Head of Design

Prefer is building a platform to power a better future of work. We aim to empower anyone with skills and motivation to succeed as an independent professional. We are an early-stage technology company, founded by experienced entrepreneurs such as Scott Belsky (founder of Behance) and funded by top-tier venture investors such as Benchmark.

We are currently recruiting a Design Lead to join our team. Ideal candidates are fearless problem solvers excited to contribute to a small company in a wide variety of ways. Be in the front seat of setting the direction of the company during this critical time. This is an opportunity to be an early contributor at a startup focused on having impact on a changing industry while improving the lives of service professionals and the moms, families, and individuals who work with them.

Position is open in New York City or San Francisco.


  • Design and prototype elegant experiences for Service Professionals and Clients across multiple platforms (Web, Mobile, Tablet, Messaging)
  • Collaborate with Product Management, Engineering and User Research to ensure a smooth, user-driven product development process
  • Collaborate with Marketing to steward an awesome brand
  • Execute in a highly fluid startup environment where thought and initiative are valued

Desired Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience building and shipping products and features for mobile and desktop
  • An exceptional portfolio of (shipped) creative product design that showcases your visual and interaction design talents
  • Ability to self-manage multiple projects, deadlines and deliverables
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate with major stakeholders throughout the design process
  • Proficient in Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, or other design tools
  • Proficient in using prototyping tools such as Flinto, InVision, Pixate, FramerJS, etc.
  • Basic HTML/CSS & Javascript knowledge; Current on latest responsive design techniques
  • Experience running and consuming UX research to help inform product decisions
  • Experience developing high-level product strategy
  • A passion for solving complex interaction problems with real-world constraints

At Prefer, you’ll be able to…

  • Feel empowered by a design-centric team that puts our users front and center
  • Know that everything you do will matter. You’ll have direct impact and ownership over the direction of the product, company and strategy
  • Work with truly world-class teammates who care deeply about this problem and each other
  • Solve a problem that directly affects the livelihoods of people who often don’t have champions
  • Be in a supportive culture that values empowerment, service, hustle, and enthusiasm

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