Product/UX Designer

London, England, United Kingdom Full-time

About us

Our vision at LoveCrafts is to create an entirely new platform for the global maker community - one craft at a time. We launched our first site, LoveKnitting.com six years ago - early success led to funding from one of Europe's leading venture investors, and we haven't looked back since. With a global customer base, physical hubs in London, Kyiv and New York; and 3 x growth year on year, we’ve grown from start-up to sensation in a very short space of time.

As we set out to converge traditional crafts with the digital age we are looking for exceptional talent to help us disrupt and innovate in this large, fragmented and fast-growing sector. We're playing with the very best in web, mobile, social, commerce and media technology in our quest to build a unique social network and e-commerce platform across multiple craft verticals.

Our team is smart, kind and slightly kooky with talent that is insatiably curious and supremely ambitious. We hire and nurture inquisitive, creative minds looking to flourish in a supportive and collaborative environment.

The successful candidate will join an existing and exciting Product Development team.

What you will be doing:

  • Create functional, delightful and highly usable digital experiences
  • Deliver best in-class UI/UX experience designing wireframes, concepts, user flows, hi-fi and more around user and company needs
  • Collaborate on UX planning with Design Team, Product Owners, Tech Leads and Stakeholders from around the business
  • Prototyping and conducting user research
  • Sharing new research, industry trends and insights with team members

What makes you tick:

  • Designing delightful user experiences is the reason you get out of bed
  • You obsess over the detail but won’t let that hold back delivery as you deliver improvements through iteration
  • You have a constant desire to learn new technical & creative skills, always seeking ways to develop them
  • Comfortable with the fact there are things you don’t have the answer for, but have the appetite and drive to resolve and deliver them
  • You don’t let your ego make your decisions for you. Forever the pragmatist you adopt a balance of hypothesis testing, data analysis and experience to make well considered choices and compromises.
  • You are data aware, informed and driven. You might not be a data scientist, but you are eager to source the data needed to guide and support your decisions.
  • You are pragmatic, not dogmatic. Open to feedback and willing to make changes to your designs. You fall in love with problems, not solutions.
  • You aid in resolving issues and proactively bring to light potential improvements
  • You are passionate, driven, adaptable, dependable and as strong delivering in a team as you are on your own
  • With sufficient briefing and direction, you consistently deliver above and beyond

Who you are:

  • You have proven commercial experience designing engaging and highly interactive user experiences for web and mobile e-commerce or social commerce products using modern design and prototyping tools
  • Strong interaction design skills and knowing when and how it should be used
  • You understand user experience and user centred design best practices
  • Experience of working with data to drive decisions and designing for A/B tests
  • Bonus if you have worked on or closely with responsive web and/or native mobile
  • Strong design skills with a current portfolio to back this up
  • Drawing/sketching and white boarding skills
  • Experience working in cross functional teams in an agile product development environment
  • Worked on a platform of size and understand designing for scale

What we're offering:

  • Competitive salary to reflect your skills and experience
  • Options over shares
  • Employee benefits package including - Private Medical Insurance, Health Cash Plan, Pension Plan, Cycle to Work Scheme,
  • Room to learn and grow
  • Smart, kind colleagues and supportive team
  • Central London location
  • Working environment that values technical excellence
  • Autonomy - freedom to make your own decisions and to get stuff done
  • The choice of hardware to work on

If this sounds like the role for you, do get in touch. We're looking forward to hearing from you.