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Design Lead
Remote (US)
Mid-level +1
Posted 8 days ago
Why is this role awesome?
Matter is building the future of reading! We've raised $9M while in private beta from GV, Y Combinator, and angels like Patrick Collison and Lachy Groom. Our users love us, the team is in flow, and we just launched to public beta. Check us on Twitter @getmatterapp.

Design is at the heart of our product and you’ll be the one who owns it. Our CEO has been the designer to date and it’s now time to bring on a world-class lead to take Matter to the next level.

What You'll Do:

As our first designer, you’ll own all facets of design, from the 10,000-ft level (what’s our information architecture?) to the 1-inch level (should this spring animation take 400 or 300 milliseconds?).

You’ll design across mobile, tablet, web, and email.

You’ll understand our users’ jobs-to-be-done, shape our roadmap, and figure out how features should work, look, and feel.

You’ll work with our CEO and engineers in tight, demo-oriented feedback cycles and you’ll work closely with our engineers on implementation. We ship quickly and you’ll help push the pace.

Who You Are:

  • Senior product designer with 5+ years designing widely used digital products
  • Strong conceptual and systems thinker who is also obsessed with pixel perfection
  • Proficient in interface design across mobile & web. Proficient in motion. (Experience in typography and illustration are a nice-to-have.)
  • Excited to push the boundaries of craft and UX. Excited to design for fidgeting
  • Share our orientation toward modern, elegant, clean, efficient aesthetics
  • Good intuitive psychologist, especially with respect to attention dynamics
  • Operate well in an early-stage environment where there's more change and less structure compared to a more mature company
  • Are passionate about reading and want to reimagine the status quo

Our users say...

"@getmatterapp is literally THE reason I bought the new iPad mini. It’s basically the perfect Matter reader."

"There are two apps on my phone that consistently make me smarter. Matter is one of them"
(Calvin French-Owen)

"Matter is dangerously close to perfect for a v1"
(Austen Allred)

"Has lived up to all hype and more. @getmatterapp is LIVE, and you seriously need to stop reading newsletters and articles in the broken way you do now. Matter is a true product company. I have resonated with essentially every fine detail I've seen since January!"
(Chase Stubblefield)

"I now can't read anything online without saving it to Matter first"

Matter is a social reading app for articles, blogs, and newsletters to help users find better content online.
Size:  1-10 employees
Funding Level:  Early-stage Startup
Total Amount Raised:  0.1 M
Year Founded:  2019
Y Combinator