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Days United

Lead Product Designer - Chinese Culture

At DAYS, we help families celebrate their traditions and create memories together. Whether it’s Hanukkah (Jewish), Diwali (Indian) or Lunar New Year (Chinese) we offer holiday boxes containing everything our customers need to celebrate with their loved ones: original holiday gear, activities, recipes, games and much more.

We’re a young, dynamic company with rave reviews and large and loyal customer base. As we’re gaining incredible momentum in the marketplace, we’re looking to expand our team with the addition of a designer who will lead the design and development of our main line of products. The core responsibility of this role lies in translating traditions into engaging, relevant and meaningful experiences that are both digital and physical: in essence, creating and designing activities, holiday gear, craft projects and how-to guides. 

Our ideal candidate

We’re looking for an excellent product designer with a true passion for simplicity and beauty. We need someone with the motivation and drive to turn ideas into designs and see them through from conception to manufacture - be it physical or digital. As our lead designer you’ll be an excellent collaborator and communicator, with the capacity to work well both in house with the DAYS team, and externally with our partners and associates.

If this sounds like you, please read on!

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the design of one of the DAYS product lines.
  • Research and collaborate with our cultural experts and our user base to design fresh, engaging and culturally accurate content and experiences. 
  • Create concepts and prototypes based on our design guidelines and philosophy. 
  • Create final digital and physical designs, and translate them according to their necessary digital and manufacturing specifications. 
  • Closely collaborate with the DAYS creative team and commissioned artists. 
  • Follow the manufacturing process from the spec and prototype stages, through iterations and all the way to a final high-quality product.
  • Design product packaging.
  • Design the products’ instructional, promotional and additional materials (print, online/digital/video) in collaboration with DAYS design and production professionals.
  • Conduct user testing and research.

WE WOULD LOVE IT IF YOU HAVE:

  • A degree in Industrial/Product Design - a Master’s in Interaction Design is a plus.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant design experience, and 2+ years of leadership experience.
  • A strong portfolio is a must.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, and 3D design software. 
  • Knowledge of and a passion for Chinese culture and traditions a plus.
  • A genuine passion for DIY and crafts.
  • Experience of working with a Start-up.
  • Experience in photo and video editing is a plus.

This is a full-time position in Los Altos, CA, and while there is flexibility for working from home, we would require you to collaborate in person and be on-site part of the time post-COVID-19.


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