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Senior Product Designer (UX, Visual, Interactive)

Product Management | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Company Overview

LiveAuctioneers is the leading marketplace for fine art, collectibles, furniture, and jewelry.  In 2017, LiveAuctioneers helped facilitate $3 billion of sales by connecting millions of the world’s most knowledgeable collectors with 5,000 passionate sellers of one-of-a-kind items.

LiveAuctioneers management team has started and/or grown market leading companies like Seamless, 1stdibs, Dun & Bradstreet, and IBM. The company’s most recent investment of $48M was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, investors in hugely innovative companies like LinkedIn Yelp, and Pinterest.  

Founded in 2002, LiveAuctioneers was the first in the industry to introduce mobile bidding, video streamed auctions, secure payments, and more. The company continues to be a pioneer in the sale of rare treasures, including being first to partner on a blockchain solution for the auction industry.  


Job Description

We are seeking a Senior Product Designer to delight users with simple, elegant, engaging web and mobile experiences. The ideal candidate enjoys understanding user and business needs, and designing solutions that reduce friction, build trust, and create smiles.

The role will include a mix of UX research, interactive design, and visual design initiatives. It’s perfect for a self starter who likes to see projects through from beginning to end, and who is excited to have their designs seen by millions of people.


What You’ll Do:

  • Identifying user problems and solving them through research and design initiatives

  • Conducting user-centric testing to inform solution design and improvement, including usability testing, surveys, ethnographic research, A/B testing, and more

  • Creating and maintaining visual assets/design guidelines for LiveAuctioneers’ website, tools, apps, and style guides either directly or with a visual designer’s support

  • Improving the delight delivered by the user experience through upgrades to the visual aesthetic of, and interactions in, the web, Android, and iOS experiences

  • Developing sketches, wireframes, and prototypes as needed to explain and test ideas

  • Partnering with Product Management and Front End Engineers throughout product conception, design and implementation in an environment that values rapid iteration


Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Demonstrated design aesthetic with an understanding of typography, color theory, and grids. 1+ years experience in visual, user interface, or interactive design

  • Demonstrated understanding of user-centered design research and principles. 1+ years experience in user experience design

  • Experience designing for consumer web or mobile applications (preferably commerce or gaming)

  • Expert in two or more tools for design, prototyping, and testing (e.g., Sketch, InVision, Photoshop, Illustrator, OmniGraffle, InDesign, Principle, Origami, Adobe XD)

  • Understanding of technologies used to create great digital experiences (e.g., HTML, CSS, Javascript)

  • Degree in design, human computer interaction, or other related field

  • Passion for finding, learning, and sharing new tools and trends for user experience, interactive, and visual design


Company Perks

  • Free medical, dental, and life insurance

  • Education budget with full employee discretion

  • Generous, real vacations

  • Company-matched 401K with Betterment

  • Regular catered lunches, company gatherings, and happy hours.  Fully-stocked snack pantry.