UX/UI Designer

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About Papumba

Papumba is an EdTech startup looking to transform the way kids learn and interact with technology. With a subscription mobile app, we help preschool-age kids around the world develop 21st-century skills through play. 

Currently with more than 10 million downloads, featured 3 times as Apple’s “App of the Day”, and the subject of the first-ever case study done by Google Play in Latin America, Papumba is one of the fastest-growing subscription apps for preschool-age kids.

 At Papumba, we believe in giving families around the world world-class education with a personalized learning experience that is fun and exciting for little kids. One of the key ways we’re doing this is by taking a truly user-first approach to design. We continually listen and endeavor to learn about our little users and parents, so that we can design the best experiences for them. We are looking for a product designer who also believes deeply in this approach to join our growing team.

As our UX UI Designer, you will:


  • Take the lead on solving complex problems and creating exceptional experiences for the Papumba iOS and Android apps.
  • Work cross-functionally to launch core features (engagement, discovery, personalization)
  • Consider all parts of the experience, from wireframes to animations to business model, to kids and parents experience when designing.
  • Utilize your skills in UX & UI: communicate your design vision in the form of high-fidelity compositions, wireframes/prototypes and/or user flows as needed
  • Iterate and improve existing features based on research, data and business goal.
  • Introduce thoughtful design patterns and help make the design system more robust by documenting reusable design patterns/assets

What we expect from you:

  • 2+ years of UX/UI Design experience, designing primarily for mobile apps
  • A portfolio demonstrating strong visual design skills and evidence of your ability to tackle complex user experience problems
  • Experience working and collaborating with cross-functional teams with engineers and product manager
  • You're comfortable with taking the lead on your own design projects — from beginning to end and iterating again — and have an established workflow that makes it possible
  • Experience setting up and running usability testing sessions to gain valuable insights from real people, and documenting and implementing your insights
  • You can articulate your design decisions and know how to explain your ideas clearly
  • Strong experience working with Figma.
  • [Bonus] You have experience with different types of research and conducting exploratory research on broad or ambiguous problem areas


Some of the perks & benefits we offer:

  • Home Office + Office: Go to the office as much as you want, or work from home 🏡
  • Flexible hours and work-life balance: We care about the important things: results and well-being.
  • Diverse environment: A multicultural team and day-to-day work in English 🌎
  • Feedback culture: Giving and receiving humble feedback is at the heart of our success 💕
  • Health insurance: To protect and support your health and well-being.
  • Professional growth budget: To spend on core training and holistic development 🚀
  • Free books: We buy you any books that you feel will be useful. 
  • Fun and quirky celebrations: We celebrate our wins. No matter where we are, we feel close.
  • Happy hours, dinners & retreats: We like to hang out together and get to know each other 🥂
  • Refer a colleague program: Enjoy an amazing reward when someone you recommended gets hired.
  • Dog-friendly office: Enjoy working with a lovely Border Collie 🐶
  • Snacks and fruit: Enjoy fruit, coffee, tea, healthy snacks and more.

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

A Glimpse of Our Culture

We seek to be positive and enthusiastic in facing our goals. We always challenge ourselves to go for more and are committed to being transparent, giving careful feedback to each other.

We aim to hire the best and we value optimism, open-mindedness, collaboration, and integrity. We are extremely proud of our team and excited to see it grow

There isn't a great company culture if we don't start with a kind and attentive hiring process, so let's talk!



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