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Design Hiring

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Design hiring at PostHog

Our design team is small and we don't hire into this team very often. Please check our careers page for our open roles.

What we are looking for in Design hires

Beyond the specific skills listed in the job description, we always generally look for:

  • Strong eye for design
  • Experience working with Figma
  • Ability to ship iteratively
  • Communication skills
    • Do they have writing errors in their cover letter? What does their online presence look like?
    • Moreso than other companies, all of our communication is written and public for the world to see. Good written communication is key.

Design hiring process

1. Culture interview

This is our standard first round culture interview with the People & Ops team.

2. Technical interview and portfolio review

The technical interview round is a 2-part interview, lasting up to 90 minutes in total.

The first half of the interview will be with Cory and 1 or 2 team members, and it will focus on your Product and Design thinking. You can expect questions around your typical design process and how you prioritize.

The second part of the interview will be a portfolio interview, where you will meet a few other members of the team. You will present a deep dive into your portfolio, covering the end-to-end process from strategy to design to impact.

3. Design SuperDay

The final stage of our interview process is the PostHog SuperDay. This is a paid full day of work with us, which we can flexibly arrange around your schedule.

A Design SuperDay usually looks like this (there is a degree of flexibility due to time zone differences):

  • Kick-off session with Cory(Lead Designer)
  • Meet the founders - Tim and James
  • Time to focus on the task - we can provide support via your personal Slack channel
  • On days when we have company wide meetings, we will invite you along to that and give you a chance to introduce yourself. On days without company-wide meetings, we will arrange for you to meet a few members of our team for a casual lunch/coffee break

In line with our values and culture, you might get short replies like "step on toes" or "bias for action".


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