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The Head of Product Design, reporting to the Chief Product Officer, will be responsible for leading the product and UX design function at Foundry, including organising, growing, and mentoring the UX design teams and being the driving force within the product management function for user-centred design practises and design thinking.
As Head of Product Design, you will play a key role in ensuring development efforts deliver intuitive experiences for users of Foundry’s products. This role requires enthusiasm for great design, experience in designing for highly technical software applications, ideally in the creative tools space, along with a passion for coaching and leading teams of designers. The Head of Product Design will leverage deep experience applying design principles and processes. They will take a creative approach to user research and have an entrepreneurial attitude.
This is an influential role, supporting product design across all of Foundry’s products and leading the wider product design conversation across the organisation and externally, supporting Foundry’s goal of enabling artists to solve complex visualization challenges, and turn their incredible ideas into reality.
Foundry develops creative software for the digital design, media and entertainment industries. With a 20-year heritage and a portfolio of award-winning products, Foundry advances the art and technology of visual experience in partnership with creative leaders around the globe.
Clients and partners include major feature film studios and post-production houses such as Pixar, ILM, MPC, Walt Disney Animation, Weta Digital, DNEG, and Framestore as well as automotive, footwear, apparel and technology companies such as Mercedes, New Balance, Adidas and Google. Foundry partners with these companies to solve complex visualization challenges to turn incredible ideas into reality.
The company’s products are used to create breathtaking visual effects sequences on a wide range of feature films, video-on-demand, television and commercials. Foundry software was integral in the making of every VFX Oscar-winning film, award-winning TV shows and commercials for more than a decade.
Founded in 1996, Foundry is headquartered in London, with 300 staff and a presence in the US, China, Japan, Australia and Europe. In 2015, the London Stock Exchange named Foundry one of the “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.” It regularly features in The Sunday Times’ Tech Track as one of Britain’s fastest-growing private technology companies.
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