Laka is hiring a

Product Designer (Bristol or London)

London, United Kingdom

Started in 2017, Laka set out to transform insurance by connecting passionate cyclists all over the UK to form a collective and protect their bikes. A better model for insurance was born. For once people come first in insurance by fairly sharing the cost amongst each other.

Laka makes sure everything runs smoothly for the community: from exceptionally fast claims, to splitting the cost fairly, guaranteeing a maximum price and all the other heavy lifting of a regulated insurance business. For that service, the collective pays Laka a fee relative to the claims in a month.

For cyclists it's a simple calculation:

  • Together, take care of your gear, and reap the rewards of lower cost
  • Laka focuses on getting you back on your bike because that's how we get paid

It's a win-win all around!

We have grown 10x in 2019, receiving almost exclusively 5-star reviews by our members and backed by some of the most incredible investors on the planet. Besides our core bicycle insurance product, we have launched the Laka Club, challenging existing cycling memberships with a free offering for UK cyclists.

Cycling is at the core of everything we do and we have industry-shifting plans to establish a far bigger footprint for Laka than just insurance, and passionate cyclists in Europe and beyond.

You are the very first designer to join the company but you will be able to work from a strong brand platform developed with one of the leading agencies in London (but you can see for yourself). As the first designer, you will have a direct and meaningful impact to Laka. What you design ends is used by tens of thousands of incredible passionate cyclists and this is just the beginning.

You will work with peers from product, marketing, customer experience and engineering to ideate and deliver a beautiful and simple experience to our members.

We use Whimsical for wire framing and Figma for prototyping across our frontend and marketing teams but we are open to new tools and processes.

As Product Designer, you will own:

  • the visual identity of Laka across digital platforms (and if you'd like beyond)
  • the development and application of a scalable design system
  • the end-to-end design process including user research, ideation, prototyping and delivery

Requirements

To succeed in this role you will need to:

  • bring a strong understanding and practical experience of Interaction Design and Visual Design Systems for digital applications
  • design simple but exceptionally well thought through experiences for web and predominantly mobile users
  • understand how to leverage data to design better user experiences
  • bring empathy for our core users - passionate cyclists

Before you apply, please make sure that you have the permission to work in the UK (for exceptionally strong candidates we will consider to provide Visa sponsorship).

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Bike friendly office in central London
  • Enjoy free weekly team lunches, a fridge filled with healthy snacks and free coffee from our own machine
  • Work from home, our office in central Bristol (or London) or go to the gym during the day - it’s up to you how you plan your time as long as the work gets done
  • Grow and skill-up with a personal growth budget tailored to your needs
  • Take the time off you need, we ask you to take at least 25 days holidays + bank holidays to clear your mind
  • Get free Laka credit every month to insure your bikes
  • Plan for the future with our workplace pension scheme
  • Get your next bike with our cycle-to-work scheme
  • Kit yourself out with our cycling industry discounts
  • Get top notch Apple equipment to get work done
  • Join our bi-monthly book club with access to free books
  • Have a voice in our regular team off-sites to collectively shape the future of Laka