Senior Product Designer

  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Full-time

WillowTree’s Product Design Team plays a central role in helping our clients envision and design the experience of their mobile products. As a Senior Product Designer, you will design product experiences from ideation to execution for clients across industries. You'll participate in research, conceptual design, information architecture, interaction & motion design, prototyping, and visual design. You will collaborate closely with our Product Strategists and Software Engineers to produce beautiful solutions that place our clients above their competition and bring your designs to life through emerging technologies.

We are looking for a design leader who can give form to their ideas and iterate on them while paying attention to every detail. Are you passionate about solving problems through design? Do you follow emerging tech and design trends? Are you motivated by driving design culture and creativity?

If you have the talent and experience for this position, we'd like to talk to you.

Successful applicants:

  • Act as the Design Lead on projects and oversee a project’s creative process from end to end
  • Develop strong working relationships with clients
  • Meet with clients and facilitate hands-on design activities, leading workshops, and presenting work
  • Occasional travel to visit clients on-site
  • Assist in building the Product Design Team through recruiting and interviewing
  • Mentor new Product Designers and coach them on design skills, problem solving, client communication, and project team interaction
  • Work with other designers and design leadership to drive design culture and creativity at WillowTree
  • Are a thought leader in the company, and evangelist for WillowTree in the design community
  • Ensure final visual design concepts are on-brand, on-budget, and delivers on Product Strategy goals. This includes establishing design schedules for projects.
  • Set the design vision for your projects, and instill excitement in design choices in both your project team and clients

Must haves:

  • 5-7+ years designing digital products professionally
  • Proven experience in defining user experiences for digital products with the portfolio to prove it
  • Strong conceptual thinker with a demonstrated ability to understand customer needs, user behaviors, and project requirements
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with natural ability to explain design decisions and clearly articulate decisions
  • Passion for current design trends coupled with a deep understanding of user experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Exceptional understanding of typography, layout and advanced design principles
  • Advanced knowledge of designing for diverse set of screens, operating systems, and challenges
  • Experience in regularly presenting designs to clients and other designers. Whether the audience is internal, conference attendees, or a client
  • Passion for current design trends coupled with a deep understanding of user experience
  • Experience using design tools such as: Sketch, InVision, Principle, Zeplin, and UsabilityHub
  • Proven track record as a trusted leader, mentor, and thought leader

Bonus points:

  • Advanced motion design experience
  • Advanced experience in leading client workshops and kick-off activities
  • Along with your resume, be sure to include a link to your portfolio or PDF samples that demonstrate your best design work.

P.S. In an ideal world, you’re a star with all the bullets we listed, but hey — we know that’s a lot of bullets. WillowTree builds teams with diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives, so if you’re smart and passionately curious, don’t worry about checking all of the boxes. If you feel confident about a good amount of them, we can ramp you up on the rest.

Why WillowTree?


We care about your total well-being and our benefits package aims to keep you and your family well — physically, mentally, and financially. In addition to the benefits you’d expect — competitive pay, health insurance, 401k, etc — we’re committed to creating a culture of continuous learning and support. Part of your professional development at WillowTree will include an annual conference, mentorship, and dedicated time to innovate.


We offer a place to be yourself.


Our differences, both visible and invisible, benefit our teams, our communities, and the products we craft. That’s why WillowTree strives to build a team with diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. You’ll work hard here; however, we’ll balance that with a culture that supports your growth and cares about your well-being. We’re committed to creating an environment of inclusion — a place where every Tree can thrive.


About WillowTree:


Founded in 2008, WillowTree is a mobile design and development agency whose mission is to bring together a team of smart, motivated people who take pride in their work and strive to be the best in mobile. We foster a collaborative environment that focuses on continuous learning and unlimited opportunities to have a big impact; and, of course, we also ship lots of code!


At WillowTree, we work with companies like Zappos, PepsiCo, HBO, and Mattel to solve real-world product strategy, design, and technical problems. There's always something new and exciting to work on, and the results of our efforts get shipped to users' devices every day.

WillowTree celebrates our differences and provides equal employment opportunities to all team members and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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