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Product Designer

Location: San Francisco, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

About Brilliant

Brilliant helps you master concepts in math, science, and engineering by solving fun, challenging problems. Over 4.5 million members have learned from our community wiki and subscription courses. Through the Brilliant network, people discover the resources they need to succeed, the dream that they can, and the allies to help them.

Our long-term vision is to build a better way for ambitious people who are building their skills to be found directly by organizations seeking talent. To learn more about Brilliant's mission, watch CEO Sue Khim's TEDx talk. To understand more about our approach to our work and products, read our principles.

We’re looking for a strong product designer to help millions of people have fun, learn, and excel. You will work with the VP of Product (as well as content experts, engineers, and analysts) to solve business problems through design.

You should be passionate about designing simple, elegant user interfaces. You should be excited about the progress and potential of the Brilliant product. And of course, you should love making things beautiful. If you sweat the pixel-perfect details and have a strong understanding of composition, balance, symmetry, and whitespace, we’d like to hear from you!

What you’ll do

  • Work with product managers to collect requirements, articulate user needs, and develop designs to address those needs
  • Work with product management and engineering to develop potential solutions and convey those solutions via storyboard/prototype
  • Partner with our data and content teams to inform and improve design recommendations and understand what constitutes a successful design for a given problem
  • Develop and maintain design wireframes, mockups, and specifications
  • Refine and improve our site-wide style through a keen understanding of our users, and through impeccable iconography, typography, and color intuition

This is you

Our requirements for this position:

  • 2-3 years experience on web and/or mobile product teams
  • Knowledge of current methodologies and tools used in user-centered design
  • Diverse portfolio that exhibits excellent use of typography, color, imagery, and graphic elements
  • Knowledge of, ability to, or desire to prototype your mobile native work
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize projects, and communicate progress and expected milestones
  • Comfort in a fast-paced environment, especially be comfortable working quickly
  • Self-motivated

Desired (but not required):

  • Understanding of teenage science nerds / you once were a teenage nerd
  • Cool mobile native design work


Why join Brilliant?

Brilliant has a mission you can get behind. We’re a company that’s helping to bring thinkers from all over the world together and create a platform on which they can excel, learn, and have fun.

We also offer:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits – we pay 100% of the premiums
  • Equipment budget for computer and peripherals
  • Free lunch
  • Free Uber Pools or Lyft Lines to/from the office
  • Monthly personal health budget to spend how you see fit (gym, yoga, climbing, etc.)
  • Weekly happy hour
  • Flexible vacation time
  • Fully-stocked pantry and refrigerator with snacks and drinks
  • Sponsorship for conferences and professional development
  • A stimulating work environment and a chance to change the world


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