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Lead Designer

About Us: Songtrust is a funded startup helping collect royalties for songwriters of all size for the first time. We are the first company trying to disrupt the $6 Billion music publishing industry. Songtrust and was spun out of Downtown Music, which creates innovative music-related services and tools. Our roster of properties includes, Downtown Records, Downtown Music Publishing,, and more.

The Job:

We are looking for a visual thinker capable of directing the look and feel of the brand. You’ll manage identity, color palette and typographic elements with core stakeholders. You’ll also create interaction models, user task flows, screen designs, and UI details that promote ease of use and optimize the general user experience of Songtrust.


o 2-5+ years of design experience

o An informed sense of design, form, and functionality

o Experience designing web applications

o Experience with UX design and iterative design

o Strong communication, organization and project management skills

o An understanding that this is a startup and you will wear many hats

o Have an opinion on strategy and design patterns as they relate to overall company goals

o Proficiency with design and prototyping tools (we use Omnigraffle and Creative Suite)


+ 1-3 years of web application development/design experience

+ Mastery of HTML/CSS, Strong Javascript and Jquery skills

+ An informed sense of design, form, and functionality

+ Strong communication, organization and project management skills

Major pluses:o CSS and HTML

o Template language experience (Django, Rails, etc..)

o Javascript, Jquery, typographic grids (we tend to use 960gs), html5, and css3

o Experience with responsive design, lean UX, a/b testing

o Bachelors degree in web design, development, graphic design or a related discipline

o Interest in graphs and charts

o Git or other version control experience

o Love of music or even better, you’re in a band


o Amazing loft offices on Broadway in Soho, NYC

o Full insurance benefits & 401K

o All the equipment you need

How to apply: Send a quick note with a resume, github, and or web presence to

How to apply

How to apply: Send a quick note with a resume, github, and or web presence to

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