Mixbook
Mixbook is the #1 rated photo book creation platform in the U.S., redefining how people experience their memories.

Sr UX Designer, Story Arts

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About Mixbook  

Mixbook is an award-winning design platform giving consumers unrivaled creative freedom to design and share one-of-a-kind stories, transforming the lives of more than 6M people. Today, we are the #1 rated photo book service in the US with 26K 5-star reviews and a profitable, growing business. Customers love Mixbook for our powerful and intuitive editor, superb quality, designer themes, and our fanatical customer service. 

Founded by two Inc 30 Under 30 entrepreneurs from UC Berkeley California, Mixbook has been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, TechCrunch, The Verge, Washington Post, New York Times, and many other global media outlets.

OVERVIEW  

Our Product Design Team is growing as we write the next chapter in Mixbook history! We are committed and energized to create delightfully smart and magical experiences that allow our customers to be creative and to make deeper connections with the ones they love. We do this by balancing our focus between entrepreneurial innovation and day-in-day-out iterative craftsmanship. We whole-heartedly believe in human-centered usability – leveraging research, live interviews, and data insights to design unforgettable experiences that meet our customers’ needs.

We carry out our purpose with these Product Design Principles in mind: 

  • Anticipatory. We meet our customers’ needs at the right moments for effortless convenience.
  • Immersive. We create engaging, highly interactive experiences that inspire and inform.
  • Harmonious. Our product experience is unified across devices, feeling consistent while respecting the nuances of each.
  • Well-crafted. We believe that high quality and trust is reinforced through design excellence.

Location & Remote Work Details

  • This position is fully remote in the US.  
  • Start times on some days as early as 7am PST to participate in status and ideation meetings with our dedicated engineering team in Moldova.

Job Description  

Mixbook is looking for a phenomenal Senior UX Designer to shape the future of how we interact with our memories. Crafting a story around our photos can be hard, and we are building new ways to relive and share memories with AI-driven photo curation and storytelling. This key role will be involved in every aspect of the product development process from exploring Mixbook’s next mind-blowing innovation to iterating/improving/refining ideas driven by insights from research, user testing and data analysis. All of our efforts make a huge impact on Mixbook’s product vision of empowering customers who want to turn their treasured memories into beautifully designed stories with automated design features, on any device.

Please provide a portfolio of work that demonstrates your experience in end-to-end product design leveraging Ai technology.  

What You’ll Do  

  • Design simple, clear, data-driven, human-centric experiences that anticipate customers’ needs and delight them
  • Innovate by enhancing the creation and storytelling experience with new technologies such as GenAI
  • Brings UX concepts to life within the product through customer research, ideation sessions, collaborative workshops, user flows, rapid prototyping, wireframing, etc.
  • Partner collaboratively with Story Arts Product Manager and Tech Lead in high-level, strategic decisions
  • Carry projects from discovery to wireframes
  • Ensure a unified customer experience across all channels and touchpoints through open communication and collaboration with designs in other domains 
  • Evangelize design excellence by galvanizing the product design team vision, principles, and strategy across all domains, departments and the company
  • Encourage and exchange ideas with other designers to continually improve our design process
  • Participate openly in an ego-free design team culture

What You’ll Need  

  • Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree in Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or related field.
    • 7+ years of overall work experience, with at least 5+ years in UX/UI design for high-quality consumer web and mobile experiences.
  • Portfolio:
    • Proven UX Designer experience with a compelling portfolio showcasing mobile app solutions
    • A portfolio of case studies that showcase your proven skills in solving real customer problems, compelling with provocative visual designs and delighting with modern interaction design
  • AI and Machine Learning:
    • Experience in designing for automation using AI and machine learning technology to enhance the design/customization experience a plus
  • Tools and Methodologies:
    • Proficiency in design tools like Figma and prototyping tools such as Framer, Proto, and Principle
    • Knowledge of discovery, design thinking, and validation methodologies
  • Communication and Problem-Solving:
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong communication & presentation skills with proven ability to work and influence cross-functionally with stakeholders and remote engineers
    • Strong problem-solving abilities, both independently and collaboratively
  • User Research and Testing:
    • Experience in planning and executing qualitative and quantitative user research
    • Capable of proposing and conducting user tests impartially, deriving valuable insights for design improvements
  • User-Centered Design:
    • A strong commitment to designing with the end-user in mind, prioritizing their needs and preferences

What You’ll Enjoy 

  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage, including fully-covered premiums for you and your family
  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave for birthing parents and 12 weeks for non-birthing parents
  • Unlimited paid time off (plus vacation bonuses!) and flexible schedules
  • $2,000 per year for external learning and development
  • 401k + match, monthly events, travel opportunities, and more

Company Mission

Our mission is to empower people to be creative and connect deeply with the ones they love.  Unlike most growth companies, we have invested deeply in culture. Organizational health is central to our long-term strategy – we believe that when we love our people, they will love our customers, and our customers will love our business.

