UX/Product Designer for Technology and Manufacturing Start-up

UX/Product Designer for Technology and Manufacturing Platform in Central London – £40,000 - £60,000

One of the most interesting roles I've had in some time, this tech and manufacturing start up allows brands to offer customisable apparel via their e-commerce sites. Linked to an automated production/sewing system, unique garments can be made for the same unit cost and speed as mass production.

The platform consists of a number of digital products: Interactive online customisation editors for brands, production planning tools for connected factories that enable efficient on-demand production of customised apparel, and tools that let brands manage, monitor and update their customisable product offering.

The Client

My client are a technology and manufacturing start-up who enable fashion brands to offer customisable apparel via their e-commerce sites. Linked to an automated production/sewing system, unique garments can be made for the same unit cost and speed as mass production.

The platform consists of a number of digital products: Interactive online customisation editors for brands, production planning tools for connected factories that enable efficient on-demand production of customised apparel, and tools that let brands manage, monitor and update their customisable product offering.

The Role as UX/Product Designer

They are looking for an experienced UX designer, with an eye for visual design and a proven track record of shipping product. You will be creating the services to power the on-demand fashion supply chain of the future. This is an exciting opportunity to help to define the tools that are transforming an industry.

As the UX/Product Designer you will;

  • Play a key role in scaling products to a global audience, with some of the world’s biggest brands.
  • “Time Travel” between long term product vision and short term immediate requirements to input into long term product roadmaps or define current releases.
  • Work closely with the Creative Director, Product Manager and Lead Visual Designer to help shape our products’ design, strategy and wider team culture.
  • Guide the product development process from initial requirements gathering, exploratory user research, paper sketches, user testing to UX specification and UI detailing.

The Candidate

To land the role you will be a self-motivated, proactive team player with a desire to make a positive difference through their work. They will have demonstrated experience in designing and shipping successful digital products.

The ideal candidate will have;

  • Experience working in product teams and closely with developers on a daily basis.
  • 5 years of relevant UX/UI design experience.
  • Ability to translate insights and requirements into clear wireframe mock-ups or prototypes that can act as specification for development using tools such as Axure, Keynote, Sketch, or others.
  • Experience working in agile development environments.
  • Been involved in, or led, user research and user testing sessions and can show how your design decisions are driven by insights.