Product Designer

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Machines that Move Us.
People who Inspire Us.
Stories that Drive Us.
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About Us
We are MotorTrend.
With a monthly reach of more than 131 million, the MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world. Launched with MotorTrend’s iconic magazine 70 years ago, the company now has a global reach that includes MotorTrend TV, the MotorTrend streaming service, MotorTrend.com, and Hot Rod magazine, with franchises that include MotorTrend Car of the Year, Roadkill, Wheeler Dealers, Best Driver’s Car and dozens more. Our portfolio brings together Discovery’s #1 TV network for automotive super fans, with our vast automotive digital platform that includes direct-to-consumer products, websites, apps, social, and live events.
Our People
The people who work at MotorTrend embody the passion of our content, and wake up every day intent on embracing, entertaining, and empowering the motoring world.
The Role
Job Summary & Responsibilities:
The Product Designer (full-time, salaried, regular) will be an effective cross-functional problem solver who applies design thinking and a visual and interactive sense to our apps and websites to design usable and delightful interfaces and interactions. Working closely with Product Managers and User Experience Designers, the Product Designer will own the execution of the user interface from designing mockups, building prototypes, and polishing the quality of the final product. This designer will work to elevate the product beyond utility by designing for emotion and desire, obsessing over the details that take a product from great to exceptional. Essential duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Create interaction design patterns for our customer-facing native and web apps, connected device experiences, and websites.
• Translate wireframes and experiences into highly-polished visual composites with attention to interaction design that follow style and brand guidelines.
• Collect and create visual assets for all touchpoints. Assist in maintaining these assets.
• Develop high-quality visual approaches, then refine these into complete, functional design systems.
• Shape and improve the user experience using imagery, photography, typography, space, layouts, and color for the optimal aesthetic appeal.
• Account for variations in visual display across a variety of devices and platforms handled errors and edge cases and defined elegant micro-interactions.
• Create and implement new styles, interactions, animations, and details to help deliver premium experiences.
• Use customer-driven insights to provide delightful customer experiences and create a perception of quality.
Supervisory Responsibility:
• This position will not include supervising one or more employees where applicable.
Education/Experience:
• 3-5 years in a related position with proven results
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
• A passion for analyzing and solving complex problems through design
• A deep understanding of design that extends beyond "how it looks"
• The ability to learn quickly and evaluate critical feedback efficiently
• Experience in design and prototyping with tools like Figma, Sketch, InVision, Framer, and HTML/CSS
• Analytical aware but understands that you can't A/B test your way to innovation
Physical Requirements:
• The ability to sit for prolonged period of time and view computer screen.
Equipment/Software Used:
• Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Adobe Creative Suite, FIgma, Sketch, InVision.
Work Environment:
• Work is performed in an office environment that is well lit and ventilated.
NOTE: This position description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict any other tasks that may be assigned.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

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Location

Conveniently located next to the 405, LAX, Douglas Metro Green Line stop, and the beach! Many walkable food/coffee/tea, grocery, and shopping options.

An Insider's view of MotorTrend Group

What are some social events your company does?

We work hard and love to celebrate our diligence. We host wellness classes, caterings, have arcade machines and give back in our community. We go to Dodger's Stadium, K1 Speed, host movie nights, and get free access to MTG events. Summer time is the best time at MotorTrend! We have KidsDay, ice cream bars, pizza parties and end with a company BBQ.

Stephanie Rios

Human Resources Generalist

What is your vision for the company?

Every day our team wakes up ready to Embrace Entertain & Empower a motoring world. Embracing the Car-Nivore in all of us. Entertaining our 110 MM digital fans with addictive storytelling & experiences. Empowering MotorTrend families with over 70 yrs of street cred. MotorTrend is building a billion-dollar car company without building a single car.

Alex Wellen

President

What's something quirky about your company?

As an automotive enthusiast, working at MotorTrend is the realization of a dream. Each day brings something new, from million dollar Pagani's to LowRiders and HotRods. MotorTrend is on the cutting edge of technology implementation and we are diving the way consumers now consume content via their mobile device and television apps.

Thomas Rosquin

SEO Manager

What are MotorTrend Group Perks + Benefits

MotorTrend Group Benefits Overview

We offer comprehensive health benefits for you and your family.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Video Games.
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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