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Product Designer



Product, Design
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

About the role

Firstbase.io is hiring a Product Designer to be an important member of our product team. You will be expected to wear many hats and help make influential product decisions. You will collaborate and support the product, engineering, and marketing teams by designing the best visual and functional experiences that communicate a clear, consistent brand story.

What's Firstbase.io?

Firstbase is building an all-in-one Company OS to help define how founders across the globe launch, manage and grow their businesses.

More than twenty thousand founders from over two hundred countries have used our products: Firstbase Start to launch a company, Firstbase Agent and Firstbase Mailroom to manage ongoing compliance, and Firstbase Loop to get access to financial services in one click. We are building the future of company management.

Firstbase is backed by Y Combinator & our team, investors, and advisors include people from Apple, Gusto, Carta, Wise, Plaid, and many other great companies.

Our design stack

Our product is designed with Whimsical, Figma, and other design tools. Our front-end is built using JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Vue, etc. We use Slack, Clubhouse, Notion, and G Suite to collaborate and build together.

Why you should join

Our team is dedicated to building products & solving some of the startups' hardest problems, with particular focus on:

  • Democratizing access to financial infrastructure

  • Automating tasks every founder faces when running a business

  • Making tools and resources more accessible to everyone, everywhere

  • Building integrated solutions for founders and removing friction

  • Delivering opportunity to traditionally overlooked founders and companies

  • Democratizing access to knowledge

Join us on a mission to increase the number of growing companies.

Who are we looking for

We are looking for risk-takers with diverse experience able to provide fearless feedback.

You will have the following responsibilities

  • Work directly with the VP of Product to shape ideas, create prototypes, and build the product roadmap

  • Partner with marketing to create and implement new designs consistent with the product experience

  • Work with Customer Success to research and understand customer problems and pain points.

  • Design and collaborate with engineering to implement new Vue UI components and improve existing ones

  • Creating design guidelines for our products to ensure interface consistency across devices.

  • Designing beautiful, clear interfaces for the website and necessary marketing assets.

  • Illustrating intuitive iconography for our applications

  • Helping instill a design culture in the company as a whole — we want everyone to value and understand the role of design

  • Creating original graphic designs (e.g., images, sketches, and tables)

Minimum requirements

  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role at a high-growth startup

  • Knowledge of startups and products in our space

  • Great taste for elegant and beautiful product experiences

  • Ability to work through design problems from beginning to end, efficiently

  • A knack for distilling complex problems into effective solutions

  • Strong communication skills to collaborate with various stakeholders

  • Hard-working and dedicated team player that needs little to no supervision, but enjoys working a team toward a common goal

  • Analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude

  • Self-motivated with an ability to work in the unknown

  • Ability to communicate technical topics to both technical and non-technical team members.

  • Demonstrated collaboration with product managers, engineers, and other designers to drive outcomes

  • Proficient in both oral and written English communication

Some perks you might enjoy:

  • Competitive salary & equity

We lean on some of the best market data to ensure that we offer the most competitive compensation.

  • Hybrid work environment

We work both remotely & from our office in New York City – optimizing for collaboration while providing flexibility to team members.

  • 21 days of PTO + birthday off

We offer flexibility to allow people to relax and recharge whenever they need it.

  • Build your ideal work setup

We understand that how you work is extremely important, so we provide a stipend to set you up for success here at Firstbase.

  • Health benefits

Firstbase offers health insurance reimbursements to both US and international employees

  • Learning & development

We provide a stipend together with resources to help people grow and develop in their careers.

  • Amazing annual bonuses

Every team at Firstbase has a bonus structure which usually accounts for 10% of OTE.

If you think you're unqualified or don't meet all the requirements for this role, we encourage you to still apply. We celebrate diverse candidates, adjacent experiences, and simply put, good people who want to build great things. If that's you, then we'd love to meet.