Founded by busy parents and backed by a team of smart people who want to make a difference, UrbanSitter is building the world's first childcare marketplace, where parents and babysitters meet through shared connections. We're providing flexible on-demand child care solutions for families, while helping caregivers find babysitting jobs and nanny positions.
UrbanSitter leverages personal connections to help parents pinpoint babysitters who have been hired and reviewed by friends, parents from school or local parenting groups. Our real-time scheduling and mobile payment technology brings the power of efficiency to an otherwise old-fashioned process.
Do you share our passion for helping families? Join our team today.
UrbanSitter is a leader and innovator in the on-demand economy, reinventing the process of finding trusted childcare. UrbanSitter leverages web, mobile apps and the social graph to power a marketplace that connects parents to the babysitters most trusted by their community with the added convenience of real-time booking and payment. In doing so, we empower both parents and sitters to balance and pursue their choice of education, career, family and self.
UrbanSitter is located in the heart of the Financial District in San Francisco. The company offers competitive salaries and benefits that include comprehensive health coverage, stock options, babysitting credits, and team building activities. UrbanSitter was named Best Consumer Application or Service in the San Francisco Business Times Technology & Innovation Awards and San Francisco Magazine’s Best Babysitting Service in both 2015 and 2016.
About the Job
As a Product Designer, you’ll be collaborating on the design across multiple touchpoints–web, iOS, Android, and email. We’re always improving our core user experience, but in 2017 we’ll also be creating cool new features and integrating more iOS 10 interactions. All of our design work starts with a deep understanding of our users and our business goals, but it should also look and feel amazing! As such, we want to create a clean design system, delightful interactions, and on-brand visuals. If this is the job for you, you’ll get to work with caring, smart people on a product that changes people’s lives.
Scope of work...
Efficient research (user behavior, pain points, constraints, best practices, etc.)
Quick sketches or design concepts to explore multiple solutions and create alignment
Basic prototypes or user flows to evaluate and communicate designs
Just-right user testing as needed for new concepts or tricky interactions
Nearly pixel-perfect comps aligned with our brand and style guide
Tracking feedback from team members and stakeholders
Contributing to our design team’s knowledge base (personas, experience maps, design principles, best practices, etc.)
Our ideal candidate...
Has at least 2-5 years of experience designing consumer products
Has a portfolio showcasing both responsive web and native mobile app work
Is strong in two core skills and capable in two others (user research, information architecture, interaction design, visual design, writing, service design, and prototyping)
Empathizes with our users and takes a user-centered approach to design
Understands the importance of grid systems, composition, typography and color
Can design both blue-sky visions and minimal viable product
Displays both grit and scrappiness and appreciates a fast-paced environment
Can work with a variety of tools, including Adobe Illustrator
Is knowledgeable about design trends, Apple’s HIG and Google’s Material Design
Thrives in a collaborative environment: solicits and accepts feedback, adds value to others' work and elevates the quality of the team as a whole
Mid-level (but open to a junior-level person with incredible promise)
Primarily works with the product and engineering teams, but may help out the marketing team
Founded by working parents, UrbanSitter has completely reinvented the process of finding and booking babysitters. UrbanSitter leverages the social graph to help parents find babysitters who have been hired and reviewed by friends, parents from school or work, and trusted local organizations like moms' groups. Our marketplace provides flexible on-demand solutions for families, while helping babysitters find jobs beyond their neighborhood block.
UrbanSitter is located in the heart of the Financial District in San Francisco. We are a Series B company venture-backed by First Round Capital, DBL Investors, Menlo Ventures, Rustic Canyon Partners, and Canaan Partners. Our company offers competitive salaries and benefits that include comprehensive health coverage, stock options, babysitting credit and team building activities. UrbanSitter was named 2014 Best Consumer Application or Service in the San Francisco Business Times Technology and Innovation Awards, and recognized as San Francisco Magazine’s 2015 and 2016 Best Babysitting Service.
UrbanSitter is looking for an exceptional Visual Designer with the skills to execute stunning output and an entrepreneurial spirit for resourcefulness. As an experienced Visual Designer, you have the ability gather all of the specs necessary to create comps and deliver on them, and you have the ability to communicate clearly and simply in a visual style that speaks to our audience. You know how to use style/brand guides to frame your work, but bring new ideas to the table.
About the Job
The current opening is for an independent contractor position between 10-20 hours per week.
Create fresh, on-brand and engaging design and related production assets that accomplish the goals of the marketing team
Work with marketing team on visual asset creation for websites, email, mobile and social media
Organize creative assets to enable team to leverage assets across campaigns and in future
Select compelling photography for use in creative assets
Create and edit HTML templates for use in MailChimp, Instapage, and other marketing tools
Communicate and present your work as appropriate
Clear ability to communicate visually and work within established patterns and brand
Strong visual design skills
Experience with designing online advertising, website, and mobile creative
Focused and strong attention to detail
Superb time management and organizational skills
Clear, concise, and transparent communication style
Action-oriented, diligent, and flexible
Experience with design-centered processes as well as proven methodologies for identifying and solving problems
Clear examples of successfully working in collaborative environments
Experience building landing pages using Instapage
Proficient with Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop or whatever tools you prefer
Startup Experience and/or working in a lean environment
To apply, please submit the following via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Contract Visual Designer":
A brief cover letter: tell us about your experience, achievements, interests, and why you want to work at UrbanSitter
We are always looking for great talent! Feel free email us at email@example.com and tell us why you’d be a good fit for UrbanSitter so that we can keep you in mind for the future.
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