Head of Design, London

Employer
Witty
Location
Cranford, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
14 Oct 2020

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Built for the people always on the move, WITTY is the UK start up fintech company focused on hassle-free domestic and international transfers, peer-to-peer payments, and retail and agrarian microlending programs. Within its mobile app, WITTY provides fast, smart, and highly secured banking experience. Starting with paperless account opening, WITTY offers access to a fully mobile bank account and a network of personal and business memberships that help to optimize the spending of our peers.

Our mission and vision are to empower the lives of all our users globally. With WITTY, young students, small businesses, and financially excluded communities enter not only a user-friendly digital banking app but also the system of unique financial programs supporting those individuals and groups who are unable to obtain loans from legacy banks. Our micro-lending and microcredit features are created in an uncomplicated and fair play, ready to serve those who need them the most.

We're looking for an experienced and motivated Head of Design to join our London team. Head of Design will be responsible for the overall aesthetics and visual design of the digital product; will be creating the concepts, artwork and layouts for the digital product as well as monitoring the overall quality of the final creative work and the quality of the project's design elements. Head of Design will be closely collaborating with UX, IT and business teams to solve complex issues, like interaction models and data visualisation.



Main Accountabilities:
  • Work with Brand to define and create the Brand Guidelines
  • Create a Style Guide for the digital product (mobile app/web site)
  • Work within brand guidelines to create layouts that reinforce a brand's style or voice through its visual touchpoints
  • Design icons and infographics
  • Create and organize production assets (deliverables for development team)
  • Create and work with a component library (preferably in Figma)
  • Work on email marketing items, presentation materials and interactive event materials
  • Responsible for production and user facing experiences




Job Context:

Home Office (remote position); international travel may be required



Job Profile Requirements:
  • 5+ years prior experience on a similar role
  • Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography & limitations of online and offline design work
  • Strong expertise with working in Agile Development environment for the production of digital applications (preferably mobile apps)
  • Experience of designing for the banking and fintech sectors
  • Experience with:
    - Figma / Sketch
    - InVision (optional if using Sketch)
    - Adobe PhotoshopAbility to lead design projects from concept to completion Effectively managing timelines and expectations; ability to achieve tight deadlines Excellent organisational and communication skills An online portfolio which demonstrates results, process, and way of thinking about user experience and product design will be an advantage


    Company offers:

    Remote work Work in an international start-up company and have the opportunity to build and shape its procedures Various opportunities to grow within the company Possibility to make an impact on international business success
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