Director of Design

Location: San Francisco, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

About Zipongo

Zipongo is a digital nutrition platform that takes the guesswork out of healthy eating with personalized meal recommendations based on biometrics and food preferences. We work with employers, health plans and wellness companies to reduce chronic disease and improve the health of their employees and members. Our solution delivers real-time support for all the places a person makes food decisions – at home, at work, at the grocery story, and at restaurants. Pointing users to the healthiest recipe and menu choices reduces the likelihood of making poor food choices based on convenience, cost and other factors.

We're on a mission to reduce chronic disease by making it easy to eat well. Are you ready to join our team and make a difference?

About you:

Zipongo is looking for an experienced designer and leader to drive the vision and implementation of our digital products and help take our brand to the next level.

As Director of Design, you will lead a strong, motivated group of designers across all platforms (web, iOS, and Android) to create one beautiful, fluid customer experience and a unified brand vision. You will collaborate closely with leaders across Product Management, Marketing, and Engineering to create the next generation of experiences that will guide our users on their personal health journeys. You will report into the VP of Product and Strategy.


  • Establish a product design vision for a consistent Zipongo experience
  • Collaborate and strategize with key stakeholders to bring the Zipongo brand to life through digital, print, video, and email
  • Manage a team of product and marketing designers in the execution of both the product roadmap, creative brand strategy and other key brand and creative initiatives that support Zipongo’s growth and experience
  • Recruit, nurture and retain top-tier talent
  • Evolve, strengthen, and evangelize a world-class design culture
  • Build strong working relationships with leaders across functions including, Product Management, Marketing, Engineering and Partnerships
  • Evolve Zipongo's user-centered approach to design while effectively translating user data and insights into better design decisions

What we’re looking for:

  • You have 10+ years experience designing and delivering user-centered, consumer experiences across platforms
  • You have 5+ years of people management experience and demonstrated experience leading design teams
  • You have a knack for leading, inspiring, and mentoring designers
  • You possess deep knowledge of user-centered design methods, experience working with and creating design systems, IxD and conducting user research
  • You understand the big picture for the company, product, and the brand and have a desire to help shape it as the voice of design
  • You are able to connect the dots between human-centered design and business objectives and understand the value exchange created when they intersect.
  • You are a great communicator (verbal, written, and visual) who has the ability to influence and build consensus across teams and within company leadership
  • You are able to present ideas effectively to peers and to leadership
  • You are able to manage time, projects, and resources to ensure projects are completed on time and on budget
  • Passionate about the latest design trends, tools, and technology
  • Excellent portfolio showcasing visual design and interaction design across many platforms
  • Preferred: BA/BS or MFA/MS in Design or design-related field

To all recruitment agencies (unless otherwise notified in writing): Zipongo does not accept agency resumes.  Please do not forward resumes to our job alias, Zipongo employees or any other Zipongo company location.  Zipongo is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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