Designer at ZURB

Needed: A Designer with a desire to change the world

About the position

You're passionate about design and people. You believe in designing products that have a purpose and aren't just pretty pixels. You want to make the world better for people online.

We're a team of driven product designers, engineers and writers who believe in rapid prototyping, multi-device design and teaching people how to design. We've been around since 1998, creating world-class products that hundreds of millions of people actually use. We believe Design, with a capital "D", can change the world, and we ensure it does. We need your help to build better products that solve problems and meet user needs.

We're looking for someone with a diverse knowledge of product design, everything from solving interaction problems with sketches to layering in visual design to front-end code. We need someone who doesn't shy away from interacting with clients or standing up for their design decisions.

Working closely together with the team, a typical day might consist of sketching for a client project while creating hi-fi wireframes for another or you might brainstorm ideas for one of the apps in our product suite. You'll work closely with Design Leads on presenting your designs to clients. Enjoy lunch with the team in our swank new building then move into front-end code using our responsive framework, Foundation. In between it all, you'll work with the various Design Leads, who will coach you through tough problems and challenge your own assumptions. You'll go home knowing that you accomplished a great deal to create wins for the team, yourself and people online. And you'll have learned new design techniques, processes and skills from the Leads and your fellow ZURBians, which is just one of the many perks of the job.

What you bring to the table

As a Designer, we'd like you to have the following experience:

  • Strong background in design, User Interaction and Visual Design
  • Ability to clearly express yourself both in person and on paper
  • Comfortable presenting your work to clients and working with feedback
  • Front-end development, such as HTML/CSS
  • While not required, being comfortable with these would be nice: Foundation, Javascript, Rails, jQuery, Sass

What skills are we looking for?

  • Interaction Design
    Wireframing, flow
  • Visual Design
    Creating layouts and hierarchy, illustrations and compelling visual design elements
  • Front-End Development
    Coding using our responsive framework, Foundation
  • Design Strategy
    Conducting user research, user interviews and creating user stories
  • Presence
    Working directly with clients and Leads on projects
  • Communication
    Writing client emails
  • Client Relationships
    Hopping on client calls and being comfortable with explaining your design decisions
  • Work Sessions
    Holding work sessions off-site and on-site
  • Internal Products
    Working on internal projects, such as University, our product suite and

A little more about us

ZURB is a close-knit team based in Campbell, CA. We've been alive since 1998 (that's 91 in dog years), have helped more than 200 startups to design some kick-ass online products and created 14 products of our own. Our customers range from large, well-known companies (Netfilx, Salesforce, Zazzle, Facebook, Yahoo, and the New York Stock Exchange) to brand-new start-ups just finding their feet (Qik, They all came to us because of our reputation for delivering killer ideas that work.

Ready for world domination?

If so, just shoot us an email to and include the following:

  • A catchy subject line
  • Your top 3 skills
  • Your best teamwork tactic
  • Your URL and résumé
  • Why you want to work at ZURB
ZURB is the perfect blend of start up and profitable company.
Matt Kelly, Partner & Product Lead