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Senior Product Designer

Company: Kinship
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

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 monitor
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 people
PetStory , our platform that curates top services for pet parents in Russia
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 parents

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 .
OUR TEAM
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.
Responsibilities
Work hands-on to develop user flows, wireframes and high-fidelity visual designs that delight pet parents across Whistle's products and experiences
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 experience
Provider input and perspective on industrial design
Represent Whistle design in the Kinship properties design brand ecosystem.
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
Leadership Competencies
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 learned
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.

Technical Skills
3+ years of experience in UX/UI/Product design with a proven track record solving complex interaction problems across multiple platforms.
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 design
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
Dog-friendly workplaces
Medical, dental, vision, 401k match, and pet benefits for you and your family
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 wellness plans
Welcome kits with pet merch & Kinship swag
An extensive onboarding program with a chance to meet all of our leaders across Kinship

Keywords: Kinship, San Francisco , Senior Product Designer, Other , San Francisco, California

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