Job Description

Title: Prototype Designer

Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

Join Axon and be a Force for Good.

At Axon, we’re on a mission to Protect Life. We’re explorers, pursuing society’s most critical safety and justice issues with our ecosystem of devices and cloud software. Like our products, we work better together. We connect with candor and care, seeking out diverse perspectives from our customers, communities and each other.

Life at Axon is fast-paced, challenging and meaningful. Here, you’ll take ownership and drive real change. Constantly grow as you work hard for a mission that matters at a company where you matter.

Your Impact

As a Prototype Designer on the New Ventures team, you will work with a small, talented incubation team focused on building products that save lives. We rapidly prototype integrated hardware and software products to demonstrate viability. Your role is focused on the design side of those prototypes, being willing to quickly build, measure, learn and repeat. Innovation is what has made Axon successful and this team is at the heart of those efforts.

Your eagerness to help address hard societal and policing challenges drives you to deeply understand the problem space and work with the team to ideate and iterate on solutions, knowing that success is built on the shoulders of repeated failures. It’s not going to be easy, but there are no egos here and we are driven by a common mission. Your objective is to prototype designs that lead to products that save lives.

Join us to work on meaningful products that will make a difference in our communities and across the globe.

What You’ll Do

Location: Seattle, WA, Scottsdale, AZ, or Remote
Reports to: Director, Product Design, Software Engineering

  • Build rapid visual prototypes to demonstrate to customers and leadership
  • Iterate quickly based on feedback
  • Work across multiple mediums (web, mobile, presentations, storyboards, videos, 3D)
  • Work across teams with Hardware Engineering, Software Engineering, Product Design, and others to creatively build solutions that excite our customers.
  • Build solutions that provide a path from incubation to customer facing
  • Leverage the best design tools to do the job

What You Bring

  • A degree in HCI, Human Factors, Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, or other related field.
  • New graduates welcome
  • Passion to deliver holistic customer experiences, along with the communication skills and storytelling abilities to convey a compelling, user-centric product journey
  • Experience in multiple design tools, such as Figma, Rive, After Effects, Cinema4D, or similar
  • Interest in how you can leverage new AI based design tools
  • You follow the latest in design and can intuit the fine line between promising new practice and overhyped fad
  • You love delighting end users and hunger for novel challenges
  • You are able to function both independently and in a collaborative team environment
  • You have a design portfolio available for review