Monograph is modernizing design professionals’ back office with a beautiful, data-driven platform to help them manage, plan, and grow their companies. Our mission is to let architects get back to doing what they love and do best—design—not finance, management, or Excel.
Why work at Monograph?
Design Foundation: You will be joining a company where all the founders are trained as designers, Designer Fund is an investor, and design is core to every decision.
People first: You are an (awesome) human before an employee—we believe in people first and empathy. You'll be our ambassador and deploy your genuine value for relationships to drive success and happiness.
Create a tool that will redefine architecture: Project management is just the beginning. We are starting to help facilitate the entire design process from becoming the project source of truth to coordinating with consultants. You can shape the future of building design.
What will you do at Monograph as a Lead Product Designer
Thread design across the entire app: On the surface Monograph is simple, because the complexity automagically happens in the background (meaning by you and the engineers).
Work cross-functionally: Joining a fast growing startup, you'll be working with customer success on UX interviews, product on roadmap, and engineers on execution.
Own the design system: Along with the frontend team, you'll design, implement, and maintain Figma components to align with the code in Storybook and our app.
Design: Our lead role will be in charge of executing on design mockups while also helping define the design culture at Monograph. This role is flexible if you're interested in continuing to design or want to engage in people management.
What skills do you need
Experience working with designers: You have worked at least 5 years as an individual contributor role on a team and are looking for more autonomy and the opportunity to help build a design team.
Systems thinking: You will need to keep an accurate mental model of the entire app in your head to help you make design decisions. It's a big ask, but the reality of working in a complex industry like architecture.
Opinionated, tasteful UI abilities: You need to love detailing and really care how the interface makes users feel as well as enables them to get work done. Architects are obsessed with design details (they even have an entire publication dedicated to it) and constantly remind us how they value our attention to design in the software.
Business communication: You will have a seat at the table, but it requires you to understand the context of both Monograph's business but more importantly our customers'. How will your design choices inform an architecture office to become a better business and help them design even more.
Bonus Points: Architecture familiarity (the building kind)
Day-to-day you'll work with the co-founder and Head of Product Alex Dixon to define the problem, gather research, and execute on design mockups. In addition, you'll be working with the frontend team of Dan and Leenz to dial-in all the nuances of the product including components, styling, and animations. For UX research and beta testing, you'll commiserate with Ailyn our Director of Customer Success.
🐙 Project Hub: Imagine working on a project for 3 years with 12 external consultant companies and the project owner constantly texting you for updates. Welp that's how buildings still get designed. In 2021. We're fixing that by creating the project source of truth for everyone involved in designing a building.
💰 All the Financials: Monograph's secret sauce (shh) is that we combine money and time in a single, beautiful view across the app. Currently for money/time our app shows planned, scheduled, and consumed but nothing for billable or paid. We need to revisit each page of the app to give folks critical at-a-glance info how they're doing financially.
Cover letter review over email: Your first touch point is the initial email you send us. As a remote team, we value articulate, succinct expression of important points. This step may include follow up questions and clarifications.
Video chat screen (30 min): You give us an opportunity to meet and ask each other questions. We'll talk 50:50 about career and life. With a 4-day work week, we're especially curious what you might do on your day off.
Project presentation (1.5 hr): You'll present a past project that you find particularly compelling. If for privacy or other reasons, you aren't able to share we can also do a design challenge.
Team meeting (30 min): You'll get a chance to meet other members of the team including sales, marketing, and success to get a vibe of our culture and how you might fit in.
CEO meeting (30 min): You have made it this far! This is your final meeting and gives you the chance to ask more high-level questions about the mission and goals of Monograph and yourself.
What benefits can you expect? 4-day work week (32hrs), health and dental insurance, and new laptop/equiment of your choice.
Is this role only full-time? Can I work remotely? This role is full-time and a fully remote position based in the United States.
What is the company culture like? Our amazing friend Lynne interviewed us about our company culture—read about it on her website Key Values.
What efforts are you making in terms of increasing diversity & inclusion within your company? With two minority founders and a new parent founder, we're focused on having a welcoming environment for all backgrounds and experiences. We actively source candidates from non-traditional backgrounds knowing that diversity in thought and education ultimately results in a better company. We also have solid work-life balance (32hrs/week), knowing that there's a lot more in your life than just your job.
Where can I learn more about the founding team? Robert our fearless CEO is a Michigan alum and spent time working at several architecture firms including SOM before founding Monograph. Formerly roommates and grads of MIT, Dixon and Moe lead the product team having spent 5 years building software for tech companies and architecture firms.
Apply to be our lead designer!
Sounds like a good fit? Email us at email@example.com with "Product Designer" in the subject line, a bio of your experience, and any links that best show the projects you've built, e.g. your side projects, portfolio, website, etc.