Product Design Leader

at NG Launchpad in London

($90000 - $120000 per year)

NG Launchpad is an new innovation lab building the next generation of digital financial services. Established by two London entrepreneurs, our small team is looking to rapidly disrupt big markets.

Backed by a large insurance company, we have a wide-ranging remit to build, launch and scale digital insurance products and platforms that consumers demand.

We are a small, passionate, productive team working within an agile and fast moving startup environment. We are extremely customer-centric and strive to create the best possible experience for everyone who uses our products - in an industry where online interactions have rarely been an enjoyable experience.

THE ROLE
We've got some big, new product development plans and we're looking for an experienced designer to bring them to life.

As a leader, you will take ownership of the consumer experience. You will deploy a variety of skills in user research, interaction design, and visual design to deliver high quality, user tested, designs based on customer insights. You will be involved in the entire end-to-end process, from brainstorming ideas with the multidisciplinary team, through to delivery and launch, and iterating the product to meet user needs.

We’re looking for a senior designer with strong experience in product design, visual design and interaction design. The role will give you the chance to work with an awesome team to ship amazing product solutions that will be used by millions of people.

We care most about talent and attitude, and will craft the perfect role for you based on your existing skills and how you’d like to develop.

RESPONSIBILITIES
- Manage design projects from early stages of an idea to implementation.
- Help strengthen a culture of design throughout the company - we have a diverse team of creative people who are all interested in learning about design.
- Contribute to high-level strategic decisions with the rest of the team.
- Commission or carry out consumer research, usability testing and generative discovery work.
- Create high fidelity design prototypes to test and iterate on ideas to create meaningful features and intuitive interfaces.
- Map user experiences to identify opportunities for new features.
- Take ownership of designing beautiful, effective user experiences across web and mobile.
- Stay up-to-date on the latest design trends.
- Work closely with customers, designers, engineers and product-owners.
- Contribute to the scope of improvements and extensions, based on data insight.
- Be a leader in shaping and realising the long-term product vision.

ATTITUDE
- You have a passion for creativity and its application in the commercial world.
- You care deeply about customer experience across all interactions with a company.
- You are are able to add value to a high-performance team without being managed.
- You are determined to achieve high quality results in all projects you are working on.
- You have strong communication skills and build great relationships within a team.
- You are able to demonstrate clear logic behind your ideas and your creative process.
- You crave to be part of a strong, entrepreneurial and creative team.

REQUIREMENTS
- Experience as a digital designer covering both visual and interaction design.
- Great creative skills a strong portfolio.
- Excellent understanding of the end to end design process and its different phases.
- Expertise crafting delightful responsive interfaces.
- Proven ability to maintain brand and design consistency across a multiple product touchpoints.
- Extraordinary attention to every delightful detail.
- Expert with design tools such as Sketch / XD, Illustrator / Photoshop.
- Familiar with communication tools such as Marvel App or Invision.

BENEFITS
We’re a small team of creators located on London’s Southbank. By joining us you’ll be inventing something completely new, from near the beginning, that will improve the experience of millions of people.

We’re looking for people who want to help shape our broader mission and culture. We don’t want passengers. Expect to show leadership and shape the role in your own way over time.

We're all about enjoying how we spend our time, so we're open to a chat about flexible working. However, please be permitted to work in the UK.

We are looking to offer a competitive package to a talented team-player who can pick up the project and create value quickly.

If you think you have what we're looking for and more, then we'd love to hear from you. You'll need to get your skates on though, as applications close soon.

No agencies please.

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Published at 30 Aug 2018
Expires on 15 Sep 2018