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Head of Product Design

Job Added: 13 November 2019
Applications Close: 27 December 2019
Level: Senior
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: £90,000 to £90,000
Website: hellomavis.com
Twitter: @hellomavis_

This role at a fast-growing London based company in the travel & lifestyle sector will focus on helping to revamp the entire design of the product – they have gone through major growth over the past couple of years, and the design aspect has been slightly left behind – so now it’s time to bring it back to being front and center, and a key factor in the success of how they move forward looking to be “design led,” they are looking to build an iconic design product.

The Responsibilities:

  • You will be the key leader responsible for defining the design language and standards
  • Establish and revamp / improve the design processes internally – help to set the vision
  • You will lead concept work and design for brand new products under the company
  • One of the key elements of this role will be to build a team of excellent product designers
  • Be an advocate for the design within the business and externally, comfortable speaking at events, conferences, and in front of key senior stakeholders

The Requirements – Who You Are:

  • You have experience in shipping digital products, with a mind for strategic thinking, able to understand user behavior and use that as the basis for UX and design work
  • Someone who is proactive and extremely organized, with a curious approach
  • Are able to be an autonomous worker and a leader – can always get things done – you will have leadership responsibility over the full product design team
  • A multitasker at heart, you can work on multiple workstreams in parallel and it doesn’t phase you – always looking for the solution to the tasks/design problems at hand
  • Good at understanding the perspectives of other team members and ensuring that things are clearly communicated and understood before making decisions or reacting to it
  • Have excellent communications skills, especially for complex concepts – can be to the point and persuasive when presenting work and ideas (especially to key stakeholders)
  • Your eye knows great design, well-trained for the details and you are focused on not only getting things done but getting them done right (this needs to be exemplified by a strong portfolio that includes case studies)

Extras that would be helpful:

  • Fluent/native in a second language
  • Have experience in brand design
  • Can do illustration/animation/iconography
  • Can write UX copy


  • You will be able to exercise your design thinking freely, as the product is at a pivotal point, and they are looking to make some exciting changes
  • In this role, you will be operating as Head of Design for a world-class product; by executing excellent work there, you will definitely be making a name for yourself in the start-up design world.

Are you who we’re looking for? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

At mavis, we want to increase access to forward-thinking, open-minded, progressive workplaces, for all talented individuals regardless of background. We care about equal opportunities and we encourage you to apply if you believe you could make valuable contributions to this position.

How to apply

We look forward to receiving your CV at [email protected]

Unfortunately, it isn’t possible for us to respond to every applicant, but we sincerely hope we will have the opportunity to help you find your dream role.