You’re the ultimate utility player on the team so there’s a lot of diversity in your work - sometimes you’re leading projects on your own, sometimes you’re collaborating with an experienced design lead to move larger projects forward.
You’ve got some go-to approaches in your toolbox for how you solve design problems, and you’re willing to try out new ones and flex your approach depending on the project and the needs of the team you’re working with. You’re a quick study. You love opportunities to engage directly with the audience you’re designing for. You run design workshops for cross-functional teams to help clarify goals and engage team members in contributing their expertise to projects you lead. You refine your thinking as you design, by sharing work early and often, and by collaborating closely with other designers, PMs, domain experts and engineers. You don’t just think about individual screens, you think about each step in your user's journey, and your designs and specs reflect that attention to detail.
You’re eager to learn and will tackle whatever project comes your way, especially those that give you a chance to stretch and improve your skills. Where you’ve got skills and expertise to share, you look for opportunities to teach others and help teammates level up.
Fast forward one year...here’s what happened because you joined our team:
- Multiple projects have made it across the finish line because of your efforts, and our engineers and PMs know they can count on you to answer questions and work through details in real-time.
- You’ve worked with people across the organization to make measurable progress on multiple projects including:
- Patient tools, where you might have...
- Helped patients find answers to their questions. We can tell because navigating to useful content is easier, and members are spending more time engaging with our reports, and contributing their own experiences to them.
- Made It’s easier for patients to tell their stories and share their experiences with others on the site. We can tell because the number of stories they’re sharing is on the rise.
- Made it easier for patients to see patterns in what’s affecting them, and share key details with their healthcare providers and other patients looking to learn from their experiences over time.
- Member engagement, where you might have…
- Helped introduce members so they’re getting to know and learn from one another. We can tell because the number of interactions between members has increased.
- Made it easier for members to see the impact their participation is having within the community, and as a result, participation and data donation rates are on the rise.
- Created new opportunities for members to learn from, contribute to and connect via our newsfeeds. We can tell because members are coming back more and more to see what’s new and to check-in with their others in their community.
- Data donation, where you might have...
- Helped to make data entry on the site easier and more delightful for members. We can tell because the number of data points being donated is on the rise.
- Replaced static forms on the site with more dynamic experiences that enable members to share the prioritized data that really matters in right-sized chunks served up in mobile-friendly formats.
- Helped to design question sets that are scalable across all 2,500 conditions we serve, and can be customized intelligently in our conditions of focus.
- You’ve figured out what your sweet spot is, and you’ve started spending more of your time focused on a handful of areas where you can build deeper expertise, and start to manage larger projects on your own.
- You’ve been an integral part of how we on-board new hires and you’ve helped us attract amazing new talent to the team.
You want to work on something that makes a difference.
PatientsLikeMe helps people with serious health issues get social support, learn about their health, contribute to medical research, and ultimately become more empowered patients. Our team of UX and visual designers is leading a push to make our products even more patient-centered. Collaborating with our in-house team of healthcare professionals, community managers, marketers and developers makes our work even better. Join us and become part of a design-centric organization, help drive direction of our products, and use your design skills to change the future of healthcare.
Sound like a good fit? If it does, we’d love to hear from you!
Send us a PDF including a portfolio and cover letter that includes a half-page write-up of your most significant design accomplishment.
Competitive salary, stock options, 20 days paid time off, 5 sick days, 10 holidays, flexible schedule, health and dental, ping pong, weekly free lunch and a company discussion/presentation — usually by industry leaders in health and technology. Your teammates are also musicians, home-brewers, artists, gardeners, athletes and all-around great people.