Design Lead

at Noctis in London

Noctis is a startup consultancy that combines scientific methods with innovative design-led approaches to solve complex problems within institutional and commercial environments in a collaborative and participatory way.


Our vision is an informed world where individuals and businesses make empowered choices, aligned with their own values and beliefs. We want to challenge current norms and provide new insights and perspectives using our approach so we can understand the fundamentals of an issue, build better models, gain deeper insight and provide solutions that are authentic from assumption to output.


By combining scientific, design-led innovation and commercial knowledge in a collaborative and participatory approach we strive to achieve creative, considered and user-centred solutions to solve social problems and meet business needs. We find the best and right solution to optimise stakeholder goals.


Design Lead


As this is a startup, we are still developing project proposals and seeking new clients. Therefore, we are looking for someone who is initially able to work part-time on a consultancy basis on specific projects, with the view to extend this once the business becomes sustainable.


The Design Lead will apply participatory design methods to the challenge of developing approaches and solutions to meet client and stakeholder needs, shape product propositions and work to disseminate the practices of design thinking across Noctis as a whole.


This role will involve applying design methods across a project lifecycle – from initial stakeholder design workshops and commercial/market research through to solutions development/delivery and integration within a client’s organisation. The ideal candidate will have experience of user-centered research, ethnography, user-journey mapping, prototyping and co-design. Using their knowledge of these methods, the Design Lead will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to plan stakeholder research engagements with the aim of generating actionable insights and supporting product iteration.


We are seeking someone who is capable of clearly communicating insights to a range of different audiences (private, public and charity sector) and in a range of formats (e.g. data visualisations and in the form of reports, case studies or presentations). The Design Lead will also play a part in supporting the wider team in securing external funding for projects with the potential to inform the organisation’s strategic priorities.


The Design Lead will ideally have experience in undertaking commercial and social research and familiarity with digital service or digital product design across both public (including NGOs/Charities) and private sectors. Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate they have a track record in pioneering the use of design methods to improve user-experience and support organisational change.


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Published at 02 Oct 2017
Expires on 02 Dec 2017