Join the NOMU mission to Do Better and Be Better and our journey to make our vision and products real! We are a startup on a mission to create a new and better choice for consumers to bring together health and sustainability by leveraging the latest in food and beverage, nutrition and technology.
We are an early-stage startup backed by amazing investors, including a major VC in Japan and a group of extraordinary entrepreneurs from Europe, the US and Asia. As an early startup, our team members get to define what their job titles and the team culture really mean in the context of a rapidly growing organisation with huge potential. You are not just part of building an amazing product; you are part of building an amazing company!
The product designer will be supporting the CEO in realising the experience vision and UI/UX design of the application and machine UX, as well as continuously testing and user feedback to make sure the app lives up to the promise of the product value proposition and that this is well received by the end-users.
Align and co-create a consistent design language/style framework between app and hardware design, which our industrial designer leads.
This position is open to both full-time and contract.
The product designer will work closely with the CEO and the engineering team and have continuous contact with end-users.
Bring the vision of a new eco-system to reality
As the product designer on our team, you will be responsible for working out how to bring our vision to life both functionality-wise and visually.
You will work closely with our founder and engineering team to create and test wireframes, prototypes and designs before, during and after implementation.
Our new eco-system will include working on both mobile applications, on-premise distribution terminals and further in future mobile accessories such as smart-watches.
As a founding member of a new team, you will have a lot of say in how things will be done and even who to do this with. You will work closely with our founder to understand and translate the vision into a full product.
This role comes with a lot of freedom in terms of how you do things; ultimately, the goal is to provide an amazing product experience for the end-users. This means creating a beautiful UI with intuitive UX and, of course, testing and iterating this with end-users.
Although the first year of development and launch will be based in Japan and focus on the Japanese market, the company intends to go globally fast. For this reason, we are looking to hire an international team. Much communication will happen in Japanese, but the company’s first language is English.
Despite this, as the original release of this product will happen in Tokyo and Japan for Japanese users, you will be working with and for Japanese end-users to begin with. Native-level Japanese is a requirement.
The company has a hardware and software branch of the product, of which you will be responsible for the software product components. The product will combine a hardware refillable bottle, a beverage dispenser terminal, the interface of this dispenser terminal (software) and end-user mobile applications.
Smartwatch integrations and back-office software will likely be developed as the product grows.
Team and method
You will be working with our founder and lead engineer as main counterparts. We will have an office in Tokyo and work in a hybrid-environment with the option to work some days from home. How you divide your time will be much of your own responsibility and as the situation requires.
We aim to work in a low-overhead agile environment with frequent short releases to be tested until public launch. This means your role is not working on handing over designs project by project but rather working collaboratively with other people on the team to innovate in prarallel and with speed and iterate up to and after product launch.
What you would need
Send us a few sentences explaining why you are the person for this job, together with your digital portfolio/profile (website, dribble, behance, etc.).
We are looking forward to talking to you!
We are NOMU, a startup based in Tokyo and Singapore made of a truly global team spread around the world with a drive to Be Better and Do Better. In everything we do - even if it is just a little bit, bit by bit. We aim to make the healthier, more sustainable, and happier choice the easy one.
Our aspiration is to become the world’s most favourite brand for sustainable and healthier consumption. Help everyone to be better for themselves and their environment and to get the world in a better shape for the next generation.
We are entrepreneurs, food technologists, chefs, engineers, designers, creators, and marketers who came together to offer consumers a new, healthier, more sustainable and competitive choice.
We are backed by a group of international investors with a VC and angels from Japan, USA, UK, Germany, Taiwan and Australia.