At Foundation, we are laying the groundwork for web3—the next generation of the internet full of limitless possibilities. In web3, your creativity is valued and your digital objects belong to you. We aim to put power directly back into the hands of those who create online. Why? We believe this is how the internet should just work. Our team is made up of individuals who share that vision. Together, we’re unlocking the full potential of an internet based on new values of ownership and decentralization.
Our mission is to build the most powerful tools for the most creative people in the world. Everything from the smart contracts powering Foundation, to the design that our community interacts with daily, takes into consideration how our collective actions impact people. New technology requires creativity, and web3 is uncharted. Foundation leads. Come join us.
At Foundation, we’ve built out a team of incredibly talented designers, and we’ve made a name for ourselves by creating the best designed user experience in web3. We’re looking to continue our success by bringing on our first Product Design Director. As Product Design Director, you’ll manage and inspire our growing team of passionate designers. You'll help the team put our community first, coach designers through our process, and focus them on the highest impact challenges with the best solutions. You’ll join our Design team, working alongside a team of creatives, that are collectively working to define Foundation as the premier destination for creators, collectors, and curators in web3.
Coach, grow, mentor, and lead a talented team of Product Designers through the most challenging, yet creatively stimulating work of their careers
Lead, facilitate, and refine the way our design team works across the organization by ensuring that we’re constantly striving to create the best possible environment for incredible design results to emerge from
Collaborate with our Chief Design Officer to uphold a strong sense of design culture across the entire organization by facilitating regular design rituals including stand-ups, design reviews, demos, and critiques
Drive collaboration between multiple cross-functional partners, including Product, Engineering, and Brand, to shape design vision and strategy and contribute towards key business outcomes
Occasionally be hands-on with design work to support the team and keep designers focused on deeper work
Apply your technical design expertise to constantly raise the bar and ensure your team achieves extraordinary results at the high technical level we set
Who You Are
5+ years of proven experience as a Design Manager or similar role
8+ years of hands-on experience as a Product Designer or similar Design role
Proven track record of collaborating with engineers and product managers to deliver strong design work that contributes to desired business outcomes
You have a strong portfolio of work you've designed, and shipped, as well as examples of work your team delivered under your leadership
Ability to thrive in ambiguous environments and get excited about finding solutions to complex problems – and then executing on them
Enthusiasm about people-management and other leadership responsibilities including hiring, training, and developing your team
First-principles thinker that can work with others to come up with pragmatic solutions
Ability to keep up with the industry trends and can assess new tools and techniques as things change
Bonus: Experience at a high-growth tech company
Targeted Base Salary Range: $180,000 - $210,000
Benefits and Support
• A culture that values inclusivity
• Flexible paid time off
• Annual team offsite
• All of the tech you need to be successful
• A home office stipend including internet reimbursement
• Robust medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents, including a zero cost option (for countries that provide government-sponsored health insurance, we offer a monthly stipend towards private health insurance)
• 6 weeks of baby bonding time for all new parents, as well as 6 weeks of paid leave for birth giving parents
• Access to Talkspace confidential online therapy and One Medical on-demand primary care
• Get paid in crypto or fiat
• Employer sponsored 401K
Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity, and welcome people from a variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, perspectives, experiences, and skill sets. As part of our commitment to equality, we work to ensure a fair and consistent interview process, and continue to promote an inclusive work environment.
We believe that a diverse team composed of individuals with different perspectives, lived experiences, and identities is essential to achieving our mission and upending old models of selling and sharing art. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are accommodated in the job application and interview process, and in the performance of essential job functions.
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