Designer (UX & UI)

San Francisco Bay Area

Contract

We're currently on the lookout for talented designers to join us in our (fast growing) studio in SOMA, San Francisco.

So if think you’ve got what it takes to create digital products and services that break new ground for some of the biggest brands on the planet, we can’t wait to hear from you.

About the role

At Potato, best in class software development and human-centred design are at the heart of everything we do. We’re a talented bunch of problem solvers who are committed to finding a better way; delivering smarter products that provide more satisfying experiences and more valuable outcomes for our clients and their users. Our clients include Google, Mozilla and the BBC.

As a design team, we want to appeal to both the head and the heart. As a designer we expect you to be able to constantly question and reassess both your own work and that of your team to make sure you’re delivering the right kind of experience for the intended audience.

We know that designers come in many different flavours and acronyms. We’re looking for someone who has the right mix of design thinking and practical skills, and is comfortable picking the right tools and activities for projects.

This role will see you working as part of a friendly, expert team, where everyone is responsible for the user experience of what we design and build. As cross-disciplinary teams, we all share the responsibility for bringing to life the concepts we create together. While pragmatism should always be in the back of your mind, we need people who can both champion their vision, but also be open to discussion while balancing both the practical and the inspirational.

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About you

Your portfolio should show that you are used to working on projects at all stages: participating in initial sketching brainstorms, meeting with clients, fleshing out creative concepts, crafting the experience across multiple channels and devices, and liaising with our large pool of developers to bring everything to fruition to your own exacting standards. You should have strong soft-skills and be confident presenting in front of clients and colleagues alike while thinking quickly.

Whether it’s a rapid design and usability review of an existing app, or taking a project from requirements gathering to polished designs, prototypes and build you should be able to demonstrate clear design thinking and a thorough understanding of design principles, underpinned with evidence wherever possible and appropriate. You should be comfortable working both to clients’ existing design systems and starting completely from scratch on brand new projects with minimal guidance.

Your experience and skills

You must have:

Ideally, also:

Culture

Working shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the best engineers, coaches and product leads in town, we’ll give you the freedom to manage your own work and trust you to get things done. Want to work from home occasionally? Go for it. Need to unwind with a game of Fornite or some studio dog cuddles? All good. Ultimately, we just want to make sure that you have everything you need to help us create the best products possible.

You’ll have many opportunities for growth and learning: collaboration within teams, rotation to different products, experimentation on internal tools as well as involvement in our Potato Talks events, mentorship and conferences.

The perks

  • Flexible working hours
  • Free lunch everyday
  • Team/launch parties
  • Dog friendly workplace
  • Potato related swag
  • Film, culture & games nights

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We’re thrilled you’re interested in joining our team.

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