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Head of Design



Los Angeles, CA, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, May 20, 2024

The mission at HeyGen is to make visual storytelling accessible to all. HeyGen is the fastest-growing generative AI platform for anyone who wants to create videos for their business. Come join our team in revolutionizing the way videos are created.
Learn more at www.heygen.com

** Please submit a resume and portfolio**

About HeyGen

HeyGen is a dynamic startup at the forefront of revolutionizing video content with state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technology. With a robust track record of growth and a proven business model, we are rapidly carving out a leadership position in the AI-powered video creation industry.


  • You will report to and work with the Co-founder and Chief Product Officer closely.
  • Join a smart and energetic team with emphasis on individual development.
  • Take big ownership, deliver a huge impact on product quality via diverse challenges and achievements.
  • Create world-class brand, product and user experience directly with founders from 0 to 1.


  • Lead and manage design team to output high quality product design solutions for web and mobile products.
  • Own the design strategy and execution, build the best in class design practices, methodologies and systems in house.
  • Build efficient workflows to collaborate with product manager, engineer and marketing teams to maximize design impact.
  • Mentor designers' day-to-day work, lead by example and help the design team grow in expertise and career.
  • Build a world-class design team with the founders through deep understanding of the sciences and arts of design, a sharp eye for hiring talents and effective leadership style.


  • 2+ years of design team leadership experience in a fast-growing tech startup, experienced in managing efficient output with a lean team and hiring design talents.
  • Experienced in building collaboration with other teams with effective communication that optimize the team efficiency while maintaining a high bar for design quality.
  • Experienced in owning design initiatives including product experience, branding or marketing campaigns, hands-on delivering high quality design solutions
  • Technical understanding of front-end/back-end development with strong logic to lead the discovery of optimal design solutions with balanced pros and cons covering applicable edge cases
  • Product thinking that takes business and customer goals into consideration, take responsibility for the end user experience
  • Smooth and efficient team communication and collaboration, can align team quickly with goals and priorities and come up with optimal design solutions to the team's challenges
  • Good taste and standard of aesthetics, rich experience in visual design, insightful understanding of fundamental design elements like colors, fonts, textures and can compose world-class visual design language fluently
  • Open-minded, self-driven, strong learner, constantly on the front edge of the industry and brings the latest insights to the team

Bonus Points

  • Have built a high performance design team that shipped impactful products with top tier user experience and branding.
  • Have led the design of impactful products or brands from 0 to 1, especially visual content creation products.
  • Strong analytical thinking, great sense of data-driven
  • Great taste, able to compose and realize touching design that gives audience goose bumps
  • Great passion for design in a broader sense, constantly expanding design thinking and expertise
  • Know about psychology or economics and have deep understanding of your markets and target audiences