Senior Product Designer (Fixed Term coverage)

Job description

About The Opportunity

At the heart of the product culture at Shutterstock, we are creatives that take pride in serving creatives and people who aspire to be. We believe in a collaborative working style where designers, product managers, and engineers work together to experiment and riff off each other’s curiosity to deliver amazing value to our customers. Our growing global team of diverse and talented designers and researchers are made up of fun and caring people who bring unique skill sets, perspectives, and personalities to a product team that respects autonomy and advocates for our customers.

What we need

Shutterstock is on an amazing journey to pursue our vision of being the creative partner that empowers customers to tell the best version of their stories. As part of the mission we want to help our customers find the creative ingredients that best tell that story whether it is stock photography, video, music, sound effects, graphics, templates, or 3D content. We not only want them to help to find those ingredients but we want to make them feel confident in their choice by leveraging the latest in personalized recommendations, scoring, and predictive analytics. And that’s where you come in.

We are looking for a creative, problem-solving Product Designer to join the team to help us enhance the user experience of current Shutterstock customers as well as those of our portfolio brands in Pond5 and TurboSquid. Namely to remove friction in the customer journey so that it is stupid simple for customers to find and purchase the right ingredients for their creative work. This requires a designer who is curious about how users behave, understands analytics, can identify opportunities, design concepts, iterate, learn, and manage their timelines to ensure a smooth roll out. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a collaborative environment, where through agility we ship quickly, and through experimentation we learn what resonates with our users to improve their experiences.

The day to day

  • Design intuitive and visually appealing user interfaces to ensure seamless navigation, search, and purchase experiences.
  • Validate concepts through rapid experimentation and user testing. Then incorporate those learnings to iterate on your work to provide continuous value to customers.
  • Collaborate with the Product Manager to identify new opportunities leveraging competitive analysis, user analytics, design best practices, and user research.
  • Work with the engineering team to ensure they understand the intent of the design, answer questions, better understand the technology stack, and design quality check their work before it is released.
  • Present work and incorporate feedback from design peers, product managers, engineering, and other stakeholders.
  • Lead and participate in workshops where design, product, and engineering teams will collaborate to clarify or come up with solutions together. Who doesn’t love a good design session?
  • Leverage analytic tools like Google Analytics as well as user research to identify friction point opportunities and to inform design decisions.
  • Actively engage stakeholders from other departments as needed in marketing, research, and customer care to understand business objectives.
  • Conduct usability testing and gather user feedback to make data-driven design decisions and continuously improve product usability.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies to bring innovative design ideas to the table.
  • Extensively post GIFs and emojis throughout Slack channels.

What you bring to the role

  • You have experience with A/B or multivariate testing and working on an e-commerce platform.
  • You have an understanding of what great product design is and know what it takes to bring a project to full success.
  • You have five years of professional experience prototyping, journey mapping, creating user flows, and other design artifacts.
  • You work well in an agile environment working with Engineering and Product Managers.
  • You are strong in one and have a good understanding of the following skills: interaction design, information architecture, and user interface design.
  • You have an iterative approach to design, understand that design perfection is not achievable, and delivering value to users is the core part of the job.
  • You are a curious, passionate, motivated, and proactive teammate. You are comfortable with taking what is ambiguous and making it tangible by leveraging design thinking techniques like sense making and prototyping.
  • You’ll have a portfolio that showcases your work, provides details of your role on projects, and shows examples of systems thinking and functional designs that you have developed from start to finish (see Google’s portfolio tips ).

Why Shutterstock

For the same reason your future co-workers enjoy working at the company!

  • Your work will have a direct impact on music creatives across the globe. Your projects will launch in realistic timelines. You will have room to learn and grow.
  • Management and leadership care personally. They prioritize growth and planning your career path with your goals and passions in mind.
  • We value your ‘Me time.’ One afternoon a week, we free our schedules of meetings.
  • Culture is important. As a company, we value ‘We time.’ We like to connect regularly, share fun stories, critique work, vibe off each other, and spend time building relationships through coffee chats, social hours, trivia events, and the like.
  • Flexibility to work between home and office (if one is near you) with everything you need to be successful in both. To help you set up your home office, we'll cover a screen, computer, peripherals, etc.
  • Extensive benefits package including learning and development, a fitness benefit, and employee assistance program.

The Pay Range For This Position Is Below

  • $50-80 per hour in New York

Shutterstock Values

We are one team collectively focused on creating an unrivaled experience for our Customers and Contributors. Our Values represent the mindset of the employee who will thrive at Shutterstock. If you are passionate about what you do, and want to become part of a cutting-edge technology company building industry leading products, please apply.

Shutterstock is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Suitably qualified and eligible candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of age, color, disability, national origin, ancestry, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Shutterstock ensures that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, .

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