Sr. Visual / Product Designer
Yat Labs, a leading developer of applications and tools for NFT creators and collectors, is building the industry-defining, next-generation platform for NFT discovery and collecting. Yat Labs operates Yat, a censorship-resistant internet identity system providing users with personalized strings of emojis for use as their universal usernames.
Creators have designed over 170,000 Yats using our tools, and with over 35,000 Yat collectors (and over $20M in Yat sales), we’ve firmly established Yat Labs as one of the most critical emerging web 3 product companies in the world.
Existing NFT collection products & exchanges are modeled after eBay. The problem with this is that eBay was built for physical products rather than natively digital ones. Digital products live within our attention economy and need a new format that captures and retains attention. This is what we are building. A super interactive, highly gamified entirely new type of NFT collecting experience.
Yat Labs, part of the Tari ecosystem fostered by its sister company Tari Labs, was co-founded by Ric Spagni and Naveen Jain (who also founded Sparkart) and is backed by Blockchain Capital, Pantera Capital, Multicoin Capital, Trinity Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Canaan Partners, Slow Ventures, and many more of the best investors in the world.
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Yat Labs is looking for an experienced Sr. Visual/Product Designer to lead the design of our web applications, with a focus on creating intuitive and engaging user experiences that enable our users to buy, sell, and trade NFTs easily and efficiently. The main objective of this job is to help us design the industry-defining, next-generation NFT social marketplace.
Intrigued by the prospect of working at a consumer startup that’s at the intersection of digital identity, emojis, privacy, the creator economy, and NFTs, and is led by a founding team with significant prior success and deep industry credibility.
You care deeply about communication, teamwork, and craftsmanship.
You proactively bring people together to solve problems.
You’re an excellent product storyteller.
You are a systems-thinker and are able to extrapolate and extend shared patterns and behaviors.
You’re a pro collaborator, facilitator, and communicator.
You love personal growth as much as you live, eat and breathe product design.
You care about details and are excited to keep pushing your work until it is pixel-perfect.
Can reduce complex problems down to the right balance of flexibility, power, and ease of use.
What you’ll do
Lead the design of our web app, with a focus on creating intuitive and engaging user experiences that enable our users to buy, sell, and trade NFTs easily and efficiently.
Lead design projects across the entire product lifecycle for mobile, web, and desktop platforms and from wireframes to hi-fi prototypes.
Be autonomous. You’ll take full ownership of your work, and you take responsibility for every last detail, every step of the way.
Rapidly produce multiple concepts and prototypes, knowing when to apply pixel-perfect attention to detail and make low-fi sketches and prototypes.
Deeply understand our users through exploratory research.
Help develop an overarching design system to aid rapid development and iteration.
Give and solicit feedback from other designers to continually raise our bar for quality.
Extend existing visual styles and design patterns to new components and features.
6+ years experience
A compelling portfolio of work demonstrates high-quality design work that tells a story that you are a deep design thinker.
Strong proficiency in Figma as well as prototyping tools such as InVision, Framer, or Principle.
Competency in design systems and component-based UI design to ensure consistency and scalability across multiple products and platforms.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience collaborating with product and engineering teams to make product visions come to life.
A skilled storyteller and ‘conceptor’ with experience working in a multidisciplinary environment to develop concepts that delight customers and deliver business results.
Expert understanding and application of user-centered design methods and principles.
Ability to deeply empathize with different kinds of users.
Experience designing for blockchain or cryptocurrency products is a plus.
Highly competitive compensation package.
Comprehensive benefits, including up to 100% paid medical, dental, & vision insurance coverage.
401k program (US).