Product Designer at Sidebench

| Culver City
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What We’re Looking For:

Our ideal candidate is an experienced Product Designer who’s skill sets live at the intersection of UX and UI design with a true expertise in interface design. This person has the ability to lead a small team of fellow designers, to thoughtfully delegate tasks, and act as a strong collaborator with the company as a whole. They must be a relentless self-evaluator with a tireless drive toward growth and execution.

This role will have the opportunity to collaborate directly with our clients and serve as the liaison between our design team and client stakeholders — so strong communication skills are a must. The ideal candidate will be able to thoughtfully delegate tasks and use our Delivery Team’s time wisely.

Prior experience with a small company in a startup or agency environment is a plus. When hiring for this role, we are considering both full-time and part-time applicants.


  • Our next Product Designer not only has a great eye for design but can also help drive products from inception to completion. Responsibilities include:
  • Create high-quality experiences that achieve uniformity and a high-level of polish
  • Create and expand branding throughout the products and experiences that you create
  • Produce prototypes and wireframes of various fidelities for iOS, Android, and web-based platforms to efficiently produce deliverables that makes significant progress towards client product alignment AND complete development handoff
  • Be a key participant in, and sometimes co-lead, various interactive workshops with clients and team members to uncover insights, bridge gaps, reveal new perspectives, and generate ideas; bonus if this candidate is able to lead and facilitate these activities
  • Conduct user research to learn more about user goals, pain points, and current workflows
  • Lead concept reviews and facilitate feedback with team members and clients alike so that all are on board and can properly understand and give feedback
  • Interface directly with clients, build trust with those clients, and clearly communicate their needs back to the design team for proper execution of their vision
  • Find, utilize and maintain a roster of part-time and contract resources to fill any design team needs that are beyond the capabilities of our full-time team
  • Work in a fast-paced environment while adhering to the deliverable dates you
  • Work with product managers and business development team members to provide deliverable estimates, develop project plans, and create timelines for projects
  • Consistently self-evaluate your own work and the work of your fellow designers

We’re looking for an experienced veteran who also has a pair of wide eyes and a hunger to keep growing and developing. They must also have:

  • 3-5 years of experience in a role that blends both UI and UX design concepts (solid mid-level)
  • 2 years of experience at an agency or in a role that requires balancing multiple projects or relevant experience (freelance, multiple clients, etc.)
  • 1 year of experience in a client facing role or in a role that’s commonly interfacing with lead stakeholders on a project
  • Proven track record of being a great communicator and a strong team member
  • Expertise in UI design and proficiency in common UX standards and concepts
  • Experience designing projects for web & mobile applications that leverage emerging technologies
  • Understanding of web & mobile app development and general project management practices
  • The ability to think big, go beyond just wireframes, and consider the whole experience
  • Experience with at least three of the following prototyping tools: InVision, Zeplin, Principle, Framer.js,, After Effects, etc.
  • Exposure to client workshops, brainstorming sessions or other design thinking activities
  • Familiarity with full stack projects and the requirements needed to create a prototype that is easily understood by developers
  • Ability to utilize or discard design trends as necessary, understand new best practices and keeping up with other news within the industry
  • Strong typographic skills and the ability to pick the best typeface for the design
  • Can demonstrate understand of how branding works into products

Benefits & Perks

  • We offer a health reimbursement plan to pay for a healthcare provider of your choosing
  • We have an unlimited vacation policy and allow remote days when necessary
  • To encourage your growth, you’ll receive an education stipend to spend how you choose
  • To make sure you have the right tools for the job, you’ll receive a tech stipend to spend on a new phone, laptop or tablet
  • Our dress code is casual and we play music throughout the office (we DJ by committee)
  • Our Culture Club celebrates new hires, birthdays, Sidebench anniversaries, and holidays
  • We have a monthly happy hour, one large company event per quarter, and annual parties to celebrate our anniversary and the holidays
  • We are walking distance from downtown Culver City and offer free office parking
  • We have a modern, open-air office space that encourages collaboration while also providing private space free from distraction
  • Our kitchen is stocked with free coffee, tea, beer, wine, fresh fruit and plenty of snacks
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We are located in Santa Monica conveniently located near the Water Garden.

An Insider's view of Sidebench

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Our work-life balance here is one of the best I've experienced in my career so far. People usually arrive between 9-10a each morning and leave between 5-7p every evening, and so long as you make all of your meetings and hit all your deadlines, no one's going to judge. Additionally, the unlimited vacation is a huge perk for all of us.


People Operations Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

A part of my role is taking a client’s set of requirements and scoping out potential engagements. It's essential I get feedback from multiple teams, including UX/UI/Tech, to better inform my conversations & identify the clients true needs. To do so, I set up solutioning meetings with all roles involved & we’ll collaborate to find the best options.


Business Analyst

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Team ideas define Sidebench’s direction. Our core company value ensures nothing less, "We harness the collective genius of our diverse team to co-invent the feature." By creating an environment of open thinking & celebrating creative conflict, the team knows it's their responsibility to define company direction. Their ideas make up Sidebench’s DNA.


Director of Product Delivery

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Motivating. You can tell that everyone here loves what they do and wants to work hard to make the best products possible for our clients. At the same time, everyone is very laid back and knows when it’s time to work and when it’s time to have fun.


Jr. UX Designer

What are Sidebench Perks + Benefits

Sidebench Benefits Overview

No week at the office is the same, and every day presents a new opportunity. At Sidebench, we offer hungry, wide-eyed individuals the chance to grow their career, challenge the status quo, and co-invent the future of technology. While you’re here, you’ll receive mentorship from world class leaders and work with a team that’s as driven and forward-thinking as you are.

Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
You choose your healthcare provider of choice so you can keep your current doctor or choose a new one. We take care of the rest.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
We use Guideline, an accessible and easy-to-use 401k provider, to help our employees save for the future.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
The arrival of a new family member is exciting…. and exhausting. We get it — which is why we offer paid leave for both new moms and dads.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
A healthy work/life balance is the key to doing great work, and we believe in giving our brains ample time to recharge.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
We value curiosity greatly, so we offer an education package that encourage employees to keep learning and growing.
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