Product Visual Designer

At Tidelift, we are helping open source developers and users work together to build better software. We see a world where everyone wins—where open source developers have abundant reasons to keep innovating and maintaining their creations and open source users get software they can depend on.

This is an opportunity to shape the culture of a new team while building a product from scratch. Our company is well-funded and you'll have the support you need to make things happen. After a few years with us, you'd be able to say you were one of the first members of the team and that you had primary responsibility for building a new product.

About you


We’re looking for a great designer with experience designing software-as-a-service web application products.

A trained designer. We would prefer it if you have some formal training in a design field, such as visual design, HCI, or interaction design. However you obtained it, you should have a solid design background, including knowledge of industry tools, an understanding of formal design principles and typography, experience with applying a brand identity, collateral systems, and the ability to synthesize information to better inform design decisions.

Focused on interactive design. Our ideal candidate would have the ability to craft clean CSS and HTML as their work product. If you know how to make a theme for a CSS framework (such as Bootstrap or Bulma), that's the skillset we have in mind. JavaScript skills would be a bonus in this job but are not at all required; we're looking for someone who's primarily a designer.

We're also open to candidates who produce mockups as their work product, as long as you have experience in interactive, product-oriented design.

You should have an appreciation for and awareness of product design considerations, including user expectations, responsiveness, accessibility, information architecture, and other relevant practices.

Willing to help outside of product, too. You would be working on visual design across the company while we're small; we're guessing about 70% on product (our application) and 30% on marketing (such as landing pages and email templates).  We've been working on our brand kit and visual identity, which you would use to build designs for new pages and UX elements. (Our new look isn't on tidelift.com yet... perhaps you could help us with that!)

A creative partner. You will be a creative partner who helps us think through our product offering and associated communications, so you should be comfortable collaborating with others with different backgrounds, job descriptions, and skill sets.

This role might be best suited to someone with roughly 2-5 years of professional experience.

We are eager to consider all qualified applicants regardless of color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, actual or presumed belonging to an ethnic group, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

In this role, you would have the option to work remotely from a US time zone, or from our office in Boston. We’ll discuss other flexible arrangements as well, let us know what you need.

About our team


We’re just getting started, but here’s the goal. We’d like to build a product development team passionate about making a difference to others, with relevant software that helps people. Here’s a team assessment that spoke to us: https://hackernoon.com/product-development-team-self-assessment-c3707f065069
Wouldn’t it be nice to score highly on those measures?

Our goal is that everyone on the team cares about users, cares about business context, cares about design, and cares about one another. We want to hire people who get along with others and care deeply about how their work will be used.

Our company aims for work-life harmony; we believe in doing good work, with urgency and pragmatism, but at a sustainable pace. We do not expect long hours, but we do strive to have an impact.

How to apply


Fill out the form below. Please include a link to your portfolio. We'd love it if you add a thoughtful note about your goals and your background. We’ll get back to you!



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