Short Story

Modern ecommerce for petite women

Product Designer

San Francisco, California, United States
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About the role

About Us:

Short Story is an award winning, technology-powered retailer dedicated to petite women 5'4" and under. Our mission is to create a seamless shopping experience for millions of petite women so they can dress with effortless confidence. As a fast-growing startup, we're revolutionizing retail with a data-driven learning system that leverages customer feedback to create exceptional, tailored products. We've been recognized by top publications like Forbes, Fortune and are backed by top institutional investors who share our vision of building the world's next great consumer brand.

At Short Story, we celebrate petiteness, boldness, and modern womanhood. Our culture combines an insatiable hunger for data, an unwavering commitment to creating superior products, and a hustle startup mentality. We have a strong sense of urgency. Since 2019, we've cultivated a team of dedicated problem solvers and fashion enthusiasts. We're excited for you to join us on this exhilarating journey.

The role:

The Product Designer will be responsible for improving current flows and designing new features, working with stakeholders to design software for both internal and external consumers, creating trustworthy user experiences, and turning the company vision into an executable roadmap in partnership with senior leadership.

Day to day:

  • Create a design system of reusable components
  • Create designs and wireframes for new features
  • Troubleshoot user experience issues and designs
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders on core company tools and designs
  • Document and manage changes as well as roadmap future changes
  • Participate fully in weekly sprints with knowledge and positivity
  • Set direction for product design internally and externally
  • Take ownership of the user experience and continuously improve user’s experiences

About you:

  • You’re interested in early stage startup experience and growing a company culture
  • Building a company from the ground up is an exciting challenge
  • You have an eye for detail and quality in product and people
  • Your focus is on doing the right thing for your people, clients, and the world
  • You’re excited about roadmapping for rapid growth and user count
  • You’re happy working in an unstructured environment and excited to build future structure
  • You flourish working independently and collaboratively in a startup environment
  • You’re familiar with product life cycles and eager to build new designs

Your Toolkit

  • Experience with Sketch, Figma, or similar program
  • Experience doing web design
  • Strong communication skills conversationally and via Slack
  • Experience in a startup environment a plus 

Why Short Story:

  • The opportunity to be involved in an early stage start-up and build the culture
  • The opportunity to build a unique business from the ground up
  • The opportunity to work on interesting problems around personalization
  • You’re interested in supporting petite women better than ever before
  • You relish the chance to own the development of internal tooling
  • The opportunity to take a start-up from the starting line to success

Benefits and compensation:

  • Attractive early stage compensation and equity package
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • Competitive startup compensation
  • Opportunity to work with a dedicated and experienced founding team
  • Opportunity to work at a Y-Combinator backed start-up

About Short Story

The average American woman is petite at 5’4”, yet only 4% of clothes are available in petite sizes. Petite women are a hugely underserved segment. So why is no one paying attention? Short Story is a first-of-its-kind platform dedicated to styling petite women and helping them discover new products. We’re a team of curators and problem solvers who are passionate about finding style, quality, and fit. Our mission is to remove the “ugh” from the shopping equation and support petite women in expressing their stories, stylishly and confidently.

Short Story
Team Size:120
Location:San Francisco
Samuel Hoffstaetter
Samuel Hoffstaetter
Isabella Sun
Isabella Sun