About the Job
We work with product designers who can see it all through, from ideas to designs to the finished product. Hence we do not look at UI, UX, Art direction and Content design (which form the basic fundamentals of any product) as separate roles. That means our designers need to be generalists – excellent art directors, UI-UX designers, writers, and more. At Lights out every problem we solve is design led, so you’ll have a lot of influence and impact right away.
Product design and experience is at the heart of everything we do. As a Core Product designer, you’ll be working on Mobile and Web interfaces of some of the most groundbreaking and innovative companies. You might be improving an existing product with an established market fit, designing something totally brand new, or rethinking how we at Lights Out do something at the core of our process.
You’ll be working with Lights Out’s core team of product designers along with some of our very talented friends around the globe. We do not shy away from collaborating or learning from the best in the Industry.
As the product design lead you’ll set direction, take ownership, make calls, and see things through without a lot of oversight. You’ll be able to communicate clearly with your colleagues, work across teams, and lend a helping hand when needed.
You love to write, too. You understand that copywriting is design. The communication with users matters as much as the pixels. Great visuals with weak words are poor designs. You should care about how things are phrased as much as you care about how they look.
Here are some things we’ve put together to give you a sense of what you’ll be doing day-to-day :
◉ Understanding the product/business vision of the founder and mapping it back to how you’ll achieve the same through your design
◉ Pitching in creative solutions to approach a business problem through design
◉ Becoming an extended part of the Client’s team and planning the design cycles
◉ Presenting your solutions along with your teammates
◉ Working on UI and UX overhaul of digitally active brands and products (Direct to Consumer Products)
◉ You’ll be involved in projects which require specialists in their respective fields right from Nutritionists, Athletes, Psychologists to Business designers
◉ In some cases you’ll have live working sessions with Client’s internal design team
◉ You’ll be picking up your passion projects/assignments under Lights Out along with other team members on a monthly basis
◉ Working on improving Lights Out core design processes
We have a hybrid working culture of remote & in-office working. If you’re applying from India, the profile would be based in office in Bengaluru.
At Lights Out, we are a bunch of people who before coming together, shared one thing in common – the desire to create amazing experiences (human, tech, brand, product) and passion for innovation. It was the premise of why we started working on brands & products and it remains non-negotiable when we onboard anyone new into the team. We design products to solve real-life problems.
With everyone joining the team, we look for and emulate the following values:
◉ Ownership – Every aspect of what you do, who you are and how you work, needs to emulate the highest levels of ownership. We need you to #BeFuckingResponsible for everything that you do. The buck stops with you.
◉ Passion – We are in the field of design & creativity. Unless there’s passion for what you do, unless there’s every cell in your body which aspires to service a brand or product to perfection, we won’t be able to create great work. And that would defeat the purpose of our existence. So passion for us isn’t something that you bring to the table, it’s the reason why you would join a boutique team like us.
◉ Fairness & Integrity – While working with customers of all types, projects that take days to complete and results that are incomparable to what anyone could have imagined, you will be faced with a plethora of minor challenges, around staying true to yourself. And towards your team. It’s a value that would help you sail through our policies and our culture. It’s what would define who you are. And that’s why we want you in the team. This isn’t a value that you can develop over time, it’s something that you are bred with.
◉ Performance – We focus on the results and not a stickler for processes and structures. We look for high performing individuals who can not only move fast but move together.
It’s easy to write admirable values; it’s harder to live them. But unless you have these, you wouldn’t be able to enjoy your time here at Lights Out.
Benefits & Compensation
Lights Out has a more entrepreneurial mindset that we like to fuel into our team. The base salary for this position, depending on your experience would be anywhere between INR 12L to INR 20L per annum.
Benefits at Lights Out are all about helping you lead a healthy life outside of work. We believe quality time to focus on work starts with quality time to think, exercise, prepare a meal, be with family & friends, and of course, time to yourself.
We work 5-day work weeks, prefer you don’t schedule too many calls in one day, help you with medical insurance and don’t really have the concept of designated number of leaves. If you want a break, you take a break. Just manage your work, let your coworkers know and there’s no record of such leaves.
In addition, we offer incentives in two parts:
a.) For every new account you win or extend, for the quality of work you’ve done, you get a direct % of the revenue
b.) We also have the policy of team incentives. The whole team takes a percentage of the yearly profits home, after a 1 year cliff in the company
How to Apply
We take every application seriously, whether or not you make it. So just fill in the form below or just write in to us on firstname.lastname@example.org and send in some of these bits about you:
1. A detailed, well crafted portfolio of work: this is key for a position like Product Designer.
2. Tell us a bit about yourself, your last stint and why you’re looking to move out.
3. Give us a hint of what an ideal profile looks like for you.
4. And lastly give us in on what a typical or an ideal weekend looks like for you. We wanna hear all about your interests, hobbies and passions.
In case you choose to email, the subject of this email would be: “Application for Product Designer | Ref: Website”