Product Design Director

New York

I&CO, a business invention firm in New York, is looking for a full-time Product Design Director to join our team and grow with us.

You Are

  • A hands-on design practitioner who has shipped consumer products and understand what it takes to take elegant experiences from concept to shipment
  • An experienced, strategic thinker who is equally passionate about problem-solving through great design and user experience, and investigating complex business problems
  • A strong presenter who understands how to articulate to a client your work, process and why it should exist. You are comfortable working directly with clients
  • Experienced in leading a small group of team and can be relied on to lead the product design discipline on a given assignment and/or with a client(s)
  • A good listener who understands the role of design in business and cares about the quality of the output as well as the thoughtfulness of our service

You Will

  • Solve complex business problems across a variety of industries
  • Collaborate with teammates of different backgrounds (data scientists, strategists, technologists) to develop holistic design solutions for our clients
  • Translate abstract concepts and requirements into beautiful digital products
  • Develop high level and/or high fidelity mockups as well as interactive prototypes. Know when to apply pixel-perfect attention to detail, and when to make low-fi sketches
  • Focus on the end-user and aspire to learn everything you can about their behaviors, attitudes, emotions, to define the products and experiences you create
  • Provide leadership for the product and user experience design team, including mentorship and growth for our product designers
  • Lead the product design process for multiple clients, from concept to optimization. You’ll be hands on designing every day, while mentoring other designers and working directly with the I&CO partners

You Have

  • 8-10+ years experience as a UX or digital product designer working in a studio environment or relevant industry
  • Experience and deep knowledge in designing and conducting user research, interviews as well as usability audit and testing
  • A strong portfolio that spans various industries and shows a range of problem solving through user experience and digital product design with relevant examples. Knowledge and experience in commerce is a plus
  • Proficiency with Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, Zeplin / Figma, Invision and or Principle, pen and paper. Motion design or prototyping experience is a plus
  • Excellent design standards and attention to detail
  • Experience working closely with engineers on technical projects
  • Degree in design, HCI, CS or a related field or equivalent practical experience

We are an equal opportunity employer, and diversity is a core part of the values of our company. This directly impacts our ability to solve complex problems within our work in the most just way. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability—these have no influence on our hiring decisions.

To apply, please send a resume and a portfolio of work samples, a short introduction about yourself and a note about why this opportunity feels exciting to you.