 We want people to join us who exude our core values: 

  • Scrappy (Act like an entrepreneur)
  • Caring (Heart of empathy) 
  • Craftsmanship (Spirit of excellence)

Company Mission 

Our mission is to empower people to be creative and connect deeply with the ones they love.  

Our Culture

Unlike many growth companies, we have invested deeply in culture. Organizational health is central to our long-term strategy – we believe that when we love our people, they will love our customers, and our customers will love our business. We’ve adopted Patrick Lencioni’s principles from his book, “The Advantage”, and work diligently to foster a healthy environment - characterized by high morale + productivity, low turnover, and minimal politics + confusion. Our team is built on a foundation of vulnerability-based trust, engaging in constructive conflict, focusing on results and the following core values:

  • Scrappy (Act like an entrepreneur)
  • Caring (Heart of empathy) 
  • Craftsmanship (Spirit of excellence)

If you’re a candidate who values a healthy, thriving organizational culture and understands the importance of actively contributing to it, we invite you to apply.

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What are Mixbook Perks + Benefits

Mixbook Benefits Overview

Mixbook likes to keep it real; we honor our core values of Care, Scrappiness, and Craftsmanship through our Total Rewards, which are never set in stone and always evolving. Our Total Rewards philosophy is to ensure fair, above-market-average compensation with competitive benefits in all locations in which we operate. In addition to providing our team with the tools they need to do their job well, we also have benefits to help them grow with the company and live a fulfilling, creative, and well-connected life.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Mixbook is a remote-first organization and provides all employees access to global coworking spaces; working IRL is encouraged and done so on a quarterly basis, at minimum
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Mixbook's Health Flexible Spending Account (FSA) helps employees cover out-of-pocket medical expenses with pre-tax contributions of up to $2,850 annually
Disability insurance
Mixbook's disability insurance benefit is 60% of an employee's annual salary up to a $10,000 maximum monthly payout
Dental insurance
Mixbook sponsors 100% of employee premiums
Vision insurance
Mixbook sponsors 100% of employee premiums
Health insurance
Mixbook offers an array of carriers and plan options to fit the needs of our employees and their growing families
Life insurance
Mixbook offers life insurance with a benefit of 1x an employee's annual earnings, up to $300,000
Wellness programs
Mixbook offers a monthly wellness stipend to use on any personal self-care needs
Mental health benefits
Mixbook offers 24/7 access to mental health professionals and referrals for face-to-face wellness visits, as well as Spiritune (curated mood-boosting playlists) and weekly "No Meeting" time
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Mixbook's 401(k) retirement plan matches 50% of an employee's contributions up to 6% of their annual base salary, with immediate vesting for matched contributions
Company equity
Mixbook offers stock options vesting package, which spans four years with a one-year cliff
Performance bonus
Mixbook offers all full-time employees an opportunity for an annual bonus based on company performance
Charitable contribution matching
Mixbook will match charitable contributions up to $1,000 annually per employee
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Mixbook's Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account helps employees cover childcare expenses with pre-tax contributions of up to $5,000 annually
Generous parental leave
Mixbook offers up to 18 weeks of paid parental leave for new parents.
Family medical leave
Mixbook offers up to 12 weeks of paid, job-protected leave per year, as well as maintained health benefits, for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Mixbook's unlimited paid time off policy is supplemented with a minimum vacation policy and an annual vacation bonus of $500 plus $100 for every year of service
Paid volunteer time
Mixbook encourages employees to give back with paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Mixbook offers pre-tax commuter and parking benefits for all employees
Company-sponsored outings
Mixbook has quarterly team offsites, as well as company-wide and local parties and other events
Some meals provided
Mixbook offers employees to expense lunch weekly and sends monthly snack boxes of employee-picked treats
Company-sponsored happy hours
Mixbook hosts virtual and local happy hours for our team
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Mixbook offers new employees the ability to be reimbursed for up to $1,000 for items used to furnish their home office. Employees have a monthly stipend for additional WFH needs.
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Mixbook provides leadership workshops, trainings, and other events to our team. Employees are encouraged to attend relevant conferences using their "Continuing Education stipend"
Tuition reimbursement
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Mixbook assigns all new employees a buddy to support a smooth onboarding process
Continuing education stipend
Mixbook offers an annual budget of $2,000 to all employees for external learning + development, including but not limited to conferences, networking events, workshops, or personal coaching
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
Employees are encouraged to pursue industry certifications using their "Continuing Education stipend."

Additional Perks + Benefits

The Mixbook People team is on a mission to empower creativity and deepen human connection. We hope that in combination with our core values and our dedication to organizational health, our Total Rewards help drive this vision and support our team to thrive in a way they didn't know they could.

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