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Product Designer

Block Renovation

Block Renovation

Product, Design
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Block is a platform transforming the $450 billion renovation industry. Doing a home renovation is a very stressful and hard process. Our mission is to give homeowners a better way to improve the spaces they live in, and to give contractors a better way to work. Block simplifies the renovation process to give homeowners a reliably good experience, with certainty around outcomes, quality, price, and time. We are building an ambitious, tenacious, and creative team unafraid of tackling new challenges. Investors include New Enterprise Associates, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Obvious Ventures, and more.

Role & Responsibilities

We are looking for a Senior Product Designer to craft user-centric experiences across the renovation ecosystem. Renovations are a high stakes experience for homeowners, and a highly detailed process for design and construction professionals. You will partner with product, engineering, and the cross-functional team to create elegant solutions that balance systematic design, product goals, and customer delight. Your work will balance simplicity and flexibility in designing an ecosystem for the multi-faceted workflows that support the lifecycle of a renovation.Products you’ll be working on include: An AI-Powered Renovation Planning Tool, A Homeowner Dashboard/App for Renovation, a Contractor App for managing projects, and Block Web.


Once here, you will:

  • Drive the concepting, prototyping, validation, and visual execution across the Block ecosystem.
  • Develop strategic partnership with product and engineering to deliver on mission and identify opportunities for roadmap.
  • Help maintain and evolve a digital design system with holistic consideration across platforms.
  • Identify tradeoffs and recommend design solutions based on qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Organize user research from beginning to end including concepting, socializing insights, and incorporating feedback into designs.
  • Develop relationships with the cross-functional team to design elegant, outcome-based solutions.
  • Self-start and take ownership over the details from beginning to end.

Qualifications

  • 4-6 years of digital product design experience, along with a portfolio that demonstrates problem solving and visual communication. Experience mentoring other designers is a plus.
  • Passion for creating great end-user experiences, and a balance between pragmatic intuition and innovation
  • Strong understanding of information architecture, multi-step, and cross-platform flows.
  • Strong understanding of layout, typography and visual hierarchy.
  • Driver of user research best practices and methods across different phases of the development process.
  • Communication skills to articulate the “why” behind design and partner cross-functionally.
  • Comfort with design tools for sketching, wireframing, interface design tools (Figma), production HTML/CSS for the Web, and native prototyping tools (Framer, Principle).

This is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Product Design. Preference will be given to candidates who are enthusiastic to work a hybrid schedule based in our Brooklyn, NY office.

Block wants all employees to be supported in their personal and professional development, so we take a comprehensive approach to compensation and benefits. The initial annual salary for this position is expected to range from $115,000 - $140,000. Actual compensation will depend on numerous factors such as: experience, knowledge and skills, qualifications, location, and other job-related factors.

To further support your growth, Block offers the following:

  • Earn equity in the company
  • Subsidized health insurance, including dental and vision coverage
  • 12 weeks universal fully paid family leave
  • Competitive PTO and company holidays
  • 401k retirement savings plan with matching employer contribution
  • HSA with employer contribution & FSA plans
  • Employee discount on renovation services
  • Budgeted learning and development stipends
  • Working alongside an ambitious, kind, no-drama team

Block is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and we encourage our employees to participate as their authentic selves in our work environment. We strive to build better for all, towards a more open, inclusive space. Come as you are.