We’re Hiring: Designer

We’re Hiring: Designer

Swappa is a human-powered marketplace for buying and selling used technology products, including smartphones, laptops, video games, smart home tech, and cameras. With hundreds of thousands of happy buyers and sellers using Swappa each and every month we’re shooting for $100M worth of commerce in 2018.

We’re looking for a dynamic, driven designer with mobile and ecommerce experience. As the sole designer at Swappa, you’ll bring your years of user-centered design and enthusiasm to our lean, remote team.

Simplicity, value, transparency and trust are at the core of our brand. Your work will make buying and selling used tech easier and more enjoyable for our users.


  • Embrace and evolve Swappa’s brand, how it’s visualized and communicated
  • Help us optimize our site and mobile app for commerce
  • Create engaging and well-performing graphics for marketing, including social media and emails
  • Identify, research, and solve challenging user problems with a team committed to make buying and selling technology easier.
  • Swap hats as you take on a variety of projects in size, scope, and practice.
  • Plan work based on iterative improvement. Small, measurable impact is a core part of Swappa’s design and development process.
  • Advocate for Swappa’s mission and for the people it serves. Conversations about customers and their goals must be a part of your design process.
  • Collaborate and critique through an understanding of our users and business goals.
  • Experience editing videos is a plus

Swappa is a completely remote company, so everyone is given a level of trust, respect, and autonomy not often found elsewhere. That, combined with our lean structure, means you need to be a self-starter and think strategically about how your projects are handled.


  • You see the role of a designer as an advocate for both the brand and the user
  • You have strong cross-platform knowledge ranging from desktop to mobile, ecommerce to responsive design
  • Ability to discuss the technical aspects of design, including some knowledge of HTML/CSS, semantics, accessibility, page weight, load time, etc
  • You value iterative progress and small wins that accumulate into big successes
  • You are results and numbers driven when it comes to evaluating successes and failures
  • You are adaptable and thrive with change
  • You accept and resolve critique with grace and ease

Though we’ve been around a while, are bootstrapped and profitable, Swappa still operates like a startup. Everyone on our team wears many hats and does whatever it takes to get the job done. Egos are left at the door and the phrase “that’s not my job” never flies here.

We’re looking for someone who can own the design role on a cross-functional team with developers, marketing, support and others to deliver work that put our users first. We’d love to talk with you if you’re a committed and dependable leader who works autonomously with a passion for quality design. If you like the idea of working remotely for a small company with big aspirations this may be a great opportunity.

APPLY starting with this simple form: https://swappa.wufoo.com/forms/swappa-designer-collectomatic/