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Product Designer at Thumbtack
San Francisco, CA, US
Here at Thumbtack, we’re building the easiest way for people to hire local professionals for projects big and small. From house painting to personal training and everything in between, we match customers to the right pros for all of life’s projects.

Thumbtack’s design team is a tight­-knit group charged with creating powerful user experiences, evolving the company’s visual brand, and cultivating design-­forward thinking across all departments. This is so much more than making things pretty. We’re building clean, usable product experiences that are as delightful as they are intuitive. Through open collaboration with engineers, product managers, and marketing, the design team works hard to help customers and independent professionals navigate Thumbtack easily and get more done.

As a product designer, you’ll be expected to create clean, great looking product designs and passionately advocating for the user in your work and feedback. We’re looking for a seasoned pro—a critical thinker with sharp intuition who’s comfortable talking about design as it relates to the needs of the business. As an instrumental part of the design team, your insights will not only help influence product development, but will also provide valuable perspective to branding and marketing initiatives across the company.

Responsibilities

Design human-­centric flows and experiences that are as user-­friendly as they are beautiful
Continually raise the bar for design by working closely with fellow designers, product managers, and engineers to give and solicit valuable cross­-departmental feedback
Improve the usability of our product by incorporating user research methods to guide the design, development, and refinement of the work
Create influential design presentations that are supported by well­-crafted and strategically sound design executions
Contribute to high­-level strategic meetings and decisions with the executive product teams
Requirements

4+ years of experience in product design
Solid portfolio with mobile and web-­based projects
Strong interaction design, visual design, and prototyping skills
Human­-centric approach to designing products
The belief that collaboration makes for a better product and culture
HTML & CSS skills are a plus
About you

You’re a natural problem solver who loves a good challenge. You also know that the first answer is rarely the best answer
You have a ton of empathy and care about understanding the user’s needs and wants
You always come to the table with more than one option, thoughtfully exploring different directions and how they impact the user’s experience
You can articulate design choices and strategy in a way that’s easily understood by team members from all departments across the company
More about us

Headquartered in San Francisco, Thumbtack is helping millions of people tackle their to-­do lists every day. By delivering custom, project-­specific quotes from qualified and available professionals, we empower customers to select and hire the pro that’s right for them. And with a steady stream of new projects being started, independent professionals across all 50 states are able to grow and manage their businesses on their own terms.