Product Designer



Product, Design
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2023

Contract Product Designer

San Francisco

Our mission is to make construction safe and sustainable through innovative insurance products.

Shepherd is a tech-enabled MGU writing casualty insurance for middle-market construction. Our mission is to incentivize a safe and sustainable construction industry through innovative insurance products. Shepherd is creating a digital end-to-end insurance procurement experience, leveraging new sources of underwriting data and providing the construction industry with valuable benchmarking metrics. We're backed by Y-Combinator and have raised a Seed Round led by Spark Capital.

We're looking for a talented Contract Product Designer to join our team and help us build new contractor-facing products to help serve America’s construction middle market.

As a Contract Product Designer at Shepherd, you will be responsible for designing and creating engaging and intuitive user interfaces for our web applications. You will work closely with our product, engineering and customer experience teams to understand user needs, gather feedback, and iterate on designs to ensure a delightful user experience.


  • Create user-centered designs that align with our product strategy and vision
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to define and refine product features and user stories
  • Design high-fidelity prototypes, wireframes, and user interfaces for web and mobile applications
  • Conduct user research and usability testing to validate design decisions and iterate on designs
  • Develop and maintain design systems, style guides, and design patterns for consistent branding and design standards
  • Stay up-to-date with design trends, best practices, and emerging technologies to continuously improve the user experience


  • 3+ years of experience in product design, preferably in the insurtech or fintech industry
  • Strong portfolio showcasing a range of design work, including UX/UI design, design systems, and user research
  • Proficiency in design tools such as Sketch, Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, and prototyping tools like InVision or
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced, agile environment
  • Experience working in a startup or seed-stage company is a plus

This is a part-time contract position, with 20 hours per week. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. If you are passionate about designing products that solve complex problems and are excited to join a dynamic team in a fast-growing industry, we'd love to hear from you!