Product Designer - Wildfire - SF

Wildfire is the front page of the five miles right around you. It's an app where users post about local events (campus safety, parties, celebrity sightings, and more) to notify the people right around them instantly.


We are a 4-person startup of recent UC Berkeley grads backed by Y Combinator and several tier-one Silicon Valley venture capital firms.


Wildfire is used by thousands of college students and we are growing quickly. Over 50% of UC Berkeley’s campus downloaded Wildfire within a month. When a shooting happened near campus, we notified 4,000 students in 1 minute – and grew by 2,000 downloads in the next hour - literally spreading like wildfire.


This is a unique opportunity to join a startup with significant momentum where you’ll help define our company as it evolves, and build a product that will impact people’s lives daily.




As a Product Designer you will be a part of the Wildfire app UI/UX lifecycle, from proposing initial concepts to ensuring we ship features at a high quality. You will be expected to contribute to all aspects of UI/UX design, including prototyping for iOS or Android, interaction design, and visual design with a focus on user journeys.

What You’ll Do at Wildfire

You’ll own and help us drive our product design: including mobile, web, and marketing campaigns

Guerrilla user testing on campus: create questions, identify interviewees, conduct interviews, identify themes, and create recommendations based on user feedback

Implement branding / UI design for all marketing collateral from our website to email campaigns.

Does this sound like you?

You have experience designing and excited to work on everything from mobile apps to websites to email campaigns

You’re excited to talk to users on the ground and quickly iterate based on their feedback

Excellent communication and presentation skills; you’ll be expected to be able to clearly communicate design decisions and write user specs

Ability to prototype interactive designs and proficiency in Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, Figma, or other design tools

You’re friendly and collaborative, and bring energy to the office

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