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Senior Product Designer

Design valuable experiences and delightful moments for freelancers & recruiters, so they keep returning and show & tell their peers about Jolly.

About Jolly

Our mission is to end the exploitation era of the gig economy. Jolly is a professional social network for the gig economy, where freelancers and businesses connect to grow their networks, build their reputations and work together freely without a middleman.

Jolly helps freelancers take control of their independent career and find more opportunities to work with great people. For businesses who hire freelancers, Jolly is the fastest and most affordable way to find reliable workers. Tens of thousands of freelancers are already on Jolly, and thousands more are joining each month.

With founders based in Austin, TX and a distributed team across 7 countries, Jolly is part of Techstars Austin’s early 2020 cohort.

This position will be with our core team in Austin, so candidates must be located in Austin or willing to relocate.

Why join our team?

Be a core part of a high-growth startup backed by Techstars, working as part of a top-performing team of passionate, driven and talented A-players

Change the way humans serve each other, knowing your designs will create value for lots of users

Tackle challenging and fun design problems, creating entirely new ways for people to connect, find work and learn new skills

Advance your career by taking on responsibility and decision-making power about what we should prioritize and how we should design it

Work within and help define a fun, progressive culture where we invest in ourselves and each other, focusing on overall happiness and continuous improvement

Competitive salary plus equity options, with generous PTO


Design web and mobile app user experiences for multiple user types - freelancers, and businesses. This includes identifying use cases, writing scenarios, creating wireframes, creating high-fidelity UI design, creating clickable prototypes, and annotating designs so they can be picked up by an engineering team to develop

Conduct user research, synthesize the results, and communicate the results to the broader team

Consistently develop new ideas and make recommendations about ways we might create value for our users — new features, experiments we might run, research we should conduct.

Manage multiple design initiatives simultaneously (e.g. discovery/definition for net-new concepts alongside fielding smaller requests from engineering for well-defined/validated items in development)

Collaborate with designers and other team members to share feedback and develop ideas

Contribute to product roadmap prioritization

Maintain a clear, organized and useful design language and style guide


The dynamics of social networks, marketplaces, recruiting platforms, social games, or gig economy apps

The language and experience of high growth early stage startup environments

Empathy for what it’s like to be a freelancer

Understanding ways that products influence users’ ability to live according to their personal values

Understanding how developers think, so that you can work with mobile+web developers to ensure technical considerations are baked into design


Excellent UX and UI design skills, designing for web apps and mobile apps

Mastery in design and prototyping tools (Sketch, Figma, Zeplin)

Conducting design research (e.g. usability testing, customer interviews, feature concept testing), synthesizing research results, collaborating with team members to interpret results

Managing a high-volume design workflow

Adapt to feedback without staying attached to a particular solution

Clearly explaining the “why” behind design decisions

Awesome but not required: game design · competitive research · microinteractions and in-product animations · Kano approach to creating delightful design · other tools like Abstract or Design System Manager

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