Director of Design
Tagged - San Francisco, CA

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About Tagged

Tagged makes social discovery products that enable anyone to
meet and socialize with new people. Our mission is to help everyone
feel love and belonging, and we're building toward a vision where
anyone can use a device to instantly connect with interesting new
people anytime, anywhere.

About the Design Team

Design’s mandate at Tagged is to bring delightful and
entertaining experiences to our users that help them connect with
people across the globe. We work very closely with our product and
engineering teams to develop and test innovative products that will
make Tagged a fun destination on the web. We follow a goal directed
approach to design, and regularly check in with our users to ensure
we are on the right track. We love to learn from each other and keep
our process fluid and relevant. We’d love to add your expertise to
the mix!

About the Job

Tagged is seeking a design director to lead the design practice
at Tagged for both web and mobile platforms. This position works
closely with the leads of Product and Engineering to ensure that
beautiful, technically feasible and viable products are shipped. As
the leader of the Tagged Design team, you will be responsible for
delivering an experience that will be in the hands of millions of
people every day. We think that's a pretty awesome opportunity.

Responsibilities

In this role, you will:
Lead, guide and build our team of incredibly talented
designers

Support User Experience strategy and innovation

Motivate a team of designers, inspiring and mentoring them
to do their best work

Demonstrate up-to-date expertise in visual interface design
and apply this to the development, execution, and improvement of
products across web and mobile platforms

Ensure new user experiences are produced at standards that
uphold/elevate the company's brand identity.

Build cross-functional relationships and interact daily with
the Product, Engineering, Marketing and other functions as
appropriate

Manage design deliverables

Create the visual language strategy (brand applications,
visual design specs, information design, color systems,
typographic rules, grid systems and other visual assets) for
medium-sized, diverse projects that support the brand strategy
and user goals

Work with product team to develop strategic direction as
well as pixel perfect designs for products in the mobile and web
space

Mentor Associate Designers and Designers in day-to-day
design methodology and principles

About You

You will be successful in this role if you:
Have 8+ years experience in digital and product
design

Have 5+ years experience managing creative teams

Have exceptional interpersonal skills

Have strong presentation skills with an ability to influence
key decision makers

Have worked on and launched a major application for iOS and
Android

Are open to new ideas, flexible and resourceful

Demonstrated ability to bring products and services to
market quickly and make appropriate cost/user experience
trade-offs

Must be skilled with Adobe Creative Suite, Visio and MS
Office tools.

Portfolio review required

BA/BS degree in Graphic Design, Communication Design,
Interface Design, Interaction Design, or equivalent
experience

Nice to Haves:
Personal interest in / early adopter of web2.0 consumer
services, social networks, mobile, search and other relevant
areas

Familiarity with HTML/CSS and web design tools is a strong
plus

Experience with Agile development

A positive attitude, open mind, and a desire to collaborate
and learn

Are equally passionate about designing cutting edge creative
concepts and for producing pixel perfect assets.

Desire to work in a cross-functional team environment. Every
day you will be hands on with product managers, interaction
designers, design researchers, developers and others. They’re
all awesome, so you need to be too.

A positive attitude, open mind, and a desire to collaborate
and learn

Passion to solve visual design problems

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Tagged is the social network for meeting new people. While other offerings focus almost exclusively on existing relationships, Tagged has...