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Design Director

Product | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

About the role:

Over the past two and a half years our Product team has grown from 2 people to more than 12 and it will continue to grow as we aggressively build out our vision. As a product organization we pride ourselves on our ability to evolve and push out product faster than anyone in our space. As our design organization matures and we continue to get foursquare in front of more users, we are committed to continue to increase the quality of our design standards and consistency of execution across all mediums. With that in mind, we’re looking for a Design Director to join the Product team to do four things we think are incredibly important:

  1. Have the vision to lead the evolution of foursquare’s UI design going forward   
  2. Ensure a high level of quality and consistency to our design across platforms (web, iphone, android, blackberry), and
  3. Manage, mentor and recruit the best design talent to grow our design team
  4. Be a strong advocate for Design within the company

This role will report to our Head of Product and is based in our Soho headquarters in New York City. We offer a competitive compensation package including equity options for all employees.

Key Responsibilities

  • Know how to work with a brand that has a strong personality and ensure that it is woven into the visual and interaction design across all of our products
  • Define and meticulously execute product design standards across all devices
  • Lead and mentor our team of visual and interaction designers
  • Lead conceptual and tactical design assignments
  • Demonstrate effective operational processes for individuals and the team
  • Collaborate with engineering, business development and marketing teams
  • Provide continuous analysis of our products’ strengths and weaknesses
  • Recruit exceptionally talented designers to grow our team
  • Provide leadership in the mobile product design industry


  • Experience leading and building a creative team
  • Experience designing and iterating highly trafficked consumer products
  • Exceptional portfolio of work from teams you’ve led as well as your own work
  • Understanding of the foursquare vision and the space in which we play
  • Obsessive attention to interaction and visual design detail
  • Experience working within the tight feedback loop necessary to execute on mobile design work
  • Understanding of self-service local advertising landscape

If you're interested, please apply with your resume, links to a portfolio of any relevant work, and a quick note about why you feel like you're a great fit for this role.