Job Detail

Head of Design at PicsArt
San Francisco, CA, US

Reporting to the CPO, the Head of Design will be responsible for leading a global team of designers and guiding PicsArt towards a world-class user experience through high-quality product and user interface decisions.  PicsArt’s mission is to empower the visual storyteller in all of us. We know how difficult it can be to produce a piece of visual work--whether it’s a selfie, a photo of your friends, a video of your kids, a meme, a fan image, a sign for your small business, a social media ad, or a birthday card for a friend--that expresses what you want to say and makes you feel proud. For decades, only a small group of people could learn the complex (and pricey!) tools to achieve this. PicsArt’s goal since its founding has been to lower that bar and enable everyone in the world with a device to make something awesome using the power of today’s cutting-edge technology and through the power of a creative community that shares, inspires, and remixes visual content.  As the 14th most downloaded app of 2019, PicsArt is already the world’s #1 creative platform with more than 1 billion downloads to date and a monthly active creator base of more than 150M people. However, we believe we’re just getting started, as mobile devices help us capture more and more visual content and as AI increasingly expands the possibilities of tooling. We are a company that believes deeply in focusing on people and respecting their creativity. We have a huge opportunity ahead of us to make our editing experiences world-class, to grow our creator community, to expand to new use cases of visual storytelling, and to invent new tools and technologies in the photo and video space. We’ve love to find the perfect person to help us get there.

Responsibilities

Manage, mentor, hire and inspire a global team of product designers

Establish and evolve systems and processes that enable the best design work to occur as well as a culture of deep collaboration and learning

Manage a tight ship on design execution and its partnership with product management, engineering, research and data to ensure deep care for the details

Get involved in key projects from the conceptual phase to giving feedback on in-progress design work to following up post launch to glean lessons and make iterative improvements.

Play a big role in defining our product strategy and roadmap

Help tell PicsArt’s design story internally 

What kinds of people would be a good fit for this role?

You’ve played a significant design leadership role at a prior organization and helped that company establish a strong design culture with a track record of great work. You know how to work effectively with the heads of engineering, product, marketing, data, and more. 

You love to mentor designers at all phases of their career, including early-career designers, and you can effectively help them grow and flourish. 

You are a great communicator, especially in written form or over video-conference. You don’t mind working across screens with people all over the world. 

You are a simplifier. You understand how to take complex workflows and tools and transform them to something easy to understand, with progressive disclosure for mastery. 

You have a good eye for high-quality visuals and usable interactions. 

You are humble and open-minded. You love to learn, and you believe in being data-informed. You adapt quickly to new information, and you are not afraid to admit mistakes or change course.   

Bonus: you have expertise with creative tools. You’ve managed remote teams. You have experience with AI.    

REQUIRED: Portfolio featuring examples of work you’ve led, plus excellent references.

What we seek and value most in our candidates

Professionalism in both soft and hard skills; motivation to grow, learn and share, positive attitude, flexibility, transparency, ownership and the most important - passion and commitment. 

ABOUT US

PicsArt is the world’s #1 creative platform and social editing app that’s leading the visual storytelling revolution. With more than 150 million monthly active creators, the PicsArt community creates, remixes and shares nearly 1 billion images every month. The company has amassed one of the largest open-source collections of content in the world, including free-to-edit photos, stickers and more. PicsArt is available in 30 languages for free and as a subscription on iOS, Android and Windows devices. Headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Yerevan, Armenia; Moscow; Beijing; Tokyo; and Los Angeles, PicsArt is backed by Sequoia Capital, DCM Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, and Siguler Guff and Company.

The #14 most downloaded app of 2019

PicsArt has worked with big brands such as TaylorSwift, Will Smith, Kim Kardashian, Gwen Stefani, DJ Snake, Maroon5 and Meghan Trainor on community challenges that generate tens of millions of organic, fan-generated impressions and shares on social media. We need smart, passionate people to help us reach our first billion creators!