Overview

Role Overview

The Senior Product Designer role will focus on creating beautiful desktop and mobile experiences that are intuitive and delightful to use.

He/she will be responsible for developing/executing original design concepts, producing production-ready assets, and brainstorming creative ideas with a passionate development and product team. We are looking for someone who loves learning and experimenting with the latest and greatest in UI/UX trends and best practices.  An ideal candidate will also have great insight into what makes for engaging shopping and social experiences across devices.

Key Responsibilities

  • Large contributor to their projects, focusing on defining the ideal design direction while maintaining true to the overall project and company goals
  • Willingness to explore and present multiple design directions, with a focus on a beautiful and easy to use experience that WOWS the customer
  • Be an evangelist for UX and UI best practices and design excellence across the products/projects being designed
  • Define interaction flow and make aesthetic decisions for the design and technical execution of the products owned
  • Ability to collaborate with product, UX, and technology to align on key goals and openly discuss feedback
  • Communicates and collaborates with entire design team, focusing on ensuring consistency across platforms
  • Constantly listens to our customers and adjusts direction based on their needs

 Personal Attributes

  • Passionate, organized, smart, engaging, driven
  • Excellent visual communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to deliver effective and functional design
  • Team mentality and a great attitude – we value our team’s ability to work together with a positive mindset
  • Enjoy giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • Proven ability to think outside the box, and create delightful, simple, and beautiful user experiences
  • Highly creative, can push the boundaries
  • Must be personally committed to Rent the Runway, its customers and the overall experience
  • Thrive in a fast-paced startup: multi-task and switch gears when needed, enjoy thinking on your feet
  • Experience working in a high transaction/volume mission critical environment
  • Friendly, inspirational candidate who is eager to contribute to a culture of innovation and excellence

 Education and Experience

  • Graphic Design, Digital Media Design or Communication Design degree and minimum 4+ years of work experience
  • Exceptional portfolio with a focus on creative UX/UI solution and solid information architecture for desktop and mobile experiences
  • Familiarity with desktop, mobile web and/or iOS development a plus
  • Experience working in a Consumer Facing and eCommerce environment
  • Strong understanding of design – typography, composition and color theory
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator a must)
  • Understanding of responsive design
  • Knowledge of HTML of CSS techniques

About Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway is a disruptive eCommerce business with a mission to democratize luxury in the U.S. – simply, we believe that everybody deserves a Cinderella experience. We provide millions of women the ability to rent designer dresses, accessories and other essentials for a fraction of the retail price, allowing them to look, and more importantly, feel, beautiful for all of their special occasions. Rent the Runway is seeking to revolutionize the retail industry, focusing on the belief that it is not just about selling products, but rather using products to deliver aspirational experiences. Launched in November 2009, Rent the Runway has grown to be the leader in the global fashion rental space. We are backed by some of the top venture capitalists in the world including Kleiner Perkins, Highland Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Conde Nast, and American Express. We've been recognized by The Today Show, Fortune, Fast Company, The New York Times, and Tech Crunch as one of the most innovative businesses in the U.S. Our team is filled with passionate go-getters who are always dreaming big, implementing their ideas, delivering an incredible experience to our customers, and creating a fun, dynamic culture. 

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