Careers

Product Designer

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a bunch of friendly, like-minded people who enjoy working across public, private, and social sectors to tackle the big issues. We care deeply about the work we do and we’re passionate about using design to generate creative and innovative ways to solve complex problems.

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What we're looking for...

We’re seeking a keen and collaborative Product Designer, ideally based in Brisbane, to help create thoughtful digital products for our portfolio of clients. We want designers who love solving complex problems and think strategically in terms of both form and function – you’ll need to be able to identify, investigate and validate problems as well as craft, design, test and ship solutions. You’ll bring a deep understanding across visual design, user experience, user interface, branding and even coding.

Product Designers at Folk:

Researching

  • Have boundless curiosity about how people use products and how to create great experiences across multiple touchpoints and channels.

  • Are skilled at translating research insights into design opportunities with an awareness of constraints.

  • Thrive in making the complex simple and easy to absorb.
  • Love ambiguous problems and are able to formulate clear and concise design solutions from complexity.
  • Have great examples of work grounded in insights about people. You’ve applied your skills to real-world human problems.


Designing

  • Are highly skilled with design, prototyping and testing tools.
  • Are confident and collaborative; you work flexibly and iteratively across concepts, flows, visual design and prototyping.
  • Can easily switch from macro to micro; from seeing the bigger picture strategic value and business dynamics of an organisation’s product or service, to caring about visual design at a pixel or message level.
  • Are experienced at creating, evolving and working with complex design systems.
  • Have impeccable execution and a well-honed attention to detail for all aspects of design.
  • You understand how to set up the foundations of projects in Figma including grid systems, type hierarchies, colours, imagery, hover states and tokens.

Consulting

  • Can work cross-functionally with developers, product managers, and other stakeholders to ensure design solutions align with business goals and technical constraints.
  • Are comfortable communicating with and leading clients throughout the design process from framing a challenge, to research and insights, to concept and implementation.

  • Speak in a visual language. Have a strong design voice and point of view on where to go and why.
  • Communicate in a language that everyone can understand. With a knack for succinctly capturing thoughts and expressing them to others, you can craft a great story, build relationships at all levels with ease, and give honest feedback.


We’d love you to have:

  • Excellent examples of problem solving where you have helped organisations, from a range of sectors, towards successful design solutions.

  • A deep understanding of accessibility standards.
  • Experience aligned with our impact areas (health and wellbeing, sustainability and the environment, education, justice and social services).

You’ll need a portfolio that:

  • Demonstrates a passion for digital product design.
  • Shows projects with breadth and attention to detail and that balance beauty, innovation and usability.
  • Shows experience with diverse content and subject matter.
  • Proves your ability to work from problem to solution, translating insights into prototypes and prototypes in visual styles and directions.

Some of the benefits of working at Folk are:

We care about the wellbeing of our team. Some of the benefits our team enjoys are:

  • We work on projects with social purpose and impact.
  • We work on big, complex challenges that impact real people.
  • We have a hybrid flexible working model – work from home and come to the studio to connect and collaborate.
  • We value the other important parts of your life as well – we offer flexibility for pick-ups and drop offs or sick children as well as anything else life throws at you.
  • Our workplace culture encourages everyone’s input and it’s taken onboard.
  • You are actively empowered to help shape the business, if you think something can be done better – tell someone.
  • We want you to grow – we have a generous development budget that we encourage you to use to invest in building your skills and following your career ambitions.
  • We love working with people who bring their personality, their experience, and their uniqueness to the team.
  • We put the wellbeing of our staff before projects and profit – through regular check-ins and transparent communication we ensure the everyone feels safe and supported.

How to apply?

Folk is committed to building a diverse team. We actively encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to join our team.

If this role appeals to you, please send us a link to your CV, LinkedIn profile or anything that demonstrates your experience – and a brief note that tells us what attracted you to the role and what excites you about the work we do to jobs@folk.com.au

At Folk, we believe diversity is essential to creating the best products, services and experiences. We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion – we are proud members of the Diversity Council of Australia. We do not discriminate based on race, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, national origin of employees, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. We believe that a variety of perspectives leads to innovation and success.

Acknowledgement of Country
Folk acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which Folk offices are located, Gadigal and Wangal Country. We pay our respects to their cultures, and to their Elders — past, present, and emerging. 

You must be legally able to work in Australia. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Apply now.