Carbon Direct Design
Introduce us to your team
Carbon Direct is made up of three organizations: the Science, Investment, and Tech teams. Our science team consists of 50 or so of the world's top climate scientists, while our technology team builds software to bolster their work. You can see some faces up above!
How does your team work with product and engineering?
Right now, I have visibility over everything (one of the perks and burdens of being the only designer). The product team is really what helps me hold it together — here's a bit of what we do.
On product: our lovely Product Managers work with me to prioritize our product, design, and engineering needs to make sure we stay focused and move quickly.
On research: we're maintaining rituals where product, design, and marketing are regularly able to talk to our clients (companies hoping to decarbonize) and our Science team. We distill insights from these sessions to make sure we're building relevant products that are backed by science.
On brand and design: these are new to Carbon Direct! Up until recently, we've been a very science and engineering driven organization, but we're working to build out a real brand and design system. Right now, that looks like me and our marketing lead spearheading any collaboration that happens here. As we hire, we're hoping to bring together a team that helps us maintain a high bar for quality and maintains both a strong brand and design system.
What is the product you’re building?
We on the tech / product side work with our science team to develop carbon management software for companies on the road to net zero and beyond. With the new SEC proposal mandating climate risk disclosure for public companies, this work is becoming more relevant than ever. You can read a little about how this works with our partners Shopify and Microsoft.
What advice would you give to people who want to join your team?
If you're passionate about climate solutions but aren't an expert, don't fret! We prioritize hiring folks who are excited about working with our world-class scientists to develop solutions as a team. That means we're looking for a spread of skills, not exclusively PhDs in climate science. 😉