Product Design Intern (Summer 2018)

| New York

Squarespace is a design-centric product company at heart which enables anyone to build a beautiful online presence. Product designers at Squarespace are embedded within product teams amongst product managers, engineers and researchers. Our product teams are deeply collaborative, and each member has wide responsibilities and freedom to act.

We are seeking promising designers for our first product design intern program to work alongside product designers in our teams. At Squarespace, you will work with the product team on our native and web applications. You will be challenged in an ambitious, ever-changing organization that values vision, execution, persistence, and flexibility. You will take ownership of our product by solving complex problems in simple, elegant ways.

This position reports to a senior designer in our NYC headquarters.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate on project briefs and scoping
  • Create rational, articulable, elegant solutions to complex problems
  • Create wireframes and early-stage prototypes
  • Continually seek to understand the capabilities and technical constraints of the systems with which you’ll be working
  • Deliver polished comps, flows and assets to team members
  • Participate in user research and testing, ensuring usability and product consistency
  • Follow both large and small projects through, beyond delivery
  • Collaborate on evolving our style guides

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled university student with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2019
  • An understanding of visual and user experience design
  • Great taste and aesthetic sensibility
  • Idealistic, yet pragmatic
  • Love of iterative development
  • Experience using Sketch
  • An understanding of web and mobile applications
  • An ambition to learn and build something great

A portfolio of relevant design work is required for consideration. It should illustrate your involvement and how you contributed to solving specific problems.

ABOUT SQUARESPACE

Squarespace makes beautiful products to help people with creative ideas succeed. By blending elegant design and sophisticated engineering, we empower millions of people — from individuals and local artists to entrepreneurs shaping the world’s most iconic businesses — to share their stories with the world. Squarespace’s team of more than 570 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin and Portland. For more information, visit www.squarespace.com/about. 

PERKS 
  • Free lunch and snacks
  • Dog-friendly workplace

Today, more than a million people around the globe use Squarespace to share different perspectives and experiences with the world. Not only do we embrace and celebrate the diversity of our customer base, but we also strive for the same in our employees. At Squarespace, we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • KafkaDatabases

Location

Squarespace is headquartered in the West Village of Manhattan, within walking distance from the 1, A, C, E, B, D, F, and M trains.
8 Clarkson Street, New York, NY 10014

Insider's spotlight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The entire Squarespace team, including our executive team, works in a beautifully designed open-plan office. The work-space layout and the flat culture Squarespace is known for, create a collaborative, friendly and fast-paced environment where new ideas and creativity are celebrated.

Otilia

Media Strategist

What does your typical day look like?

I start my day by moderating our social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram mostly) and replying to any comments we can help with. Then it's checking in with the Community Team on ongoing/upcoming projects, followed by getting on the grind of creating/rehearsing content for our in-person workshops or online webinars. And meetings!

Jose

Community Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've had the opportunity to work on three different teams in my time at Squarespace. Part of that is the nature of an evolving start up, but it’s also due to the flexibility and trust that the organization's leaders put in employees. If you're passionate about a particular project, you're able to spend time to make that initiative a reality.

Farah

Brand Manager

I work on the database team and our biggest challenge is scaling our architecture to handle query load with low latency. Collaboration with Engineering makes this happen. Each Engineering Team at Squarespace contributes in a unique way to make our platform as fast as possible for our customers.

Brian

Database Administrator

Perks of working here

401(K) Matching
401(K)
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Equity
Company Outings
Conferences & Training
Daily Meals Provided
Dental Benefits
Flex Work Hours
Game Room
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Pet-Friendly Office
Stocked Kitchen
Tuition Reimbursement
Unlimited Vacation
Vision Benefits
Volunteering Opportunities
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