Director of Product Design




An Introduction to Forage

At Forage, we believe that talent is evenly distributed, but opportunity is not. We want every student to have the opportunity to build vital career skills and industry knowledge for free, and thus, give everyone the chance to discover and land their dream job.

Today, millions of candidates explore Forage virtual experiences to learn more about the unique and compelling work companies have to offer. Hundreds of firms (e.g. Goldman Sachs, BCG, JPMorgan, Accenture) around the world currently showcase their work and career paths on Forage. Our global reach means we can make a direct impact on the world’s future workforce.

This is a rare opportunity to be part of a fast-growing mission-oriented start-up with a global presence backed by world-class investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Blackbird, Telstra Ventures, Y-Combinator, FundersClub, SemperVirens, Arizona State University and others.

Role Description

We are looking for an experienced design leader to build out and lead our Design function. The ideal candidate will have experience growing aspiring individuals at every stage of their career, influencing cross-functional leadership on the importance of design, and a history of delivering best-in-class experiences that lead to impactful outcomes on time.

This is an opportunity to build a team and instill a design culture in the way you’ve always imagined, for a company with an incredible mission, and with a super passionate yet humble group of people. Responsibilities

Define and execute upon a vision for design, and how design affects our product, our processes, and our people

Manage, mentor and inspire a team of Product Designers that consistently delivers on projects with the level of design quality that functionally drives desired customer and business outcomes and emotionally moves our users

Foster a culture of exploration of new ideas, pushing the boundaries of how challenging problems can be solved through visual and UX

Provide design direction to continually up-level the quality of the design work

Partner closely and facilitate processes with cross functional team members and leadership across organizations

Scale design across the organization through strategic resourcing and prioritization and building out a design system for reuse

Collaborate closely with marketing to establish our brand

Develop design talent and clear career growth paths where designers can grow in their careers

Your Experience

Strong background and work experience in Product Design

Visual Design experience a plus

Proven leadership experience managing Product Design managers and individual contributors

Experience growing a strategic design practice, both from scratch and at a larger scale

Track record of leading design teams that deliver on time and drives successful customer and business outcomes

Excellent oral and written communication skills, and can inspire through engaging storytelling

Experience establishing a design system and deploying its usage across the org

Experience leading a successful visual brand refresh

Why work at Forage?

Forage is a small but dynamic team of builders who are passionate about equipping people with the skills to find their dream job. We are a global team, based in offices (and home offices) across Australia, the US and the UK. 

Working in our team includes the following benefits:

20 days of paid vacation leave

Company-sponsored 401(k) plan

Top-tier medical, vision, and dental plan for you and your dependents

Company-paid basic life insurance

Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), and Dependent Care FSA (DCFSA)

Home office setup stipend

Flexible work schedule

Equity compensation plan

Access to office space in NY and SF

Access to an employee assistance program and a professional development fund

18 weeks of fully paid parental leave for the primary caregiver and 8 weeks of parental leave for the non-primary caregiver

Full paid day off to celebrate a holiday of choice

Commuter benefits

We celebrate diversity and we want people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences to join our team. Even if you feel like you only have some of the qualities outlined in a Forage job description but you still feel like you are the right person for the job, we encourage you to apply. We do not discriminate based upon gender, race, ethnicity, religion, color, age, religion, disabilities, sexual orientation, or other applicable characteristics. Employment decisions are purely based on qualifications, skills, and business needs.

You’ll fit in at Forage if you’re different; if you stand out from the crowd; if you have a unique perspective and you like being creative. If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you! 

Colorado and New York Residents

Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and New York City Human Rights Law requires employers to provide the salary information for positions that are located in or can be remote from the State of Colorado or located in New York State. The median salary for this position is $210k USD plus equity. The final agreed-upon compensation is based on individual qualifications. Please email [email protected] for any questions.

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Salary and compensation

No salary data published by company so we estimated salary based on similar jobs related to Marketing and Marketing jobs that are similar:

$60,000 — $100,000/year


San Francisco, California, United States