Product Designer

Hidden Door
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July 24, 2022
Full Time

We're looking for someone with excellent taste and a high bar for quality to design interactive UI/UX systems, create high-fidelity mocks, and help our engineers implement them.

Hidden Door is a game technology studio building the first narrative AI — a platform that transforms any work of fiction into an infinite social roleplaying experience, bringing together players, authors and other creators.

Role overview

We're looking for a talented product designer to join our team! In this role, your primary goal will be creating a game experience that looks and feels amazing to our initial player community. Your experience and attention to detail will help you find elegant and practical solutions to tricky design problems at the intersection of games and AI.

Because it's early in our journey, you'll immediately have an outsized impact on both the future of the product and our development culture.

Things you'll do:

  • Own interface, interaction, and (ideally) motion design for our web-based game (built in React).
  • Maintain a steady pipeline of high-fidelity mocks for engineers to implement.
  • Collaborate with our art director, game director, and co-founders to design thoughtful experiences.
  • Engage the player community to test and refine designs.
  • Support engineers as your designs are implemented.
  • Create design systems to help scale our interface work.

About you

We'd love to meet if you have:

  • A comprehensive portfolio highlighting your experience.
  • Exceptional knowledge of best practices for mobile and web UX.
  • A flair for visual, interactive storytelling.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, and a particular fondness for documentation.

And it'd be ideal if you also have:

  • Ability to write HTML/CSS.
  • Experience with Figma, Adobe After Effects, or similar.
  • Awareness of considerations for accessibility or internationalization.
  • Knowledge of or experience with TTRPG or free-to-play games.

Other things to know

  • We're a small, fully remote international team, focused on North American and Western European time zones.
  • Several times a year, the whole team gets together IRL for planning and fun. Recently we've been to New Orleans and Lisbon!
  • While this is a full-time position, we're flexible about working hours and trust you to bring your best. Both co-founders have young children and we are committed to a healthy, balanced life.
  • This is a startup 😉 We're building a company together as much as we are building a game together, and we want your help.
  • We value curiosity, creativity, and diverse perspectives.
  • We strongly encourage candidates from under-represented or non-traditional backgrounds to apply.

How to apply

Our application form will ask you to provide a resume or LinkedIn profile, tell us a bit about yourself, and share a story about something you've built that you're proud of and how it makes you a good fit for this opportunity. If you run into any issues, just email us.

Hidden Door

Hidden Door is building the narrative multiverse at the intersection of machine learning and immersive entertainment. Launching in 2022, our first product is a social game platform for playing stories with friends across a variety of shared creative universes. Our mission is to inspire creativity through play with AI, using natural language, vibrant art, and playful social storytelling experiences.

Our underlying technology platform is built on extensible proprietary models of language and art, based on millions of stories. Through its APIs, developers can build online experiences for interactively improvising new stories together with groups of players, while adhering to rigorous content and safety standards. In the future, this will enable creators to automatically adapt existing works for this new medium.

Founded in early 2020 by Hilary Mason and Matt Brandwein, we're proud to be backed by Northzone, Makers Fund, Betaworks, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, Homebrew, and angels Dan Sturman (CTO of Roblox) and Joshua Schacter (founder of

Featured Game

A new kind of social roleplaying experience, powered by narrative AI.

Hidden Door's first product is social game platform for playing stories with friends across a variety of shared creative universes.

Friends team up to remix story worlds styled as interactive graphic novels. With the storytelling vibe of a tabletop roleplaying game — including a playful AI narrator — anyone can improvise endless adventures together with a host of responsively generated NPCs, items, and locations. These, in turn, can be collected, traded, and shared with friends to remix into new worlds and stories. In the future, the game will expand to include a marketplace for content from professional writers, artists, and other players.

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