Product Designer (with Frontend experience)

About us
BioRender is a fast growing SaaS startup on a mission to create the standard visual language of biology and the suite of tools to communicate it. We’re a team of passionate engineers, science illustrators, designers and entrepreneurs and are backed by an incredible group of investors, including YCombinator. We nerd out on cool science stuff and love solving big problems. We work really hard and sweat the details to deliver a high-impact product that our users love.

The problem we’re solving
Each year, biomedical researchers waste over a billion hours trying to communicate their research by drawing complex biology figures using tools like PowerPoint. These products weren’t built for scientists, so they're time consuming and produce poor-quality results. What’s worse, if you google any biological concept, you’ll find hundreds of figures that look completely different but are trying to communicate the exact same thing.

At BioRender, we are on a mission to have every visual representation of biology made and communicated with our tools. We reduce the time it takes scientists to create visuals from hours to minutes while drastically improving the quality. We save scientists 10-20 hours per month, giving them more time for the important stuff!

About you
We are looking for a self starter who cares about code quality, functional design, customer experience and making a positive impact; someone who takes initiative. If you see something that’s broken, or a customer who’s unhappy, you do everything you can to fix it asap. You love design trends but focus foremost on users and function over aesthetic. You approach design in an iterative and collaborative way. You are comfortable with web technologies (React, CSS, HTML5, javascript) and can translate your designs to code. You love technical challenges and finding new ways to solve difficult problems. You aren’t afraid to learn new technologies or how to integrate with existing tools and libraries. You’re high-reaching, results-focused, metrics-driven and always learning. You appreciate self-growth and personal development and you’re looking to grow with the company.

  • Professional experience (3+ years) in digital product design and proficiency in modern design tools (Sketch or Figma)
  • Front-end development skills (CSS, HTML5, Javascript, ReactJS)
  • Very detail oriented and have up-to-date knowledge on design trends
  • Passionate about design but always consider functionality over aesthetics
  • Be able to interface/collaborate with full-stack/back-end developer team for seamless integration
  • Be very open to discussing process and subscribe to an iterative approach to design
  • Candidate must be eligible to work in Canada

Sample projects
  • Work closely with our illustration and development team to create and implement intuitive, easy-to-use user interface designs
  • Help with V1 overhaul by creating elegant, industry standard UI designs to replace the first design versions of the web application
  • Create low and high fidelity mocks to communicate design process to the team
  • Integrate feedback from users to take BioRender’s application interface design to the next level
  • Work on optimizing the blog and newsletter so the design/functionality are harmonious and consistent
  • Assist with promotional design material as needed (conference material, etc)

Apply: Please email with your resume, portfolio link (required) and a short blurb about yourself.

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