Building Communities Through Play
🤔 Sound like you? 🤔
Autonomous: You’re comfortable navigating through uncertainties, driving product uncertainty to clarity, and communicating product vision to the team. You are a proactive self-starter, and you drive rapid change. You fix things that are broken.
Authentic: You bring your authentic self to work and are able to have fun, not taking yourself too seriously, and genuinely love what you do.
Brand: You are very enthusiastic about certain products and can articulate why they’re incredible. You are excited to build a premium brand.
Communication enthusiast: You have strong written and verbal communication skills and can use that ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse range of people and job functions. You are concise, thorough, and have impeccable grammar.
Community Driven: You are passionate about the community you’re designing for. You deeply understand how customers think. You can accurately predict how changes will make them feel. You enjoy creating delight.
Collaboration: You enjoy high bandwidth and productive conversations with growth, engineering, and product management. You reach out to peers and cooperate with supervisors to establish an overall collaborative working relationship.
Detail-oriented: does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project.
Empathy: You deeply understand how customers think. You can accurately predict how changes will make them feel. You enjoy creating delight.
Have taken the Oath of Growth: You have a growth mindset. You give and receive feedback well without getting defensive, take accountability for your mistakes and choose to learn from them, and you approach subjects and issues with curiosity.
Intentional: You are able to, and enjoy, explaining the why of your design decisions.
Organized: Plans, organizes, schedules, documents, and budgets in an efficient, productive manner. Focuses on key priorities.
Passionate: You love design.
Hardworking: You understand that working hard and smart is important to building things that can change the world
Product: You dig deep to understand what users really want. You explore multiple directions and relentlessly simplify. You create prototypes in Framer, Principle, HTML/CSS, etc.
Speed racer: You have a bias for speed, taking risks, and failing fast.
Visual: You are adept with color, layout, motion, and typography. You are great at transitions, animations, and micro-interactions. You create high-fidelity mockups in Sketch, Figma, etc.
Generate insights from user research, market/competitor research Use user feedback to improve our designs Research existing products to deeply understand the state of the art Present findings of your research to the team Create excellent UX/UI designs. UX Principals UI principals Produce high-fidelity visual designs that express our brand values Define and operate an efficient design process Take ownership of the design system by incorporating new designs into the component library Play games and bond with the team Explore workflows and interactions through prototypes Find opportunities to simplify and ways to infuse our product philosophy Iterate quickly with feedback from the team Work closely with engineers to ship very high-quality experiences Own the impact of your work, and initiate follow-up to continually improve it (Optionally) Write and present what you learn via our blog, social media, and community events Requirements Experience: 5+ years of experience across both product and visual/brand design Proficiency with Figma Remote Nice to haves: Startup Experience Nice to have: Product - Marketplace Technologies we use: Tools: Figma, Notion, Discord, Zoom.
Medical, dental and vision insurance: 100% coverage for you, 50% coverage for all your dependents. Voluntary insurance: short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance. 401(k) plan through . Free access to OneMedical, Health Advocate, and Teladoc Salary range: $103k - $139k with 75th percentile equity
Take as much vacation as you like (no less than 2 weeks!) All Federal holidays, plus Thanksgiving and Winter Break. We’re flexible on individuals moving their time off to align with their celebrated holidays. Flexible parental leave One free nerd convention (of your choosing) + one company sponsored offsite/trip per year
We budget for your professional development. We do an optional company “book club”. We read books together and discuss if/how to implement some of the ideas into the company. We do team building activities and seminars together.
Custom MacBook Pro. $1000 budget for workstation setup (not including your MacBook) Flexible spending accounts for commuter costs, dependent care, and healthcare expenses. At StartPlaying, we value diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer: we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. (We shouldn’t have to say that, but we unfortunately have to)
✨ Hello! ✨ - StartPlaying.Games is the largest marketplace for finding game masters to host digital tabletop games like D&D. Today, more than 40 million people play D&D around the world and sales have grown by double-digit percentages for the last five consecutive years. But still finding people to host and play these games with is challenging. Most solutions involve digging through discord servers, reddit, and specialty forums. So we built StartPlaying.Games to solve this problem.