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Founding Designer

Kinn

Kinn

Design
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Kinn

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Founding Designer

  • Design & User Experience
  • Full-time
  • New York, NY
  • Remote friendly
  • 130K - 160K USD a year

2023-01-06 16:20:33 UTC

About Kinn

We believe the most successful brands of tomorrow will be built on deeper customer relationships and thriving customer communities. But brands don’t have the tools they need to identify, engage, and rally their best customers to action. That’s why we’re building Kinn - a new platform that’s changing how ambitious brands connect with and engage their best customers in their owned channels. 

Kinn was founded in 2022, is funded by top tier investors, and is launching in Q1 2023. We're a passionate team that has worked together at Instagram and Facebook building shopping experiences and advertising tools for commerce. We're motivated by the opportunity to fundamentally rethink the consumer experience of shopping online and we have the team to do it.

About the Role

We’re hiring a Founding Designer to take our platform to launch and beyond, owning the entire design stack and playing an instrumental role in defining the future product roadmap of the company alongside the founding team.

What You’ll Do

  • Design our core product – from major product features, to the interactions that leave users smiling. You'll own all consumer- and business-facing experiences Kinn brings to the market.

  • Prototype visual and UX concepts, and drive the process to identify the right design choices for our product

  • Inspire the team by bringing new ideas to the table, leading design sprints and advocating for our users

  • Optimize the user experience through best practices, experimentation, and empirical data gathered through analytics and/or user testing

  • Pitch in on many surprising, daily challenges that come up in an early-stage start up

What We’re Looking For

  • 5+ years of design experience, with at least 2+ years designing for consumer-facing digital products

  • Entrepreneurial mindset - you are low ego, highly intelligent, and a quick learner eager to roll up your sleeves and tackle any tasks. As part of an early stage team, you'll sometimes wear multiple hats including working with our customers.

  • Strong communicator - you use storytelling and communication skills to clearly articulate design decisions, leveraging user research and data

  • Ability to switch contexts - you can jump between consumer-facing and business-facing design work.

  • Curiosity - you are eager to understand and learn more about the customers and ecosystem you’re building in.

  • Creativity - you have an opinionated visual style and are often described as someone who ‘thinks outside of the box’

Nice to have

  • Experience working in commerce or social media is nice to have, but by no means a requirement

  • Experience creating and iterating on design systems

  • We are remote friendly, but bonus points if you can work 2-3 days per week in our New York office

  • A passion for shopping and the future of commerce

Our Benefits:

  • All employees have equity in Kinn

  • 100% covered best-in-class Medical plans

  • Dental, vision, & transportation benefits

  • 401k match

  • Flexible working hours and flexible days in office

  • Generous PTO and four months of parental leave

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Remote restrictions

  • Workday must overlap by at least 8 hours with New York, NY, USA