Job Openings Lead Product Designer

About the job Lead Product Designer

About the company:

Katch is where productivity meets wellness, starting an important conversation around how we best utilize our personal and professional time, as well as how we engage others. Their first mission is to blow up the calendar... starting with all those rigid, scheduled 1:1 meetings. Katch helps you find time to connect with the right people, at the right time, for you and for them. Katch is pre-launch. It is an exciting time to join a venture backed, fast growing early stage startup in an evolving and necessary space.

Goals in Role:

We're looking for a talented Lead Product Designer who is excited about the vision and mission of bringing wellness to productivity. We're especially excited about generalist designers with a strong focus on their craft, skills in fast iteration and prototyping. You'll work closely and cross-functionally with a growing multidisciplinary team of engineers, and designers to lead Katch’s product design roadmap. You will report directly to Katch’s Co-Founders, and work closely together to execute on our vision.

We are looking for a candidate who has experience within a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment, is comfortable operating in ambiguity, and can work autonomously, in both leadership and executional capacity. We’re a small team but growing fast, so this person will have the unique opportunity to assume a lot of responsibility and help shape our trajectory.

Product Design

  • ●  Take an active and leading role in design, from concept to completion.

  • ●  You thrive in the often-messy process of ideation, testing hypotheses, gathering

    feedback, synthesizing inputs, iterating, and being decisive in making a decision and testing in the real world. You don't let perfection get in the way of shipping and learning.

  • ●  Identify the problem, define goals, test hypotheses and prototype options, customer research, hand off and collaborate with engineers

  • ●  Know when simple vs. clever designs are most effective.

  • ●  Facilitate design reviews to gather feedback.

  • Customer Research

● Lead and coordinate the team's customer research, to make sure we're always talking to customers and listening to their feedback.

● Synthesize and incorporate feedback from research into product and design. Turn customer feedback into actionable changes.

Collaborate multi-functionally with all team members, across engineering, sales, marketing

  • ●  This is an IC role, not people management, at least initially.

  • ●  Design is an important form of communication, and you will be expected to equip

    and guide the team to communicate in that way.

    Growth Design (a plus!)

  • ●  Work closely with revenue teams (sales and marketing) to support growth

  • ●  All different channels: product, email, content, referral programs, decks, product


  • Helpful background for success in role:

  • ●  You have at least 3-7 years of professional experience developing production-quality product.

  • ●  You prefer the early high growth stages of a startup, before systems have been established.

  • ●  You are a high velocity designer, with a bias towards action. You are always exploring different options, and getting feedback from customers and team. You are Curious and experiment-driven, rather than tied to the first solution you come up with.

  • ●  Fluent with design and prototyping tools such as Figma, Zeplin, InVision, Adobe XD Creative Cloud, Photoshop, & Illustrator. After Effects is a bonus.

  • ●  You are highly organized (follow through, collecting feedback, and acting on it) and methodical. You are skilled at synthesizing inputs from founders, customers, and peers, and continuing to move the product forward.

  • ●  You know which topics are important to debate and focus on.

  • ●  You are passionate about our mission and the opportunity to make a real

    difference in people's lives.

  • ●  You enjoy being a generalist, ready to learn and build with the right tools for each

    problem. You focus on the problem, rather than on the tool.

  • ●  You have a founder mentality. You have a bias towards action, especially when

    faced with open-ended problems. You are highly autonomous, but thrive with

    collaboration with a team.

  • ●  You are a life-long learner. You are humble, excited about feedback, and

    constantly looking to improve.

  • ●  Clarity of communication is important to you, both spoken and written.

  • ●  You are highly empathetic to teammates, customers – everyone.

  • ●  You love working with and learning from teammates across functions.

● You enjoy thinking about tradeoffs, and being decisive in making decisions and moving forward without full information.

Why we're excited about this role: 

  • ●  Best timing to join: This is an invaluable opportunity to join a well-supported and

    dynamic startup in its early stages, while the most interesting product challenges

    and opportunities are still ahead of us.

  • ●  The cross-functional team, and extensive investor base, is uniquely suited to

    solve this problem.

  • ●  Katch is here to confront the ills of ‘productivity’ and support better ways of

    connecting with people, giving a broad remit to boldly experiment with content

    and communications on the topic.

  • ●  They invest in the personal and professional growth of every team member.

  • ●  Competitive salary, equity, and benefits to support your whole life.

  • ●  Flexible vacation and time off policy, and work-life balance. 

  • We believe in creating a product that unites people across the world and showcases our commitment to providing an environment that is both inclusive and diverse for our users and employees. We strive to create a team that is reflective of our communities, and we believe we are stronger and better when we collaborate and build together.

    Katch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity of team and thought. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws.