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Product Designer - Senior Level

at Kin + Carta Europe

Location: Greece Remote

Department: Product Design

About Kin + Carta

At Kin + Carta Create we believe growth is built, not theorised. We’re makers, builders and creators. We come to work every day to build experiences that customers will love and technologies that businesses will thrive on. 

Our approach is simple: Accelerate idea-to-value by striking the ideal balance of human-centred design, Agile engineering and the realities of affecting change at scale. Including new product development, service design and cloud modernisation, we take a hands-on approach to transforming our clients’ business. We’re headquartered in London and have offices in Chicago, New York, Edinburgh, Manchester, Athens, Amsterdam and Buenos Aires. 

Our ambition is to create a diverse, nurturing environment that allows every member of our team to express themselves through the creative work that they do.

About our Design team

As part of the team you'll be working on products and services for some of the world’s most influential companies. UX Researchers through to Product Designers work in dedicated teams, anyone who has worked at a startup or in a product company will feel right at home. We are involved from planning through to execution, being an advocate for the user at every step of the way. You'll help the team to make informed design decisions, placing the needs of the user and the business at the centre of every piece of work.

About you

You’re primarily focused on human-centred design, backed by a broad knowledge of design patterns, iconography, typography and colour theory. You’re concepting and visualising solutions in response to the problems, ideas and opportunities you help extract from users and partners. You drive your design decisions and rationalise them using research data, design principles, prototypes and the resulting user-testing insights. You’re most effective collaborating with engineers, strategists and other team members to respond to the constraints of any project.

The role in a nutshell:

You’re primarily focused on human-centred design, backed by a broad knowledge of design patterns, iconography, typography and colour theory. You’re concepting and visualising solutions in response to the problems, ideas and opportunities you help extract from users and partners. You drive your design decisions and rationalise them using research data, design principles, prototypes and the resulting user-testing insights.

All designers at Kin + Carta are:

  • Designing, prototyping and building products used by people every day. 
  • Confident using Sketch or Figma, Keynote, Adobe CC suite and a variety of prototyping tools.
  • Client-facing, supporting the presentation of the team's latest design work.
  • Inquisitive and eager to continuously improve and learn.
  • Collaborative and ego-free, able to give and receive feedback to and from all team members regardless of role or level.
  • Experienced in Agile methodologies, and software development practices.
  • Actively involved in growing the team by finding and attracting talent.

As a Product Designer at Kin + Carta, you:

  • Set the agenda and tempo for more junior members of the Design team.
  • Coach other designers, accelerating their careers and K+C contribution.
  • Help define the strategic agenda of the Design team and its role at K+C.
  • Set the standards for the product and Design teams in best practice.
  • Are a master of your craft, eager to take on tasks you've not tried before.
  • Are the gatekeeper for the quality of the products you work on.
  • Encourage product teams to experiment with new ways of working.
  • Explore new ways of generating ideas, bringing them to life and sharing them.
  • See the big picture and give user/business context for design decisions.
  • Are keen to present your own thinking, ideas and design work at pitches.
  • Use past experience and client knowledge to spot and resolve problems.
  • Up for challenging conversations if needed to get to the best product.
  • Represent K+C publicly by participating in talks, events and conferences.

How to apply for the role

Please share examples of your work as PDFs or online case studies with your application. We’re interested in the activities you go through as you research, test and present your thinking and conclusions. For example; use of data, interviews, workshops, sketches, concepts, flows, experience maps, prototypes etc. ‘Finished’ visual designs are not the only focus here. All supplied examples will be handled in complete confidence.

 

Our benefits

Curious minds are nurtured at Kin + Carta Greece through a wide range of benefits including:

Illustration of trophy 25 days of annual leave
Illustration of cyclical movement Private pension
Illustration of heart health symbolizing insurance Private Healthcare
Illustration of knife and fork Monthly meal vouchers
Illustration of discount symbol €300 yearly office equipment allowance

Apply for this role

Whoever you are, wherever you’re from and whoever you love, you’ll find an open door at Kin + Carta. It’s yours to walk through if you’re passionate about building a better world for everyone, and you’re keen to be part of a diverse and inclusive culture that plays to people’s strengths and thrives on togetherness.