Product Designer Job Description Template

Product designers are in charge of the entire product creation process. They are ultimately responsible for discovering and defining a problem, and then empathically designing a solution. The skills that a product designer must have range from technical to human-centered design. Product designers take part in user research, prototyping, visualization, testing, analyzing, and communicating.

Share

Product design encompasses multiple aspects of the design process. Product designers can also be referred to as UX designers, UI designers, interaction designers, and information architects. This largely depends on the size of the company and the diversity of the design department.

A product designer plays an important role during all stages of product development. They must be skilled at translating the goal of the product into a functional user experience and nurturing that experience as the product matures through different stages of the product life cycle.

When hiring product designers, it’s important to understand that experience matters. The role requires proven leadership abilities, technical skills, and the ability to make tough decisions in favor of the customer.

Product Designer Job Description and Ad Template

Copy this template, and modify it as your own:

Copy to Clipboard

Company Introduction

{{Write a short and catchy paragraph about your company. Make sure to provide information about the company’s culture, perks, and benefits. Include office hours, remote working possibilities, and anything else you think makes your company interesting.}}

Job Description

We are seeking a Product Designer with a passion for finding solutions that allow customers to intuitively use our products. The ideal candidate will be skilled at each stage of the design process but always focused on the needs of the customer.

You will work with other designers and cross-functional team members and will rely heavily on both qualitative and quantitative data to make informed decisions.

Responsibilities

By partnering with cross-functional teams and customers, you will turn your insights into delightful products in a creative environment that requires proven leadership skills and the ability to execute a creative vision.

More responsibilities in detail:

  • Set design requirements based on information from internal teams and user research.
  • Identify new product improvement opportunities.
  • Analyze how a new product satisfies market needs and consumer preferences.
  • Stay up to date on current industry trends and market conditions.
  • Coordinate with other design team members to ensure consistent and accurate communication.
  • Modify and revise existing designs to meet changing customer preferences.
  • Work closely with product engineers to suggest improvements for products and processes.
  • Present product design ideas to cross-functional teams and senior leadership.
  • {{Add other relevant responsibilities here}}

Requirements

  • Proven experience in all phases of the design process including user research, copywriting, wireframing, prototyping, visual design, interaction design, and usability testing
  • An intuitive eye for customer needs beyond the obvious
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional team members
  • Ability to collect and interpret both qualitative and quantitative feedback
  • A well-rounded portfolio of client work, demonstrating a strong understanding of client objectives
  • Ability to effectively communicate and persuade around design concepts
  • Passion for design; not satisfied with the status quo and always thinking of ways to improve
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Dynamic, creative personality, effective at engaging and influencing a variety of audiences
  • Provide assistance to product engineers when needed
  • Recommend new tools and technologies by staying abreast of the latest trends and techniques
  • {{List education level or certification you require}}
See also:Toptal’s growing, community-driven list of essential Product interview questions

Recent Product Articles by Toptal Designers

Find the right Product interview questions

Read a list of great community-driven Product interview questions.
Read them, comment on them, or even contribute your own.

Read the Questions

Hire a Top Product Designer Now

Toptal helps you hire product designers for your mission-critical design projects such as mobile apps or SaaS applications. Top companies and start-ups trust Toptal to hand-select the world’s best product design freelancers and manage the hiring process.

See Their Profiles

Angela Ji

Product DesignerIllustrationAdobe Creative SuiteiOSAdobe SuiteWireframingLogo DesignBrandingArtificial Intelligence (AI)User Experience (UX)Mobile DesignUser Interface (UI)UX Architecture + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since January 29, 2016

Angela is a full-stack UI/UX product designer, multidisciplinary designer, and creative director with over 15 years of experience She's an expert in UI, UX, mobile design, web design, responsive design, marketing design, advertising, branding, presentation design as well as experience in designing for integrated marketing strategy, social media campaigns, sales/business initiatives, and more.

Show More

Andrijana Mrkela

Product DesignerAdobe PhotoshopUX DesignUser FlowsWeb DesignWireframingUX PrototypingUser Experience (UX)SketchUser Interface (UI)Information Architecture (IA)Digital DesigneCommerce + 0 more

CroatiaToptal Member Since May 15, 2017

Andrijana is an experienced UX and UI specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the industry. Skilled in digital strategy, wireframing, UX design, UI design, and prototyping, she is a keen problem solver and creative thinker. Andrijana's designs are driven by data, ensuring she delivers an immersive experience to the targeted audience.

