At Moneybox, we’re helping people turn their money into something greater. We launched our award-winning app back in 2016, and made waves with our now famous round-ups feature, which helped thousands of people start investing with just their spare change. Fast forward to today, and we’ve brought saving, investing, home-buying, and retirement services together into one simple app. So people can reach their goals and build wealth with confidence, whatever their starting point. With a range of free tools, educational content, and award-winning customer support, we’re already helping hundreds of thousands of people all across the UK.
As a Lead UI Designer, your mission is to set the direction for UI Design at Moneybox, along with inspiring and guiding the whole design team to deliver delightful experiences. You're a designer with impeccable craft, an eye for detail and consistency, and a creative flair for micro-interactions.
You will manage a team of designers who you will mentor and help to develop, raising the experience and visual design quality, getting teams working in a way that makes great products. Therefore management experience is essential.
You will lead on the Moneybox Design system along with your team. You will work with them to co-create and iterate on it. You’ll partner closely with engineering to ensure that components are implemented accurately.
You must have roughly 8 years of experience in UI Design and a portfolio of beautifully crafted digital products spanning mobile and web. You should have experience in a tech or product-led environment with a desire to understand the business needs and how design can support in driving impact and meeting goals.
All applications must include a copy/link to your portfolio.
What you'll do
This role will be responsible for but not limited to the following:
- Hands-on design and ownership of a team of Product Designers. Being responsible for their output and all aspects of their development and growth. Ensuring all the team’s members are challenged and motivated.
- You’ll create standout experiences that delight our customers and make the complex seem simple. You’ll track and monitor the quality of the experience.
- You’ll be responsible for ensuring that our brand is applied in a way that is intuitive and engaging. You’ll explore new creative approaches to projects and challenge what exists to drive impact.
- You will report directly to the Head of Product Design and be based in the London office on a hybrid basis (2 days per week in the office).
- You’ll have weekly 1-2-1 sessions with your line manager to encourage development and growth.
- You’ll influence and inspire all designers across Moneybox, advocating for polished, magical, intuitive and accessible user experiences.
- You’ll lead cross-team design and creative sharing sessions to help drive consistency of the brand experience and provide feedback regularly.
- You’ll collaborate regularly using strong communication, documentation and facilitation skills. You’ll work closely with product managers, data scientists and engineering teams to make sure your team isn’t just shipping great designs, but they are deeply involved throughout the design process.
- You will be responsible for the final UI outputs, ensuring designers create pixel perfect screens utilising design system components where possible, creating new patterns where required and adding beautiful transitions and animations to make the experience magical.
- Iterating and testing solutions to check it solves the problem.
- You’ll have ownership of the Moneybox Design system, along with your team. Constantly evaluating where needs improvements and building strong relationships with engineers, supporting them with component implementation.
- You’ll work closely with the Brand & Creative team to translate our brand into beautiful UI, continuously exploring new ways to iterate and improve.
- You’ll help raise the bar for design at Moneybox. Every designer plays a critical role in improving our community of practice.
- You’ll regularly work with design leaders and product leadership. This is to help make sure long-term strategy, business goals and experience quality are all in alignment and that there are healthy opportunities for visibility and feedback.
- Drive and support cross-team initiatives that make the Design practice at Moneybox better - such as improving our hiring processes, expanding our community presence, interviewing potential new team members - and much more.
- Have company wide impact from a design perspective.
- Influence, challenge and enable teams to deliver high quality product experiences.
Who you are
- A driven designer with 8 years minimum experience in UI Design, both hands on and working conceptually.
- Possess a portfolio of beautifully crafted digital products spanning mobile and web, including design systems and interactions.
- Confident to explore new creative approaches where necessary, and high attention to detail on consistency where not.
- Solid understanding and demonstration of UI design principles, with mastery in design tools, methodologies, processes, best practices, and key deliverables.
- You’re pragmatic and able to balance the ideal experience with knowing where and when to make scoping trade-offs based on technical constraints, experimentation strategy or business risk.
- Someone who leads by example, with 2+ years of management experience with direct reports under your guidance.
- Ability to distil requirements, providing clear guidance to designers, defining the task, goals and outcomes as well as supporting and providing clear feedback.
- You’re an excellent communicator who can convey your ideas and thought process, understanding and building relationships with a cross-section of team members.
- You thrive in a fast paced environment where you can use lightweight processes, creative ideas and quick iteration to have a huge impact.
- Quick learner, ability to think on your feet, always open-minded and curious, and eager to learn new skills. You love showing your work often because it’s how you improve.
- You’ll take full ownership of your work, and you take responsibility for every last detail, every step of the way, with support from your fellow designers
- Have an interest in the FinTech industry and are passionate about helping people build wealth.
- Aren’t afraid to speak your mind. At Moneybox we actively encourage you to challenge everything!