The Product Design department is a global team with members in both the San Francisco and Chișinău offices. We design the client apps and websites for the Crunchyroll and VRV services on desktop, tablet, mobile phone, and TV devices. Our goal is a consistent and seamless user experience across all these platforms.
As a complement to business, product, and engineering, we collaborate closely with teams across the organization to identify the right problems to solve and ensure that our solutions satisfy the goals of both the business and the end user.
About the Role
As a Product Designer at Ellation you will be working with the Product Team, UX Research, and other Product Designers to create products that amaze and delight our users. Your designs should show a deep understanding of the industry, our competitors, and most importantly empathy for our users. You will think through complex problems and use your design expertise to provide solutions that provide our users with a fantastic user experience that is both beautiful and functional.
Location: San Francisco
Our headquarters is located in downtown San Francisco, where our group of cross-functional experts assemble to create experiences for Crunchyroll and VRV's passionate communities.
* Bachelor's degree in Interaction Design/ Graphic Design/ New Media or equivalent experience * Strong portfolio showcasing design work that has shipped as well as your design process. * 5 - 8+ years of professional design experience * A user-centered approach to designing software and services for people * Experience working with and contributing to design systems, guidelines and other best practices * Understanding and up to date experience with modern web application technologies, including responsive web, native iOS/Android app design, and Living Room Devices * Expert skills in modern design programs like Sketch, and Adobe Creative Suite. * Ability to set and juggle priorities to focus on the most important issues * Excellent communication skills. Will be responsible for other design team members, explaining their thinking for the designs they create. Will also be responsible for communicating these ideas to upper level management. * Excellent storytelling skills to present and communicate your work * Experience working in an Agile development environment, and using Jira and Confluence * You have an interest in anime, pop culture, animation, video games, tech and geekdom * You have knowledge of the online video streaming space
A day in the life of our Sr. Product Designer:
* Empathize with our user's needs and work with product to define, design, and implement product effective solutions * Work with our UX Research Team and Interaction Designers to create prototypes, test both new and existing product features and iterate on them. * Work with Interaction Designers to communicate micro-interactions within your designs to your product team (Engineers, Product Owners, etc). Sometimes may be required to produce your own animations as examples. * Partner with product, engineering, and research to ensure projects are well-defined, high impact, and successfully executed * Work closely with design leadership to ensure a cohesive user experience across our entire product ecosystem and across various platforms. * Help mentor other designers and improve their skills and product design thinking * Own the product design and vision on multiple features from end to end. Work with your team to improve and iterate on designs and ensure that the final design is well executed, and a positive user experience. * Lead large scale features that require complex interactions and the creation of new design system elements.
* Competitive salary * Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance * Health care and dependent care FSA * 401(k) plan with employer match * Employer paid commuter benefit * On-site gym, showers, yoga, and wellness classes * Catered lunch and 4 days per week * Skilled, passionate, and fun co-workers * Pet friendly environment - pet insurance and dog friendly office
Benefits: San Francisco Office
* Competitive salary * Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance * Health care and dependent care FSA * 401(k) plan with employer match * Employer paid commuter benefit * On-site gym, showers, yoga, and wellness classes * Catered lunch and dinner 4 days per week * Skilled, passionate, and fun co-workers * Pet friendly environment - pet insurance and dog friendly office
What's with the name, Ellation? We're all a cast of characters that get passion and strive to celebrate fandom in all its forms. So we're building a collection of destinations (a constellation, if you will) that connect people with their passions. Each day, we work to achieve complete fan elation (our vision), starting with popular subscription-video-on-demand brands, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, and VRV. Our team spans across San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Chișinău, and Tokyo to develop the product, design, engineering, marketing, and content that brings our communities of fans together.
Crunchyroll is the world's most popular anime brand. We're an international business focused on creating both online and offline experiences for anime fans, through content (licensed, co-produced, and originals), merchandise, events, gaming, news, and more.
Rooster Teeth is the entertainment company for gamers. A pioneer in digital entertainment, we've spent 16 years fostering a passionate worldwide community around original western-style anime, animation, podcasts, gaming personalities, and comedy content. Rooster Teeth's diversified business encompasses subscription video, live events, merchandise, brand integrations, licensed studio productions, game development, and more.
VRV is a collection of fandom brands on a unified platform and includes Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Viacom's NickSplat, and more. Our community connects through immersive content experiences in a digitally-driven environment via bundled subscription, a la carte subscription, or ad-supported options.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Ellation. Pursuant to applicable law, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
About Crunchyroll, Inc.
Crunchyroll is a provider of a global video streaming platform for anime and manga.