As the Principal Product Designer, you will be responsible for driving a holistic user experience across different channels (in-store, mobile), and joining a growing, dedicated team focused on building our customer-centric products. You will provide product design support for the Cooler Screens product team, contributing to both group and independent projects. Ultimately, you will ensure that our product design meets and exceeds the highest quality standards.
As we transform the retail customer experience with our digital media platform we invite you to join Cooler Screens in enabling the journey.
Who You Are:
Possess expert skills in product design and user experience, with a portfolio that showcases world-class caliber of interaction and visual design craft
User-centered in your design decision making and processes
Innovative with a passion for developing creative solutions
Enthusiastic about helping design innovative tech-powered products
Comfortable with uncertainty and making decisions in uncertain situations
You possess a strong ability to learn quickly
You have a positive, determined and collaborative mindset
You constantly push your creative and user-centered design skills to higher levels
You have experience in supporting digital and/or other media businesses
You have a bias towards action and can work both independently and collaborate as a teammate
You are comfortable and have a track record working in fast paced environments (Start-up experience is helpful)
You are passionate about building something from scratch and thrive operating in unchartered territory
What You Will Do:
Build a deep understanding of users and user journeys
Drive a holistic user experience across different channels (in-store, mobile) and customer touchpoints (attraction, engagement, advocacy)
Explore innovative and creative conceptual product designs that help take our product design to a world-class level
Perform rapid prototyping to communicate product ideas both internally and externally
Shape overall product and user experience design standards and best practices for Cooler Screens product design
Guide and complete interaction and visual design tasks
Foster deep relationships with internal team members and external users
Evangelize the products whenever possible across different channels
Maintain high standards of efficiency, consistency, accuracy, creativity and timely delivery of all requests
Must be highly motivated, work well under pressure, and regularly effectively prioritize multiple assignments
What You Need To Succeed
15+ years of hands-on work experience designing user experiences for consumer products
8+ years of experience working within one or more world-class consumer tech companies is a plus
Passion for rapidly conceptualizing and creating visually appealing products that are easy and desirable for users to use
Familiar with user-centered design methods and comfortable performing guerilla-style user testing of design is a plus
Ability to frequently visit locations of Cooler Screens installations
Successful track record collaborating with other designers, product managers and engineers to prototype world-class user experiences and help execute on product development
Proficient with industry tools such as Figma, Adobe XD, Sketch, Adobe After Effects, and InVision, and always curious about trying new tools
Online portfolio/demo reel showcasing your creativity, interaction and visual design skills
Ability to handle multiple projects at once
Eagerness to regularly contribute creative ideas, desire to push designs/animations to the next level, and aptitude to learn new software to enhance individual versatility
Strong communication skills to be an asset during workshops and product demonstrations
Strong individual and team communication skills with the ability to take direction well
Excellent organization skills with a keen eye to detail
Relevant knowledge of the retail, e-commerce, or advertising industries
Experience on teams that brought new products from idea to launch
Previous experience at a tech-powered startup
For the right candidate, we have a competitive compensation and ownership package with an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), life insurance, paid time off, and many other perks. Come join our fast-growing team at our headquarters in the heart of Chicago. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, native origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status.
Meet Cooler Screens
Cooler Screens was founded on the core idea that consumers deserve a far better experience than what is available today in bricks-and-mortar retail. We call this concept “CX” and it guides all that we do. We have begun the CX journey by bringing what consumers love about shopping on-line to the frozen and refrigerated food aisle.
Cooler Screens is re-imagining the business of brick-and-mortar retail for retailers and brands. We are transforming retail cooler surfaces into IoT enabled screens that deliver new marketing opportunities and smart merchandising for the ultimate shopper experience. Cooler Screens is building the world’s first and largest in-store digital media and edge computing platform at the retail point-of-sale.
Cooler Screens is powered by proprietary innovation and a global network of industry-leading partners. Global technology, CPG, and retail leaders have partnered with Cooler Screens to be part of this important and rapidly growing industry initiative. We are backed and led by some of the most prominent Silicon Valley and Chicago leaders, advisers, and investors.