Fitbit: Senior Designers

Posted by | September 17, 2010 | Web Professional Jobs Blog


Location: San Francisco, CA


Fitbit is a San Francisco startup that makes a tiny fitness tracking
device that connects to a personal health management website. We place a
lot of emphasis on design across all aspects of our products from
industrial design to packaging to website interaction and aesthetics.??
We’re building a design team of epic awesomeness. Are you awesome?

You’ll be part of a design team that is responsible for:
  • Designing the interaction, layout, and visual look of our personal
    health management website/dashboard at This will require a
    strong focus on data visualization infographics.??
  • Developing the UI and interaction for personal fitness hardware
    products. You’ll have to make the most of tiny screens (104×16 pixel to
    128×32 pixel displays).??
  • Creating wireframes and Photoshop mockups.??
  • Working with various stakeholders, from product managers to customer
    support, to the engineers who will convert your mockups into working
  • Proposing A/B tests, working with engineers to implement the tests and then evaluating the results.??
  • Conducting and/or participating in informal usability tests.?
  • Designing intuitive packaging, manuals, and retail displays, kiosks, and the like.??
You possess:?
  • A demonstrated ability to turn complex communication challenges into simple, elegant designs.
  • An abiding love for good user experience design, and ability to place
    yourself in the role of the person you are designing for.??
  • Experience designing complex interfaces such as web apps.
  • A demonstrated understanding of typographical technique, layout principles, color theory, and web design standards.
  • An understanding of modern HTML, CSS, and JavaScript techniques.
  • An intimate knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, and other industry standard design tools.
  • Knowledge of digital production design techniques (e.g. when to save an image as a PNG versus a PDF, or a GIF versus a JPG).
  • Experience or strong interest in data visualization or infographics.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, a sense of humor, and a
    desire to make the world a better place through exceptional design.?
Bonus points for any of the following:
  • Illustration, photography, or motion graphics chops.
  • iPhone/Android/mobile design experience.
  • Packaging, EGD, or industrial design experience.
  • Print design experience (such as the ability to perform a press check).
  • Ability to sling your own JS, HTML, or CSS (so we can prototype designs before getting engineering involved).
  • Interest in fitness and health.
This position is located at Fitbit headquarters in San Francisco, CA. It’s a fun place to work, and it’s only gonna get funner.
About Fitbit Inc.
Fitbit is a consumer electronics company inspiring people to live
healthier lifestyles. The startup’s flagship product is the Fitbit
Tracker, which measures the wearer’s movement in three dimensions and
calculates steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, and sleep
activity. The Tracker syncs wirelessly to, where users can
input additional data and track their fitness using a plethora of charts
and graphs, participate in group challenges, and more.
The Fitbit Tracker has won numerous prestigious industrial design
awards and has been reviewed positively in the Wall Street Journal,
Wired, Forbes, New York Times, Glamour, and others.
“Using the Fitbit Tracker is like having a personal trainer,
nutritionist and sleep doctor attached to your hip at all times,” wrote
Claire Cain Miller in the New York Times.
“Fitbit by a mile,” said Tim O’Reilly at TechCrunch50 in 2009. “They
understand what kind of business they are in. They know how their gonna
make money.”
Fitbit was founded in 2007 by longtime technology entrepreneurs James
Park and Eric Friedman. The company is well capitalized and is backed in
part by Foundry Group, True Ventures, and SoftTech VC.

To apply: Apply now!

All applications must include a portfolio link, either a website or a PDF stored somewhere where we can download it.

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