We’re hiring a Product Designer in Columbus, OH

The Role: As Senior Product Designer at Root, you'll build innovative and completely new user experiences that redefine how people interact with their insurance. Asking "Why?" is core to this role. We are a small, mobile-first, and user-centric team. In short: this is not a normal opportunity and we are not looking for a normal senior designer. We're looking for someone with drive, opinions, and a passion for doing things right. Here, your skills and contribution will make a difference. Here, your ideas will matter.

The company: Root is a company of 80 and (mindfully) growing. In March of 2015, we set out to build an insurance solution that accomplished two things: 1) provided an unprecedented user experience and 2) leveraged modern data to more accurately predict risk. The product that we created, a mobile application through which we sell insurance, allows us to satisfy both of these objectives.

The culture: Things have been going very well for us and there is still a lot of interesting work ahead. Root is a venture-backed technology company. Our early signs of success are in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our product is only as good as the hearts and minds building it. We look for individuals who can find solutions to our challenges by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity and vigor. We expect every team member to lead with empathy and respect. Our open office space is filled with the rhythmic tapping of keyboards, percussive “pop” of LaCroix cans, and the hum of formative conversation. The team eats catered lunch together Monday-Thursday.


  • Can work and lead in all areas of a project (concepting, wireframing, user flows/prototyping, finale design, follow through development)
  • Articulate and defend conceptual and directional choices
  • Promote continual creative improvement and actively contribute to a culture of innovation, excellence and accountability
  • Gives estimates for projects and can hold true to timelines
  • Has no fear when it comes to asking questions


  • 4-6 years building interactive experiences
  • Very strong portfolio showcasing innovation across many different user experiences
  • Detail oriented - loves getting the pixels just right
  • Be passionate about giving and receiving thoughtful feedback
  • Proficiency with our core tools - Adobe CC, Sketch, Invision

Nice to haves:

  • Experience presenting work to key figures
  • Experience in A/B testing environments or Data driven companies
  • An understanding of development for the web
  • Proficiency in any of the following Zeplin, Prototyping tools (Flinto, ProtoPie, Principal, Figma, Framer, Adobe XD), and After effects

Get in touch

Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

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