Design Manager



Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

About Linktree

Linktree enables creators, brands, artists, publishers, agencies, and businesses of all sizes to curate a place where they can share, sell and grow. Among the top 300 most popular website destinations globally, Linktrees see over 1.2 billion unique visitors a month.

Role Overview

The Design Manager on the Core Team at Linktree will lead our central design efforts, focusing on enhancing and expanding the design that underpins our core product. This role is crucial as it supports the foundation of our platform, which serves millions of creators worldwide. As a leader within the core team, you will drive strategic design initiatives, ensure product consistency, and spearhead innovative solutions that enhance user experience and brand coherence.

What You'll Do

  • Lead the development and refinement of Linktree’s design systems, ensuring they meet the evolving needs of the product and maintain design excellence.

  • Manage a team of designers, providing direction and oversight for all design aspects of the core product, including user interfaces, user experience, and interactive elements.

  • Collaborate closely with Product Managers and Engineers to align design strategies with product development goals and technical constraints.

  • Conduct and oversee user research and usability studies to gather insights and feedback that inform design decisions and system updates.

  • Foster a collaborative design culture that encourages feedback and iterative improvements, ensuring high-quality design output and team growth.

  • Develop comprehensive guidelines and standards for design practices to maintain consistency across the product’s ecosystem.

  • Mentor junior designers and team members, promoting professional growth and continuous learning within the core team.

  • Present design concepts, strategies, and updates to senior stakeholders, effectively communicating the value and rationale behind design decisions.

  • Stay updated on the latest design trends, tools, and technologies to keep Linktree at the forefront of digital design innovation.

What We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Design, HCI, or a related field.

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in digital product design, with at least 3 years in a managerial role overseeing design teams.

  • Proven track record of developing and managing design systems for scalable web and mobile platforms.

  • Deep expertise in UX/UI principles, interaction design, and a strong portfolio that demonstrates this knowledge.

  • Experience with design and prototyping tools such as Figma, Sketch, and Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and manage a design team towards achieving excellence.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to new challenges and shifting project needs.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills, capable of working cross-functionally and with senior management.

  • Passionate about building intuitive and aesthetically pleasing user experiences.

Why Join Linktree

  • Be part of a rapidly growing company that's shaping the future of how people connect online.

  • Contribute to a product that impacts millions of users worldwide, driving innovation in digital experiences.

  • Enjoy a collaborative, inclusive, and creative work environment that values diversity and fosters professional growth.

  • Benefit from a competitive compensation package, flexible work arrangements, and a commitment to work-life balance.

Linktree is committed to providing a competitive compensation package. Our cash compensation amount for this role is targeted at $175,000-$275,000 in the San Francisco Bay or Los Angeles area. Please note that this posting is inclusive of evaluating for multiple levels, candidate expertise, and the scope of role. The compensation amount listed above may vary.

PP.S. If you don’t tick every box in this ad, please don’t rule yourself out. We take pride in inclusion and hiring incredible human beings with great potential over ticking boxes – so if this role resonates with you, hit that apply button!

Where and How We Work

We are a global and diverse group offering a truly flexible and family friendly work environment. Kids, pets, and the occasional delivery person are all actively encouraged to appear on our Zoom screens. All of us at Linktree work either fully remote or a discretionary hybrid approach.

We offer autonomy and flexibility in how you structure your days and weeks. There will be the need for some collaboration outside of your usual 9-5 being a global company, but we aim to work asynchronously where possible.

How we’ll help you thrive

Our approach to benefits considers the whole person and the unique contributions they bring to Linktree. We want the experience at Linktree to be one that enables people to truly thrive so we can Go Further Together. Some ways we support you:

  • An annual wellbeing allowance to use on things like (but not limited to) fitness memberships, development courses, childcare, travel, charitable donations, pet insurance, home office set up - the choice is yours!

  • 100% coverage (and 80% for your dependents) of your monthly premiums for medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance.

  • Employer contribution towards your retirement.

  • Generous time off for vacation, holidays, parental leave, volunteer time and other categories.

  • Employee Stock Option Program - we want each and every employee to share in the company’s success as we go further together.

To learn more about our benefits, including our parental leave program, volunteering leave, DE&I initiatives, and more, click here!

Our Story

We're on a mission to empower anyone to curate, grow and monetize their digital universe. We created the "link in bio" category and are trusted by some of the world's biggest brands and celebrities including TikTok, The UN Environmental Program, The White House, F1, Manchester United, Olivia Rodrigo and Selena Gomez. With over 40,000 new accounts created everyday, Linktree is the fastest growing leader in our category. Linktree has partnered with some of today’s biggest names like Amazon, TikTok, Snap, YouTube, GoFundMe, Spotify, Google, Stripe, Reddit and more to help unify users’ digital spaces— and we’re just getting started. Join us in empowering everyone from businesses to creatives in building their online presence.

At Linktree, we celebrate and support everyone’s perspective and background, and we’re proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We aim to foster a diverse and inclusive environment where all team members have a sense of belonging, because we believe in going further together. Linktree welcomes all people regardless of sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, pregnancy, age, or other lived experience. If you require accommodations to fully participate in our opportunities, please don't hesitate to reach us at – your needs are important to us.