By Miles

Mid-weight Graphic Designer

Based: London
Level: Mid-Weight, Junior
Salary: £25,000 to £37,000
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 22 March 2019
Website: bymiles.co.uk
Twitter: @bymiles
Job Listing Added: 06 February 2019

By Miles is a technology startup based in Hammersmith that’s revolutionising car insurance. We’ve built the UK’s first real-time pay-by-mile car insurance policies with a smart driving app, bringing the same level of on-demand convenience to car ownership that people now expect from taxis and take-away food.


You can read a little more about us in the BBC, The Times and in The Telegraph.


We launched in the UK in July 2018 and our highly-engaged member base is growing quickly. We’re expanding our team to make our brand (even more) famous, bringing the benefits of smarter and fairer car insurance to more motorists.


We’re looking for a multi-disciplinary graphic designer with a strong digital portfolio that’s interested in helping continue to build and improve a market-leading car insurance app and web platform, as well as helping shape the future of a young brand.


As car insurance is a legal requirement in the UK, it’s a product that appeals to many different types of people. Our members are from all over the country, aged from 25 through to 76, and we know we can only keep doing our best work with a diverse team that reflects that.


Working for a startup, you’ll be involved in all areas of a design, from concepting through to packaging. You’ll be helping with everything from building on the foundations of the brand and evolving our character, iterating the UX/UI of our app, web platform and emails as well as designing for social ads, print and outdoor campaigns. A basic understanding of print artworking is essential.


In your portfolio it would be great to see examples of work all the way through the process - from wireframing through to final design.


You will be:


- Heading up our design team, designing for everything from ad campaigns to UX/UI for our app and website and ensuring it’s in-keeping with our brand.
- Working closely with our marketing team and copywriters to create new ad and design concepts for nationwide campaigns.
- Responsible for building on, moulding and evolving our brand guidelines, and ensuring other designers we work with do the same.
- Designing digital assets for social media campaigns, digital display ads and email marketing.
- Collaborating with product managers, freelance designers and developers to iterate on new features and UX/UI improvements to our app, web platform, website and quote site.
- Helping create and establish an efficient and scalable design system.
- Working with freelance designers or outside agencies, where appropriate, to produce work to the same high standard as you do.
- Overseeing the creation of in-house company assets, from documents, templates, clothing, swag and business cards through to interior design.
- Visualising data, infographics and illustrations for reports, pitch decks, emails and blogs.


This role will primarily be based in our London office (so wouldn't be suitable for someone looking to work remotely full time), but we're always open to remote or more flexible working arrangements if travel, childcare or something else gets in the way. This is subject to our flexible working policy, and we can discuss this in more detail if you come for interview.


We’d like to meet someone with:


- A good attention to detail and an eye for consistency across multiple touchpoints.
- A high standard of vector illustration (demonstrated by a strong portfolio).
- Experience using the full Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign primarily) and Sketch (for digital designs).
- Experience and knowledge of artworking for print.
- Experience in creating ad and design concepts.


Bonus points if you:


- Have experience working at or with an early stage startup.
- Have a basic flair for copywriting.
- Have any experience in animating.
- Have had any exposure (however limited) to coding, HTML or front-end development - whether that’s in website design, email building or creating banner ads.


What are the benefits?


- Enrolment into the By Miles pension plan after passing your three month probation
- Local gym membership discount
- Remote and flexible working opportunities (subject to our remote and flexible working policy)
- Personal training budget (to support professional development and certification)
- Personal book budget (so you can add to our ever-growing library)
- Regular social events
- Join a fast-growing and exciting startup with excellent growth opportunities
- Work with a fun and highly-motivated team where there's never a dull moment
- West London office (Hammersmith) with great transport links (District, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Piccadilly Lines)

How to Apply

If you'd like to join us for the journey, email us at [email protected], using the subject line "I'd like to apply for the Mid-weight Graphic Designer role". Please write a brief cover letter, explaining why you're attracted to the role and why you'd be a good fit for it - and also include a link to your portfolio (either a link to your website or a WeTransfer link).