Senior UI/UX Product Designer (Growth)

| Seattle
Glowforge is a beautiful device that sits on your desk. It uses a laser to carve and engrave products from raw materials like wood, leather, acrylic – even cardboard.
If you haven’t already, check out our video on glowforge.com. While you’re there, you’ll notice something amazing: Glowforge is the largest crowdfunding campaign in history. There is incredible demand for what we’re creating. It’s not a geeky tool for the tech elite or a garage workshop; we’re crafting an iconic product that is going to change the way people think about creativity. Our customers include consumers, digital designers, crafters, engineers, teachers, artists, and more.
Why We Need You
Until now, maker tools have been excruciating to use. The software, the buying process, and the communication is shrouded in geek-code and insiderspeak.
Glowforge is different. We created a 3D laser printer that is simple enough that anyone can use it. And designers like you are the most inspiring customers of all. You can get a tiny taste of the talent and inspiration we’re talking about by looking at our customers’ work on https://instagram.com/explore/tags/glowforge/.
Our customers buy their Glowforge to create magic, but you are the one who makes that process magical. We need you to author the visual language that represents who we are, what we stand for, and the magic that we want to create in the world. It’s your design work that epitomizes the Glowforge experience, and we need you to be the best version of ourselves.
Here’s What You’ll Be Doing
You’ll be the Glowforge design lead for the Growth team - helping to ensure that new and current Glowforge owners learn about and share the possibilities that Glowforge provides. This includes:

  • Re-imagining the glowforge.com experience, partnering closely with product, engineering, and data science teammates to balance inspiration and effectiveness.
  • Leading the visual design of innovative new software features, and re-imagine our existing experience to make it simpler and more compelling.
  • Diving deep into new subjects with your co-workers, learning the complexity underlying our product so you can give a simple experience to our customers. That means collaborating to learn about topics as diverse as machine vision, to materials science, to motion systems.
  • Jumping in to help on visual projects elsewhere in the company. We’re growing incredibly fast, so we all get to help in a wide range of areas!

You Have These Core Qualifications:

  • You have a four year degree or equivalent experience and at least 5 years design experience including at least one fast-paced design environment (startup or agency).
  • You have a breathtaking portfolio.
  • You've done design for a product, either hardware or software, that people love.
  • You have experience measuring your design against key metrics to combine beauty with performance against business goals.

These Aren’t Required, But You’d Get Bonus Points If:

  • You love the art and science of marketing.
  • You have skills in user experience, industrial, motion, and/or interactive design.
  • You have experience with front-end web technologies like CSS, HTML, and JavaScript.
  • You have experience working on hardware projects.
  • You have a personal love of what we’re building.

In your cover letter, in addition to whatever you’d like to say, please tell us about any creative outlets in your life beyond work. Do you draw? Enjoy woodworking? Leatherworking? Papercraft? Glitter? We want to know. We’d also like to see your current portfolio. Please also include a resume or your LinkedIn profile if you have one handy and current.
There's one more, very important thing. We are an equal opportunity employer. We search for amazing people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We take care of each other to create an inclusive work environment where we love to come to work every day. We hope you can join us.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • FluxLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

2200 1st Ave S., Seattle, WA 98134

What are Glowforge Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Glowforge's management team is diverse and growing and our Senior VP of People Ops and entire People Ops team is focused on continuous improvement of our D&I initiatives.
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
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