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Product Designer

at Kin + Carta Europe

Location: Prishtina

Department: Design

About Kin + Carta

Want to help build a world that works better for everyone? Kin + Carta is a global digital transformation consultancy that makes a difference to the billions who now work, play, shop, communicate and share online.

Join a global team of curious and diverse minds in connecting people, data and technology to produce amazing experiences for some of the world’s most influential companies. Become a maker, builder or creator as we explore the possibilities of sustainable digital technology, helping clients to rapidly innovate, modernize their systems, enable their teams, and optimize for continued growth. 

We focus on tech but we’re a proudly inclusive business with trust and human connection at its heart. People, the planet, and profit matter equally to us which is why we’re a certified B Corporation in the United States and Europe. 

About our Design team

As part of the team, you'll be working on products, services, and experiences for some of the world’s most influential companies. UX Researchers through Product Designers, Copywriters, and Campaign Creatives work in dedicated teams. Anyone who has worked at a startup, product company, or creative digital agency will feel right at home. We are involved from planning through to execution, being an advocate for the user at every step of the way. You'll help the team to make informed design decisions, placing the needs of the user and the business at the center of every piece of work.

About you

You’re primarily focused on human-centered design, backed by a broad knowledge of design patterns, art direction, iconography, typography, and colour theory. You can evidence a strong portfolio and experience in delivering projects across web and native apps. Experience evidenced in other digital channels/platforms is also welcomed. You’re concepting and visualizing solutions in response to the problems, ideas, and opportunities you help extract from users and partners. You drive your design decisions and rationalise them using research data, design principles, prototypes and the resulting user-testing insights. You’re most effective when collaborating with engineers, strategists and other team members to respond to the constraints of any project.

About the role

As a Senior Product Designer, you'll be critical to every project you are on; able to draw on your breadth of knowledge of product design principles and user experience methodologies to influence and lead many of the project's design decisions. You'll also be mentoring other designers, both in day-to-day project activities and as part of more formal career development across the Design team.

Designers at Kin + Carta are:

  • Designing, prototyping and building products used by people every day. 
  • Confident using Sketch or Figma, Google Workspace, Adobe CC suite and a variety of prototyping tools.
  • Client-facing, supporting the presentation of the team's latest design work.
  • Inquisitive and eager to continuously improve and learn.
  • Collaborative and ego-free, able to give and receive feedback to and from all team members regardless of role or level.
  • Experienced in Agile methodologies, and software development practices.
  • Actively involved in growing the team by finding and attracting talent.

As a Senior Product Designer at  Kin + Carta you:

  • Set the agenda and tempo for more junior members of the Design team.
  • Line-manage 1-2 team members and coach them to rapidly progress their careers and contribution to K+C.
  • Help define the strategic agenda of the Design team and its role at K+C.
  • Set the standards for the Product and Design teams in best practice.
  • Are a master of your craft, creative, and eager to take on tasks you've not tried before
  • Are the gatekeepers for the quality of the products you work on
  • Encourage product teams to experiment with new ways of working.
  • Explore new ways of generating ideas, bringing them to life and sharing them.
  • See the big picture and give user/business context for design decisions.
  • Are keen to present your own thinking, ideas and design work at pitches.
  • Use past experience and client knowledge to spot and resolve problems.
  • Up for challenging conversations if needed to get to the best product outcome.
  • Represent K+C publicly by participating in talks, events and conferences.

What we offer

  • This is a full-time position that comes with an attractive compensation;
  • Premium health insurance that guarantees fast access to contracted health services in Kosovo, Albania, North Macedonia, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Serbia, Slovenia, and Croatia;
  • Vacation Plan;
  • Great opportunity for career development;
  • Training policy for technical and other skills-related events, courses, and certifications;
  • Performance Policy that paves the roadmap for personal career development;
  • Mental Health Program
  • Hybrid working mode;
  • Access to e-learning platforms like Udemy, Coursera, etc;
  • Refreshments at our offices;
  • The annual team building that gathers together the offices from Prishtina, Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo, and Skopje.

Applying for the role

Please share examples of your work as PDFs or online case studies with your application. We’re interested in the activities you go through as you research, test and present your thinking and conclusions. For example; use of data, interviews, workshops, sketches, concepts, flows, experience maps, prototypes etc. ‘Finished’ visual designs are not the only focus here. All supplied examples will be handled in complete confidence.

Apply for this role

Whoever you are, wherever you’re from and whoever you love, you’ll find an open door at Kin + Carta. It’s yours to walk through if you’re passionate about building a better world for everyone, and you’re keen to be part of a diverse and inclusive culture that plays to people’s strengths and thrives on togetherness.