Senior Designer


Remote / United States
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Post Date: 04/22/2021
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About Nearby

The best independent shops in your town, all together.

Job Description

About Us

Nearby was founded in May 2020 on a simple premise: people want to buy from stores nearby that are run by people in their community. They want their money to benefit their local economy by shopping locally—and the more accessible and convenient it is, the more frequently they'll choose to do so. 

We are setting out to build a better way to shop locally—with all the conveniences and user experience you’d expect from a big tech company, but for the independent shops in local communities that have historically been left behind by them. We’re building marketplaces like our first pilot in Oakland, California: Keep Oakland Alive. And behind those marketplaces, we’re building the toolset merchants need to thrive in a hybrid offline+online world. 

Our team is composed of experienced, passionate people distributed across North America. Founded during the Covid-19 shelter-in-place, we currently all work from home and rely on tools like Slack and Zoom to support our work style, which is collaborative yet values self-initiative. That’s where you come in.

About You

We are looking for a seasoned product designer who has the flexibility to tackle graphic design and brand design as needed, as the first full-time designer on the team. You bring years of diverse experience and a passion for continual improvement. You have designed products used by people at scale and are comfortable starting from a blank page, as well as iterating and expanding upon prior art. 

As a member of our highly motivated team, you should be dedicated to excellence and have a strong sense of personal responsibility and drive. You place a high value on understanding the end customer, their goals, spoken and unspoken, and what motivates them. You are comfortable being the central nervous system for all design decisions at our growing company (including when to enlist help of agencies, freelancers, or additional hires). You enjoy designing out in the open, eagerly seeking feedback from the team and the CEO, and partnering with front-end engineers to rapidly prototype. You embrace a startup mentality and are proficient at achieving results in an environment of ambiguity and shifting priorities.


  • Own all product design at Local Labs
  • Own all brand and marketing design at Local Labs
  • Be an active champion for high quality software design
  • Be an active champion for Local Labs’ values and mission
  • Be an active contributor in shaping and evolving our product
  • Report directly to our CEO & Founder April Underwood
  • This is a full-time position / contract will not be considered


  • An outstanding portfolio showcasing a foundation in typography, interaction, visual design, and ideation
  • Minimum 5 years professional product design experience
  • Expert-level experience developing design prototypes
  • Experience designing software products used by millions of users
  • Sweats the details in one’s own work and in assessing readiness to ship
  • Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable working from home independently and with drive
  • Located between Pacific and Eastern time zones


  • We value your contributions to the team! That's why we offer full medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and competitive pay.
  • We love to embrace your multitudes! You're a whole person, after all, and our team is full of parents, activists, and creatives.
  • We not only believe in work/life balance, we believe in having a fulfilling life outside of work! Stay mentally healthy, take a vacation, connect with your family + community as much as you need to.
  • We're all working from home, but we still want to provide you with the equipment you need to be productive, comfortable, and ergonomically sound. Let us know what you need, and we can make a purchase or reimburse.

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.