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Product Designer - Platform

Quora | Mountain View, USA


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As a Platform Designer at Quora, you will be challenged with creating and advancing visual and interaction systems across our web and mobile apps. You'll continually raise the bar of Quora's visual design by creating elegant and effective interaction patterns across all our platforms, and looking for opportunities to add polish and delight throughout the product. You'll work with Product Designers to help them find the best patterns for new features, or create new ones. You'll ensure these patterns are easy to use by owning the HTML and CSS implementation, so that every detail is perfect wherever they are used.

The vast majority of the world's knowledge is still locked in peoples' heads, inaccessible to the internet. Quora's mission is to share and grow the world's knowledge, so people can make smarter decisions, find their dream jobs, raise their families better, and much more. We think Quora will have an enormous long-term impact on the world.

Responsibilities:

  • Make the experience of using Quora delightful and effective.

  • Own and continually improve the visual and interaction patterns that underly our website and mobile platforms.

  • Work with product designers to help them use existing patterns in their work, or extend patterns to support new features in development.

  • Communicate your ideas through wireframes, mockups, and interactive prototypes.

  • Write clean, robust HTML and CSS that powers the final version of your interactions.
  • Requirements:

  • Experience creating effective, and re-usable interaction and visual design patterns.

  • Strong and mature visual design sense, particularly as it pertains to typography and UI patterns.

  • Experience designing interactions for both the web and mobile platforms (iOS or Android).

  • Experience with HTML and CSS, especially writing robust, flexible CSS in a large code base. Experience with LESS/SASS is a plus.

  • Comfort prototyping interactions using jQuery (or equivalent framework). Experience with a server-side language like Python is a plus, but not required.

  • The number of years of professional experience you have isn't important to us.

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