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Michael Ioffe
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About the role

About the role 

We're looking to hire our first product designer at Arist

If that's you, you'll get the chance to help define the future of how we deliver learning to employees worldwide.

Specifically, you’ll get to help define what the future of creating, delivering, and analyzing message-based learning looks like, and help solve some of the core challenges that learning teams at the world’s largest organizations face. 

Put simply, your job is to make sure our powerful learning solution is designed to be used as effectively as possible.

A few things you'll spend your time working on: 

  • Create the UX/UI designs and mockups for all new product development work
  • Audit the user flows between pages in our product and lead end-to-end redesign sprints to improve UX/UI
  • Taking our proven learning methodology and seamlessly embedding it into our product
  • Figure out ways to effectively showcase continuous learning outcomes in our Analytics Dashboard (something no learning solution has yet figured out, but we have a good shot at!)
  • Work closely with the product, learning, and customer team to launch features that are well designed to improve learning outcomes

Who are we looking for?

We're looking for a Product Designer who enjoys leading the entire, end-to-end design process, and who is especially an expert at UX. Our ideal designer is well-versed in the user-centered design process & uses it to solve complex problems and is eager to learn from others.

Ideally someone who has: 

  • 5+ years of proven UX / UI Design experience designing responsive web applications
  • Mastery of Figma
  • Strong talent for creating simple designs (from both a UI and UX perspective) that solve user challenges in simple way
  • Ability to build and execute design research methodologies and user testing protocols in a rapid development environment
  • Experience plotting and mapping a user journey from product discovery through engagement
  • 2-3+ years in a startup environment

You'll do great in this role if you: 

  • Keep things simple
  • Move fast and thoughtfully 
  • Love to learn and grow continuously  
  • Obsess over creating incredible user experiences that solve real problems
  • Are systems thinker who understands how each design choice influences the larger whole
  • Care deeply about helping people learn (like, actually learn!) 

Why you should join Arist

We're a group of kind, intelligent, and creative people - all incredibly devoted to creating and enabling incredible learning experiences that truly help make people more capable. 

Our vision is to become the most effective way people learn at scale by delivering the right learning, at the right time, at the right place.

Come help us revolutionize the way people learn! 


_To list a few employee benefits:   _

  • Remote full-time position (meet up every 6 months for company retreats)
  • Competitive salary + equity
  • Medical, Dental, and Lift Insurance covered at 100% for employees
  • Unlimited DTO & 16 weeks of PPL
  • 401(k) contribution plan 
  • Annual learning budget of up to $2500
  • A workplace that cares about you & your wellbeing :) 

_ *Note: We are only considering candidates that have a US Work Authorization_

About Arist

🤳 Arist is the first message-based learning solution. We help leading organizations deliver learning to employees in the flow of work. 

Inspired by our founder's work with students from war-torn Yemen and trusted by dozens of leading companies, Arist is pioneering the use of short-form messages that meet learners where they are as a more accessible and effective form of digital learning and training.

Backed by Y Combinator, Craft Ventures, PeakSpan, Acadian Ventures, and the top Learning Executives, Arist is now used by 10% of the F500, helping customers create, deploy, and assess delivered all via SMS, WhatsApp, Slack and Teams. Over 95% of learners open a message within 3 minutes, leading to adoption rates and learning outcomes several times greater than any other digital learning tool.

🎯 Arist is the go-to solution for effectively delivering and measuring learning at scale.  We revolutionize the way people learn by delivering the right learning at the right place and right time.


Arist in the news:

Series A Announcement/ Tech Crunch /Forbes /CLO "Must have"

Why you should join Arist

Backed by Y Combinator, Acadian Ventures, and Soma Capital, Arist is a text message learning platform helping Fortune 500 companies and large organizations — including DuPont, GE, and the State of California — create, deploy, and assess text message courses.

Our long-term vision is to deliver critical knowledge and training to anyone in the world, regardless of traditional learning barriers, one text message at a time.

What's a text message course?

A series of texts, images/GIFs, and interactive exercises/questions delivered over 5 to 30 days via SMS or WhatsApp. Backed by research from Stanford and Harvard, text message courses see ~10x the completion and satisfaction rates of other learning mediums.

In fact, we view text message courses as a brand-new content medium, with a variety of impactful use cases ranging from preventing misinformation to COVID-19 training in refugee camps to DEI training for startups.

Why text messages?

A majority of the world's population — including frontline employees, distributed teams, and remote audiences — has access to SMS and WhatsApp. Meanwhile, internet access is limited globally, making video courses inaccessible to over 3 billion people, including 30 million Americans.

As well, it can also take months to build a traditional workshop or video course, while text message courses can be built and deployed in a day — by one person — ensuring frictionless transfer of knowledge. Writers have to get to the point, so learners get the most valuable insights, concepts, and case studies.

The best part? 95% of people read a text within 3 minutes. As a result, we help create and deliver content employees love in a way that they will actually read and engage with. Don't take our word for it — try a text message course about text message courses here.

Team Size:21
Location:New York
Michael Ioffe
Michael Ioffe
Ryan Laverty
Ryan Laverty
Joseph Passanante
Joseph Passanante