At Intersect, design is a core value

Design is not only engrained in our culture, it’s at the core of how we build our products. Advocating for and thinking about the user starts with our product team, and transcends to each team at Intersect.

Our design team has grown to over 15 people in the last year, making it the second largest team in the company. We are an eccentric, creative, and talented group of people who are passionate about the work we do. From building products that are accessible for everyone, to collaborating with developers to create something beautiful fast and furiously, we've created a work process that ensures we can keep building products we're proud of.

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What can you expect?

Your impact starts on Day 1

No matter where you are in your career, Intersect lets you own, empower and execute your ideas right away. We believe every team member has a voice, and you'll get the platform to share your opinions and learn from not just other team members, but also our amazing clients.

Product ReviewA chance to present your work and learn from the larger design team
Pivot MeetingssA review of ongoing projects with internal project stakeholders

How we work

No two projects are alike but the basis of our work consistently depends on collaboration with the larger Product team. We start by diving deep into the needs of our clients and the end-user in order to define the problems we are trying to solve. Using this as a foundation, we craft the UX, UI, content, and information hierarchy to solve unique problems.

When our work reaches development, we lean on the philosophy of system-based design to deliver easy-to-implement components that get us to market fast.

Team PodsProduct design teams sit together to encourage collaboration

Challenge yourself with a variety of projects

Our clients are spread across a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, fintech, insurance, and education. Our projects range from rapid prototyping and proof of concept to full engineering builds. Designers at Intersect get to create user experiences for native iOS and Android apps, as well as responsive web.

Learn from non-designers

Working with other teams is a big part of a designer’s time. Refining our process and organization gets us excited, and we love finding better ways to work together to make better products.

Typical Product Designer's Schedule

Daily Standups

Daily communication

Standups are quick and actionable meetings meant to provide feedback and communicate project blockers. Standups are a good way to touch base with the whole team (engineers, strategists, PMs etc.). We like to keep these short and sweet, because we don’t like too many meetings.

Design Accessibility Review

Design & engineering collaboration

Accessibility is important to us. We work with engineering on a regular basis to ensure our products are built with all users in mind. Part of this endeavour means refining how we communicate and work with engineering. Our team is agile alongside the engineering process, evolving as needed.

Pivot Meetings

Rapid iterations on design cycles

As a designer at Intersect, you are involved in all phases of a project. Throughout project kickoff, strategy, user research, and product design, we help drive projects in-step with the whole team. Feedback and collaboration through pivot meetings is the one of the best ways we dive deep and “pivot” towards a new direction with our team when we need to.

Product Review

Product presentation, validation and QA

Product review is a great opportunity to showcase and validate the work you are doing by presenting it to the larger design team. When you’re not presenting you get to exercise your design skills by challenging work-in-progress and learning from choices others have made. We believe this healthy tension promotes the growth of better design skills and better products.

Work with real problems

At Intersect, your work actually matters. Our products are sexy, but they are also useful to the masses. We are helping companies make huge waves in industries like finance, health, insurance and more. We are changemakers.

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Building a Loyalty Program

Engaging users through personalization, ease of access, and improved authentication.

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Juniper Life Insurance

Changing the way Canadians buy life insurance

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LCBO

How can a large corporation adapt to change and build for the future?

People you'll want to spend time with

VP, Growth and Partnerships

Anthony

Anthony is the VP of Growth & Partnerships at Intersect, where he drives business development, partnership, and marketing.

South African by birth, Anthony settled in Toronto in the early 2000’s. An avid reader, morning exerciser, and proud new dad to a beautiful baby girl, Anthony strives to live every day with gratitude, humility, and curiosity.

Favourite Slack channels

#dads#beats#goodreads

Senior Mobile Engineer

Adam

Adam works hard to make apps come to life and behave in the way that our Product team envisions them. Because he’s a nice guy, he also works to make life easier for the iOS team by upgrading processes whenever there is room for improvement.

When not writing code, Adam enjoys traveling, rock climbing, and playing strategic board games.

Favourite Slack channels

#rock-climbing#mario-kart#ios-news

UX Writer

Saaqshi

Saaqshi spends her days at Intersect crafting the words that go in our products. She wordsmiths to make sure our language, communication and tone match the products and strategy we’re trying to convey.

In her spare time, she has a weird fascination with indie wrestling, finds joy in yoga and weight lifting, and recently ran a 5k.

Favourite Slack channels

#designers#fitness#overheard#cutethings

Director, Engineering

Kim

Kim ensures products are scalable and future-proof. In her free time, Kim leads multiple competitive volleyball teams and challenges herself at charitable Toronto sporting events. Devoting her time to giving back by sharing her expertise and knowledge, Kim’s community involvement ranges from Junior Achievement to Destination ImagiNation.

Favourite Slack channels

#engineering#fitness#edm-opensource

VP, Product Design

Isuru

Isuru applies design thinking in the creation of successful user experiences and helps in the growth of the design team.

He once owned 5 dogs (3 of them named Rex) when living in Tanzania. He also almost climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro but couldn’t make it to the summit due to a snow storm. A Discovery Channel enthusiast and avid sports fan, Isuru can be found shooting hoops in his free time. He currently owns 0 dogs.

Favourite Slack channels

#sports#designers#sneaker-heads#hirstyrulez

Software Engineer

Lindsay

Master of Machines and Baroness of Boudoir, Lindsay is a live-wire in the office. Also going by the name Rick, this fine lady spends her time as a lead on the back-end engineering team and teaching Machine Learning to anyone interested. On the side, she’s a dancer, the Dungeon Master for the office DnD games, and always down for a drink.

Favourite Slack channels

#overheard#dnd#ladies-chat

Product Analyst

Amr

Amr is responsible for analyzing business objectives, conducting product research, and understanding technical capabilities in order to build blueprints for products.

You can talk to Amr about anything related to travel, sports (Go Celtics!), music, video games (he’s the office’s FIFA king) and he’s usually down for a game of pong. He will also shamelessly plug his social media handle - @amrhussein - any chance he gets.

Favourite Slack channels

#got-spoilers#hirstyrulez#overheard

Director of People

Leigh

As the Director of People, Leigh is responsible for leading all human resource functions at INTERSECT. Leigh’s expertise is people and at Intersect, that also means supporting the unique culture and fostering the curiosity and innovation ingrained in our identity.

Favourite Slack channels

#dads_n_moms#beats#aminals#ladieschat

Marketing Specialist

Kali

Kali manages the Intersect and Symbility Corporate marketing accounts, in addition to the administrative and logistical aspects of the marketing team as a whole. Outside of work, Kali loves working her side hustle (planning weddings and events), cooking healthy meals, and hanging out with her retired greyhound, Sully.

Favourite Slack channels

#aminals#ladieschat#overheard

Director, Strategy & Analytics

John

John believes that data is better than hunches, and that actions speak louder than survey results. He’s an active mentor for technology startups at McMaster’s Xerox Center for Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

John golfs, plays NHL 95, and cheers for his beloved Montreal Canadiens in his free time.

Favourite Slack channels

#correct-baseball-hof#sports#crypto-mining

Senior Human Resource Specialist

Karlie

Karlie is a Human Resource Specialist, ensuring the development and maintenance of Intersect’s world class team. She works closely with the executive team to manage the entire employee life cycle, including candidate generation, direct sourcing, interviewing, and hiring.

Outside of work, she loves hanging out with her dog, Milo.

Favourite Slack channels

#aminals#ladieschat#overheard