Speed up your job search with the best job boards for product designers – 2021 update

Hi, I’m Elle! I work as a product designer at Getaround and as an industry mentor here at Pathrise, where I help our fellows land great jobs in product design through technical workshops and 1-on-1s. Check out my article with the best job boards for product designers.

Updated in 2021

Looking for jobs can be overwhelming, stressful, and even anxiety-inducing when you are just throwing things at the wall to see what sticks. But, if you know the best job boards for product designers, you can save valuable time and energy during your job search.

We will be rating each job board for scale (number of opportunities available) and quality (average conversion rate for each opportunity).

Best job boards for product designers

General job sites

1. LinkedIn

LinkedIn is probably the most commonly referred to professional networking site. Once you have created and optimized your LinkedIn profile by adding your past experiences and links to portfolios/past work, you are ready to start searching.

If you are not in a rush, or don’t want to spend a lot of time on the job boards, you can set your preference to “open to new opportunities.” Once you do this, you will see recruiters reaching out to you. Not all of the opportunities will be great, but this allows you to see what is out there and get practice interviewing. This is especially helpful if you are casually searching. You can also reach out to recruiters about jobs that you find interesting. For more information on how to message a recruiter on LinkedIn, check out our guide.

Scale: 3/3 | Quality: 1.5/3

Reminder: scale is number of jobs, quality is how successful people are in moving forward in the pipeline with these jobs

2. Google Jobs

If you don’t want to make a profile, or again, if you are just casually searching, Google Jobs is helpful because you can just type your query into Google and see what comes up. They gather postings from all over the web so you don’t have to find them yourself. You can also save job posts that are interesting to you and set up email alerts for positions that fit your needs.

Scale: 2.5/3 | Quality: 2.5/3 (especially if you sort by recently posted)

3. Indeed

Indeed is one of the largest job sites with tons of postings gathered from around the Internet. While it is not as specialized as some of the other design-centered job boards, it makes up for it with sheer numbers. A good practice here is to narrow your searches, so you are not spending your time looking through positions that don’t match your interests. For example, searching “designer” in San Francisco brings up over 3,000 results, while “UX designer” brings up around 900.

Scale: 3/3 | Quality: 1.25/3

Design job sites

1. Dribbble

Dribbble is the go-to resource for discovering and connecting with designers and creative talent around the globe. They help some of the world’s best design-forward companies including Apple, Airbnb, IDEO, Facebook, Google, Slack, and Lyft get exposure for their design teams and to help them hire expert creatives. You can search by skills, location (including remote), and types of work (full-time, freelance, part-time, contract).

Scale: 3/3 | Quality: 2/3

Reminder: scale is number of jobs, quality is how successful people are in moving forward in the pipeline with these jobs

2. Behance

The world’s largest creative network, Behance is part of the Adobe network and has a pool of over 12 million creatives. Top creative brands and companies, like Nike, Prada, and The New York Times, use Behance to find and hire top creative talent. Candidates create a profile and then they are recommended to companies with openings based on the positions and skills.

Scale: 2/3 | Quality: 1.75/3

3. Authentic Jobs

Authentic Jobs is a leading job board for designers, developers, and creative pros. They have full-time and part-time listings as well as remote positions. You can also set up a job alert newsletter where they send new openings to your email daily or weekly.

Scale: 1/3 | Quality: .75/3

4. Coroloft

The goal of Coroflot is to create better professional experiences for designers of all backgrounds all over the world. They connect designers with career opportunities, giving innovative companies access to leading talent. You can search their job board by keywords, specialties, job level, and location.

Scale: 2.5/3 | Quality: 1.5/3

5. Krop

Krop is a creative industry job board and portfolio hosting website used by candidates of all experience levels. Candidates create a profile to use the job board. Plus, they can also use their portfolio builder to create or enhance their portfolios.

