Building the future of reading

Design Lead at Matter

$150k - $185k / 1.00% - 2.00%
Job Type
6+ years
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Robert Mackenzie
Robert Mackenzie

About the role

What You'll Do:

Our CEO has been the designer to date and now it's time to bring on a world class lead to take Matter to the next level. As our first designer, you’ll own all facets of design, from the 10,000-ft level (what’s our information architecture?) to the 1-inch level (should this spring animation take 400 or 300 milliseconds?).

You’ll design across mobile, tablet, web, and email.

You’ll understand our users’ jobs-to-be-done, shape our roadmap, and figure out how features should work, look, and feel.

You’ll work with our CEO and engineers in tight, demo-oriented feedback cycles and you’ll work closely with our engineers on implementation. We ship quickly and you’ll help push the pace.

Why You Are:

  • Senior product designer with 5+ years designing widely used digital products
  • Strong conceptual and systems thinker who is also obsessed with pixel perfection
  • Proficient in interface design across mobile & web. Proficient in motion. (Experience in typography and illustration are a nice-to-have.)
  • Excited to push the boundaries of craft and UX. Excited to design for fidgeting
  • Share our orientation toward modern, elegant, clean, efficient aesthetics
  • Operate well in an early-stage environment where there's more change and less structure compared to a more mature company
  • Are passionate about reading and want to reimagine the status quo

Why you should join Matter

Matter is building the future of reading.

We're a small, productive team that obsesses about craft, speed, and pushing technical boundaries in service of building the best reading experience imaginable.

We've raised $9M while in private beta from GV, Y Combinator, and many stellar angels, and we just launched to public beta.