BLOCK PARTY is a pre-seed funded tech startup building end-user solutions for online abuse and harassment. It is led by FOUNDER AND CEO TRACY CHOU (early engineer at Pinterest, Quora, and Facebook; Project Include co-founder; Forbes 30 under 30; MIT Tech Review cover) and backed by a diverse set of some of the best investors in Silicon Valley.
Why Block Party? While social media platforms are a powerful and indispensable tool for people to connect, share information and ideas, and follow what's happening in the world, they can also be toxic and abusive spaces. And yet, platforms still do not prioritize solutions to abuse and harassment. The problem is particularly acute for women and other marginalized communities, not only acting as a clamp on their voices but also causing them psychological harm.
Our vision is to enable everyone to have an Internet experience free of toxicity. We propose to do this by building tools for people to take control of their experience, both with manual controls and ML-based models to filter and manage negative content. IN THE SAME WAY THAT SPAM FILTERS KEEP OUR EMAIL INBOXES CLEAR OF JUNK, PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE CLEAN, SAFE, POSITIVE EXPERIENCES ON SOCIAL PLATFORMS.
WHAT YOU'LL DO:
You will be the first full-time designer for Block Party, responsible for the end-to-end product design (UI and UX). You'll work in collaboration with user research, product, and engineering to define product priorities; you'll synthesize user research, storyboard, design, and prototype to articulate functionality and user experience; you'll be responsible for creating the design system and high-resolution mocks, and work with engineering to implement the product. You'll help define and refine Block Party's graphic and brand identity and give guidance on how to position and message the value proposition of Block Party. You will report to the CEO.
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:
NICE-TO-HAVES, BUT NOT REQUIRED:
Remote role on a distributed team; preference for a timezone between San Francisco and London DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION At Block Party, we believe in diversity and inclusion, and no applicant will face discrimination based on: race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, parental status, or veteran status.