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Design Director

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Thoughtbot New York , NY 10001

Posted 2 months ago

Were looking for an experienced design leader to grow our design team in New York, while also continuing to be an individual contributor. Together well build both great products and a great team.

As Design Director, youll provide mentorship and support to the other designers in your office with one-on-ones and reviews. You'll also be working to grow the design team, our design reputation in New York, attracting great projects, and working inbound opportunities. Youll work together with the Managing Director, Development Directors and global thoughtbot leadership, to manage the business and success of the studio.


Well-qualified candidates will have experience with consulting, and have a proven track record of attracting potential customers.

thoughtbot designers are fully capable of creating great visual design as well as doing great product design and user experience, and then implementing their designs. As Design Director you should be very experienced in at least one of these areas.

All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification upon hire.


We like to keep ourselves happy while we work, keeping our studio fully stocked with everything from Klondike bars to neat little notebooks.

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary, paid time off, 401k with matching, and health insurance.

Our team works in a relaxed and educational environment to develop excellent products for our clients. We work a sustainable pace of 40 hours/week, consulting for clients four days/week. We also like to learn. Everything we do is predicated on having a great team and a culture of growing. We use the latest technologies and are always down to try new methods on both internal and client projects.


We work on client products four days per week, typically Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, we have investment time when we learn new tools and techniques, work on open source, create new products, write blog posts, and try to make ourselves, each other, and the community better.


We pay 100% of expenses if you speak at conferences and 50% of the cost for attendees. We also have a 2-day hackathon at the end of every year.


We offer 25 paid vacation days and 11 paid holidays per year in addition to paid sick days. New parents receive at least 6 weeks paid parental leave in all locations, as well as the ability to take up to 6 months off.


We pay 100% of medical, dental, vision, and life insurance premiums, plus we have a comprehensive 401k plan.

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