Senior UX/UI Designer

Knowable

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Knowable is a new platform for premium, expert-led audio courses that are designed to inspire curious minds. Conceptually, a bit like Masterclass, but more substantive and focused on screen-free learning through audio.

In 2019, there’s overabundance of video entertainment, and everyone's starting to feel the effects of too much screen time. We believe there’s an exciting opportunity to create more nourishing and mentally stimulating experiences through audio.

Our 5-10 hour courses are co-produced by some of the best podcast studios in the world, and feature lessons and stories from celebrities and top subject matter experts. The full courses are purchased via our website and mobile apps, where we also plan to deliver other interactive learning experiences.

Knowable is already VC-backed, and we're launching our first course in Q2 2019.

We're looking for an outstanding UX/UI design generalist that can lead our design efforts holistically, from product design to branding. You'll be the primary designer and will work directly with our co-founder and head of product.

Responsibilities: 

  • Product design for mobile and web 

  • User research 

  • Branding and identity 

  • Marketing assets 

  • Creative / art direction

Experience and attributes we’re looking for: 

  • Prior work on notable consumer apps and websites 

  • Mastery of UX principles and UI design 

  • Thoughtful use of animations and other visual effects in your prior work 

  • Demonstrable ability to take the perspective of users and think critically about what they want 

  • Prior work on audio-focused apps, including components like audio players, streaming, podcasts, music, sound effects, haptic feedback 

  • Art/design educational background is preferred, but your work should speak for itself 

  • You should have your own personal website (or a solid portfolio PDF) that showcases your abilities and your excitement for design.

Huge plus if: 

  • You love audio learning (podcasts, ebooks) and storytelling 

  • You care about our mission of enriching lives through education and inspiration 

  • You can draw and illustrate 

  • You also have engineering / front-end skills and can build interactive prototypes

You'll be joining a small, seasoned founding team that's already venture-backed by top investors like Initalized, First Round Capital, Upfront Ventures, NEA, and SV Angel. We previously built Vidme, a UGC video platform that scaled to more than 25 million monthly active users and was recently acquired by Giphy.

This is a unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a small, funded startup that's inventing a new format of high production value, "cinematic" audio courses, along with an interactive learning experience that goes beyond what people have come to expect with podcasts.

Our team is partially distributed so any location within the US is OK, but Los Angeles is strongly preferred.

Open to full-time or contractors. No recruiters, agencies, or consultancies, please.

Please send us your prior work, especially consumer projects, and tell us about your favorite podcasts and ebooks!

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