Product Designer – Ghost


Job Description

Hey there! We’re looking for a new member to join the Ghost team, maybe that’s you?

As a Product Designer at Ghost, you’ll be the driver behind the creation of easy-to-use products that are visually appealing to our customers. Your responsibilities will include working throughout the product development cycle from conducting user research, defining producing specifications, concepting, detailed design, front-end code, design support, and QA. You’ll work closely with our development team, other product designers, and the customer success team. You’re all about figuring out what products and features tie in with market and customer needs.

Everyone at Ghost is an engineer, including our design team. We’re looking for designers who are as comfortable working in HTML/CSS as they are in Figma. There’s no “hand-off” process at Ghost, all designers deliver their own creations and are responsible for the full spectrum of tasks from ideation, to front-end development, and performance analysis.


🎨 Creation of user interfaces, features, workflows, and new ideas. Working directly on the core Ghost product and helping to define and improve what’s coming next.

⚑️ Working with design and marketing teams to define, evolve, and maintain Ghost’s identity across all product touchpoints and documentation.

πŸ’‘ We work on cross-functional product teams of 2-3 people, usually one designer and a few developers.

πŸ‘» Lots of freedom to take control of your process, iterating and learning what works (and what doesn’t), and putting your work into production. There’s a lot of opportunity for professional growth here, as the team expands.

πŸ“’ Communicating effectively with stakeholders when presenting your work and clearly articulating your design rationale

πŸ€Ήβ€β™‚οΈ Managing multiple projects, while setting appropriate expectations and meeting realistic deadlines


Very comfortable with code. Ghost is a software company, and everyone here codes in one way or another. You’ll need to be comfortable with coding your designs in modern HTML & CSS.

Confidently independent. All teams at Ghost operate fairly autonomously, and all team members are responsible for helping make decisions about what needs to be done. You’ll need to be comfortable ideating, prototyping, testing, and delivering designs without someone standing over your shoulder telling you what to do.

Meticulous about style. We don’t A/B test 50 shades of blue to determine what converts best, we care about making beautiful things that we love, ourselves.

Humble but opinionated. We like smart people who have lots of ideas, yet are happy to discard their former opinions whenever a better way of doing things presents itself.

A clear communicator. Good design is good communication, and as a remote team that communicates almost exclusively through writing β€” concise, written communication is absolutely essential to this role.

An active collaborator. We look for people who actively want critical feedback on their work early and often, and who get a kick out of refining and pushing what they do as a collaborative process because it creates a better end result. No design heroes.

Hungry for meaningful work, and space to do it. Almost all work at Ghost is complex and challenging, but also deeply rewarding. This is a role where you can help influence design over the long term, not just fulfill a temporary brief that needs to be delivered quickly.

We don’t mind where you’re based or what hours you work, but this role does require reasonable working hours overlap with the rest of our product/marketing teams in Europe.

We value diversity of all types at Ghost and our team is made up of a kind, thoughtful group of people with a wide range of backgrounds. Some of us are single, others are married, while others are parents. We actively try to find people with different perspectives and experiences from the ones we already have.

About Ghost

We’re a non-profit organization on a mission to create modern, independent publishing technology to power the future of online journalism.

This is not a rocket ship. You won’t find any unicorn glitter or exponential curves around here, just a real company with a sustainable business that has been profitable from year 1 and has been growing healthily ever since. Currently, our Annual Recurring Revenue is $4,000,000. We’re very transparent about our mission and our metrics, you can read all about us.

Ghost is a full-stack web application for running independent publications and newsletters, paving the way for the ever-growing creator economy. It’s one of the most popular modern open-source projects in the world and is used by tens of thousands of creators and companies.

Our users range from some of the world’s largest creators, vloggers, podcasters and makers, to mainstream publications like The Stanford Review and Harvard International Review. Companies use Ghost for their publishing needs too, so you’ll see our product powering blogs for people like Apple, Square, DuckDuckGo, OpenAI, CloudFlare, Digital Ocean, Mozilla, Tinder, and many, many more.