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Director of User Experience & Product Design

at IdeaMama in Mountain View, CA   —   Jul 08, 2014   |  
IdeaMama Group is looking for a talented and experienced Director of User Experience Design, Product Design & Product Marketing (CO-FOUNDER) for one of our portfolio companies.

You have to be passionate about collaboration, social entrepreneurship and have a talent of transforming complex concepts in a simple web based solution that guarantees wide user adoption.

As a hand on creative director, you will provide direction to a dedicated virtual (offshore) team creating compelling designs that balance challenging user needs and site performance. You will be creating elegant and balanced solutions within the constraints of a complex technical framework, as a well as visual messaging.

You are a leader who is a driven self-starter obsessed with growth and problem solving. You have designed UE for one of the well known web 2.0 companies and understand affiliate marketing model.


* Work closely with CEO to align the product development strategy with target audience needs, brand positioning, revenue goals, and team resources
* Lead the customer-centric vision, strategy, and execution of the user experience design
* Advocate a vision for new interaction models designed for simplicity and discoverability to meet the needs of our user base.
* Define and manage the user research plan and incorporate findings into the design process
* Optimize product by closely analyzing user engagement performance metrics and testing alternate design solutions
* Create and foster a creative, positive, efficient and collaborative team working environment.


* 10+ years of experience in user experience research & design
* Experience leading the Design function for an established, heavily trafficked, consumer facing website
* Portfolio demonstrating creative vision, superior design, presentation and interaction design skills.
* BS/BA, Masters, or equivalent experience in Design, HCI, or related field
* Excellent command of user experience methods, best practices, design principles, problem-framing skills
* Strong leadership and management skills with prior management or principal experience
* Demonstrated ability to translate user insights into exceptional user experiences

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