Senior Product Designer
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Who We Are
Kinship is here to help everyone pet parent like a pro. Why?
Because our pets make us better humans, and we owe them the best
possible care. As the premier partner to a new generation of pet
parents, we use our data, products, and services to help people be
the best pet parents they can be. And we unite changemakers in pet
care to break down barriers, open new doors, share insights, and
advance our collective knowledge. All so we can reimagine the pet
parenting experience, up people's confidence, and help the world
find better ways to care.
Kinship Is a Coalition That Includes
Adopt-a-Pet, the destination for finding homes for homeless pets;
we help animal shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue
groups, and pet adoption agencies connect their homeless pets to
millions of adopters a month
Our world-leading Wisdom Panel --- genetic health screening and DNA
testing for dogs
The award-winning Whistle --- GPS dog tracker and health
Pet Insight Project, our ground-breaking science team that uses AI
to turn billions of data points into actionable insights
VETINSIGHT--- which gives modern pet parents the veterinary and
wellness guidance needed to make smarter, more informed health
decision for their pets.
The Wildest , the destination that helps pet parents keep their
cool in the wild world of pet parenting
GoodFriend, our recently-launched marketplace for all your pet's
PetStory , our platform that curates top services for pet parents
FluffyGo , the mobile-first platform is a one-stop solution for
science-minded pet parents in China
LEAP VENTURE STUDIO , our accelerator that supports innovators and
start-ups, allowing Kinship to bring new solutions to pet
Together, these teams and more work to set new standards in pet
care. And, as a part of Mars Petcare, they work to create a better
world for pets. Learn more at www.kinship.co .
Whistle is a pet tech brand transforming the way we care for our
pets by empowering the people who love them. As the pet wearable
market leaders, we track pet's health, location, and fitness, and
provide access to on-demand televet services. By combining pet
science and technology, our products help owners care for pets in
ways not previously possible, and are changing the way we
understand our pet's overall health and well-being.
The Product Team at Kinship is at the forefront of digital services
and platforms for millennial pet parents. We're product managers,
designers, and researchers driving innovation in the pet world
through the development of platforms that benefit consumers and
their pets. We're an experienced team backed by a global leader and
focused on the future of pet care. Our team is a go-getting,
dedicated group committed to bringing everyone closer to their pet
and making that experience about ease and joy
HOW YOU'LL HELP EVERYONE PET PARENT LIKE A PRO
You are a dynamic, tech-savvy, solution-oriented designer who is
always looking to broaden your skillset. You have a knack for
visual design and have experience applying a brand's voice across
print, packaging, and digital products. You put a lot of thought
into your designs and always have a strong, clearly articulated
rationale for every design decision.
Work hands-on to develop user flows, wireframes and high-fidelity
visual designs that delight pet parents across Whistle's products
Engage closely with product management, marketing, and the design
team to specify and implement new product features
Collaborate with marketing, engineering, and product to design and
implement direct-to-consumer website iterations
Interpret customer data to improve our direct-to-consumer shopping
Provider input and perspective on industrial design
Represent Whistle design in the Kinship properties design brand
Partner with the Kinship creative team to deliver best-in-class
branding and shopping experiences
Evangelize brand and UX guidelines and evolve our use of aesthetics
to communicate with customers
THE PRO WE'RE LOOKING FOR
As Kinship people, we have three pillars that set out how we aim to
be--in our everyday work, and in how we approach each other. We
call these our Cultural Pillars. In all of the roles that we hire
for, we look for people who are Optimistic, Purposefully
Inquisitive, and Open to All. And for this role, you'll need these
skills to knock it out of the dog park:
You Have Courage : a willingness to bring forth a new idea,
engaging others across Kinship to support you, and taking risks and
action will full accountability
You Learn at Pace: a consistent and fast work ethic to meet growth
goals, and the ability to evolve and pivot quickly from what you've
You Value Difference : a genuine belief in inclusion and diversity
is in your DNA, and it shows up in your work, and how you work.
3+ years of experience in UX/UI/Product design with a proven track
record solving complex interaction problems across multiple
Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Industrial
Design, or equivalent design-related professional experience.
Must be able to shepherd a design project through its entire life
cycle: Initial user research, wireframes, visual design,
interaction design, prototypes, user testing, engineering build
cycle, and post-launch evaluation.
Strong understanding of the technical capabilities and limitations
of both web and mobile applications.
An interest in growth opportunities related to industrial
Superb communication skills and ability to evangelize design ideas
to diverse stakeholders.
Expertise using Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, and other
design-related software required.
A portfolio of real-life case studies demonstrating a breadth of
skill and style.
JOIN OUR PROS!
Unique opportunities for a customizable career within pet care
A super collaborative, flat work environment with direct access to
our senior leadership team
Work from the hottest cities across the world
Medical, dental, vision, 401k match, and pet benefits for you and
Unlimited paid time off
Flexible work opportunities
Parental leave for the birth or adoption of your new human child
(and fur baby)
Discounts on pet products, services, nutrition and veterinary
Welcome kits with pet merch & Kinship swag
An extensive onboarding program with a chance to meet all of our
leaders across Kinship
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