carwow is hiring a

Lead Designer

London, United Kingdom

carwow is changing the way Britain buys cars. We want to make car buying simple, enjoyable, and digital - becoming the absolute best way to buy a car.

We’re a young and exciting start-up at the beginning of huge growth. In fact, we’re looking to go from 80 to 100 employees in the next year. Don’t just take our word for it though - these leading venture capital firms have invested heavily and their knowledge (and money) is accelerating us forward:

  • Balderton Capital (Betfair, LOVEFiLM, Citymapper, MySQL)
  • Accel (Facebook, Spotify, Dropbox, Groupon)
  • Episode 1 (Zoopla, LOVEFiLM, Shazam)
  • Samos (Betfair, Ocado, PKR)
  • We’ve raised over £19m in funding since we launched in 2013, so we’re growing fast!

    This year we facilitated the purchase of more than 15,000 cars and over 1 million interactions between the best dealers and new car buyers. This isn’t enough for us though, we’ve got big plans from running a £6m brand building campaign, launching in Germany, to some very cool (but still secret) product and market developments.

    About the role

  • As Lead Designer at carwow you will become an integral part of the creative team, leading, mentoring and helping develop an amazing design culture.
  • You’ll have an eye for innovative design and have a passion for continually improving the product.
  • You’ll be responsible for growing and managing a team of (currently) three designers, help art direct, advise on the direction of the work and allocate work to the in-house team.
  • You will oversee their work, develop them and will be responsible for the delivery of high quality design assets as well as improving our current processes.
  • You will be capable to jump on the tools and help out if necessary, but this will not be your main focus.
  • About you

  • User centric and intuitive with a high attention to detail.
  • A great communicator and people manager with the skills to motivate a team.
  • You have a passion for design and keep up-to-date with design trends.
  • You are process and design oriented.
  • You are happy have someone else leading the overall brand design guidelines