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Associate Product Designer

Thrive Global
June 22, 2024

Remote (United States) or Remote (Ireland)

Founded by Arianna Huffington in 2016, Thrive Global is a leading behavior change technology company with the mission to improve productivity and health outcomes – one Microstep at a time. Thrive helps individuals and organizations improve well-being, performance and mental resilience with its AI-powered behavior change technology platform. Thrive’s Microsteps – small, science-backed steps to improve health and productivity – have been adopted by employees at more than 200 organizations in over 160 countries, from frontline and call center workers to executives at multinational companies. For more information, visit

As an Associate Product Designer, you will work with the cross-functional team building the core experiences that focus on tailoring microstep plans to users. You will help define and create a user experience that is deeply personalized for individual users, leveraging machine learning models trained on the data that these experiences collect. You will work directly with partners in product and engineering to bring these experiences to life, supporting users in achieving their well-being goals by providing the right Microsteps at the right time through the Thrive platform.

We look for ambitious and interesting people who are fascinated by behavior change and well-being. You’ll be tasked with uncovering how to help people discover the change they desire and designing digital experiences that empower individuals to put habit-forming plans into action. We’re a small team, but we take on big problems and move very quickly, so your communication and collaboration skills must be top-notch.

Your day-to-day will regularly consist of working closely with members of the product design team, collaborating with the Head of Design and UX to ground our platform experiences in the Thrive methodology, and partnering directly with engineers, product managers, and cross-functional teammates across the technology group at Thrive.

If you’re not sure that you’re 100% qualified, but this sounds like a role you would Thrive in – we want you to apply! We believe skills are transferable and passion for our mission goes a long way.

Who You Are:

  • A creative thinker who can translate complex ideas into simple, visually impactful narratives.
  • A collaborator with a keen eye for detail, ensuring the highest quality in all design outputs.
  • A proactive individual who enjoys taking initiative and tackling challenges head-on.
  • Someone who can manage time effectively, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • A flexible and adaptable team player who thrives in dynamic and rapidly changing situations.
  • A person with a genuine passion for improving well-being and productivity, with an interest in topics like neuroscience, behavioral sciences, and individual performance.
  • A communicator who enjoys working with cross-functional teams, including Sales, Product, and Engineering, as well as engaging with users and customers.
  • Someone who brings enthusiasm and energy to their work, driving projects forward with a positive attitude.

How You'll Contribute:

  • Partner cross-functionally with product and engineering teams to represent the design team, support design initiatives, and provide feedback in planning and product channels.
  • Build empathy with our users, understand their motivations and barriers, and the levers of habit formation. Learn to be a subject matter expert in user engagement based on psychological research, user research, and analytics.
  • Assist designers across product teams and support broad, organizational-wide initiatives.
  • Solicit feedback from designers and product partners within and beyond your product team.
  • Be an active collaborator with other designers, and participate in critique and design reviews.

Must Haves:

  • An understanding of or interest in designing for behavior change or personal wellness.
  • 1-2 years of experience in a product design role
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams including product managers, engineers, and data analysts.
  • Proficiency in design and prototyping tools (we primarily use Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, and Pitch).
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating visual design, and ideation abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to iterate and refine designs based on analytics and user feedback.
  • Experience working and collaborating with diverse teams in a dynamic, rapid growth environment.
  • Experience partnering with product managers to inform design solutions.
  • Ability to clearly communicate concepts and designs through sketches, wireframes, high fidelity comps, and prototypes.
  • Strong knowledge of accessibility, localization, and internationalization considerations.
  • Clear and concise written, verbal, and visual communication skills.
  • A solid understanding of iOS and Android design practices is a plus.

What We Offer:

  • Being part of a mission-driven company that’s truly making a difference in the lives of people around the world
  • Ability to develop within the company and shape our growth strategy
  • A human-centric culture with a range of wellness perks and benefits
  • A competitive compensation package
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage + 401k program with company match
  • Generous paid time-off programs

Compensation for this role depends on level, and will likely fall in the $109,000-134,000 range. We provide a competitive mix of salary, performance bonus, and equity

Thrive is deeply committed to creating a safe and welcoming work environment free of discrimination and harassment so that all employees can bring their whole selves to work.

Thrive is proud to ensure equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetics, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family or parental status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Thrive is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. Please inform Thrive’s Recruiting team if you need any assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

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We help individuals and companies improve productivity and health outcomes through science-backed behavior change.