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Product Designer



Product, Design
Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023
In the last 50 years, home sizes in the US have nearly doubled, yet the housing supply is growing at half the pace that it was 50 years ago. This has caused housing prices and rent to skyrocket. At the same time, isolation is now considered America’s most significant health risk.
CoLife aims to solve both by making coliving safe, easy, and affordable. We match homeowners with live-in renters based on mutual values and interests. CoLife enables homeowners to offer renters a home on average 50-60% lower than the market rate and helps solve isolation by bringing people together.
CoLife has recently closed its pre-seed round and joined a San Francisco-based venture studio founded by an ex-Sequoia partner who has invested in six unicorns and is led by one of the founders of one of those unicorns, in addition to Alpaca VC (Sandbox, Classpass, Compass) and Social Leverage VC (Robinhood, Wag, Airtable).
As a rapidly growing startup, we prioritize a user-centric approach and believe a strong UX is fundamental to our success. Join us in shaping the future of housing and human connection and make an impact from day one.

What you will do

  • User-Centric Design: Lead the ideation, creation, and iteration of intuitive user interfaces, ensuring that the user remains at the heart of all design decisions.
  • Design Execution: Craft high-fidelity designs that adhere to standards and develop and maintain a cohesive design system for product consistency.
  • Collaborate & Innovate: Engage closely with our Director of Product, Founder, CTO, and multidisciplinary team, from marketing to engineering, to create seamless and engaging user experiences.
  • Rapid Prototyping: Quickly conceptualize and prototype new ideas, leveraging iterative design techniques to validate and refine concepts.
  • Feedback Ecosystem: Be open to giving and receiving feedback, fostering a culture of continuous collaboration and refinement in a fast-paced startup environment.
  • Scrappy & Agile: Flexibility in design approaches, staying responsive to user feedback and business needs in a constantly evolving startup landscape.
  • User Research: Facilitate and analyze user testing sessions, translating insights into actionable design improvements within a system.
  • Champion Design: Advocate for best UX practices within the team, ensuring that user-centricity is a staple in our product development process.

About you

  • Bachelor's degree in UX Design, Interaction Design, Graphic Design, HCI, or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 4+ years of professional UX design experience, preferably in startup environments.
  • A compelling portfolio that demonstrates a balance of creativity and user-centric design.
  • Proficiency with design and prototyping tools like Figma, Adobe XD, Sketch, etc.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to effectively convey design visions and rationales.
  • Uses data to inform and measure the impact of design solutions.
  • Enjoys a dynamic, fast-paced startup setting.
  • You have conducted user research studies with diverse populations and can demonstrate how and when to apply them during the product development process.
  • Help define metrics and solutions that improve product performance.
  • Experience designing for marketplaces and systems is a plus.

Benefits & Perks

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Competitive equity options
  • Opportunity to shape a product from the ground up
  • Collaborative, transparent, and fun-loving company culture
  • Flexible work arrangements