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Design, Full Time    New York    Posted: Monday, April 08, 2019
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Were Away. We make thoughtful standards for modern travel. For us, getting Away means getting more out of every trip to come.

Were currently seeking a Digital Product Designer to help create beautiful & highly functional products across all platforms. Youll be part of the entire product cycle from start to finish & will be expected to contribute to all aspects of the design processincluding research, wireframing/prototyping, & visual design. The ideal candidate is a highly talented creative individual who is able to work well under structured timelines to deliver stunning online experiences that delight our customers.

This position will report directly to our Director of UX Design & work from our headquarters in SoHo, NYC.

What youll do:

  • Own design explorations & executions that contribute to the overall design strategy & vision for Aways digital products.
  • Develop straightforward design approaches to complex design problems all while prioritizing seamless user journeys & end-to-end experiences for customers.
  • Think strategically for long-term impact while understanding & taking into account business & technical constraints.
  • Create wireframes, user flows, sitemaps & mockups to effectively communicate interaction & design ideas that are on brief & on time.
  • Deliver clear prototypes that can be rapidly shared with key stakeholders and/or customers for user testing.
  • Effectively communicate conceptual ideas, design rationale & the specifics of user-centered design process to cross-functional key stakeholders.
  • Collaborate closely with product managers, researchers, engineers, & other relevant business owners throughout the entire design & development cycle.
  • Advocate for a scalable design system & effective design documentation.
  • Understand agile methodology & apply this mindset to all aspects of your work.

Who you are:

  • 4-6 years of experience bringing digital products to life (ideally for e-comm or startups).
  • A solid portfolio of product work that can speak to both your UX & visual design skills.
  • Able to pitch, educate, & define your design rationale to key stakeholdersyou can articulate the why & lead discussions around your process, explorations, & conclusions.
  • Able to translate stakeholder goals, user research, & complex user flows into clean, usable UIs.
  • Solid & up to date understanding of best practices, developments & trends in web, mobile & iOS design.
  • Ego-less & objective. You receive feedback well & can iterate on your designs within a team, no matter how attached to them you are.
  • Competence in Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop, Zeplin, InVision, & any other prototyping tools of your choice.
  • Front-end development experience (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) a plus.
  • A desire to travel & understand why others do too.

Youll Love Working at Away Because:

  • We travel. We encourage you to take time to recharge outside of the office. Youll have flexible PTO to explore new places & access to Away products to ensure your travels are seamless. And once youre here for three years, youll earn a sabbatical & a bonus to take a well-deserved trip.
  • Were not just employees. Were people. We offer insurance coverage (health, vision, & dental), tax savings plans for retirement, dependent care, commuter benefits, generous & inclusive parental leave, & a kitchen stocked with organic snacks & coffee.
  • Well invest in your career. Our companys growing quickly, & well give you the opportunity to do the same. Youll have access to a number of professional development opportunities so that you can keep up with the companys evolving needs.
  • Were creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Our customers are global & diverse, so were building a team that is, too. Through initiatives like our employee resource groups, our new office in downtown Manhattan, & more, were building the cultural foundation that gives people the emotional & physical space to bring their best selves to work.
  • We offer competitive compensation packages. We deeply value the talent our team brings to the table, & believe that fair & equitable total compensation packages are part of our commitment to everyone who works here.
  • And so much more. You can bring your dog to work. Well give you money every month to grab coffee with coworkers. We have weekly team meals & regular happy hours. We organize ways to give back to our local communities.

About Away

Away ( is a global lifestyle brand creating thoughtful products designed to make travel more seamless. Since our launch in February 2016, we have sold more than a million travel products, grown from a team of four to over 250, expanded shipping to almost 40 countries, opened seven stores across two countries, & launched several new products & experiences that are inspiring more people to travel the world. And we know thats just the beginning!

We have been named one of Fast Companys Worlds Most Innovative Companies for the second consecutive year, one of TIMEs 50 Most Genius Companies, one of LinkedIns Top Startups, & a Forbes Next Billion Dollar Start-Up.

Were building the #1 travel brand in the world -- come join us on this incredible adventure!

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