Lead Product Designer

Brilliant.org is looking for a Lead Product Designer to help redesign the way we teach math, science, and engineering.

About Brilliant

Brilliant is a tight-knit team of scientists, educators, engineers, storytellers, and illustrators on a mission to redesign education at scale. We believe that math and science is fascinating and beautiful, but that the tools widely used to teach it are dry and ineffective. Brilliant makes a web and mobile app that makes learning a variety of topics fun -- through problem solving and fun interactives.

Brilliant currently helps over 9 million members around the world master concepts in math, science, and engineering by solving fun, challenging problems. To understand more about our approach, read our principles and testimonials.

You can see all open roles and learn more about our team culture on our Careers Page

About the role

You will be our team’s second product design hire. This is an opportunity to shape team culture and product strategy. We are redesigning our core product this year and there is plenty of room to make your mark on new STEM courses and our design system as a whole. 
 
Specifically, you’ll:
  • Put yourself in the shoes of STEM learners, in topics ranging from calculus to classic mechanics to computer science.
  • Collaborate with world-class educators on narrative and conversational interfaces 
  • Collaborate with illustrators on animated and interactive flows
  • Strategize with product on how to extend features across platforms and motivate users to achieve goals that they set  
  • Facilitate design thinking and user conversations
  • Ensure consistency across every design element, including iconography, infographics, technical diagrams, graphs, and animation. 
  • Richly tell our brand story through marketing pages 

You:
  • Have 3+ years of product and/or communication design experience at a consumer product company or agency
  • Have a portfolio of compelling visual and interactive solutions to nuanced user needs
  • Are a strategic, passionate thinker, who enjoys thinking big 
  • Are an expert in digital design craft for web and mobile
  • Are genuinely curious about at least one of: math, logic, science, nature and the laws that shape our universe

As a plus, maybe you:
  • Have worked on interactive storytelling or games 
  • Enjoy thinking about behavior change
  • Like to illustrate

Why join Brilliant?

Brilliant is on a mission to create exceptional STEM learning experiences, at scale.  We’ve helped bring learners from all over the world together on a platform in which they can excel, learn, and contribute. Our course writers come from top institutions like Caltech, MIT, and Stanford. Our entire team care deeply about our impact on end humans, and the change we’re bringing about in the world.

We offer:
  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits – we pay 100% of the premiums
  • Equipment budget for computer and peripherals
  • Free lunch
  • Weekly happy hour
  • Flexible vacation time
  • Fully-stocked pantry and refrigerator with snacks and drinks
  • Sponsorship for conferences and professional development
  • A stimulating work environment and a chance to change the world

If you are interested, pls email our Head of Design at cece@brilliant.org with a link to your portfolio and why you think you’d be a good fit.



Brilliant is on a mission to create exceptional STEM learning experiences, at scale.  We’ve helped bring learners from all over the world together on a platform in which they can excel, learn, and contribute. Our course writers come from top institutions like Caltech, MIT, and Stanford. Our entire team care deeply about our impact on end humans, and the change we’re bringing about in the world.

We offer:
  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits – we pay 100% of the premiums
  • Equipment budget for computer and peripherals
  • Free lunch
  • Weekly happy hour
  • Flexible vacation time
  • Fully-stocked pantry and refrigerator with snacks and drinks
  • Sponsorship for conferences and professional development
  • A stimulating work environment and a chance to change the world

You can read more about our culture here. If you are interested, pls email our Head of Design at cece@brilliant.org with a link to your portfolio and why you think you’d be a good fit.

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