Staff Product Designer, Studio Developer Experience

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Who are we? is a modern, flexible content platform that replaces rigid legacy content management systems so companies like PUMA, Spotify, Figma, Riot Games, and Skims can create amazing digital experiences for their customers.

One of our big differentiators is treating content as data so that it can be stored in a single source of truth but seamlessly adapted and personalized for any channel without extra effort. Forward-thinking companies choose Sanity because they can create tailored content authoring experiences, customized workflows, and content models that reflect their business.

Backed by Netlify, Vercel, the founders of Twitter and Medium, Heroku’s ex-CEO, and leading VCs like ICONIQ Growth, Threshold Ventures, and Lead Edge Capital, Sanity is at the epicenter of the modern digital product development stack.

You can only build a great company with a great culture. Read about our values and join us in building a diverse and inclusive team.

About the Role

We are on a quest to redefine how teams communicate with their audiences in the age of real-time collaboration and high-context AI assistance. As a staff designer on the Studio DX team, you will be at the heart of that process, pulling together signals from all of our teams, our community, and customers and defining the very platform this is all being built upon.

The Sanity Studio is our content authoring application, but it is also an application framework both we and our customers use to build new editorial experiences. At its heart is the design system and component library, and your core task would be to maintain and drive its development, thus helping content teams worldwide have more effective and inspired workdays.

Along with our head of design and our product organization, you will define the principles and practices that make up this framework. We expect you to be a great collaborator and synthesizer, delivering a design system that is reflective of our goals across the company without resorting to compromise. You are able to produce exemplary visual design, but also to understand how this is conveyed in code and made available to developers in the most helpful way.

What you will be doing

  • Lead design on the Studio DX team.

  • Strengthen our leadership position in the market.

  • Work in a group of like-minded, inspiring individuals to drive development and set standards.

  • Design systems that set teams and customers up to rapidly and assuredly deliver solutions with excellent usability and efficiency.

  • Own our design and component systems.

  • Develop insights through tactical research with enterprise customers and stakeholders.

  • Facilitate discovery to arrive at unique solutions to complex problems.

  • Help shape our design community through regular design reviews and explorations on your colleagues' projects.

  • Help manage the team along with your Engineering and Product Manager peers.

  • Work on cross-team initiatives that have a broad impact on the product.

  • Offer mentorship to Designers, and raise design literacy across the org.

  • Continually elevate the quality of the team’s output through provocation and inspiration.

  • Help foster a culture based on Sanity’s values.

There are many roads leading up to being a Staff Product Designer. Our team is already a mix of self-taught and formally educated people. Don’t self-select out!

This may be you

  • Systems thinker with web development experience.

  • Relentless champion for the user, whether content creator or developer.

  • Able to think big but start small and move fast.

  • Exacting visual and interaction design skills.

  • Comfortable working with highly technical and business audiences. 

  • Adept at designing for systems at scale.

  • Excellent communicator, both verbal and non-verbal.

  • A working knowledge of best practices for the design process at technology companies.

  • Experienced in discovery tools and methods, especially facilitation and tactical research.

  • At least 7 years as a product designer.

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Have an untraditional background? Do apply anyway!

What we can offer

  • A highly skilled, inspiring, and supportive team where long-term personal growth is encouraged and supported.

  • Positive, flexible, and trust-based work environment.

  • A very global, multi-culturally diverse group of colleagues and customers.

  • Remote in North America (San Francisco/PT).

  • Comprehensive health plans and perks.

  • A healthy work-life balance that accommodates individual and family needs.

  • Competitive salary and stock options program. pledges to be an organization that reflects the globally diverse audience that our product serves. We believe that in addition to hiring the best talent, a diversity of perspectives, ideas, and cultures leads to the creation of better products and services. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • People Operations
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SassLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Next.jsFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • LookerAnalytics
    • TableauAnalytics
    • SlackCollaboration
    • ZoomCollaboration
    • AsanaProject Management
    • NotionProject Management


Our office is located in the vibrant SOMA in down town San Francisco, packed with happening bars, boutique shopping, alternative culture, museums, art galleries, and tasty restaurants. The office is a boutique standalone building with great natural light, and a mix of concrete and hardware.

What are Perks + Benefits Benefits Overview

You will be a part of a highly-skilled, inspiring, and supportive team, and work in an environment that encourages long-term personal growth, a healthy life-work balance, and a company with a Nordic culture.

Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Mandated unconscious bias training
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
Company equity
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Lunch and learns

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