Design Lead

Affect Therapeutics
Job LocationUS
Job TagRemote


Location: Remote.

Affect Therapeutics uses mobile technology to deliver the first evidence based digital recovery program for stimulant use. In the US, we are in the middle of a meth epidemic. Meth is the leading cause of overdose death west of the Mississippi, and is only second to fentanyl in terms of overdose deaths in the US.

Affect combines a member facing digital therapeutic and an integrated care team to deliver an effective stimulant recovery program at scale. Affect is co-founded by Dr. Jeff De Flavio – founder of Groups Recover Together, a pioneer in medication assisted therapy for opiates. Affect has brought together a team of advisors across addiction, business, and gaming, including Tom McClellan, the most published researcher in addiction, and Kevin Ryan, founder of Gilt Groupe and Business Insider.

Affect is looking to hire a creative and innovative mobile app designer. At Affect, we are building the first digital therapeutic app for stimulant addiction. The design of our digital therapeutic app leverages game design theory and implements reward loops that keep members engaged and retained through their addiction recovery journey. We are creating an experience to motivate and celebrate members for completing activities that help them build skills and new identity.


  • Creating the MVP designs of the member facing application and building an effective member engagement platform via the app
  • Supporting the design needs of the clinical product — inclusive of building tools to make it easy and intuitive to understand the state of the member and what needs to be done next
  • Setting the bar for user-centric design excellence in our organization, including style guides, design reviews, etc.
  • Driving our practice of user research, discovery, and product validation; educating and disseminating these learnings so that they are utilized by the broader team.
  • Collaborating deeply with with product and engineering to deliver high quality and iterative development
  • Building and growing a team of designers, and providing them with mentorship, growth, and support


  • 5+ years of experience as a designer
  • Strong UX and UI skills exemplified in your design portfolio
  • Has worked on consumer products and possesses a strong understanding of member engagement design. Extra plus if you have experience with game design!
  • Ability to drive clarity from ambiguity in building the design requirements and the ability to work iteratively
  • Experience conducting user research
  • Experience with Figma, Sketch, Invision, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Mission and value alignment with Affect: empathy, passion, and neurons in excess

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