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1stdibs // online marketplace for beautiful things
Design, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Friday, April 30, 2021
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1stDibs is looking for an experienced Lead Product Designer, iOS to help deliver designs for our mobile apps. You will be responsible for serving as a mobile design expert that can independently own projects for our consumer-facing, ecommerce app & collaborate with other product designers, product managers & engineers to support our Seller app. You are a sought-after advocate for design excellence in mobile app design & lead with strong, hands-on design & technical expertise.

The 1stDibs Product team is a highly collaborative team that creates buyer, seller, & internal product experiences for our users. We work in our office headquarters in Astor Place, New York City. As a dual-sided platform, the Product Team at 1stdibs is responsible for buyer & seller experiences across the web & app-based products, as well as a suite of web-based tools to support internal teams.

What you'll do

  • Lead designs for our Buyer (iPhone & iPad) & Seller iOS apps.
  • Experience adapting an adjacent web product to a mobile experience & pushing for mobile app innovation.
  • Generate product concepts & iterate solutions based on business & user feedback.
  • Proactively solicit & provide feedback from designers & a broader product team in order to continually raise our bar for quality.
  • Youre an expert in mobile app design, best practices & stay current with iOS updates, trends & design patterns.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams including product owners, researchers, & engineers. 
  • Define, craft & evolve designs within visual systems and/or standards
  • Youre a strategic thinker whos able to defend their designs, but more importantly, gain consensus & alignment from the team.
  • Know when to validate your designs with user research & A/B testing. Be able to prototype designs, assist in research studies & iterate on designs based on feedback. 
  • Transform screen designs into interactive flows with micro-interactions, animations & transitions. Create design artifacts (flow diagrams, box models, wireframes, etc) that help teams understand context & design approaches.
  • Work closely with engineering to support development of proposed solutions. Deliver pixel-perfect screens & specifications to support development.

What you have

A portfolio of relevant work is required for consideration. It should illustrate your involvement & how you contributed to solving specific problems.

  • 5+ years of experience building & shipping applications or software at the level of whole features/products that encompass an end-to-end experience in a native consumer facing app preferably at an in-house product design team. 
  • Interaction Designs skills defining how an experience should behave based on understanding people's needs, plus consideration of how this innovation will scale. Experience using prototyping skills to demonstrate how a particular flow or interaction will work.
  • Bachelors Degree in Interaction Design, Visual Design, Graphic Design, HCI or related field
  • Strong experience in designing & maintaining design systems. Ability to apply design principles to mobile & native platforms.
  • Great taste & aesthetic sensibility
  • Experience defining design activities & delivering impactful product experiences.
  • Ecommerce experience a plus
  • Capacity to present design rationale across disciplines
  • Possess strong verbal, written & visual presentation skills with value placed on storytelling
  • Fluency with low & high-fidelity design deliverables

1stDibs is the worlds largest online luxury marketplace for rare & desirable objects. It has become the go-to source for the world's leading interior designers & consumers to find antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage fashion & fine art.

Backed by Benchmark Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Spark Capital & Alibaba, 1stDibs is a unique blend of expert curators & seasoned Internet executives from companies including eBay, Gilt, Google, FreshDirect,, Shutterfly, & Twitter.

1stDibs is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity & we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

1stDibs is actively hiring and, in response to COVID-19, conducting all interviews & onboarding virtually. Any new or current team members will be temporarily working remotely until our offices reopen, at which point all employees are expected & required to return physically to the New York office.

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the hiring team following submission of your application.

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