Product Designer

Product Designer

Nairobi, Kenya

Details about this role

At Leta, we are building the Operating System for Logistics in Africa, using tech to help companies move goods more efficiently and grow more. By leveraging AI technology, we help companies track and optimize their deliveries and move goods across the continent.And we’re in good company: with customers like Chandaria Industries, Simbisa Brands (Galitos, ChickenInn and Pizza Inn) and ShopZetu using our platform to deliver faster and more efficiently. It’s not just good company, it’s a great team as well.We have a superstar team of smart people who previously worked at Delivery.com, Lori Systems, Deloitte, Kopo Kopo and have come together to solve for logistics across Africa. And we’re growing!

Role Summary

As a Product Designer, you will play a pivotal role in crafting innovative and user-centered solutions for our Leta Products. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including product managers, engineers, onboarding  and customer success, to create intuitive, easy-to-use & visually appealing designs that address user needs and business goals. Your designs will contribute to enhancing the user experience and driving the success of our products in the market.

Key Responsibilities

  • User-Centered Design: Understand, engage and empathize with user needs, behaviors, and pain points to create designs that provide exceptional user experiences.
  • Design Strategy: Collaborate with Product Managers and stakeholders to define design strategies that align with the overall product vision and business objectives.
  • Wireframing and Prototyping: Create wireframes, mockups, and interactive prototypes to visualize and communicate design concepts and interactions effectively.
  • Visual Design: Develop visually appealing and cohesive design systems, including color schemes, typography, icons, and other graphical elements, maintaining brand consistency.
  • Usability Testing: Work with end users to conduct usability testing and gather feedback to iterate on designs and enhance usability.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate with engineers to ensure the feasibility of design implementation and provide support during the development process.
  • Iterative Design: Embrace an iterative design process, incorporating feedback from stakeholders, users, and team members to continuously refine and improve designs.
  • Responsive Design: Create designs that work seamlessly across various devices and screen sizes, ensuring a consistent user experience.
  • Accessibility: Ensure that designs meet accessibility standards and guidelines to provide an inclusive experience for all users.
  • Stay Current: Stay updated with industry trends, design tools, and emerging technologies to bring fresh ideas and best practices to the team.

 

Skills, Experience and Competencies

  • Portfolio: A strong portfolio showcasing your design work, demonstrating a range of projects and design skills.
  • Experience: Previous experience 5+ years as a Product Designer or similar role, preferably in a technology or software development environment.
  • Design Skills: Proficiency in design software such as Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Figma, or similar tools.
  • User-Centered Focus: Strong understanding of user-centered design principles and methodologies.
  • Collaboration: Excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  • Problem Solving: Creative problem-solving skills and the ability to translate complex concepts into simple, intuitive designs.
  • Adaptability: Ability to adapt to fast-paced environments and evolving priorities.
  • Attention to Detail: Keen attention to detail and a passion for delivering high-quality designs