Scale: 2/3 | Quality: 1/3

6. Designer Hangout

Designer Hangout is a global UX community of over 10,000 UX designers and researchers powered by Slack. Every member is pre-vetted so members experience high-quality discussions, debates, and resources. Jobs can be found on their job board, in their job alert subscriptions, on their @DesignerHangout Twitter feed, in their community newsletter, and posted in the #jobs channel of their invite-only UX community, Designer Hangout.

Scale: 2/3 | Quality: .75/3

7. Just UX jobs

A job board with only UX jobs, as the name implies. It’s free to use and the jobs are international and domestic. There are a couple freelance positions, as well, but it is mainly full-time.

Scale: 1.5/3 | Quality: 1/3

8. UX Jobs Board

UX Jobs Board provides a platform for UX professionals to promote their skills alongside companies offering exciting opportunities. On their website, they say they are the #1 job board for UX jobs. They support both experienced and new grad UX talent. Candidates create a profile to use the job board and they have full-time, part-time, freelance, contract, and internship positions.

Scale: 2/3 | Quality: 1.25/3


1. AngelList

AngelList started as a tool for startup funding and has since grown to become a great job board for early stage startups. Candidates need to make a profile and then they can choose positions at companies that they are interested in. Companies can also express interest in candidates. You can search for all design roles, or by UX/UI, visual designer, user researcher, or creative director. You can also search by keyword or skills (i.e. UX/UI design roles where they want you to have “framer” skills). They also recently launched A-List, which can only be accessed if you are invited. This service matches you with top startups that are hiring.

Scale: 2/3 | Quality: 1.5/3

Reminder: scale is number of jobs, quality is how successful people are in moving forward in the pipeline with these jobs

2. VentureLoop

VentureLoop is one of the leading job boards for postings at venture-backed companies. These are startups that have a fair amount of runway and are generally more stable. Therefore, it has good opportunities for designers looking to work on somewhat established teams. Many of the job postings found on VentureLoop cannot be found on any other job board.

Scale: 2/3 | Quality: 1/3

3. Hacker News

This job board only features companies that have been part of the incubator Y Combinator. If you are a designer that feels comfortable working on your own, developing a brand or product, and likely establishing your own team, these positions should be attractive to you since most of the companies on this job board are fairly young.

Scale: 0.5/3 (many jobs, but not all for design) | Quality: 2.5/3

4. Product Hunt

Product Hunt is the home for new product finds. They also have a pretty cool job board with really interesting opportunities for product and UX designers. Since the site is focused on product-loving users, the positions on their job board should make a product designer pretty giddy.

Scale: 1.5/3 | Quality: 2/3

5. Crunchboard

If you are interested in startups, you have probably heard of TechCrunch. But, did you know they had their own job board? CrunchBoard has a lot of interesting opportunities for designers who want to work at startups with some clout, who are a few years old, or are growing quickly.

Scale: 1/3 | Quality: .75/3

Remote jobs

1. We Work Remotely

For designers that work better on their own or are fine with reviews over video chat, We Work Remotely is a good job board to check out. In fact, they are the largest community online for remote jobs with over 2,500,000 monthly visitors.

Scale: 1/3 | Quality: 1/3

Reminder: scale is number of jobs, quality is how successful people are in moving forward in the pipeline with these jobs

2. Working Nomads

Working Nomads is a job board with remote jobs in the digital space. You can search by category or by further narrowing down your search to be more specific about the type of role. You can also sign up for their newsletter and get design openings directly in your inbox.

Scale: .5/3 | Quality: .5/3

3. Remote.co

Remote.co is a resource for companies that are looking to hire remote workers. You can filter their job board for design jobs and review a variety of web design opportunities in UI or UX, graphic design, illustration, and everything in between. They also have a technology specific jobs newsletter so you can get new openings sent right to you.

Scale: 1/3 | Quality: .5/3

With this list of the best job boards for product designers, you should be able to find a lot of opportunities. For more steps on how to become a UX designer by landing a great job, see our guide.

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