Duolingo Senior Product Designer

Help us design the most downloaded education app in the world as we try to make education freely available to everyone.
Make Duolingo look great and work well.
 
Our mission at Duolingo is to develop the best education in the world and make it universally available. With over 300 millions users, we are the most popular language learning application in the world. But we’ve got more left to do — and that’s where you come in! You’ll help create and define a cohesive user experience throughout products like Duolingo, the Duolingo English Test, and the Tinycards app, amongst others. From composing individual screens into flows to collaborating closely with our Art team on illustrations, you’ll have the autonomy to work on high-impact features that are transforming the future of education.
 
This role reports to the VP of Design as a member of the Design team, the instrumental creative partner in most projects at Duolingo—from our mobile apps and website to the brand voice and email newsletters, and even community events. At Duolingo, we take pride in and agonize over crafting a user-friendly (and fun) experience for everyone.

You will...
  • Work on the user experience across multiple Duolingo products, on mobile and web
  • Work closely with other designers to develop and expand product design patterns
  • Help engineers and product managers define both the long-term strategy and the short-term tactics for our products
  • Sometimes work on very broadly defined, loose concepts, and sometimes on narrowly defined, tactical features
  • Work in a highly collaborative fashion with the design and product teams
  • Consider all parts of the experience, from copy to animations to business model, when designing
You have...
  • An online portfolio with web or app design samples
  • Design experience in a consumer application, product, or software role
  • A desire to keep pushing your work until all details are attended to
  • The ability to explain your work, process, and decisions and seek feedback to help you produce your best work
  • Ability to relocate to Pittsburgh, PA or New York, NY
Exceptional candidates will have... 
  • 5+ years of experience working at a high-paced tech start-up
  • Experience with illustration or animation (or both)
  • Experience participating in or leading user research sessions
About Duolingo
Duolingo is the world's most popular way to learn a language. Our mission is to make education free and accessible to all.

Founded in 2011 by Luis von Ahn and Severin Hacker, the company is valued at $1.5B. It is the most downloaded education app in the history of the App Store and in 2019 became the top-grossing education app worldwide. The app has been awarded Apple's iPhone App of the Year and Android's Best of the Best.

Learning a new language used to be expensive; we believe it should be free. Over 1.2 billion people are learning a second language and most of them are learning English to improve their lives. Learning a new language is hard; we believe it can be fun. We use bite-sized lessons that feel like playing a game to keep our learners motivated.

With over 300 million learners we have unprecedented data insights on how people learn. Our teams of language learning scientists, machine learning engineers, and AI experts use this data to constantly improve our effectiveness. We're building a future in which the highest-quality education is accessible to all.