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Product designer

We're looking for a product designer who's driven by a challenge, thrives on innovation and has a startup mindset.
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Appolica is a venture studio headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria, on a mission to turn ambitious tech-driven ventures into market leaders. As a dependable tech partner, we focus on helping early-stage startups validate their ideas, construct MVPs, and scale their businesses effectively. With our comprehensive 360° approach, we stand by startups throughout their entire journey from ideation, validation, and development to scaling.

At Appolica, we are committed to delivering innovative, reliable, and scalable tech solutions that drive business growth. We prioritize iterative testing, refinement, and continuous improvement to ensure the product aligns seamlessly with business objectives and user needs. In addition to technical expertise, we offer business know-how to our clients, helping them manage resources better and respond more accurately to consumer demands.

Since our establishment in 2015, we've been leveraging deep technical expertise, creativity, and business acumen to build scalable, innovative software products for extraordinary businesses aiming to disrupt markets. Working with clients from more than 30 countries, we've crafted success stories for prominent startups like Tide, OnTheMarket, Seatfrog and Proximie.


  • Create innovative solutions for a wide variety of design challenges, including mobile, desktop and low code development platforms.
  • Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas.
  • Influence and shape the product and feature design direction by partnering closely with the Product Design, Product Management and Engineering teams.
  • Execute all visual design stages from concept to final hand-off to engineering.
  • Follow the established practices and processes of the design team while also identifying and recommending areas for improvement.
  • Present design work , justify and communicate it with the internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participate in design iterations and contribute to refining and improving UX design solutions based on given feedback.
  • Conduct user research, A/B and multivariable testing, and usability testing.
  • Demonstrate your proficiency in creating designs that seamlessly align with both the technical aspects and the collaborative dynamics of the software development team. Elevate user experiences through your adept ability to integrate design and functionality cohesively.


  • 2+ years of product design experience
  • Proficiency with Sketch, Figma and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Working experience with design system and the ability to facilitate one.
  • Understanding of user-centered design approach (UCD).
  • Having experience with material design, iOS design guidelines and responsive web design.
  • Commercial experience with various wireframing and prototyping tools.
  • Ability to present your designs and propose your solutions to various stakeholders and team members.
  • Portfolio of UX focused work samples for web and mobile applications.
  • Ability to thrive in a start-up environment with fast feedback loops.
  • Being proactive and possessing problem-solving skills.
  • Having a lean-agile mindset.
  • Proficient in handling multiple tasks simultaneously and swiftly adapting to changing business contexts.
  • Proficient in startup dynamics and possesses a wealth of experience in the startup ecosystem.
  • Solid written and verbal English communication skills.

Nice to have

  • Experience with animation tools.
  • Experience in building low-code solutions (such as Webflow).

What we offer

  • Home office policy
  • Flexible working hours
  • Additional healthcare (dental coverage included)
  • Regular performance and salary reviews
  • Annual bonus
  • Co-financed MultiSport card
  • Referral program
  • Personal learning budget
  • Startup ecosystem involvement
  • Access to our Innovation hub
  • Opportunity to use the latest technologies

If you recognize yourself in the description above, send us your CV in English today!

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. All applications will be treated in strict confidentiality.

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