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Principal Product Designer - Europe Remote

Date:  Nov 17, 2021

Winterthur, 8401 Barcelona, B, ES, 08019 Berlin, DE, D-10587 Amsterdam, NL, 1012 AB London, GB, ECR4R 1 BR Munich, DE, 80333 Dublin, IE, D24 E180

Company:  Vista

Who We Are:

Vista’s Customer Experience and Marketing organization serves, inspires and delights customers – and helps others in our organization do the same. From the simplest interaction on our website to how people take in our advertising and communications, we are obsessed with delivering value. We know our customers’ needs, and we strive to exceed their expectations. Touching every element of the business, we’re here to grow and build the Vista brand, reach new audiences and offer the best possible experience for every customer.

We are looking for a Principal Product Designer – Design Systems to join our newly formed design systems team.


What You Will Do:

  • Design and evolve a multi-product and multi-platform design system, establishing a global design language and guiding principles for product and brand systems across our entire product experience
  • Collaborate with peers throughout the product ecosystem to drive cross-functional alignment, define strategy and guide the direction of the system
  • Develop design system tools, processes and workflows for product managers, designers and engineers
  • Provide measurably effective impact by elevating user experiences, and delivering cohesive, on-brand experiences at scale
  • Build a refined suite of reusable components, patterns and templates guided by established design principles and UX research
  • Help create an action plan for achieving system-wide ADA and WCAG compliance. Define and analyze key performance metrics to track system adoption and performance
  • Define an outcome-based roadmap for Design System work based on business goals /OKR's, user needs and input from adjacent teams and company leadership
  • Be an enthusiastic advocate for the design system through communication and community building and promote a culture of product design excellence
  • Lead governance efforts to outline processes for implementation, contribution and feedback

Your Qualifications:

At Vista, we value the experiences that individual team members add to our culture. Please don't hesitate to apply even if you don't meet the exact qualifications, we look forward to learning more about you!

  • 10+ years working within a digital, design environment (agency and/or in-house) for a tech/retail/consumer brand
  • 5+ years experience designing, building and implementing digital products
  • 2+ years leading large-scale design system implementation
  • Proven technical understanding of how to architect scalable design systems within a product-driven company
  • Portfolio that demonstrates your work and process in building out scalable design systems

Nice to Have:

  • Excellent visual and typographic sensibility and experience in UX design, interaction and visual design, motion design, native app design, content strategy and information architecture
  • Ability to build strong cross-functional relationships and drive excellence with design, creative, technology and product partners
  • Ability to guide the design direction with internal design teams and agencies while adhering to customer experience objectives and product best practices
  • Expertise in prototyping to test and demonstrate interactions, flows and component functionality
  • Deep understanding of processes and workflows around governance and maintenance of large-scale design systems
  • Experience building design systems that can flex for multi-brand and multi-product organisations
  • Designer/developer hybrid, frontend development experience
  • Motion design and animation skills


Why You'll Love Working Here:

Being at Vista means that you don’t see work as just a building, a desk or a manufacturing floor. You see it as a chance to take a step forward in your career journey – and your life. We strive to give you everything you need to learn, grow, and succeed. Through innovation, collaboration, and perpetual exposure to what’s next, we’re always pushing boundaries and broadening our horizons. We embrace the chance to operate outside of our comfort zone to discover what we’re capable of. Some might call that a challenge; we just call it another great day at work.

Vista has received numerous recognitions including a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) naming us a Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality. We also earned a place as one of the best remote-first workplaces in the U.S. and on the Boston Best Places to Work list from Built In. In addition, Vista’s CEO, Robert Keane, was recently honored with Comparably’s Best CEOs award, listing him among the top CEOs according to employees. Vista offers numerous support systems including Employee Resource Groups like Pride, Mosaic, and Women in Technology, and special interests communities to foster awareness, respect, and inclusion within the workplace.

We're Remote-First:

In 2020, Vista adopted a Remote-First operating model and culture. We heard from our team members that having the freedom, autonomy and trust in each other to work from home and, the ability to operate when they are most productive, empowers them to be their best. Vista also provides collaboration spaces for team members to work physically together when it's safe to do so and when in-person collaboration will deliver the best results. Currently we are enabled to hire remote team members in over 30 US States as well as several countries in Europe, including Spain, Germany, UK, Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

About Us:

As an e-commerce powerhouse, Vista creates customer value (and delight) through accessible, cutting-edge technology. We are the marketing partner to millions of small businesses around the world. For more than 20 years, we have helped small businesses look and feel credible through high-quality marketing products and solutions that include signage, logo apparel, promotional products, face masks, flyers, postcards, business cards, websites and digital marketing. With Vista, small businesses are able to create and customize their marketing with easy-to-use digital tools and design-templates, or by receiving expert graphic design support. In 2020, Vista acquired 99designs to expand its design offering via a worldwide community of more than 150,000 talented designers to make it easy for designers and clients to work together to create designs they love. Vista is focused on making great marketing and design accessible to every small business owner, allowing them to create a cohesive brand image for use in-store, online and on-the-go.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Vista, a Cimpress company, is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, nationality, age, religion, citizenship, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender presentation, legal or preferred name, marital status, pregnancy, family structure, veteran status or any other basis protected by human rights laws or regulations. This list is not exhaustive and, in fact, in many cases, we strive to do more than the law requires.

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