Product Designer

Location: Denver, CO

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Job Posted
Dec 05, 2023
Employment Types
Full Time
Company: Vangst

Company & Role Overview


What You’ll Be Doing:

  • You will work closely with our team and customers to translate the wants and needs of our customers and candidates, into design features
  • You will work in the Denver office, 4 days per week, and collaborate with our leadership team regularly
  • You will obsess over the customer and candidate experience, to ensure it is a delightful experience from end to end
  • You will stay up to date on other hiring platforms, to learn from best practices and trends
  • You will work on both sides of the marketplace (both the candidate experience and the customer experience)
  • You will work with customers and candidates, to constantly improve their user experience
  • You will be an expert on our product, and work with the entire company to ensure they are also experts on our product


$125,000.00 - $150,000.00 / year

Company BenefitsBenefits for this job may vary.

Dental, Medical, & Vision Benefits, Flexible Time Off / Unlimited Vacation, Lunch & Learns, Paid Parental Leave, Pet-Friendly, Relaxed / Casual Dress Code, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability, Work From Home / Remote, Career Advancement, Career Training, Inclusive Environment, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off

Working Environment

About Vangst:

Vangst is the cannabis industry’s hiring platform. Vangst helps cannabis companies find the talent they need to grow their business. From on-demand gig workers to trained and credentialed full-time employees, Vangst has built the industry’s go-to talent marketplace for all cannabis hiring. Vangst is proud to work with more than 1,500 of the cannabis industry’s leading businesses. Vangst is a Series B company and backed by Lerer Hippeau, Colle Capital, Level One Fund, Snoop Dogg’s Casa Verde Capital, and others. Vangst is based in Denver, CO.

About Vangst


Hire and get hired with Vangst – The leading recruitment platform in the cannabis industry and home to the Proud to Work in Cannabis community. Vangst connects job seekers with roles at top cannabis companies; from gig roles to executive opportunities. Based in Denver, Colorado, and backed by prominent investors, Vangst has successfully filled thousands of positions for over 1,200 cannabis businesses.

Role Requirements


What you’ll bring to the team:

  • You have hands-on experience designing software in a fast-paced startup environment
  • You have a portfolio showing your design work, passions, process, and impact
  • You like shipping and are willing to make hard tradeoffs to get features in the hands of customers
  • You’re a self-starter with a growth mindset, and you’re constantly working to improve yourself as a designer
  • You enjoy collaboration, feedback, and iteration
  • You can explain the reasoning behind your design decisions and opinions
  • You’re comfortable in a high-growth startup, can balance many simultaneous projects, and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • You have proven experience designing products people love
  • You love design and spend your free time studying design best practices

Physical Requirements

In-Person Collaboration:

Regular collaboration with team members and leadership in our Denver office requires the ability to work effectively in a co-located environment.

Participation in Meetings and Workshops:

In-person attendance and active participation in meetings, workshops, and brainstorming sessions, may involve extended periods of sitting, standing, and engaging in group discussions.

Client and Stakeholder Interactions:

Occasional travel or in-person meetings with clients and stakeholders, necessitating the ability to navigate various physical environments and engage in face-to-face discussions.

Workspace Dynamics:

Adjustments and movements within the workspace to facilitate effective communication and collaboration with team members.


Experience in Software Design:

  • Minimum of 4 years of hands-on experience in designing software, preferably in a fast-paced startup environment.

Portfolio and Design Skills:

  • A strong portfolio demonstrating design work, showcasing the passion, design process, and the impact of previous work.

Customer-Centric Mindset:

  • Ability to translate customer and candidate wants and needs into design features.
  • Obsession with the customer and candidate experience, ensuring it is delightful from end to end.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Enjoy collaboration, feedback, and iteration.
  • Ability to work closely with the team, customers, and candidates, as well as collaborate with the leadership team regularly.

Product Expertise:

  • Willingness to become an expert on the Vangst product and ensure the entire company is knowledgeable about the product.

Adaptability and Growth Mindset:

  • A self-starter with a growth mindset, constantly working to improve as a designer.
  • Comfortable in a high-growth startup, capable of balancing multiple simultaneous projects and thriving in a fast-paced environment.

Market Awareness:

  • Stay up to date on other hiring platforms to learn from best practices and trends.
  • User Experience Improvement:
  • Work with customers and candidates to continuously improve their user experience.
  • Proven experience in designing products that people love.

Decision-Making Skills:

  • Willingness to make hard tradeoffs to ensure timely delivery of features to customers.

Passion for Design:

  • Love for design, demonstrated by spending free time studying design best practices.

In-Person Work:

  • Ability and willingness to work in the Denver office four days per week.


Bachelor's or Master's degree in Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Industrial Design, or a related field.

*While formal education is valuable, we value practical experience, a strong portfolio, and demonstrated skills more than specific degrees. Therefore, candidates with equivalent practical experience and a stellar portfolio may also be considered.