UI/UX Designer


Glowforge has created a 3D laser printer: a beautiful device that sits on your desk and uses a beam of light the width of a single hair to create almost anything, from handbags to robots. It can print from raw materials like wood, leather, cloth – even chocolate. And we’ve got more than 10,000 excited, creative, and delightful customers eagerly waiting for it to arrive on their doorstep.

After wrapping up the biggest 30 day crowdfunding campaign in history, we put together a team of incredible people who we are humbled and excited to call our co-workers. We hail from tech giants like Amazon, Google, and Apple, and top startups like Tableau, Tesla, and Evernote. One thing we have all have in common? We want to build see a future where printing a wallet (or a lamp, or a birthday card, or a stunning sushi wrap) is just as easy as printing a resume.

We’re about to introduce the world to a beautiful device that will catalyze a change in the way things are made. In every department, in every role, our company is for people who are passionate about creating things - from handbags to robots. If that sounds like you, we’re going to do amazing things together. We can’t wait to meet you.

Why We Need You

We created the Glowforge with only a single, glowing button. There’s no control panel. No tiny screen. We decided to put the entire software experience somewhere you already love, like your Mac, tablet, or phone. We’re a company that’s all about moving complexity out of hardware and over to software, where brilliant minds like you can carefully craft it to provide an intuitive and delightful experience.

You are an amazing user experience designer who has saved products from the fate of unbreachable complexity. You transform difficulty and chaos to beauty and enchanting simplicity. It is you who will enable every Glowforge owner to unlock their creative superpowers.

Here’s what you’ll be doing

This is a full-time role in Seattle, and we are happy to help new employees relocate to this beautiful city.

As a designer, the core of your job is taking ideas for delighting customers and turning them into actionable work for our engineering team. Your tools of the trade include wireframes, high-fidelity designs, clickable mockups, customer interviews and old fashioned specifications – whatever the situation calls for. You’ll help turn murky ideas into a paint-by-numbers plan to solve our customer’s’ problems and unlock their creativity in ways that astonish and enchant them.

Because you’re so thoughtful and experienced, the whole time you’ll be keeping an eye on the product vision – no matter how tiny the feature is.

We are a company for people who are passionate about bringing things to life. If you relish the challenge of growing a small company from tens of millions of dollars in pre-orders to billions in revenue, you’re going to have an amazing time at Glowforge.

You have these core qualifications

These aren’t required, but you’d get bonus points if...

In your cover letter, in addition to whatever you’d like to say, please tell us about any creative outlets in your life beyond work. Do you draw? Enjoy woodworking? Leatherworking? Papercraft? Glitter? We want to know.

Include a link to your online portfolio (preferred) or attach a PDF portfolio. We can’t wait to see it! Include a resume or your LinkedIn profile if you have one handy and current.

One more, very important thing: we are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We’re strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and all applicants for employment. For us, this is the only acceptable way to do business.