Job Description

Head of Design for All Turtles

at All Turtles


All Turtles is a product studio dedicated to solving meaningful problems for people and companies alike. In the past six years, our deeply collaborative, world-class team of product experts has tackled a broad but highly selective range of projects, propelling early-stage startups and incubating our own innovative companies. From improving workplace communication to empowering employees or improving health outcomes, each project reflects a problem that matters deeply to us and reflects our point of view.

We are not an agency or a consulting firm. External companies cannot hire us to work for them. We invest cash and services in return for equity, or we provide services in return for a combination of cash or equity. These projects are then validated by external funding and/or paying customers and can transition from an equity-based relationship to one that is cash-based. This repeatable process optimizes All Turtles and its studio companies for both short-term and long-term viability. Success for All Turtles comes from success for our studio companies, full-stop. And this reality permeates all aspects of what we do.

As we approach our seventh year, we continue to pursue quality over quantity. As an organization, we’re focused on real impact per person – and per project – rather than scaling for the sake of scale or top-heavy decision-making. This leads us to prioritize individual ownership in our work, which often involves taking the initiative to incubate projects ourselves or rolling up our sleeves to get things done.

If you enjoy getting scrappy to make products and brands from scratch, partnering with talented and passionate founders, builders, and creatives, making a big vision your own through dialogue and thoughtful strategy, and doing purpose-driven work in a culture of clarity, confidence, authority, and enthusiasm, we should probably talk.


  • Carrying the vision for product and brand design and how the team collaborates with other disciplines and studio companies.
  • Managing WHAT we do and WHY we do it for product and brand design teams and their respective managers.
  • Leading the design operations team in HOW we do what we do, shaping just enough process and helping the team clearly articulate priorities.
  • Evolving and refining our design culture in collaboration with the team.
  • Hiring and growing the team as needed.
  • Building trusted relationships with founders.


  • 5+ years leading a design team of 15 or more.
  • Experience working with early-stage startups.
  • Experience managing a distributed team.
  • A love of thoughtful digital product strategy, excellent user experience, and rapid iteration.
  • A deep understanding of the power of brand and how it can come to life in a product.
  • An appreciation for the immense role words play in user experience.
  • A respect for proper use of typography, color, usability, and accessibility.
  • A strong sense of concept development, in addition to communication, collaboration, research, problem-solving, and presentation skills.
  • Experience leading teams through projects from inception to completion in a fast-paced environment, with a dedicated focus on quality and prioritization.
  • Ability to work strategically across a variety of projects and an innate ability to know when to be more deeply involved and when to empower others to take the lead.
  • Experience working with a wide range of products—including web and mobile applications, brands, and people.