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Design Lead

Matter

ABOUT


Words are my matter.

–– Ursula K. LeGuin

Matter is building the future of reading.

We're a small, productive team that obsesses about craft, speed, and pushing technical boundaries in service of building the best reading experience imaginable.

We've raised $9M while in private beta from GV, Y Combinator, and many stellar angels, and we just launched to public beta. (You can read more about our launch here.)

ABOUT the role


We're looking for people who care deeply about building high quality software.

We’re a fully remote and distributed team (preference for at least six hours of overlap with Pacific Standard Time). We use modern tools like Linear, Figma, Superhuman, Loom, and Around for collaborative work.

We offer generous salary, equity, and benefits (including unlimited budget for books), and the freedom to define your ideal schedule and office set up.

Design Lead

Design is at the heart of our product and you’ll be the one who owns it. Our CEO has been the designer to date and it’s now time to bring on a world class lead to take Matter to the next level.

What You'll Do:

As our first designer, you’ll own all facets of design, from the 10,000-ft level (what’s our information architecture?) to the 1-inch level (should this spring animation take 400 or 300 milliseconds?).

You’ll design across mobile, tablet, web, and email.

You’ll understand our users’ jobs-to-be-done, shape our roadmap, and figure out how features should work, look, and feel.

You’ll work with our CEO and engineers in tight, demo-oriented feedback cycles and you’ll work closely with our engineers on implementation. We ship quickly and you’ll help push the pace.

ABOUT you


  • Senior product designer with 5+ years designing widely used digital products
  • Strong conceptual and systems thinker who is also obsessed with pixel perfection
  • Proficient in interface design across mobile & web. Proficient in motion. (Experience in typography and illustration are a nice-to-have.)
  • Excited to push the boundaries of craft and UX. Excited to design for fidgeting
  • Share our orientation toward modern, elegant, clean, efficient aesthetics
  • Good intuitive psychologist, especially with respect to attention dynamics
  • Operate well in an early-stage environment where there's more change and less structure compared to a more mature company
  • Are passionate about reading and want to reimagine the status quo
Current Bounty
USD
$15,000

Posted: 36 days ago

BASICS


  • SALARY

    $160-190K + 1-2% equity

  • LOCATION

    Remote - US

  • VISA

    Not offered

  • EXPERIENCE (YRS)

    5+

  • BASIS

    FT

PROFILE


  • WEBSITE

    hq.getmatter.app
  • ORIGIN

    San Francisco, CA, USA

  • TIME ZONE

    America/Los_Angeles

  • FOUNDED

    2020

  • SIZE

    1-10

DESCRIPTION

Matter pulls everything you want to read into one beautiful place. With powerful tools, social curation, seamless audio and more, we're building a reader for today's internet.

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