Product Designer

Contract in OR, US - Remote OK - Mid Level - Design - $0.00 - $0.00 / hr

This is a part-time remote contract position (15-30h / week) with Pacific Daylight Time core business hours.

Who is Singlemind?
Singlemind is one of the fastest-growing digital design and development agencies in the region. We work with a range of companies to create compelling and elegant digital solutions (apps, websites, IoT, etc). Our mission is to help companies stay relevant in our modern world by using teamwork and collaboration to build, launch and scale new concepts and products.

Who we are looking for
We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented Product Designer to join our team on a part-time basis. This contract position will flex between 15-30 hours a week, depending on project needs, and report to our Director of Product Design.

Candidates should possess strong creative, technical, and problem-solving skills and have some experience with front-end development methodologies. Ideal candidates are product designers with a mix of user research, design thinking, workflow, and interaction design skills.

The successful candidate will work directly with our Director of Product Design, other designers, and cross-functional team members, at times also interacting directly with clients and partners to help them work through experience mapping, ideating solutions, and scoping features.

What you'll be doing

  • Advocate for user needs while partnering with product leadership to scope product requirements
  • Own and craft the end-to-end user journey and product design execution – from concepts and prototyping to testing and delivery.
  • Deliver solutions with a focus on a great user experience while balancing client goals, design cohesion, and ease of implementation
  • Work closely with engineers in the discovery and hand-off of designs, and to ensure high-quality execution and usability
  • Present product design ideas to cross-functional teams, senior leadership, and clients.
  • Communicate effectively with clients and stakeholders verbally and in writing.
  • Assist in evaluating development work to verify that all graphic and technical components are displayed and function properly and align with the creative vision and user experience
  • Assist in communicating designs and related requirements to the development team and help ensure Jira tickets have sufficient detail
  • Stay abreast of the latest trends and techniques, and recommend new tools and technologies as appropriate

Primary Requirements

  • 5+ years of professional experience, specifically as a Product Designer
  • 5+ years of experience working collaboratively with product, engineering, design, content, and user research teams
  • Proven experience leading digital design for clients; preferably client-facing (experience working in agency or consulting environments is a plus)
  • Can speak and write fluently in English with a C2 CEFR rating
  • A well-rounded portfolio of client work, demonstrating a strong understanding of client objectives, strategic thinking, and problem-solving
  • Proven experience in all phases of the design process including user research, copywriting, wireframing, prototyping, visual design, interaction design, and usability testing
  • Fluent in Figma and component-based design methods
  • Strong prototyping skills. You show as well as tell.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to collect and interpret both qualitative and quantitative feedback

Your compensation will truly be based on your experience and how closely a fit to the above points you are. We're a profitable and growing company that believes in high tides raising all boats.

About Us
We are a globally distributed team of professionals with the large majority of our team located in Oregon. We work flexible hours and operate as a team. Our clients range from small well-funded start-ups to large multi-billion dollar international companies. We truly believe in a balanced work/life ethic. Singlemind is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If portions of this job description really don't sound like you, then let's save us both some time. We want you set up for success in this role and after 15 years of doing this, we've found the above is necessary for you to be happy, engaged and eager to show up every day.