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Design Director

The Gnar Company is a fast-growing software consultancy seeking a Design Director to continue to grow our User Experience Design practice. You'll be responsible for overseeing design projects to ensure complete, high-quality work on time and budget.

This is a remote, salaried position with a strong benefits package and performance bonuses based on department goals. You will be a leading member of The Gnar’s flat organizational structure and directly contribute to company growth. This role reports directly to our small, supportive team of founders, but you call the shots.

You are…

  • Knowledgeable of modern web design UI/UX practices

  • An outstanding communicator (verbal and written) and time manager

  • A fantastic UI/UX designer who still wants to spend time designing

  • A self-starter who can effectively manage yourself and others

  • Great with clients

  • Entrepreneurial and motivated to grow a profitable design practice

  • Constantly learning and improving

  • Ego-free


  • Develop an industry-leading design department

    • Determine quality standards and hold teammates accountable

    • Develop processes that encourage collaboration and a supportive culture

    • Support the growth of teammates

    • Build a great team, responsible for staffing and identifying great people

    • Provide specific, critical feedback to teammates in an empathetic manner

  • Manage design projects

    • Work on projects in a wide range of industries and project sizes

    • Collaborate with stakeholders to create elegant solutions to difficult problems

    • Lead multiple project teams (designers and contractors) to deliver high-quality work on time and budget

    • Work seamlessly with other team members (engineers, business analysts, QA)

  • Build a profitable business

    • Develop strong positive relationships with clients

    • Highlight department experience and processes to prospective clients to attract new business

You have…

  • 8+ years designing software (web and mobile applications)

  • 5+ years of design leadership/management experience

  • A fondness for The Gnar’s brand identity

  • Proficiency with modern design and prototyping tools, particularly Figma/FigJam

  • Previous consulting experience

  • U.S. citizenship (sorry, no sponsored visas.)

It’d be nice if you have…

  • Experience writing UX copy

  • Experience designing apps for React and React Native

  • Research experience (user interviews, user testing)


  • Competitive salary, plus bonus based on design department performance

  • Fully-remote work schedule

  • Mandatory vacation policy

  • 100% health and dental coverage

  • A generous, paid maternity/paternity leave policy

  • Fully-paid phone plan for both business and personal use

  • 401K contribution (whether you decide to contribute or not)

About The Gnar Company

We help companies solve Gnarly software problems. From small, one-person startups

to enterprises, we help businesses level up their teams, hone their processes, and

ship the right features at the right time. You will be joining an experienced team, and will

be instrumental in crafting our company culture and team values. We are growing

quickly and this role presents an excellent opportunity to grow with us. We value a

strong work/life balance, when you are off work it’s your time.

Salary: $160K - 180K