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Product Design Director

  • Application Deadline: Sept. 23, 2020
  • Stockholm
  • Application Deadline: Sept. 23, 2020
  • Stockholm

Mentimeter’s vision is to transform presentations and meetings into fun and interactive experiences by making it easy to listen and to be heard. We believe in giving everyone a voice, in every meeting and presentation. We are building a modern, friendly, and diverse product-first tech company based in Stockholm and we want you to join us!

We’re currently looking for a new Product Design Director and leader to join us and help us develop our product design organization and make our product even more appealing to our more than 90 million users. As Product Design Director you will be responsible for the overall design and design strategy of the Mentimeter product.

What you will do:

  • Lead the design and UX discipline, consisting of UX designers, UI developers, and visual designers from our various production teams
  • Form and lead the design and UX craft at Mentimeter
  • Together with the team, set the design direction and vision for the Mentimeter product and its design system, making sure we’re beautiful, always fresh, easy to use, and accessible
  • Anchor the vision in the organization and set a plan to achieve it using efficient design methods and applying best practices.
  • Inspire our designers to reach new heights
  • Align our product design with our brand design
  • Own, and contribute to, our design system and set its roadmap
  • Ensure our tech-driven design approach remains consistent, efficient and scalable
  • Together with our UX lead, make sure we have an efficient UX process

Today we’re 100 colleagues, and we’re growing fast. This will be our first central design role, meaning you need to have a high degree of self-leadership. It also means you will play an important role in how the Mentimeter product looks, and how we’re building a modern design organization. As a design leader, you will also be a line manager and mentor to our more junior designers and developers.

To learn a bit more about our team and who we are, make sure to visit our team page.

Work with great people

Front-end Developer
"Dog videos vs. Cat videos is the ever ongoing fight of Internet. Soner has clearly picked a side: Doggos. The cuter and hairier the better."
Sales Manager Europe
"All the way from Italian metropolitan via small town of Switzerland to Stockholm to be a part of the Menti-family. It's like it was written in the stars (check the cancer sign)."
Product Manager
"Anna is a Stockholmer and a part of the Mentimeter KTH alumni crew. When she's not innovating at Mentimeter, she's doing jumping jacks on the handball court or partying in the USA."
Head of Brand
"As a kid Carl wanted to be a fashion designer, but ended up doing the next best thing - branding and PR. When he's not at Menti he's touring Sweden with his cover band (apparently they're terrible)."

Skills & Requirements

Must haves for the role:

  • A proven track record of successfully leading designers at digital product companies
  • A clear vision for what modern digital products should look like, together with the knowledge and experience to reach that goal
  • A big interest in design and UX related to software, services, and apps
  • Have a pragmatic approach to the subjective world of design - an ability to handle opinions and turn them into aligned actions
  • Collaboration skills (you will be working with many different functions and people)
  • A desire to work in a fast-moving and friendly environment
  • A strong drive to help other people succeed and reach their full potential
  • Experience from line/people management and leadership

Bonus skills:

  • Technical/product experience is a plus as Mentimeter has a technical and systematic approach to design
  • An academic background
  • Experience from agile work environments
  • Project management skills (planning, resource management, organizational skills, stakeholder mgmt, release planning, etc.)

Not required:

  • You don't have to know Swedish (daily work is carried out in English and we are over 20 nationalities at Mentimeter right now)


Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Please apply anyway! With your application, please include: A thoughtful cover letter explaining why you and this position at Mentimeter are a perfect match, together with an up-to-date CV and a design portfolio.

Mentimeter can offer:

  • A diverse and inclusive work environment
  • Smart and driven colleagues
  • Paid relocation to innovative places around the world (San Francisco, Barcelona, Lisbon, Palermo, Madrid). Optional, of course
  • Leadership program including external personal coach
  • Continuous education to keep us state-of-the-art in how we innovate and build Mentimeter
  • A very healthy view on work life balance
  • A loved product used by more than 90 million people
  • A growing company with lots of career opportunities
  • Competitive compensation and benefits, including pension on ITP-level

Our core principles and basis for our culture:

  • Inclusiveness - transparency, equality and diversity
  • Work smart - good-enough but know when to excel
  • Professionalism - "the consultant mindset"
  • Be humble to others work
  • Have fun

Great Place to Work

  • Access to a personal leadership coach

  • Lunch with private chef 5 days a week

  • Wellness allowance 5000 sek/year

  • Individual budget for professional development

  • Private pension matching ITP-level

  • 1 month (optional) relocation trip in Europe/year

  • Attractive insurance package

  • Breakfast on Fridays

  • A diverse, modern and inclusive work environment

About the company

Our vision is to transform presentations, meetings and lectures by turning passive audiences into engaged contributors. We make this possible through our interactive presentation platform where the traditional presentation monologue becomes an inclusive dialogue. We believe in the power of together and that the most successful leaders listen to be heard.

With Mentimeter, users become the best presenter they can be. Meetings become more productive, participants learn more and have fun whilst doing it.

We have more than 90 million users and customers in 150 countries. On our way of making the world a better place, one presentation at a time.


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