Genies is culture’s leading avatar technology company empowering humans to create their own avatar experiences. To-date, Genies has been widely adopted by cultural tastemakers and has partnerships with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group as their rosters’ “official avatar.” Genies has recently launched its consumer arm via its AR Developer Kit which allows developers to create interoperable avatar experiences for mobile and hardware AR. Their first avatar experience, Silver Studio, allows users to design and exchange digital fashion. Genies has raised $250M from investors such as Silver Lake, BOND, NEA, and Bob Iger valuing the company at $1 billion.
Genies is hiring a Lead UI/UX Designer to reshape the digital identity realm with intuitive UI/UX around avatar AI and avatar social networks. Reporting to the Head of Product and working closely with our CEO & Founder, this senior product designer will own the end to end design process across Genies existing and future products. Our ideal candidate has a passion for creating stunning and intuitive UI, seamlessly navigable UX, and recognizes the influence technologies like AR and AI will have on the future of mobile and spatial computing, social products and experiences. As a product designer here at Genies you’ll have the opportunity to influence our product and design roadmaps. Work hand in hand with our founders, engineering and product leaders to solve ambitious technical product challenges that will require rethinking design, user interfaces, workflows, and interactivity first principles.
What You Should Have:
6+ years of in-house UI/UX mobile design experience that demonstrates your craftsmanship
Ability to lead end-to-end design on products for mobile - AR/web/desktop is a plus
Exceptional UI/UX design skills and a portfolio of design work that shows the full range of your skills, creativity, and research
Strong product thinking, systems thinking and a track record for driving results by building products that provide great user experiences and business value
Expert level proficiency with Figma, Adobe Suite, etc.
Excellent storytelling with an ability to inspire via compelling stories
Naturally curious and always seeking to learn more
Experience with motion design and designing for accessibility
Facilitate the design process, present and iterate design solutions, driven by group critique
Possess not just exceptional product design skills, but the ability to implement strategic and conceptual thinking as well
Strong information presentation (visual and written) skills; outstanding written and verbal communications
What You'll Be Doing:
Act as the go-to UI/UX designer for Genies emerging product lines
Define and deliver user experience, interactions, and interface through user flows, information architecture, sketches and wireframes, visual design, and user data & analytics
Work in parallel on MVP/ functional designs, and pushing the boundaries of our north star product vision
Conduct and leading user research, stakeholder interviews, and framing problems and insights through stories that help your team envision opportunities
Use a human-centered design process to develop user stories, personas, user flows, design mockups, prototypes and specs for our most complex projects
Own projects from beginning to end, while helping guide more junior & intermediate designers through their design process
Contribute to and helping shape product design vision and strategy, generating buy-in, advocating for great user-centered practices, and operationalizing the strategy and processes for product design
Use designs to help further internal exploration and R&D
Help to maintain visual and brand consistency between all products and outlets
Collaborate and work cross-functionally with other teams such as Engineering, Product, Art & Animation, and Senior Management
Mentor junior designers
How Genies will support you
Genies is a well-funded, growing start-up that cares deeply about each of our employees' growth and success. Our roles and their responsibilities are created with a breadth of scope that introduces each employee to exciting new challenges and opportunities that a growing start-up encounters. The actual base pay is dependent upon a number of factors, including: professional background, training, transferable skills, work experience, education, location, business and product needs, and market demand. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. Full-time employees may also be eligible for equity compensation, in addition to a robust health, wellness, and benefits package.
Starting Salary Range: $125,000.00 to $250,000.00 USD