Women Impact Tech

Principal Product Designer



The Role

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

Cooler Perks    

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.