Associate Product Designer
Shutterstock, Inc
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
4d ago

The Opportunity :

Shutterstock Custom's mission is to help brands easily create content that's authentic, cost effective, and scalable. Using our platform, brands can connect with a worldwide creative network to create content that helps brands drive engagement and tell their stories.

The Shutterstock UX & Product Design team is responsive and know what our customers are doing and what platform they’re doing it on.

We think globally and always advocate for the user. That means quantitative, qualitative and analytical research. It also means a lot of collaboration with product owners and developers.

And because we’re agile, we are quick on our feet and know how to iterate. But most of all we are compassionate - we want to solve problems and solve them with integrity.

As an Associate Product Designer at Shutterstock Custom, you’ll be a major advocate for the user, designing scalable solutions for Custom users and brands to create on-

demand content. Achieving this goal requires close collaboration with product teams and stakeholders throughout the organization from conception to smooth roll-outs.

Responsibilities :

  • Work through design problems from beginning to end : translating research insights into ideas that form disruptive new products / features, then sketching and prototyping these ideas to create user-centered designs
  • Simplify and distill complex processes into intuitive and elegant design solutions by considering data, user feedback, and technical constraints / opportunities
  • Develop and maintain detailed user-interface documentation, working closely with developers to see your design through to deployment
  • Communicate complex business logic and interactive design concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organization
  • Embrace A / B testing and qualitative research as methodologies to understand what design and interactions work best toward acquiring more customers and retaining them
  • Serve as the voice of the customer and act as a customer experience advocate when considering design decisions that will impact Custom users
  • Requirements :

  • 1+ years of experience with designing digital products
  • Degree in User Experience Design, Visual Design, Interaction Design, Industrial Design, Motion, Architecture, Urban Planning, Graphic Design, HCI, or related field of study (or work experience in lieu of degree)
  • A strong online portfolio of work demonstrating experience creating user-centered design solutions (flows, prototypes, wireframes)
  • Proficiency in a variety of design tools such as Sketch, Abstract, Framer, Principle
  • Understanding of HTML / JavaScript / CSS that informs design and interaction decisions; ability to create interactive prototypes using HTML and / or prototyping software a big plus
  • You have a design aesthetic. Your documents are simple, informative and filled with value
  • You are comfortable working in the Agile methodology and how UX fits into that practice
  • You are able to juggle multiple priorities and effectively deliver in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • You listen well and have excellent speaking and writing skills and can articulate your decision and design process
  • You are respectful when challenging assumptions and give and receive feedback with equal grace
  • You have the ability to influence peers and managers to build consensus
  • You have a curiosity that drives you to look at the world as a solution instead of just existing patterns and mental models
  • You enjoy working with a great group of designers, who genuinely care about design, and each other
  • About Shutterstock :

    Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE : SSTK), directly and through its group subsidiaries, is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos and music to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world.

    Working with its growing community of contributors, Shutterstock adds hundreds of thousands of images each week and has millions of images and video clips available.

    Headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock has offices around the world and customers in more than 150 countries. The company also owns Bigstock, a value-

  • oriented stock media agency; Shutterstock Custom, a custom content creation platform, Offset, a high-end image collection;
  • PremiumBeat a curated royalty-free music library; Rex Features, a premier source of editorial images for the world's media.

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