work anytime, anywhere on projects they love. At Upwork, you’ll help build on this momentum. Together, we’ll create economic and social value on a global scale, providing a trusted online workplace for businesses to connect with extraordinary talent and work without limits.
As a Lead Product Designer on our team, you will drive creative experiences for one of our companies top strategic pillars. By owning key work streams, you will have the opportunity to reinvent how companies find, hire and pay freelancers. You will be empowered by a strong design culture to design products and features that help millions of users collaborate with distributed teams.
Lead design strategy for several work-streams within one of the company’s most meaningful pillars.
Drive a creative and ambitious culture by delivering thoughtful, explorative MVPs designed to learn from and iterate with.
Own end-to-end design projects consisting of several product features and touchpoints from ideation, research and execution.
Demonstrate high quality design practices. This includes participation in all aspects of UX: research, ideation, strategy, interaction design, information architecture and visual execution.
Build a variety of design assets to communicate your concepts to a broad range of partners and end users; ranging from strategy and experience concepts to detailed design systems and assets.
Collaborate with product, services, engineering and operations partners; produce design solutions, and adapt your designs to emerging constraints.
Multitask and lead multiple small to large projects with partners across the company.
Mentor junior designers on the team; lead small teams of designers when needed.
Be a subject matter authority in the area of UX/UI design for super-user personas.
What it takes to catch our eye:
8+ years of industry experience as a UX designer in a cross-functional UX team, dedicated to the complete UX design and development lifecycle of several successfully launched features and products.
A gutsy, self-starter, tinker attitude that purposefully drives explorations.
Recent Mobile experience that includes leading mobile first design efforts and designing responsive flows across form factors.
Thoughtful balance of product requirements, user needs and growth opportunities to scale product adoption and engagement.
Ability to work seamlessly with product, research, engineers, operations and customers.
Architect system wide design solutions that satisfy both product and engineering requirements.
Strong work ethic with the drive and willingness to focus and commit.
***Portfolio is required***
How to really knock our socks off:
Experience designing products for online marketplaces.
Experience designing native mobile applications and a current knowledge of native iOS and Android design languages.
Proven high bar for quality and attention to detail.
Experience as a Freelancer – someone who personally understands the struggles and brings a next level of compassion for our users.
Any form of proven entrepreneurship such as side projects, design experiments and start-ups.
Come change how the world works.
At Upwork you’ll help shape the future of work. From our offices in San Francisco, Mountain View and Chicago, together we’re creating exciting new opportunities for a world of professionals. You’ll be part of a vibrant culture built on shared values: Inspire a boundless future of work, Put our community first, Have a bia…
Interactive Design , Visual Design