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Lead Product Designer / Head of Product Design - Coa



Product, Design
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 2, 2023

Lead Product Designer / Head of Product Design - Coa

This role is for you if you’re excited to design & define a new category for proactive mental health. ​


We are building the mental health experience the 21st century needs by making emotional fitness an every day practice.
Over 80% of people will experience a mental health challenge in their lifetime, so why is accessing help still so stigmatized and archaic?
We are Coa: a first-of-its-kind gym for mental health. Our therapist-led emotional fitness classes & tools help people learn the skills for ongoing, proactive mental & emotional health.
Coa was co-founded by Alexa Meyer and Dr. Emily Anhalt, who met on Twitter in 2018 and were united by their vision to make mental fitness as proactive as physical fitness. Coa is backed by investors like NBA player Kevin Love, Casper founder Neil Parikh, Crosslink Ventures, and others.
Since 2021, Coa has worked to bring emotional fitness training to consumers & employers like NBC, Skillshare, LogDNA, Salesforce, Qualtrics, among several others.

Lead Product Designer / Head of Product Design

We're seeking an experienced product design to help us make emotional fitness an every day practice.
In this role, you will design products that redefine how people work on and practice mental health skills. Our goal: make mental health integrated into the world’s weekly routine.
As our first product designer, this is an enormous opportunity to help build a category-defining company that has significant impact on the world’s mental health.
We are looking for someone who has an appreciation for thoughtful consumer user experiences, and an empathetic focus on the people we’ve set out to help.
You’re the right fit for this role if you are legally allowed to work in the US, consider yourself an experienced product designer and are excited to help shape the direction across product strategy, user experience, and brand.
How you’ll make an impact:
Partner directly with the CEO and Coa's engineering team to develop our user experience and product. You'll have the autonomy & responsibility of bringing it to life.
Evolving the first version responsive web app & mobile experience that makes it easy for new users to book classes and complete emotional fitness exercises, both live & on-demand.
Design mobile user experiences that make mental health delightful & effective
Work with the CEO and product engineer to understand the user needs, problems, and product specifications and design both low-fidelity and high-fidelity designs.
Talk to our community to understand where technology can continue to enable and deepen their emotional fitness practice and enable ongoing connection to the community
You’ll be successful with us if:
You’ve worked in early-stage startups and know how to operate effectively in ambiguity and fast-paced environments.
You are an effective collaborator and relationship builder. You’ve worked with cross-disciplinary teams in the past to create and ship products.
You have built sophisticated product experiences. You’ve lead the design of multi-featured products.
You're familiar with modern, collaborative design tools like Figma, Miro, and Whimsical
You are an experienced product designer who is extremely comfortable working with product managers and engineers to bring a design to life.
Your can design for consumer-grade mobile and web you've designed responsive web-applications before and are comfortably designing both mobile and web experiences. You are very comfortable planning and executing on the user experience and design.
You design for business impact. You’re empathetic toward a startup environment and the need to balance speed to market while maintaining high quality and delivering a delightful user experience.
We’re building a culture of:
Excellent, proactive, and thoughtful communication about work, personal needs, and expectations.
Learning, curiosity, self-awareness, and personal growth
Diversity & Inclusion
Interest in the depth and complexity of human & emotional experience
Destigmatization of proactive mental health and mental wellbeing

How to Apply

Please send a note to [email protected] to learn more — if possible we'd love to see examples of things you've built or creative endeavors you're especially proud of.