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Social image editing app and creative community

Principal Designer (Design Systems & Operations)
United Kingdom
Job Description / Skills Required

We’re looking for a seasoned leader with a passion for design systems and a proven track record to join PicsArt as Principal Designer to help define ours.

As the lead for design infrastructure, they’ll help us define the strategy for the system as well as craft and direct the look, feel, and interaction of our entire product experience. They’ll set our growing design and engineering teams up for success by enabling them to deliver consistent, coherent and configurable interfaces — fostering a culture of teamwork and collaboration throughout.

Additionally, they will champion good design operations by focusing on efficiency, tooling, processes and practices.

This is a rare opportunity to join an extremely fast-paced and dynamic global consumer tech company. PicsArt is the world’s #1 creative platform and social editing app with more than 150M monthly active creators and an install base of more than 1 billion! This position can be based in the UK.

  • Define the PicsArt design system from infancy. Lead (and grow) the new team that will be responsible for it;
  • Design beautiful, expressive and intuitive visual, motion and interaction patterns across all platforms (iOS, Android, Web, tooling);
  • Own the documentation and principles for why components, styles and patterns matter and how they are applied in design and code;
  • Evangelise and articulate the use of the system across all of PicsArt by influencing and collaborating effortlessly with Designers, PMs and Software Engineers.
Required Qualifications:
  • Deep design systems knowledge;
  • Demonstrable experience building scalable design architecture;
  • Expert knowledge of iOS, Android and responsive web design standards and best practices (bonus points for understanding the code behind them);
  • Strong leadership and strategic skills;
  • A mastery of communication, collaboration and stakeholder management - comfortable articulating decisions and ‘cutting through noise’;
  • Extremely high attention to detail. A champion of design excellence, consistency and high standards of craft;
  • Strong operational skills with a proven record of streamlining the design process, removing impediments and implementing processes and workflows;
  • Experience mentoring Designers and teams;
  • A mastery of most design and prototyping tools (especially Figma).
What we seek and value most in our candidates 
Professionalism in both soft and hard skills; motivation to grow, learn and share, positive attitude, flexibility, transparency, ownership and the most important - passion and commitment.  
PicsArt is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law. 
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PicsArt is the world’s #1 creative platform and social editing app that’s leading the visual storytelling revolution. With more than 150 million monthly active creators, the PicsArt community creates, remixes and shares nearly 1 billion images every month. The company has amassed one of the largest open-source collections of content in the world, including free-to-edit photos, stickers and more. PicsArt is available in 30 languages for free and as a subscription on iOS, Android and Windows devices. Headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Yerevan, Armenia, Moscow, Beijing, Tokyo, and Los Angeles, PicsArt is backed by Sequoia Capital, DCM Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, and Siguler Guff and Company.
The #14 most downloaded app of 2019 
PicsArt has worked with big brands such as Taylor Swift, Will Smith, Kim Kardashian, Gwen Stefani, DJ Snake, Maroon 5 and Meghan Trainor on community challenges that generate tens of millions of organic, fan-generated impressions and shares on social media. We need smart, passionate people to help us reach our first billion creators!