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Lead Product Designer at Whimsical

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Europe • Full-time

Whimsical is hiring a remote Lead Product Designer. They are looking for applicants in Europe and this is a Full-time position.

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Whimsical is an end-to-end SaaS platform for shaping ideas. Our software enables thousands of customers—from individuals to Fortune 500—to think and collaborate in the new era of distributed work.

We’re now looking for a Lead Product Designer to take part in our efforts to build tools that make online work better.

About the Role
As a product-led company, our product designers are essential in driving Whimsical’s success by solving hard problems and delivering value for both our users and the company. You will have direct impact on most parts of the company in close partnership with your cross-functional team (product management, design, and engineers) and the leadership.

Our process is loosely based on Shape Up. We write a lot, comment, iterate, and play (using Whimsical of course ;)) with our pitches. We work in a dual-track process where you as a designer will shape and discover future products while working with your team on delivering features directly to customers. Our product teams are cross-functional inspired by Marty Cagan’s two books Inspired and Empowered.

Whimsical is right now a small team of 25 people. You will be the 2nd product designer on our team. This gives you a massive opportunity to have impact and directly shape the product.

You will be reporting to our VP Product Niklas Stephenson but also work closely with Steve Schoeffel our Chief Creative Officer and co-founder.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Make sure we deliver valuable, viable, usable, and feasible products
  • Be a part of our design team across the organisation to ensure that we have a common design language
  • Drive our discovery process with prototypes, interviews, and facilitate product workshops
  • Partner with the product manager on your team to write pitches that highlight why a specific solution will help us achieve your team’s goals
  • Evaluate product initiatives and kill darlings as fast as possible
  • Design and perfect the final delivered versions of new features and products
  • Develop relationships with all types of customers, know what they think, what value our products deliver, and where we can do even better
  • Pair with engineers to deliver products that embody Whimsical's love for craftsmanship