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Staff Product Designer

Pocket Worlds

Pocket Worlds

Product, Design
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024

We are a fast-growing Y Combinator-backed company with over 30 million users. We're building bleeding-edge technology for developers and amateurs to create immersive experiences and worlds inside our virtual universe.

We believe that the future of virtual worlds is bright, and we're excited to be at the forefront of this industry. As we continue to grow and expand our platform, we're looking for talented individuals to join us on this journey of innovation and creativity. If you're passionate about building the platform to power virtual experiences that bring people together and push the boundaries of what's possible, we want you on our team!

About the Role

As the Design Lead for Highrise, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the features, user experiences, and visual identity of our product Highrise. Your primary responsibility will be to work intimately with the Product Design team, focusing on the feature development, visuals, UI/UX, and interaction aspects of Highrise. Additionally, you will be instrumental in ensuring a consistent and compelling visual identity across all facets of the product and company.

You will report to the CEO, Anton Bernstein, and work alongside our CTO, Jimmy Xu, and captain our excellent Product Design team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Play a pivotal role in product strategy and feature development.

  • Develop and oversee the visual identity for both Pocket Worlds and Highrise.

  • Captain the Product Design team on Highrise’s visuals, UI/UX, and human-computer interactions.

  • Create and unify the design language across the Highrise platform and Pocket Worlds.

  • Facilitate seamless integration of visual design with product functionality.

  • Engage with various teams to align visual design objectives with overall company goals.

  • Develop intuitive and creative design interactions that are effective across different platforms, including mobile and desktop.

  • Combine data, research, and intuition to make excellent product design decisions.

  • Work with the Product Design team to maintain visual libraries and assets.


  • Proven experience as a Creative Director, Product Design Lead, or similar role, particularly in a tech or startup environment.

  • Experience designing products for consumers, especially with a focus on mobile interaction.

  • Experience working with Engineering teams and shipping consumer software at scale.

  • Strong portfolio or live examples showcasing expertise in interaction design, UI/UX design, visual design and creative direction.

  • Experience in UI/UX design and interaction design, particularly for digital products or platforms (mobile a big plus).

  • Exceptional understanding of design principles and aesthetics.

  • A passion for designing things that are intuitive and user-friendly.

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across diverse teams.

  • Familiarity with the latest design software and technologies.

  • Remote-based position, but Austin, TX is preferred.

Application Process:

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and portfolio with password. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.