Remote Front-End Designer (Product) at Planning Center
About the Work We’re seeking a front-end designer with expertise in modern web technologies to support our team in improving our software. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in front-end technologies but also have a strong design sense. While your day-to-day may not typically consist of creating high-fidelity mockups, you would be expected to understand basic visual design principles that help communicate complex concepts in the Planning Center ecosystem.
'The Front End Designer reports to the Product Design Manager and is embedded on a multidisciplinary product team. In this role, you can expect to:
- Collaborate with your Product Manager to shape feature pitches and create wireframes to visualize user flows
- Advocate for our customers by creating and building UI that is simple and visually aligned with our other products
- Communicate design decisions (how we got there and why) to other members of the product team(s)
- Pairing with your designer and developer teammates
- Reviewing your teammates’ pull requests to increase the quality of what we build and learn from one another
- Deploying to production with one click (we’re very comfortable with deploying several times a day)
For the Work Itself
- Professional experience as a front-end designer (or similar role) using HTML, CSS, and React
- Previous professional experience designing for a web-based product.
- An impressive portfolio of design work.
- Strong sense of composition, UI design, and UX best practices.
- Proficiency with design tools. We use Figma as our preferred UI/prototyping tool. Experience with comparable tools like Sketch, XD, InVision, etc., will also be considered.
- Experience shepherding a project through the cycles of discovery, ideation, testing, and iteration.
- Clear verbal and written communication and the aptitude for writing design specifications.
- Invested - We care about the products we create and the people we create them for, and we all contribute to the vision and direction of our products. Every one of our designers is critical to their team.
- Curious - We aren’t afraid to ask questions, experiment, and iterate. We also love playing with fun new technologies & processes, and we take time every few months to do just that.
- Humble - We always seek opportunities to grow and learn from one another.
Who We Look For
The best fits for any role on the Planning Center team are people embodying our Core Values:
- Engage with Humility - We actively participate with openness and receptiveness. We are ready to listen, learn, and speak thoughtfully and kindly—regardless of skill level, expertise, or place on the org chart.
- Invest in our team - We give our time and energy to our team’s success—improving collaboration with effective communication, making space for diverse perspectives, sharing knowledge, and asking questions.
- Do Our Best Work - We aspire to do our best possible work—continually looking for ways to improve the quality of our individual output and contribute to our team's overall success and growth.
- Focus on Customer Impact - We advocate for our customer’s best interests in our decision-making—we can trace the goal of every project back to creating positive value for our customers.
- Think Holistically, Work Iteratively - We focus on taking practical steps towards our goals with an awareness of the broader context—thinking big, working small.
- Step one: Apply with a resume, cover letter, and previous work samples (Portfolio, Github, etc.) Your cover letter should speak directly to your interest in this position. We want to know what got you into design, how your experience has set you up for success in this role, and why you want to join our team.
*** Applicants without work samples will not be considered. ***
2. Step two: Initial phone call with our recruiter so we can get to know one another
3. Step three: An online design exercise to assess your design prowess and get a rough understanding of your experience and skills
4. Step four: Technical interview/review over Zoom with the Product Design Manager and several front-end designers
5. Step five: Pending all goes well, an offer