Product Designer, Fandom

Salary not provided

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Zeplin
Figma
JIRA
Junior and Mid level
Remote in UK
Fandom

Fan platform for entertainment and gaming

Job no longer available

Fandom

Fan platform for entertainment and gaming

501-1000 employees

B2CPublishingContentEntertainmentDigital MediaCommunity

Job no longer available

Salary not provided

+ Stock Options

Zeplin
Figma
JIRA
Junior and Mid level
Remote in UK

501-1000 employees

B2CPublishingContentEntertainmentDigital MediaCommunity

Company mission

To understand, inform, entertain and celebrate fans by building the best entertainment and gaming communities, services and experiences.

Role

Who you are

  • 2+ years of experience in product design, visual design, or related related field
  • Knowledge of applying a user-centered approach to designing software, services, or responsive websites or applications
  • Familiarity with the latest design tools and design systems (Figma, Zeplin, Jira)
  • Competent collaboration skills and can productively work with other designers, product managers, user researchers, and engineers and members from marketing and other partners
  • Experience validating concepts through research, low and high-fidelity prototyping, and user testing
  • Work on design challenges at a detailed, pixel level and at a broad conceptual one
  • Understand at the high-level about product strategy, recognising how your work impacts it
  • A portfolio of design work showcasing your approach and design skills
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment

What the job involves

  • You will report to our Senior Director of Product Design
  • Working at Fanatical means being exposed to challenging and engaging projects that will all be used to enhance the Fanatical platform
  • As a Product Designer at Fanatical, you'll have the chance to engage in projects, be part of a fan-focused community, and affect a global scale
  • Play a role in the design and execution of new products and user experiences
  • Always develop a deeper empathy for our users. In partnership with our user research team, gain and apply user insights to new concepts and in-development designs. Ensure that design decisions are rooted in a clear understanding of user needs and motivations
  • Collaborate with product management, marketing, and business teams to define the product & UX strategy. Participate in projects from concept to production, ensuring user and team goals are represented
  • Lead the end-to-end product design process. Guide the design of features from concept through production. Handle the review process, both within the design team and with partner teams, to provide a solution that meets the needs of the user and the business
  • Collaborate with engineering to manage the designs through implementation and launch to market

Otta's take

Xav Kearney headshot

Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

Fandoms are on the rise, with companies and cultural brands recognizing the lucrative potential of increased fan engagement and increasingly courting audiences with additional content. Fandom (previously Wikia) is a company leveraging this trend by providing a mainstream multi-platform home for the rise of fan-targeted content and experiences through a multi-property, multimedia business.

Fandom has more than 350 million monthly active users and 250,000 wiki communities. Its advertising revenue model, in an industry defined by internet participation and loyal engagement, has been an astute move from the start and has helped propel it to a leading position, as have a spate of multimedia and media asset acquisitions since 2018.

New features long requested by the community rolled out in 2022, including Interactive Wiki Maps and Fandom Trivia. Fandom is still working on evolving map tools and implementing further new features, such as custom map markers and more. This will provide its community with more immersive opportunities for fan exploration, with the company aiming to attract new users to continue its growth.

Insights

Top investors

Some candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

-3% employee growth in 12 months

Company

Funding (last 2 of 6 rounds)

Jun 2018

$106.4m

SERIES E

Aug 2014

$15m

SERIES D

Total funding: $161.4m

Company benefits

  • Robust health plans
  • Flexible time off
  • Retirement programs including 401k match
  • Paid parental leave
  • Learning resources
  • Paid volunteer time

Company values

  • We serve a global community
  • We build experiences
  • We bring joy

Company HQ

Union Square, San Francisco, CA

Founders

Jimmy Wales

(Co-founder & Owner)

Founded Wikipedia. Was Executive Chairman at The People's Operator. Has been a Board Member of the Wikimedia Foundation for over 18 years. Is the Founder & CEO of WikiTribune.

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