Web UI/UX Designer at Messari

New York City · Full Time
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Job Description

The cryptoasset industry is growing rapidly, but filtering quality projects from scams poses a challenge to the community and threatens long term adoption. Are you looking for opportunities in the industry, but concerned about the hype? Do you want to be help people parse signals from noise, ship product, and build a community?

Messari is a New York based startup backed by some of the industry’s top investors. Our mission is to promote transparency and smarter decision-making within this emerging ecosystem by building a free, global, and open-source data library for cryptoasset projects.

We are seeking a talented designer to join our team. As we are an early-stage startup, you will take ownership of the UI/UX vision for our product in its entirety, and drive it from ideation to implementation. You will build and iterate mockups, and design studies to get feedback and improve the designs. As core member of the product team and voice of the user, you will be involved with all stages of development.

You must be comfortable working in a fast-paced startup environment, and looking for an entrepreneurial role where you can take ownership of your work with little hand-holding.

Skills and Experience:
Ownership of the UI/UX product vision
Drives product from ideation to low fidelity to high fidelity mockups
Drives user studies and improves products from a holistic point-of-view
Familiarity with design tools like Sketch

Preferred qualifications:
Strong interest in cryptoassets
Experience with open source communities
Experience with user generated content

Our world-class database will be relied on by major industry participants, investors of all stripes, and the broader public, including governments and regulators. To build this, we are constructing our product team around these core values:

- Empathy and relentless focus on UX
- Ship early, get feedback often
- Elegant systems often, but not always, lead to happy customers
- Modularize, refactor, and document

As an early member of our team you will be working directly alongside our senior developers, product manager, and business team, and fit is critically important to us. If you align well with these values, and are looking for the opportunity to challenge yourself, we would love to hear from you!

Messari is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Messari does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. Messari also strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

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What We're Building

Messari is building a free, global, and open-source data library for cryptoasset projects. Our mission is to promote transparency and smarter decision-making within this emerging ecosystem.

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Ryan Selkis
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Hector Rosekrans
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Ben O'Neill
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Net Jacobsson
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Mo ElBibany
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