Here at Cars.com, our goal is to make the car shopping experience better for everyone. We’re a digital automotive marketplace that creates connections between car buyers and sellers, helping each consumer find and buy the right car for them. If we have our way, buying a car will one day be as fun as driving one.

To help us reach our goal, we are looking for a passionate Product Design Intern at to join our digital product team.

What you’ll be up to:

You will help us solve unique challenges for our dual-sided marketplace. You’ll collaborate with multiple teams to understand our users, and design solutions to create meaningful connections between car buyers and sellers.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will involve:

  • Working through a wide spectrum of user-centered design activities, focusing on how the product works as well as how the product looks.
  • Designing wireframes, mockups, prototypes, specs, etc. to clearly communicate ideas to team members and stakeholders in partnership with members of the design team.
  • Collaborating with other designers on projects and working with cross-functional teams (product management, technology, sales, operations, etc.) as part of your design delivery process.
  • Applying  design research methods (competitive analysis, usability testing) and making informed recommendations to projects you’re working on based on your findings.

What you bring:

  • Willingness to ask questions and gather learnings about the design process
  • Passion for growth and openness to feedback from other designers/stakeholders
  • Demonstration of design skills through sketching, concepting, and a polished portfolio
  • Knowledge of modern software design tools (Sketch, inVision, etc.)
  • Strong communication skills; demonstrable ability to build rapport and trust

Specifically, we’re looking for someone who:

  • Is in the process of obtaining a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in HCI or related discipline
  • Has experience with or understanding of design strategy and human-centered design methods
  • Has experience in eCommerce (preferred)
  • Has experience with a digital media business ( preferred)
  • Has experience in automotive (nice-to-have)

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