Product Designer

Meet the World

Job details

  • Full-time
  • calendar
  • map markerPorto, PT
  • cardRequires Work Permit
    Requires that you're a citizen or have a valid work permit / visa sponsorship to work in the country in which this position is based.
  • routeIntermediate
  • routeEnglish
    Preferred spoken language

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Like our customers, Hostelworld is full of open-minded and energetic employees. We pride ourselves in delivering the most effective and innovative technology solutions at pace and of high quality. Your personal growth is important to us, and we provide you the opportunity to develop and grow through varying project opportunities, further education, and benefiting from the supportive and cohesive culture within technology and the wider company.

Our customers aren't your average tourists: they are an open-minded, spontaneous and energetic bunch who want to immerse themselves in unknown cultures, not just observe them. They want to take home unforgettable stories, the kind you can’t make up. And it’s the other global travellers they meet along the way that make all of this possible.

That’s where hostels come in. They put you at the heart of the action and make it easy to meet other travellers from all over the world, providing a unique environment to immediately get talking to other people. Hostelworld is proud to be waving the flag for the hostel industry, and we’ve got a great story to tell.

Hostelworld is looking for an experienced Product Designer to join our team. The role is with one of the world’s fastest growing online travel companies which include in its portfolio many market leading brands targeted at the independently minded traveler.

As a strategic part of the Product Team, designers play a key role in every step – from initial brainstorming sessions and creative concepts to launch. In addition to creating the best user experience for our web products, we have a broad suite of mobile apps on platforms such as we have a broad suite of mobile apps on platforms such as iOS and Android.


  • Design mockups through to finished layouts for web and mobile platforms, working with the product manager, the development team and business stakeholders to refine the design
  • Present design concepts to the team to demonstrate interactive elements and user flow
  • Drive new technologies within the team to help create products with best in class design
  • You will study metrics and feedback with a view to evaluating the usability of mobile apps and websites
  • On occasion print, powerpoint & other design work may be required
  • Coding HTML and CSS

Main requirements

  • Be comfortable with coding in HTML5 and styling elements using CSS3
  • Be proficient with Photoshop/Fireworks, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign and PowerPoint
  • Experience in preparing designs for print in EPS vector or PDF format
  • Have a basic understanding of how the technology and platform guidelines impact design decisions on the iOS and Android mobile platforms
  • Have a good understanding of how users interact with applications on mobile devices through gestures and touch
  • Have experience with online UI/UX design within a feedback-driven design process
  • Understand responsive design principles, particularly how responsive layouts behave for different screen sizes
  • Have knowledge of contemporary trends and techniques in web and mobile design
  • Be able to design for maximum usability and site performance
  • Have good brand awareness and an ability to be creative within brand guidelines
  • Have commercial design experience, preferably working on an ecommerce site or mobile application
  • Possess strong communication skills across all mediums
  • Previous experience working with remote teams
  • Proficient in both spoken and written English

All applicants must provide a link to an online portfolio that showcases the best examples of their previous work. Ideally, the portfolio should include a mix of web & mobile layouts including examples of their own CSS and HTML coding

Nice to have

  • Some JavaScript coding experience is an advantage


  • 22 days annual leave increasing to 27 days with service
  • Competitive salary
  • Refer a Friend Scheme - €1,500 bonus
  • Health Insurance
  • Meal Allowance
  • Hostelworld Credits
  • Financial Support for Continuing Educational Programmes
  • Training
  • Career Development
  • Mentoring Programme
  • Flexible Working Hours

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