We're looking for our first Product Designer to lead interaction and graphic design of a wide array of consumer and industry touchpoints, from web to mobile to physical products.
Loyal is a well-funded, SF-based biotech startup developing drugs to help dogs live longer, healthier lives. Founded in 2019, we're building a consumer-first pharmaceutical company around a set of deeply innovative products. We have a female, first-gen Founder/CEO, and our team is diverse and driven.
If you’re passionate about design and driven by our mission, this is a fantastic opportunity to help build something big from the bottom up, surrounded by a diverse and dynamic team of scientists, bioinformaticists, and software engineers—not to mention some wonderful dogs.
As a Product Designer you will:
Lead the interaction and visual design of our websites, mobile experiences, and other consumer-facing and industry touchpoints
Translate business and strategy objectives into user experiences that are both beautiful and effective
Translate highly complex technical concepts into clear and engaging graphics, illustrations, and online experiences
Research, conceive, and conceptualize new experiences for digital products
Develop user flows, wireframes, mockups, and prototypes to communicate and build consensus with stakeholders
Develop and deliver finished designs and specifications to the Engineering team, and collaborate closely in the development process.
Rapidly test and iterate your designs based on user and stakeholder feedback
Work cross-functionally with consumer, clinical, R&D and developer teams to specify and implement designs into finished products
Advocate for principled design decisions throughout the company
Notice and elevate areas that require UX/UI improvements
Advocate for the experience of the user, and commit to a great team environment that prioritizes owners and their needs
Experience and Proficiencies
At least 5 years' experience designing rich and dynamic web and mobile experiences
Outstanding visual design chops, and a portfolio showing maturity and range in your use of typography, color, and space
Animation and illustration skills, or experience collaborating with specialists in these areas
Complete fluency with the major design platforms, including Figma and Sketch.
A track record of deploying user-centered design methodologies to outstanding effect: planning and conducting user research; user testing; rapid prototyping; heuristic analysis; usability and accessibility concerns
Leadership and management experience is a plus
A formal education in biology is not required, but a strong interest and desire to learn are
How you work and think
Strong desire to work collaboratively within a team and across teams
Always looking for opportunities to assist others
Desire to learn and grow in ability and responsibilities
Willingness to learn whatever tool is necessary
Process driven - creates frameworks to tackle challenging problems
Mission driven - able to put day to day work in the context of the overall goals of the company
Track record of communicating with technical and non-technical stakeholders
Able to work in a fast paced and ever-changing environment
Empathy to others and low ego
SF Bay Area or Remote
The Fundamentality of Health | Good health is critical to every other human (and animal!) experience. We believe health is a fundamental right and are dedicating our lives to maximizing health and developing better medicines for the worst diseases.
Truth Seeking & Feedback Loops | Uniquely in biology, there is a predetermined truth of whether a specific drug will work or not — we just have to catch up with biology! We seek out this truth and do not shy away from inconvenient truths. This holds for personal development too: we are always searching for feedback loops and embody a perpetual growth mindset.
Morality & Empathy | We are developing medicines that may one day be given to a living animal, medicines that if designed badly could hurt that animal instead of help. This is a huge responsibility and should be respected as such. Our work needs to adhere to the strictest moral code and always integrate empathy for the patient.
Transparency | We believe full transparency in thoughts, opinions, intentions, and actions (both good ones and mistakes) is a better way to build a business and work together.
Kindness | Great business(wo)men do not need to be ruthless — you can execute excellently with kindness.