Product Design Intern (Fall/Winter) at Transfix

| Greater NYC Area
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Transfix, named one of Forbes' "Next Billion-Dollar Startups" in 2018, is the leading freight marketplace that's transforming the $800 billion trucking industry, connecting shippers to a national network of reliable carriers. Fortune 500 companies such as Anheuser-Busch, Unilever, and Target rely on Transfix to handle their most important FTL freight needs. With instant pricing tools, guaranteed capacity, data-driven insights, and reliable service, Transfix is changing the world of transportation one load at a time. Join us, and leave a positive impact on the environment as we help reduce the carbon footprint caused by the 65 billion wasted miles on the road.
Based in New York City, Transfix is backed by top VC firms including New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Canvas Ventures, and Lerer Hippeau.
The problems we solve everyday are real and require creativity, grit, and determination. We are building a culture that challenges norms while fostering experimentation and personal growth. We're hiring team members who are passionate and are energized by the vision to simplify and transform one of the largest and most complex industries through technology, data and a strong commitment to customers.
As a Product Design Intern, you will partner with your Product Design mentor and act as a voice for our users, advocating for their needs across the organization. 
If you’re excited about transforming an industry, being part of an innovative culture, and making a positive impact on the environment, send us your resume.

About the role

  • This internship is a 12 week, full-time program in our NYC office. You should be available to start in Winter 2019 or Spring 2020.
  • Flexible, part-time hours can be arranged depending on the candidate.


  • Partner with your Product Design mentor to help solve the complex needs of our users and customers in a two-sided marketplace. 
  • Oversee the user experience of a product from concept until launch (and then some), while collaborating with other product designers, product managers, and engineers on your team.
  • Contribute to high-level strategic decisions with the rest of your product and engineering team.
  • Practice presenting work and receiving feedback in a design critique setting.
  • Design mockups, prototypes, and design specifications. You’ll be creating portfolio-worthy projects and obtaining real-world experience working as a product designer on a cross-functional team.
  • Practice user-centered design, focusing not only on how the product looks but also how it works.
  • Learn how Transfix uses agile processes and iterative development to rapidly deliver solutions.

About you

  • You’re a creative problem-solver. You can understand user needs as well as technical or business limitations, create multiple design solutions, and partner with your mentor, engineers, and product managers to assess impact and feasibility.
  • You have initiative. You can drive your project forward, meet deadlines and manage time effectively. You’re a self-starter who also knows when to reach out for help.
  • You have a passion for design. You are obsessed with finding ways to improve interactions, products, or experiences in your daily life.
  • You can adapt to a fast-paced and fluid environment.
  • Pursuing a degree in interaction design, UX, or a related field, or have recently graduated from a full-time bootcamp course.
  • Portfolio showcasing recent school projects, freelance work, or even projects you have worked on in your spare time for fun. Please provide a link or PDF to your portfolio.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute on visual and interaction details.
  • Excellent communication skills. You can clearly articulate your design decisions.
  • Software proficiency in one or more of the following: Figma, Sketch, Invision

To all recruitment agencies: Transfix does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and will not be held responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Technology we use

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    • PostgreSQLDatabases


Transfix borders the famous Times Square neighborhood and is close to all the main subway lines – there is nothing you won't find here!

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What are some social events your company does?

Transfix has a culture committee dedicated towards creating events that cater to our team’s unique interests. From Game Night to Transfixgiving Dinner, our events are a healthy mix of both in-house team bonding to outdoor team building experiences.


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What are Transfix Perks + Benefits

Transfix Benefits Overview

Transfix covers 100% medical benefits for all full-time employees, as well as provides flexible paid vacation.

We have amazing catered lunches every Friday, and a kitchen that is stocked with snacks / drinks throughout the week. Depending on the season, we have avocados for days. Not to mention, there's enough cold brew on tap to win the Kentucky Derby!

Lastly, we have a cultural committee called "Guardians of the Galaxy" that meets bi-monthly to make sure each month has it's fair share of fun office events. Maintaining a fun and inclusive office culture that keeps employees engaged it very important to us.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Team workouts
Transfix's team fitness initiatives include in-office yoga and fitness classes weekly.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Company sponsored family events
Transfix sponsors family oriented events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Transfixers enjoy free lunch on Fridays from restaurants around NYC.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $5000.
Professional Development Benefits
Cross functional training encouraged
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Additional Perks + Benefits

Our Medical, Vision, and Dental plans are 100% paid—we got you covered!

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