UX / UI Designer at Wefunder (W13)
We're Robinhood for pre-IPO startups. Everyone can invest $100.
San Francisco
Full-time
About Wefunder

We're the Robinhood for pre-IPO startups. We allow everyone to invest $100 in a startup they love.

Over the past five years, we've helped fund over 900 startups with $500m – including flying cars, space rockets, breweries, Hollywood studios, and potential Ebola cures.

We’re now doubling the size of our team to handle the growth. Trying to keep up!

We’re also a public benefit corporation with a mission of saving the American Dream (https://wefunder.com/charter). Our aim is to sprinkle the Silicon Valley fairy dust across the rest of the country, which often don’t have the same opportunities we take for granted.

About the role

Wefunder is like Robinhood for pre-IPO startups.

We created and continue to lead the market that enables everyday people to make investments in startups they love. To date, we've helped over 900 startups raise  more than $450M, including flying cars, space rockets, breweries, Hollywood studios, and cancer cures. We’re small, nimble, and growing fast;  we have tripled the size of our team in the past year alone.

Wefunder's Story 💡  https://wefunder.com/wefunder

Our Public Benefit Corp Mission 🎙 https://wefunder.com/charter

🗻 This position is based in the Bay Area / San Francisco. You don’t have to commute every day and we value flexibility. Still: We love the opportunity to collaborate in person while we are still a very small, ambitious team. Do you live outside of the city but would be willing to move? We would be happy to help you relocate!

The Role

As a full-time Product Designer, you’ll be part of a small but mighty, growing team of passionate designers who are responsible for taking the Wefunder Founder and Investor experience to the next level. We care more about raw talent, top-notch design chops, and smarts than we do about fancy pedigrees. If you’re a self-starter, comfortable with ambiguity, execute rapidly, and place collaboration above all else, read on. 

Skills & Experience

  • 2+ years of experience designing for web or mobile applications.
  • Expert working knowledge of design and prototyping tools such as Figma and Photoshop.
  • Gravitates towards minimalism & simplicity with a critical eye for detail. We admire Airbnb, for instance.
  • Balances user research, testing, and intuition, incorporating relevant findings into your designs.
  • You can translate complex ideas into concrete details, and can design for MVP as well as North Star vision.
  • MVP is your mantra, yet you love to sketch out the big picture future vision as a guide.
  • You prioritize a delightful and intuitive user experience over all else. 
  • You’re curious and scrappy;  you have always found a way to “figure it out” even if you haven’t done it before. 
  • [Bonus] You can code up some CSS and HTML in a pinch.

Responsibilties

  • Be the expert on our investors and founders.
  • Lead design projects for multiple products and features across the company. Create detailed mockups (we prefer Figma), and iterate with engineers to bring the designs to life until deployed to production.
  • Rapidly create prototypes and mockups through pixel-perfect designs, utilizing our design library.
  • Improve and update our design system, including typography, colors, React components, branding, with the goal of modernizing our visual UI and increasing consistency.
  • Gather feedback on designs from throughout the company

Benefits

  • Market-rate salaries and stock options.
  • Unlimited vacation days with no less than 3 weeks off.
  • All-expense-paid Wefunder vacation once a year.
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance.
  • 401(k) with company match.
  • Apple equipment. Whatever you want.
  • Lots of free food and drinks. That includes daily lunch and weekly team dinners.
  • Classes & conferences. If you can learn something useful, we'll pay for it.

Apply

Want to help? Join us! We're a team of founder types: Enjoy autonomy, responsibility, the opportunity to learn, and no red tape. Just make it happen.

To apply, fill in the form below or email Johannes at johannes[at]wefunder.com with your CV / LinkedIn, your portfolio, and why you'd like to work with us. Brownie points: Include a survival skill you'd offer the team in a post-apocalyptic world.

If you feel like you don't meet all of the requirements for this role, we encourage you to apply anyways. We don't want a confidence gap and imposter syndrome to get in the way of meeting incredible candidates. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Technology

Heroku, Rails, React

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