Director, Product Design

Posted 3.22.24
Location
Remote

Us

We are a microbiome science company pioneering innovations in probiotics and living medicines to impact human and planetary health. Founded to realize the potential of microbes, our platform enables the translation of breakthrough science across a portfolio that encompasses both indication-specific and preventive applications across gastrointestinal and digestive health, women’s health, skin and dermatological health, oral care, pediatrics, gut-brain function, metabolic function, and nutrition.

Our consumer innovations are commercialized under Seed® with a mission to bring much-needed precision, efficacy, education and perspective-shifting science communication to the global category of probiotics. And our environmental research is conducted under SeedLabs, which was founded to develop novel bacterial interventions to enhance biodiversity and restore ecosystems impacted by human activity. LUCA Biologics, our women’s health biotech company co-founded with Dr. Jacques Ravel, develops living medicines targeting the vaginal microbiome for urogenital and reproductive health.

Founded in Venice, CA with a global team across Europe, Australia, Asia and North America, Seed Health was co-founded by Ara Katz and Raja Dhir, alongside a scientific board comprised of leading scientists, researchers, and clinicians across the fields of microbiology, immunology, bioinformatics, dermatology, oral health, vaginal health, gastroenterology, mental health, pediatrics, and nutrition.

For us, “design” goes far beyond visual guidelines. It permeates through everything that we do and is a primary mechanism for storytelling and scientific translation. We are looking for an exceptional Lead Product Experience Designer to create and execute seamless, intuitive and perspective-shifting digital brand experiences, and manage our product design team.

You are a unique hybrid that likely comes from a Design, Product, or User Experience background. Despite where you started, at some point along the way you had an existential crisis and realized that you embody all three disciplines. You are simultaneously a creative storyteller, systems thinker, dot-connector, brand steward, detail-obsessor, inspiring leader, and most critically, an extraordinary designer in your own right. Your interdisciplinary skill set enables you to be the connective tissue between product and brand, and your technical literacy ensures strong partnership with engineering through the finish line of successful launches. 

You are at the cutting edge of your field – you find yourself scouring digital consumer experiences to find inspiration in everything from Nike-level aesthetics to Apple Genius Bar customer experience to seamless checkout flows. You’ve used that inspiration to challenge the status quo and create, build, and evolve purpose-driven, category-defining, stand-for-something digital experiences that have touched a variety of communities. 

You are obsessed with understanding the drivers and motivations of the humans you are designing experiences for, and put them at the forefront of every decision and interaction you craft. You know how to find the hidden magical opportunities for surprise and delight as well as ways to drive user engagement for business value. 

We’re humans with big ideas, big convictions, and a big story to tell. We wake up each day to nudge science, health, and their impact forward. You (and your heart, brain, and visual storytelling) will help us get it right. 

Responsibilities

  • Work across brand and product teams to lead the design of user-centered experiences. 
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including product managers, brand designers, UX writers, and researchers to design intuitive and delightful user experiences that drive user engagement and value.
  • Work with engineering to ensure successful execution of the product design vision
  • Oversee the development of a concrete vision of a future-state end-to-end service experience 
  • Oversee the development of a wide range of design assets from initial conception through to execution, including sketches, storyboards, wireframes, prototypes, and final designs.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor quality standards to ensure that all design work is of the highest quality, and meets the needs of our customers and the business.
  • Manage and mentor the product design team, including setting priorities, assigning resources, and providing guidance to help them grow in their roles.
  • Stay up-to-date with design trends and best practices, translate findings to inform and inspire the work, and provide thought leadership on design-related issues.
  • Ensure that all design work adheres to brand guidelines and design standards.

Requirements

  • 8+ years of experience in design, with at least 4 years in a management role.
  • Strong portfolio of work that demonstrates expertise in branding, product design, website design
  • Experience growing and scaling a consumer brand.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills, with the ability to inspire and mentor a team of designers.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to articulate design concepts and strategies to cross-functional teams and external partners.
  • Strong network of freelance collaborators that will follow you anywhere.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Expertise in design software, such as Adobe Creative Suite and Figma.
  • Bachelor’s degree in design or a related field.

Compensation

The annual pay range for this full-time position is $170-200k + equity + benefits across all US locations (this position is 100% remote-US). Our pay ranges are guided by discipline, level and experience required. Within the range, individual pay may vary based on additional factors, including: your specific location, desired skills/ technical competency, relevant experience and advanced education/ training.

Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, LTD, Mental Wellness, EAP, Wellness Stipend + 401(k) match.

Seed is an equal opportunity employer. For us, diversity isn’t an HR metric—it is the result of billions of years of evolution; it’s our nature. To serve our community inclusively means to cultivate a relative abundance of perspectives, backgrounds, geographies, and experiences. Like in biology, each role and its function is key to the productivity, sustainability, and resilience of our ecosystem.

Seed Health does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers or any employee of the Seed team. All candidates must be submitted via our Applicant Tracking System by approved Seed Health vendors who have been requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening.

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