About the role

We are looking for more creative minds to join our fantastic design team here at Legible! Are you a Product Designer looking for a new and exciting adventure? To get inspired, please take a look at our beautiful website and if you think it is as beautiful as we do, or have ideas and feedback on how it could be better, then we want your talents!

What makes this job different

In these early days of our budding platform and its varied products, we welcome your creative influence and ideas! Legible is a company that puts beauty as a key pillar of what we are doing—you can see it shine through in everything we do. We don’t just want books on the internet, we want intuitive interfaces on a stunning platform and that’s where you come in! With new products on the market, we are at an exciting chapter of our story; as a product designer on our small team, you have the opportunity to influence our design culture and system, in addition to building out new features to enhance our customer experiences. This is a role that will evolve with you while you explore your goals and achievements.

What you’ll be doing

  • Have shared ownership of an area of a larger product, or an entire, smaller product
  • Build upon and maintain Legible design system based on best practices to ensure world-class design experiences
  • Collaborate with product managers to create and define user experience and product features that are accessible and delightful
  • Receive needs/requirements from all stakeholders and break down complex problems independently and with limited support from the Design Lead
  • Create wireframes and mock-ups based on user and stakeholder feedback, including the thoughtful consideration of error states
  • Understand user needs, motivation, and behaviours derived from research and translate them into actionable deliverables
  • Ensure each user interface is usable, accessible, aesthetically pleasing, and efficient
  • Work with the software developers and QA to ensure a mutual understanding and implementation of the design system and new features

About you

Some key things about you

  • Legible’s vision and values excites you—we are doing interesting and exciting things!
  • You enjoy working in a fast-paced and fun, supportive environment
  • You have an interest in social impact and care for the product being created
  • You love to experiment and never stop learning
  • Communicate efficiently and carefully both verbally and in written form
  • Value teamwork: you embrace collaboration with cross-functional and distributed teams
  • The ability to take and give feedback with grace
  • It’s great if you have a self-starter attitude: you’re inquisitive and eager by nature
  • The idea of a role growing with you sounds exciting—there are so many opportunities that will open up in-house
  • You know how to adjust your communication and collaboration style to work with different personality types, education levels, literacy levels and to contribute to creating a safer space for everyone

Key experience and skills

  • 2+ years of experience as a product designer with demonstrable projects
  • A good understanding of web and/or mobile application interfaces
  • Understanding and execution of best practices, development, and trends in web, mobile, iOS, and Material Design
  • Experience with working in a fast-growing company (preferred)
  • Experience working in a publishing environment (preferred)
  • Experience with accessibility focused design based on WCAG 2.0 standards
  • A good understanding of Figma, Storybook.js, or other tools for design systems


  • You love to keep up with design trends and pull them into your work
  • Experience in interaction and motion design, particularly in micro-interactions
  • Experience in initiating, facilitating, and assisting on design research
  • Experience in prototyping
  • Certificate, diploma or degree in some form of design
  • Working in an agile, sprint-based environment is a plus

About the team

The design team at Legible is currently made up of 3 experienced Product Designers who are driven self-starters and generous collaborators- we love a good crit! We’re proud of our commitment to designing the best possible experience for our readers and publishers and hold each other accountable to this promise, while also aiming to have fun with the process! As a Product Designer, you’ll be supported in your day-to-day work and ongoing goals by the Product Design Manager and work extremely closely with the Technology, Marketing and Publishing teams daily. You’ll get a tonne of exposure to all the departments in the company and be a key player in making the Legible dream come true.

About Legible

Come and join us on our mission to empower and connect authors and readers through open access to a global reading and publishing platform. Legible is making books beautiful and accessible.

At Legible, we’re transforming the world of stories by not just creating a new and beautiful eBook platform to experience, but by making stories truly accessible. That means being available to everyone, everywhere, on any device, as well as working with assistive technologies, and making sure local and meaningful stories aren’t buried by search bias. Surrounding that, we’re going to be creating fantastic new ways for authors and readers to connect, with features to delight publishers big and tiny alike.

To make that magic happen takes amazing people. Sometimes that comes in the form of someone with untapped potential who needs to be given a shot, who wants a place where they can be heard and engaged, and sometimes amazing people come in the form of those seeking to quietly lead by example, sharing wisdom and wanting to mentor others.

We believe in the value of having a diverse team. Different backgrounds, upbringings, lifestyles, and perspectives make us stronger, wiser, and more capable. If you’re looking for somewhere that wants you for the awesome person you are, and not just what you can do, we just might be the place for you.

Our Community Values: Accessibility, Sustainability, Beauty, and Integrity

Why Legible?

Legible is a startup with a heart—a company that values equity and diversity at its very core. It is somewhere you can come to grow and experience different areas of the business. We are a small but mighty team, who are just turning the page on a new and exciting chapter of growth.

We offer:

  • An inclusive working environment - anyone and everyone is welcome at Legible
  • A flexible working schedule
  • Great paid time off package, including a paid winter break!
  • Positions you can grow and make your own
  • A multitude of avenues for career growth and change
  • An open-door policy, you can bring this up with confidence
  • Community Values - We work together as a team to better our community. We are invested in making a difference.

“Systemic racism is a machine that runs whether we pull the levers or not, and by just letting it be, we are responsible for what it produces. We have to actually dismantle the machine if we want to make change.” - Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race

At Legible, we strive for diversity and inclusion to create a genuinely healthy and equitable workplace for everyone. We are committed to the ongoing process of building a culture of respect at every level, ensuring that everyone feels safe, supported, and valued.

Let's be real: employee handbooks always talk a lot about diversity and inclusion, but in the actual day-to-day, employees knowingly or unknowingly indulge in microaggressions toward BIPOC colleagues, claim that “sexism goes both ways,” and so on. At Legible, we know that oppression is systemic and structural. Cishet privilege, non-disabled privilege, white privilege, male privilege—these are real and have consequences for people. We're aware that being marginalized at work causes real distress, especially when accountability doesn't seem to exist.

How is Legible going to dismantle the machine and what makes us different? It starts here; everyone has an opportunity to join Legible and make a difference - our hiring process is fair and equitable. As a company, we will be devoted to providing regular training and info sessions to our employees to ensure that we are aware of our privileges and will work to address microaggressions on a daily basis. One look at Legible.com will show how committed we are to diversity and inclusivity. We are a company that will beautifully entwine, celebrate, and support diverse cultures and varying beliefs.

A few years ago, an interviewer asked Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the Broadway smash-hit Hamilton, why his cast was so diverse. Miranda replied, "That's just what happens when you go looking for the very best people!" At Legible, we couldn't agree more!

Legible recognizes the right for human beings to self-identify. You are valued, safe, and supported.

To be considered for this position, you must be eligible to work in Canada and pass a background check

Compensation for this role is $75,000 - $85,000 per year - salary is dependent on experience.