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Design Director



Software Engineering, Design
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Opportunity Snapshot

We’re hiring a visionary Director of Design to lead a team in creating user-centric designs for two of our core products, Client Gallery and Store. In collaboration with our Director of Product and Director of Engineering, you will shape the future of our platform, integrating cutting-edge design with innovative features to redefine industry standards.

Pixieset is the market leader in software for photography businesses. As we expand our market presence and product suite, we're looking to scale our Design leadership to drive the next phase of our growth.

As a product dedicated to creative professionals, we place immense value on exceptional UX and recognize that our visually stunning and elegantly simple design is paramount to our success. We refer to this as ‘Pixiedust’ - the magic that emerges through meticulous iteration and polishing, ultimately winning over our users and setting us apart in the industry.

If you are passionate about design, obsessed with delivering exceptional user experiences, and inspired to lead and grow a team of talented designers, we invite you to join us as our Director of Design.

Your Impact

  • Lead the development and execution of the UX design strategy and vision to deliver outstanding user experiences across our entire product portfolio
  • Manage and inspire a high-performing design team, fostering a collaborative culture while providing mentorship and growth opportunities
  • Collaborate with Product Management and Engineering leaders to align design efforts and drive product development
  • Own the design process and implement best practices to ensure the highest level of design quality
  • Develop and uphold design standards and systems for consistency and quality
  • Conduct user research, testing, and feedback to inform design decisions and ensure products meet user needs
  • Utilize customer feedback, data analytics, and research to gain insights, identify product design opportunities, and improve the overall user experience

Role Requirements

  • 10+ years of experience in Product Design
  • 3+ years of experience managing a Design team
  • Product Design experience in an agile environment, specifically focused on designing SaaS products for SMB / consumers
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating expertise in user-centered design principles, interaction design, visual design, and design thinking
  • Proficiency in design tools such as Figma, Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong leadership skills and a passion for developing and leading a team
  • Opinionated stance on Design and deeply committed to crafting exceptional user experiences
  • Committed to being hands-on - investing time in our products, actively working on concepts, and collaborating closely with designers in Figma
  • Strong sense of ownership - acting as the driving force behind the speed and quality of deliverables

What We Offer

  • Hybrid work environment (2 in-office days per week)
  • 4 weeks of annual vacation & paid time off for office holiday closure
  • RRSP matching
  • $2,000 annual health & lifestyle spending account
  • $1,000 annual education budget
  • $1,000 annual charitable donation matching
  • Comprehensive benefits: extended health, critical illness, long-term disability & life insurance
  • Company-issued MacBook & home office budget
  • Anniversary rewards & complimentary Pixieset premium account
  • Team-building activities & company-wide events

The typical salary range for this position is CAD $171,000 - $236,250 annually. Salary offered will be based on skills, experience and market data.

Working at Pixieset

We’re dedicated to providing photographers and creative professionals with the tools they need to showcase their talent and grow their business. We offer a unique all-in-one platform that allows users to easily create and share stunning online galleries, sell their finished work, build an online presence, and manage their business.

Our culture is dynamic, collaborative, and encourages continuous learning and growth. Ideas and feedback are always welcomed and employees are encouraged to share their skills and knowledge with the team. We value dedication, innovation, and teamwork, and we are passionate about technology and providing simple solutions to complex challenges.

As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work on exciting projects, collaborate with talented and passionate individuals, and make a real impact on the success of the company as we execute our ambitious product roadmap.

We are proud to be certified as a Great Place to Work™, Best Workplace in Technology™, and Best Workplace for Inclusion™. We love what we do, and we love the people we work with. Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace is one of our keys for success. We believe that talent is talent and having many different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences makes for a stronger team, product, and company.

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