Full time
Remote
Paid parental leave
Healthcare benefits
Unlimited PTO
Wellness reimbursement
Flexible schedules
Employee equity
Competitive salary
Manager
Michael Mckain
Teammates
Michael Mckain
Location
Remote

North and South America

Description

Summary

We're looking for a Lead Designer to join our small team. Our ideal candidate is highly autonomous, has a visionary mindset, and is extremely detail-driven, with abilities spanning the design stack from brand, product design, and design systems, as well as frontend styling work if and when needed. This will be the first and only design role on the team, and you’ll work in collaboration with our CEO to own projects from start to finish.

What is Catalog?

Catalog exists to empower artists with more autonomy and earnings for their work by providing new value models, discovery tools, and listening experiences. We love music, and we belief in a world world where more artists can make a living creating it. Currently, Catalog takes shape as an internet radio and music marketplace for 1-of-1 digital records.

Catalog is backed by Variant Fund1confirmation, and Kindred Ventures, as well as a collection of artists, founders, and builders in the music and web3 and music spaces. We’re a remote-first team with the flexibility and independence to work within our own environments and schedules. Our community is artist-first and global.

Who are you?

You are a multi-disciplinary designer, with strong experience across the design stack from product & UX/UI design to brand & visual design. You’re highly flexible, proactive, and have strong opinions about design. You have an exploratory mindset, frequently tinkering in Figma to experiment with new design ideas and directions. You’re highly detail oriented, and have a habit of jumping into the code to ensure your designs are implemented up to your standards. You have a deep passion for creating useful, beautiful products and are obsessive over craftsmanship and attention to detail. You care about creating a better world for music makers.

What you’ll do

  • Collaborate deeply in product discussions to ensure the design feasibility and validity of product concepts, translating them into functional, beautiful, and intuitive design specs

  • Work with our engineering team from initial design hand off to final polish & review, assisting in implementing styles in code as necessary — inclusive of interactions and animations

  • Play with Catalog on a regular basis, coming up with creative new product and design ideas independent of any particular initiative or project, as well as filing design polish tasks

  • Wear many hats; in addition to product design, helping out with brand assets and marketing initiatives. Hands-on across all domains of design (web, mobile, brand, marketing)

  • Measure results against benchmark metrics and iterate as necessary

  • Create responsive designs that work across all modern devices and browsers, maintaining best practices for efficiency, usability, & accessibility

  • Bring your energy and perspective into every meeting and interaction, both within the team and around Catalog’s broader community

  • As we grow, transition into a leader at the company who is capable and excited about expanding the design organization.

Professional Experience

  • 7+ years of professional product design and/or design leadership experience

  • 1+ years in frontend development (Tailwind, HTML, CSS), comfortable jumping in code if necessary

  • Experience designing, implementing, and scaling design systems

  • Experience working in startup environments with high ambiguity and rapidly changing priorities

  • Experience working on blockchain-based projects and demonstrated knowledge of decentralized design principles

Skills

  • Excellence in product thinking, visual design, and written communication

  • You use Figma like it’s an extension of your brain. It’s how you express ideas

  • Capable of oscillating between ‘hack mode’ and full design process. You understand how to cut scope in larger projects, and when to have fun hacking out a new feature

  • Biased towards action. Proactively notice where things can be improved and jump in

  • Experience designing, implementing, and scaling design systems

  • Familiarity with product delivery processes (e.g. Agile, Scrum), and tools (e.g., Linear, Notion, Figma, GitHub, MixPanel)

  • Self-starter, low ego, collaborative, open-minded and humble

  • Fluency in English

Bonus

  • Experience designing music applications

  • Experience with the Ethereum ecosystem

  • Familiarity with web3 applications, NFTs, and Ethereum

  • Familiarity with animation libraries like React Spring

  • Experience with graphics libraries like Three.js

  • Experience in Photoshop & After Effects

  • Tailwind CSS, Next.js (React), Typescript

  • Music maker

Perks

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Equity for all team members

  • Flexible time off

  • WFH reimbursement

  • Monthly health & wellness stipend

  • Annual music stipend, whether you’re a music maker or listener

  • Annual team offsite to enjoy in-person time and collaborative sessions

  • Passionate team dedicated to bringing great things into the world

Catalog is an Equal Opportunity Employer and celebrates all races, cultures, religions, gender identities, and sexualities.