Founding Product Designer

  • Appflowy
  • Singapore
  • 05 Jul, 2024
Full time

Job Description

About Us

AppFlowy is a privacy-first, open source workspace for your notes, wikis, projects, and more. You are in charge of your data and customizations, with no vendor lock-in.

Our mission is to enable everyone to achieve more with secure workplace tools.

We aim to enable everyone to unleash their potential and achieve more with secure workplace tools by upholding these core values from the very beginning:

  • Data privacy first
  • Community-driven extensibility
  • Reliable and fast native app experience
  • Continuous, fast-paced innovation
  • Commitment to an open source philosophy

Since its GitHub launch in November 2021, AppFlowy has accumulated more than 48,000 stars, 290+ contributors, and more than 5,000 community members. The application has been downloaded more than half a million times.

About the Job

Fast growing open-source

Shape what and how we build a world-class open source product as a founding member of the team.


Actively lead and support our passionate and engaged community, where a diverse group of people is empowered to contribute to the common good.


We’re a remote-friendly team and work async. Work wherever you’re happiest and contribute from anywhere at any time.

Backed by top VCs

Thanks to being backed and funded by top VCs and angel investors. We are empowered to ensure that we meet our goals and sustain our mission well into the future.


What You'll Achieve:

  • Craft end-to-end solutions: Design comprehensive experiences for AppFlowy's desktop, web, and mobile products, enhancing user interaction and satisfaction.
  • Collaborate: Join forces with the AppFlowy team and our open source community to identify user issues, define our vision, strategize, and deliver effective solutions.
  • Elevate Our Brand: Contribute to shaping AppFlowy’s identity and develop a design system that raises our standards of quality.
  • Community Engagement: Use your design influence and knowledge to engaging with the broader open source community to understand the needs of the community.


  • At least 6 years of experience in product design, with a strong focus on B2B / B2C enterprise applications.
  • Bonus points for experience with productivity software such as Notion, Asana, and Airtable.
  • Proven track record of designing and shipping features across web, desktop, and mobile platforms.
  • Ability to craft every detail to tell the right story to the right audience effectively.
  • A systems thinker who can envision beyond the aesthetics of design and craft and holistic experience for your Users.
  • Experienced working in cross teams in collaborating with stakeholders with diverse viewpoints across Product, Engineering, and Founders.
  • Comfortable with navigating change and embracing uncertainty.
  • A robust portfolio that displays your skills in user experience design, interaction design, and visual design.

Interview Process:

  1. Resume and portfolio review
  2. Initial phone screen
  3. Whiteboard session / Take-home assignment
  4. Interviews with team members
  5. We’ll invite you to a behavioral interview via a video call
  6. You are encouraged to participate in our open source community to get a sense of how we work together
  7. We’ll make you an offer

We are committed to hiring a diverse team and building an inclusive, equitable culture. We encourage every person who is interested to apply. We think of our job postings as the starting point for discussion rather than proof that you shouldn’t apply. You might be the perfect person, even if you don’t match 100% of the job description.


  • A competitive salary based on your experience.
  • Above the market stock options—we give generous equity rewards to employees who buy into our mission and think long-term.
  • Remote and work async—you can choose to work wherever you’re happiest and have the ability to contribute from anywhere at any time.
  • We will invest in what you need to be at your best—whether it’s a standing desk, an ergonomic chair, or continuing education.
  • The chance to tackle the most interesting and impactful problems and build everything from zero to one—there’s absolutely no boredom!
  • Unlimited time-off—we hire the best people, and we care about results, not how long you work.