Director of Design

At Hippo, we are known for the exceptional quality and polish of our educational content. We are looking for someone to make this the case with our design as well. As the Director of Design, you will lead visual design for the company. Most of your time will be spent on our products and their user interfaces, but you will also work on the design of outward-facing communications such as advertisements and brochures. You’ll help define and refine a compelling style and aesthetic for the company and ensure that it’s consistently implemented across all mediums. Though you will focus on producing exceptional visual design, bringing a strong foundation in UX principles will be critical to your success as well.


  • BA/BS degree, preferably in a design-related field

  • At least 5 years of experience designing technology products

  • Skilled in creating high-fidelity mockups in Photoshop

  • Working knowledge of HTML/CSS (familiarity with front-end development technologies a big plus)

  • Strong communication and project management skills

  • Ability to work directly with developers to implement your designs

  • A massive sense of humor, optimism, and an ability to roll with lots of changes as they present themselves

  • Residence in the Los Angeles area or able to travel to Los Angeles frequently for multi-day working sessions as needed


  • Full time with mixture of remote and on-site responsibilities

  • 6 weeks paid vacation

  • Highly competitive salary, 401k, and benefits package

  • Please feel free to contact with any questions


Send us your resume and portfolio to We'll get back to you within a few days if we think you could be a great fit here at Hippo.