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Senior UX Designer (New Product) - Apalon

Design/User Experience | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description
Senior UX Designer - New Product Development

Apalon, part of IAC Applications, an IAC Company (Nasdaq: IAC) is a leading mobile development company with one of the largest and most popular app portfolios in the world, reaching more than 40 million monthly active users. Apalon produces top-rated, award-winning mobile experiences for global audiences, designing products that help enhance the lives and productivity of customers. Recognized by the Google Play Awards and Webby Awards, Apalon is repeatedly listed as one of the top 10 non-game developers in the number of application downloads on the App Store, Google Play, and other stores, according to AppAnnie. Apalon's portfolio includes popular titles such as Weather Live, Productive, Coloring Book For Me, Good Morning Alarm Clock, and SnapCalc. Learn more at


Reporting to the VP of Product, The Senior Designer - New Product Development will play a key role in shaping the direction, prototyping and early development of new products for this rapidly growing business. You should have a solid reputation for leading design for great mobile products that have a big impact in the market and delight users, and proven experience in design-driven development, rapid creation of mockups and prototypes, iteration and validation. We also expect you to have a passion for coaching and developing design talent, and for developing and sharing best practices and techniques with respect to ideation and design of new products

  • Be a core participant in a highly effective ideation process, harnessing data, research, insights and creativity, and collaborating with cross-functional resources and teams to result in a continuous flow of high-quality product ideas 
  • Lead the design process for new ideas and rapidly produce high-quality designs, mockups and visual prototypes, resulting in a steady stream of viable, high quality, new mobile products of high revenue potential, to aggressively expand the company’s product portfolio
  • Set high standards for product quality, usability and user satisfaction
  • Evaluate market and competitive landscape to understand opportunities and potential value
  • Have a strong voice in product discussions, and be an advocate for the importance of design in every phase of development 
  • Implement processes that both improve quality and speed, from ideation to complete prototype and design specifications  
  • Become an expert at knowing what resonates with mobile users and what will compel them to subscribe and stay subscribed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong product design experience, with a focus on mobile products and technologies
  • Experience in creating and evolving design for new mobile app products, from concept to completion
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to quickly evolve design strategy based on research, data and industry trends
  • Ability to make decisions in ambiguity, and back them up with data, design expertise and strong reasoning
  • High attention to detail, including proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously.
  • Comfortable with taking calculated risks.
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills

Required Experience:
  • At least 5-7 years of experience in application, interaction, and UX design
  • Strong attitude, and passion, for design-driven development
  • Familiarity with design prototyping tools such as Invision, Marvelapp or Fluid
  • Demonstrated experience in taking one or more successful mobile apps from ideation all the way through to release on an app store
*We embrace our diversity and strive to create an inclusive environment for all.

As an IAC Company (Nasdaq: IAC), IAC Applications brings together a unique collection of award-winning technology companies (Ask Applications, Apalon, Daily Burn), to form one of the world’s largest distributors of utility applications across browser, mobile and desktop devices.