👋 Hey, We're Founders Factory
We're the world’s best partner for founders.
Started by Brent Hoberman and Henry Lane Fox, Founders Factory has received investment from L’Oreal, easyJet, Guardian Media Group, Aviva, Holtzbrinck, CSC and M&S. We're also partnered with Wunderman and Vodafone. Combined with our full-time team of 60 specialists we offer founders the best platform to launch or scale their startup.
Our incubator creates 13 new startups every year. We validate ideas, build founding teams, find first customers and invest directly in each startup.
Our accelerator invests in 35 startups every year. We invest cash, six months of bespoke support from our team and provide commercial opportunities with our investors.
We're also Europe's Hottest Startup Accelerator according to the Europas, read more here
Working with us is very different than other companies. It's not just a job – instead, a pursuit that we live and breathe every single day. We are resilient business builders, incredibly passionate and thrive in uncertainty. We want to obtain a deeper understanding of the conditions that lead to successful innovation. We hope to show there is a better way to build tech startups and take on the issues of why most startups fail. We are creating something meaningful and get paid to learn at an incredible pace.
- Momentum over perfection
- Every problem has a solution
- A sense of ownership is required to innovate
- Transparency is needed to avoid mistakes and capture key learnings
💪 Your Responsibilities
- Leading the visual and interaction design for our incubated businesses across all our industry sectors
- In collaboration with your incubation team you will help support the planning, execution and resource allocation.
- You will ensure design and creative deliverables are aligned to business goals and user needs
- Investigating and experimenting with new technologies and tools in order to continuously improve your skills and productivity
- Drive innovation, visual consistency and creativity across our business
- Work with rest of the design and product team to act as thought leaders and to establish a strong external presence for design at Founders Factory
- Working as an advisor on design and strategy to companies and teams in the accelerator
🎯 Required skills, competencies and experience
- Able to identify market opportunities and help define product vision and strategy
- Demonstrated ability operating in an ambiguous environment
- You can craft beautiful, intuitive interfaces on a variety of platforms but also enjoy diving deeper into the product design process and solving big problems.
- Excellent organisational and communication skills and the ability to manage streams of work.
- Experience in customer facing product design across at least two industry verticals (e.g. financial services, retail, gaming)
- Be structured in your approach to understanding users, and frame design decisions around your findings
- At least three years of design experience in roles demonstrating leadership and ingenuity
👌 Ideal Candidates Would Also Possess:
- Have built a product from scratch
- Experience designing for wearable, AR, VR or non-traditional devices and platforms.
- Exposure to branding, print design, service design or other non-software outputs
- A track record of contributing to the design community at large in an area of expertise
Salary = £40-50K dependent on experience