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Product Designer

Note: you must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand in order to be considered for this role.

If relocating to Christchurch, we can assist with moving and setup costs.

To be considered for this role, you must be completing your degree in 2021 and looking for full-time employment in 2022.

About us

Partly is an early-stage startup on a mission to connect the world's parts. We're developing solutions for the auto parts industry to revolutionise how businesses in this space operate.

We were founded by ex-Rocket Lab engineers and raised our Seed round from Blackbird Ventures (Canva, CultureAmp etc.), Hillfarrance, IceHouse Ventures and Peter Beck (RocketLab Founder).

We have 2 main products: PartsPal, a SaaS tool that makes it easy for parts businesses to sell online; and Partly API, which connects to our vehicle and parts database. We utilise bleeding-edge technology to solve challenging, but exciting problems that make a huge impact in a $1.9 trillion industry.

The team at Partly are young and ambitious, and continually striving to improve. We are expanding globally, and offering you an exciting opportunity to grow your career alongside us, develop your skills and have fun doing it.

About you

We are looking for an extremely ambitious Product Design intern to join our team. You will be completing your studies in 2021 and will be looking for the opportunity to join as a full-time employee at the end of your internship in early 2022.

In this role, you will work alongside our Senior Product Manager to tackle exciting user journey and design problems. You will have some experience in journey mapping, creating prototypes as well as high-fidelity designs, plus a general flair for graphic design.

Experience & qualifications

  • Completing a degree in Product Design, Graphic Design or related studies in 2021
  • Strong ability to empathise with users
  • A passion for understanding user behaviour, using this knowledge to refine products and increase customer satisfaction
  • Able to rapidly iterate on prototypes, bringing ideas to a tangible state, and validating with users
  • Experience with Illustrations (Adobe Illustrator software)
  • Experience with Branding

What you will do

  • Alongside a product manager, conduct user interviews to gather feedback, validate ideas, and test designs
  • Assist in mapping the customer journey and identifying areas of improvement
  • Work with the product manager and engineers to turn ideas into rapid designs
  • Create high-fidelity designs, collaborating with the engineering team to build the product
  • Improving and making changes to our website and broad graphic design-tasks
  • Understand all the Partly elements (Partly API, PartsPal, UVDB, GAPC, Database) and improve how they interact with each other
  • Create consistent but distinct illustrations for each of our products and showing how they interact
  • Designing marketing collateral to support our Growth and Operations team


  • Above-market hourly rate
  • Potential to join as a full-time employee in 2022
  • Flexible work hours
  • Team social events
  • Brand new office
  • Free snacks and coffee machine

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