Product Designer Web 3

Permanent employee, Full-time · UK/Ireland/Germany, Switzerland

Who we are:

The Cardano Foundation is an independent, Swiss-based not-for-profit organization. The Foundation is tasked with advancing the public digital infrastructure Cardano and works to anchor it as a utility for financial and social systems, thus empowering the digital architects of the future.

The Foundation facilitates the worldwide advancement of Cardano in enterprise applications. It develops infrastructure tooling—including where there may not be an immediate commercial use case—plus strengthens operational resilience, and drives diversity of on-infrastructure use cases as well as the development of sound and representative governance.

Another significant part of the Cardano Foundation’s mission is to engage with and support the Cardano community. The Foundation assists the development of tools the community can use to leverage Cardano to solve problems in new ways.

What you’ll be doing:

We are seeking an innovative and skilled Product Designer to join our Web3 development team. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of Web3 technologies, including blockchain, decentralized applications (dApps), and smart contracts. This role involves designing intuitive and engaging user interfaces for our Web3 products, ensuring an optimal user experience that aligns with the latest trends in blockchain technology.

This role is perfect for a creative and forward-thinking individual who is passionate about leveraging the potential of Web3 to create innovative and impactful user experiences. The Product Designer will play a crucial role in shaping the future of our Web3 products and delivering solutions that meet the unique needs of this emerging field.

In this position, you’ll have the following responsibilities:

  • UI/UX Design: Create user-centric designs for Web3 applications, focusing on usability, accessibility, and aesthetics. Develop wireframes, prototypes, and high-fidelity designs.

  • User Research: Conduct user research to gather insights about user needs and behaviors. Utilize these findings to inform design decisions and improve user experience.

  • Collaboration with Development Teams: Work closely with developers to ensure designs are feasible and implemented accurately. Understand and respect technical constraints while pushing the boundaries of Web3 design.

  • Design Systems: Develop and maintain design systems, ensuring consistency across all products and platforms.

  • Stay Updated: Keep up-to-date with the latest trends and advancements in Web3, blockchain technology, and design methodologies.

  • Feedback Integration: Incorporate user and stakeholder feedback into design iterations to continuously improve products.

  • Prototyping and Testing: Create interactive prototypes and conduct usability testing to validate and refine designs.

  • Cross-functional teamwork: Collaborate with marketing, product management, and engineering teams to align design vision with business goals and technical requirements.

What we look for in you:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or a related field.

  • Proven experience in UI/UX design, preferably in Web3, blockchain, or fintech industries.

  • Strong portfolio showcasing design work, with a focus on digital products.

  • Proficiency in design and prototyping tools (e.g., Sketch, Adobe XD, Figma).

  • Basic understanding of blockchain technology and its implications for user experience.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

  • Strong communication and collaboration abilities.

  • Experience with front-end development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript).

  • Knowledge of blockchain and/or Cardano, smart contracts, and dApp design principles.

  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process.

  • Familiarity with design for accessibility and inclusive design practices.

How you will create impact in this role:
Embark on a transformative journey at the Cardano Foundation, where your role as a Product Designer in Web3 is more than just crafting interfaces—it's about spearheading a paradigm shift from the existing Web2 technologies.

This evolution demands a fresh approach to user interaction, where ownership and responsibility are decentralized, placing more power in the hands of end users.
Your pivotal role resides in the ability to understand and learn from the user which will help the Cardano Foundation bring cutting edge products to market that are a joy to use for every newcomer to the dynamic web3 world.
About us

Cardano Foundation has incredible employees from over 24 nationalities, across 3 continents which you will work collegiately to grow the Foundation. 

Here at Cardano Foundation’s we are transparent, inclusive, passionate and innovative. As such our mission is to have a positive impact on global change and breed a harmonious working environment for our employees to flourish. 


Benefits:

  • Our employees have the flexibility and freedom to work from home with flexible working hours. 
  • All Cardano Foundation employees will have access to a personal annual learning budget dedicated to personal professional and personal development. 
  • A day a year is dedicated to a departmental team activity fun day out. 
  • Cardano Foundation gives the opportunity to its employees to dedicate a volunteering day to help the greater community or to be an expert in your field of work within the blockchain community. 
  • Employees are given additional day off for their birthday. 
  • Cardano Foundation also rewards days off as per established work anniversaries milestones.

Cardano Foundation strives to provide a diverse, inclusive and welcoming working environment. We are committed being a discrimination free organisation - including discrimination free space with regards to age, religion, race, nationality/ethnic origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


Applications from Recruitment Agencies
Cardano Foundation does not accept any applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Unsolicited applications will be treated as direct application regardless of the channel through which we receive them. 
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