Show More

Eric Müller Moreno

Product DesignerBrandingMobile UI DesignUser Interface (UI)User Experience (UX)Creative DirectionSketch 3Innovative UXDashboard DesignInternet of Things (IoT) + 0 more

GermanyToptal Member Since November 23, 2015

Eric is an award-winning designer with a strategic approach focused on products with more than ten years of experience. With in-depth experience working with top companies like IBM, Deloitte, Universal Music, and Inbev, Eric's created many B2B/B2C platforms and data visualization but also has a strategic view that contributes to startup projects that need a holistic approach.

Show More

Marti Bruno

Product DesigneriOSBrand GuidelinesAndroidProtoypingUI DesignUser Experience (UX)BrandingUser Interface (UI)MicrointeractionsSketchVisual DesignFreelance Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since January 7, 2019

Martí is a senior UI/UX designer based in New York. For the past several years, Martí's been designing digital products for the following industries: banking, hospitality, fashion, healthcare, pharmaceutical, automotive, and software. His past clients include Hewlett-Packard, Hilton Hotels, Deutsche Bank, Seat, Grifols, Asics, The Ritz-Carlton Group, Al Rajhi Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank, and Northeastern University.

Show More

Alexandre Brito

Product DesignerUser Experience (UX)Mobile PrototypesUI DesignUser ResearchUsability TestingSketchAxure RP ProResponsive Web Design (RWD)Mobile App DesignUX StrategyeCommerce DesigneCommerce UI + 0 more

PortugalToptal Member Since May 3, 2016

Alexandre is a user experience designer and strategist with 12+ years of experience working for companies like Deutsche Bank, Philips, Vodafone, KLM, Intel, Pernod Ricard, Asics, and Toyota. He designs better ways for customers to experience products and services that improve their lives as well as the business' bottom line. What drives Alexandre is simplifying complex things, understanding behavior, and creating real, innovative experiences.

Show More

Gokhun Guneyhan

Product DesignerUser Interface (UI)UI DesignWeb DesignMobile App DesignUX TestingSaaS DesignUsability TestingWireframingProtoypingUser Experience (UX)SketchMobile Design + 0 more

United KingdomToptal Member Since November 25, 2015

Gokhun is an interaction designer with several years of experience and special interest and expertise in marketplace and wellness startups. He's worked with various startups in the US and the UK as a contractor or freelancer. In his career, he's done the entire project life cycle from user research and user testings to creating user flows, wireframes, UIs, and prototypes.

Show More

Quan Do

Product DesignerSketchFigmaIllustrator CCVisual DesignData VisualizationUI DesignUX AnalysisArt DirectionCreative DirectioniOS App DesignAndroid App DesignInformation Architecture (IA) + 0 more

AustraliaToptal Member Since April 10, 2017

Quan has designed digital experiences for more than 11 years, including working with the international eCommerce platform Luxury Escapes and the high-growth Australian fintech startup Simply Wall St. Quan focuses on understanding his clients' business and their challenges through effective communication. He delivers well-crafted, scalable and considered design solutions which are also thought out for development.

Show More

Ruben Oliveira

Product DesignerAdobe PhotoshopSketchAdobe Experience Design (XD)Adobe IllustratoriOSAndroidWebUser Interface (UI)User Experience (UX)Prototyping + 0 more

PortugalToptal Member Since May 24, 2018

Ruben is a product designer with 15 years of experience who's passionate about solving problems through design and seeing how those solutions influence the world we live in. He has been involved in all stages of design working with popular brands, has a collaborative and user-centered process, and values attention to detail.

Show More

Danielle Thompson

Product DesignerWeb DesignMobile App DesignUI DesigniOS UI DesignResponsiveDigital DesignDigital Product DesignSketchAdobe PhotoshopUX DesigniOS + 0 more

CanadaToptal Member Since November 21, 2015

Danielle is a seasoned UX/UI product designer, specializing in the fintech market. Collectively, she's helped companies raise over 18 million in seed and VC funding in the last two years. Her interfaces have serviced over 100 million users. Data drives Danielle's designs which are often powered by React. She believes in staying lean and testing regularly. Danielle works well in small teams and with first-time founders.

Show More

Jenna Law

Product DesignerSketchiOSWireframingUser ResearchVisual DesignUI DesignUX DesignOmniGraffleAdobe CCBrand DesignUser Experience (UX)Web Design + 0 more

United StatesToptal Member Since April 20, 2017

Jenna is an award-winning director of design. She has partnered with clients such as Microsoft, Jaguar, UK Government, GSK, Jack Daniels, and more for over 13 years. Her unique hybrid of skills—of UI, UX, brand, and product design—has seen her exceed business and user expectations time and again. Jenna's process for success is to be always user-focused, experience-driven, and design-led.

Show More

Sign up now to see more profiles.

Start Hiring

Toptal Connects the Top 3% of Freelance Talent All Over The World.

Join the Toptal community.