Sr. Product Designer at Varsity Tutors (Remote)

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About Nerdy

Nerdy (NYSE: NRDY), the parent company of Varsity Tutors, is a leading platform for live online learning, with a mission to transform the way people learn through technology. The Company’s purpose-built proprietary platform leverages technology, including AI, to connect learners of all ages to experts, delivering superior value on both sides of the network. Nerdy’s comprehensive learning destination provides learning experiences across 3,000+ subjects and multiple formats—including one-on-one instruction, small group classes, large format group classes, and adaptive self-study. Nerdy’s flagship business, Varsity Tutors, is one of the nation’s largest platforms for live online tutoring and classes. Its solutions are available directly to students and consumers, as well as through schools and other institutions. Learn more about Nerdy at The company publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange on September 21, 2021.

About the Job:

Varsity Tutors is looking for a senior user-centered product designer who is deeply familiar with UX, UI, and interaction design best practices. This role is responsible for designing both consumer- and business-facing applications for multiple audiences. The successful candidate is experienced with agile product design development, iterative design, and utilizing both quantitative and qualitative data to inform their design. Ideally the candidate has an understanding of reach marketing, customer buying journeys, and long-term consumer engagement strategies. This designer will work in an interdisciplinary team of product managers, designers, and engineers to remove friction of our users through testing, learning, and iterating. 

Varsity Tutors is a Nerdy company that is transforming the way people learn by connecting learners and experts in over 3,000 subjects.

Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Create user-centered designs by balancing  user journey needs and feedback, user research, and technical constraints/opportunities
  • Iteratively concept (from low- to high-fidelity) and deliver creative solutions
  • Understand our legacy software constraints as improve existing experiences, while pushing our thinking when working on novel products and capabilities
  • Utilize existing design guidelines while being comfortable inventing new ways if they meet our needs more efficiently
  • Deliver accessible and simple design solutions
  • Design for device-specific differences in user behavior and best practices (i.e. mobile vs. desktop)
  • Communicate complex, interactive design concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organization
  • Continuously gather inspiration, follow industry trends, and contribute to the broader team’s understanding of best-in-class references. Author case studies, design patterns, and presentations to educate the wider team on effective approaches
  • Work through the ambiguity that would otherwise block teams from making progress
  • Gracefully accept feedback, rapidly implement design revisions, and meticulously prep files for development
  • Manage workload independently while juggling multiple projects and priorities, but also know when to ask for help.


Basic Requirements

  • 7+ years of full-time, professional design experience
  • Undergraduate degree in design or portfolio school certification
  • Portfolio demonstrating ecommerce and digital marketing solutions
  • Have solid production and prototyping skills with pro-level experience Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator), Sketch or Figma (preferred).
  • Knowledge/understanding of UX design best practices 
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating shipped consumer and/or business applications and products
  • Proven ability to take direction, remain organized, communicate effectively and work autonomously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong collaboration skills, flexibility, and an understanding that the best ideas can come from anyone, not just designers


Preferred Requirements

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate larger customer journeys through site maps and flow maps
  • Conduct smaller usability tests and research projects to support your design


At Nerdy, we:
Relentlessly Focus on Customers • Are Owners • Are Intellectually Curious • Think Big • Bias for Action • Go Deep • Deliver Results • Are Comfortable with Ambiguity • Simplify • Build Teams • Insist on High Standards • Build Trust • Have Conviction • Are Right, a Lot


  • Healthcare Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
  • 401k Company Plan
  • Remote Position, fully work from home (or wherever you like!)
  • Flexible PTO plus a floating holiday
  • Paid VTO ("volunteer time off" to do community service/charity work)
  • 52 hours of Free Learning Sessions per year for you or immediate families members and free access to our Virtual School Day classes and [email protected] program
  • Once in a lifetime opportunity to help revolutionize how the world learns!
  • Fun, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment with plenty of training and a feedback rich culture

Varsity Tutors is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. (INDHP)

More Information on Varsity Tutors
Varsity Tutors operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in St. Louis, MO. Varsity Tutors was founded in 2007. It has 4138 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 33 open jobs at Varsity Tutors, click here.
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