Design Lead (Digital Product Design)

Product and Innovation Studio

If your idea of a perfect role involves leading projects a mentoring a team as part of an agency who boast some of the biggest names in tech as clients, and have a passion for all things product and user-centered design then this is for you…

The client

Who will you work for?

An international, digital product design studio with offices in the UK and San Francisco that have human-centred design and best in class software development at the heart of everything they do.

Founded by a former Googler, their core belief is that technology should improve our lives, so they strive to create digital product that not only utilise the latest tech innovations, but also integrate seamlessly with their users day to day lives.

They have a total headcount of approximately 220 (spread across three locations) and when complete the design function of the London studio will be a team of 5 designers (Working alongside PM, Agile/Scrum Masters and Dev’s all on-site) and sitting in lean, agile teams consisting of some of the clients team, your team and some external partners.

The role

What will you do?

As the Design Lead you will work closely with the Head of Design and be responsible for overseeing the end to end design of digital products and services for some of the largest brands in the world. These include Google, Activision, RBS and BBC to name just a few.

From the day you start you will help to improve the working processes of the agency, build and mentor a team around you and be the main point of contact for a number of their clients, acting almost as ‘Design Director’ on projects.

You will help to hire a team of 4 designers around you and then be a hands on manager, supporting the Head of Design with their career development and work output to ensure that you are delivering best in class solutions to your clients.

As Design Lead of a small team you will still get hands on, creating concepts and strategies before managing the output of the team to deliver on projects.

Other responsibilities include running client pitches and meetings.

The candidate

What do you need?

Aside from previous experience managing/mentoring team and a background in digital product design, the key thing is attitude and mentality.

If you are a pragmatic problem solver who constantly finds themselves questioning and re-evaluating both your own and others work to ensure you are delivering the right products, to the right audiences, then you probably fit the bill.

The existing wider team is made up of a mix of backgrounds and a relatively flat structure. There are no labels of ‘UX’ or ‘UI’. Just a team of problem solvers all playing to their strengths to achieve the same goals.

What do they offer in return? 

– Flexible working

– Unlimited holiday

– Extended (p/m)aternity

– Pension scheme

– Fitness contribution

– Free lunch everyday

– A new phone

– Team/launch parties

– Employee assistance program

– Dog friendly workplace

– Film, culture & games nights

 

Sound interesting?

Want to know more?

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