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User Experience Designer

Smash in New York, NY 10010
Temporarily remote
Full-time, Contract


Smash in New York, NY 10010

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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance

Full job description

User Experience Designer (NYC)

Smash is a Decentralized Finance (DeFi) asset manager that makes it easy to invest and gain exposure to the emerging decentralized economy. We build and manage tokenized funds that help diversify away individual asset level risk.

We are a small and growing team committed to bridging the inequities in the financial system. Founders have a decade of fintech experience building fair financial products used by millions.

What we're looking for

We are looking for an Experience Designer to bring our vision to market. Our product designers are able to take a product, feature, or experience from ideation to production. This includes ethnographic research, vision setting, designing solutions, prototyping, bringing along cross-functional teams, and guiding implementation.

What you'll do

  • Own design projects from concept through launch and growth
  • Be the voice of our users. Understand our users' behaviors through quantitative and qualitative data and develop hypotheses and design experiments to validate them
  • Work closely with product and engineering to find elegant solutions to design challenges.
  • Produce high-quality designs and experiences; knowing when to apply pixel-perfect attention to detail, and when to make low-fi sketches and prototypes.
  • Build and evolve our information architecture
  • Own the design system for our mobile and web applications
  • Contribute your design thinking skills to other functions (growth, success, operations, etc.)


  • 2+ years experience in a fast-paced tech or agency. Early-stage startup and fintech experience are preferred
  • High standard of creativity, craft, and quality, along with a portfolio that demonstrates problem-solving across mobile and web (please share)
  • Able to organize and communicate your thoughts to teammates and across the organization.
  • Able to manage a project autonomously
  • Technical understanding to evaluate design solutions and provide guidance to engineering
  • Experience building and maintaining design systems. Experience with atomic design systems as a plus (potentially to teach UI designers and FE engineers, if possible)
  • Experience with the latest design tools. Figma, Webflow and Principle preferable
  • Able to work with an international team. Spanish speaking is a plus
  • Experience managing or mentoring other designers a plus

Note: Along with your resume, please include a link to your online portfolio (or to a PDF of your work). Applications without a portfolio are unlikely to be considered.


Job Types: Full-time, Contract


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • Please provide a link to your design portfolio


  • Mobile application design: 2 years (Preferred)
  • UX: 2 years (Required)

Contract Renewal:

  • Likely

Work Location:

  • One location

Company's website:


Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process