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Lead Product Designer (Freelance)

Blank Street

Blank Street

Product, Design
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

About Blank Street

At Blank Street, we believe that rituals matter, and that great rituals make your life better. With coffee shops across the US and UK, we are working to transform the high street grab-and-go coffee transaction into an experience that is higher in quality, hospitality, and joy.

What’s Brewing…

As a freelance product designer, you will help ensure quality of our platforms by combining a love for systems, a strategic mindset, and design skills across both UX and Visual to deliver stellar customer experiences across our digital platforms. You are an expert at generating ideas based on a product requirements document (PRD) or brief, sketching those ideas and bringing them to life digitally. You are extremely passionate about the user experience and are unwavering in advocating for our customers.

Our Values

  • Magic is in the Details: in everything we do we value attention to detail, going the extra mile & thinking about the small things that makes a moment meaningful.
  • Move as One: We look for inclusive and respectful team members who strive to be the best team player & who over-communicates to ensure understanding.
  • “My Home is Your Home” Hospitality: We look for individuals who welcome guests into the cafe the same way they would invite in a friend, who are obsessed with presentation, making sure our cafes are always clean and welcoming & who provide stellar service, even when things are busy or stressful.

What You’ll Own:

  • Lead product development process end to end, from initial concept through shipping and beyond
  • Design holistic systems, flows, and interfaces that are simple, elegant, and beautiful and produce detailed wireframes, visual compositions, and prototypes
  • Visualize and verbalize complex ideas, rationalizing solutions to team and stakeholders, and help continue the process moving forward
  • Partner with fellow designers, product managers, and engineers to identify customer pain points, develop robust and efficient solutions, and to bring them seamlessly to life in the real app experience
  • Manage our design system and execute on new feature development across our digital platforms

Who You Are:

  • 5-7 years of experience minimum in a product design, user experience, or equivalent role
  • Bachelor's degree preferred, with multidisciplinary background such as psychology, computer science, information sciences, human/computer interface design or commerce/business
  • Experienced, innovative and forward-thinking designer who can demonstrate leadership of medium-scale projects from concept to completion—approach, design strategy, systems, and implementation
  • Experience creating, managing, and delivering design systems and tokens with engineers
  • Proven interpersonal skills, stakeholder relation skills, and ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong storytelling with excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills
  • High proficiency in the use of tools such as Figma and Principle as well as Adobe Creative Suite, Keynote, and Google Slides

Additional Information:

  • This is a freelance position with a defined scope and timeline
  • This position could be hybrid with 2-3 days in our Brooklyn office
  • Availability for regular virtual meetings and collaboration is required
  • This is a full-time/40-hour a week freelance position. Please provide a link to your online portfolio as well as any released products or experiences you have contributed to.
  • $80—$120 USD per hour rate based on experience and project scope
    • Blank Street, in good faith, believes that the posted hourly range is accurate for this role in New York City at the time of posting. Our hourly ranges are rooted in the desire to pay competitively relative to our organization size and industry. Details will be discussed during the interview process. Blank Street may pay more or less than the posted range based on factors such as relevant experience and skills, qualifications and location, among others. This range may be modified in the future