Product Design Lead
Full time
Unlimited PTO
Paid parental leave
Healthcare benefits
Flexible schedules
Competitive salary
Employee equity
Vanessa Bahk
Vanessa Bahk

About this role

We're looking for someone to come on as Speak's second designer. The ideal candidate will be a strong generalist designer who has extensive experience with both UI and UX design on mobile that can take design ownership of our core conversational product experience going forward.

We have an opportunity to completely transform the way language is taught and learned, and how AI-driven conversational experiences are introduced to mainstream consumers. We will be experimenting with novel interactions across voice, audio, and video, and we need someone who thrives on creating these new paradigms. This role sits at the center of designing these interactions and will have enormous impact on the future of our company.

What you’ll be doing

  • Work with teams across product, design, and engineering to prioritize and spec out new features to build

  • Work directly with engineering to ensure a feature gets built, balancing your vision, technical feasibility, and user value

  • Design new features all the way from concept to finalized pixels

  • Design the UX and UI of new features across platforms, developing and implementing a consistent design language

  • Take focused ownership of designing our AI tutoring product, rethinking the way our users learn language from the ground up

  • Help support miscellaneous design work across the company as needed

What we’re looking for?

  • 6+ years of experience as a Product Designer in consumer-facing products.

  • Extensive experience leading design projects for web and mobile products.

  • Experience working on a small design team and "doing it all"

  • You enjoy going deep on both UX and UI work

  • You're a clear communicator and enjoy working closely with partners across teams, particularly in engineering

  • You've invested in your craft and have experience with prototyping, micro-interactions, utilizing motion, and creating design palettes

  • An ideal candidate will additionally have experience designing a consumer/content-forward app, audio and speaking experiences, as well as have a personal interest in language learning


  • San Francisco (2-3 days / week)