Show, don’t tell
Bias towards action
Ship early and often
Introduce us to your team
We’re a team of more than 30 product designers, content designers, and researchers working across the surfaces that comprise the Shop experience. We're passionate about design, thoughtful about using design as the tool to facilitate product strategy and alignment, and bullish on the quality of experience we deliver for buyers and merchants.
What is your team mission?
We're on a mission to make Shop...
Want to learn more about our mission? Check out a few recent podcasts featuring our design and product leaders.
What values does your team share?
Our core value is to be design-driven as an organization. We think that the way we become the most amazing way to shop from your phone is to build an experience that is truly distinct from anything else out there. This means that, by necessity, design is at the forefront of finding new and interesting ways to engage buyers during their shopping journey.
What does your team's product development process look like?
We’ve adopted Shopify’s simple approach to building great products: GSD (get shit done). Shopify doesn’t subscribe to a specific dogma around product development. Instead, we’re committed to shipping great ideas that make the lives of our customers easier and more enjoyable. Because of this, we're a design-driven organization, meaning we look to design to guide what we build. There are 3 simple steps we follow in our development process:
Proposal: When a team gets an idea for what to build, limit their pitch to one page where they outline the problem they are trying to solve, what a potential solution might look like, and how long they think they'll need to ship.
Prototype: We're bullish on jumping straight into creating and validating solutions.
Build: Work with our partners in development to realize our solutions and get them to our customers while maintaining a high bar for quality.