At Joy, we believe software can help organize and bring people together in the real world. Digital tools can (and should) bring people closer together—online and offline. Joy fosters real relationships and real communication, helping people plan, organize, share, and remember their important life events. We are applying technology to the age-old wedding industry, streamlining wedding planning and registry through intuitive software that helps make one of the most special times in a person’s life even more joyful. 

We’re looking for a passionate and creative Principal Product Designer to help us create software that empower individuals to do more (And to make them smile)! You’ll take ownership of creating experiences that are simple and filled with delight. You’ll be at the center of changing the perception of thousands of users who believe computers simply add stress instead of alleviating it. You’re the right fit if you obsess over the details and get excited about the opportunity to bring cutting edge software and ui-interactions to an age-old industry.

What we're looking for:

  • 6 or more years working professionally as part of a design team.
  • Demonstrates strong systems thinking ability. Go beyond single screens to entire workflows with multiple touch points while maintaining the principles and direction of the entire platform.
  • Experience within marketplace or Consumer Products 
  • Solid understanding of layout, typography, color, and other graphic design principles
  • Passionate about design but doesn’t shy away from wearing many hats.
  • Understands that great experiences are not crafted in a silo, but is a coordinated team effort across product, engineering and marketing.
  • Loves collaboration, giving and receiving feedback, communicates clearly, listens and empathizes with multiple points of view.
  • Ability to articulate design decisions and what problems are being solved.
  • Quickly iterate based off of qualitative and quantitative insights
  • A track record of shipping real product, and an ability to talk about lessons learned along the way. You’ve weathered release cycles and know what details matter at each stage, how to motivate engineers to get the interactions right, how to translate insights from user studies into meaningful action, and what’s most likely to go afoul at each stage.
  • Wants to join an early stage startup and is excited about going from 15 employees to 500.
  • Thrives in the uncomfortable and unknown.
  • Scrappy and resourceful.
  • Wants play a central role in influencing, crafting and building what design means at Joy

What you'll do: 

  • Partner with CMO, Head of Small Businesses and Director of Go-To-Market on new initiatives 
  • Collaborate with designers to understand new product decisions, build back into the system when validated, and extend to engineering.
  • Maintain, improve, document, and evolve our design libraries for various user needs.
    Build for accessibility upfront in the creative design process, and advocate for inclusive experiences across platforms.
  • Communicate updates clearly to stakeholders, rationalizing decisions based on data, brand guidance, or accessibility.
  • Create a collaborative working environment that will enable our design partners to build new experiences with our design system confidently.
  • Own the full lifecycle of component design, token creation, and publishing to designers via our system Figma libraries. 


We’re a Y Combinator and VC funded startup tackling the 100B+ event industry. We welcome people from all backgrounds, millions of people are using our software around the world and we’re just getting started.

We’re looking for all kinds of people
To build a service that brings joy to people all around the world, we need a team with all kinds of different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds.
We want to have the best people in every job. Joy policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, marital or veteran status, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member), sexual orientation, pregnancy or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.

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