Understanding the Matrix:
The Career Matrix is a tool you can use to map the experience you currently have with experience you wish to gain. As an IC Designer at Luxury Presence, there are five levels of career progression. Once an IC Designer reaches level 4, they are eligible to transition to the Manager Track.
We have separate matrixes for Product Design and Brand and Marketing Design roles — though there are commonalities on the themes and skillsets used for evaluation.
There are 5 themes that we use across each level to evaluate the breadth of responsibilities we have as Designers:
🔬Scope — The breadth and complexity of what you take on
What is the breadth of the problem space you work on?
Are you working on an existing problem space or a new problem space for the business?
💫 Strategy and Vision — Designing the right thing
How well are you able to define requirements?
Can you be trusted to take on complex projects?
Can you solve problems that might be systematic in nature, or look at the bigger picture?
Can you contribute new ideas that are helpful?
🚘 Autonomy — Working proactively
Are you able to proactively identify opportunities?
How much hand-holding is required to help you move your work forward?
Are you able to unblock yourself?
Do you frequently require check-ins?
🏃 Action and Impact — Being efficient and productive
Do you achieve the goals you’re being asked to achieve?
Are you known for getting things done (general output)?
Are things done on time?
Does the business grow from your efforts?
🎤 Communication and Collaboration — Being clear
Do you share work regularly?
Do you take feedback constructively, with a growth mindset?
Do you clearly communicate your ideas?
We recognize that some designers choose to follow a generalist path (following the ) while others prefer to follow a specialized path, with depth of skill in a particular area. We believe that both generalists and specialists can have viable paths for growth and success at Luxury Presence. As a smaller team, we look to balance the skillsets across our team holistically — and encourage Designers to lean on their strengths and interests while learning and leveraging team members with complimentary skills.
These are the Core Skillsets we evaluate. For Product Designers, the skillsets on the left of the spectrum are more important. For Brand and Marketing Designers, the skillsets on the right are more important.
← Product Designers .....................................................................
............................................... Brand and Marketing Designers →
Art Direction and Story-telling
These are bonus skillsets that compliment the Core Skills. These are taken into account for designers who possess these skills, but unless you are a specialist, these are not actively considered in the evaluation process.