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At Kin + Carta Create we believe growth is built, not theorised.

Lead Experience Designer

at Kin + Carta Connect

Location: London

Level: Lead

Type: Permanent

About Kin + Carta Create

At Kin + Carta Create we believe growth is built, not theorised. We’re makers, builders and creators by nature, and we come to work every day to build experiences your customers will love and technologies your business 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 delivery offices in Chicago, New York, Edinburgh, Amsterdam and Buenos Aires.

The Lead Experience Designer role in a nutshell:

As a Lead Experience Designer you will provide guidance to teams and push all our designers to produce work of exceptional quality that they are proud of. You'll be ambitious and passionate about the research and design roles in product development. You’ll shape our approach by strategically developing and scaling the team to enable great work. Reporting to the Head of Design you will be given the autonomy, visibility and opportunity to make your mark on how we solve complex design briefs and grow the team, whilst also remaining hands­-on across projects at Kin + Carta.

As a Lead Experience Designer at Kin + Carta:

  • Are master of your craft, enabling the team to deliver on challenges that are new to them.
  • Are the gatekeeper for the quality of the work and research produced by the Design team and can set the agenda and drive cadence for the whole team.
  • Coach other designers and researchers to rapidly progress their careers and contribution to Kin + Carta.
  • Help plan the careers of team members, and aid individuals to reach senior level faster than they thought possible.
  • Set the strategic agenda of the Design team with the Head of Design and other leads.
  • Consistently hold others on product teams to Kin + Carta standards.
  • Bring others on the journey to establish new and innovative ways of working
  • Look at the bigger picture to give client and customer context for design decisions.
  • Can autonomously run the Design team's contribution to a pitch.
  • Understand the needs of the live products, matching them with the right Design team skills.
  • Use past experience and client knowledge to spot and resolve problems and blockers.
  • You are a key point of escalation for major product issues.
  • Take on challenging conversations and situations to ensure the best possible product.
  • Are industry-leading in your craft and can use this to attract and retain talent.
  • Support the team to represent Kin + Carta through their participation in talks, events and conferences.
  • Drive Kin + Carta’s strategic vision within Design by shaping the team's goals.

Kin + Carta Create benefits

We believe in acknowledging the extraordinary effort of our people. When you join our team, you have the opportunity to tailor your benefits to suit you.
Enhanced parental leave
Enhanced Parental & Sick Leave
Vitality Health Insurance
Vitality Health Insurance
Life insurance and income protection
Life Insurance and income protection
Super Grant Discount
Perkbox discounts
Personal Training
Personal & Learning Grant
Weekly Tea Time
Tea time
Friday drinks
Friday drinks and quarterly socials
Assistance Loan
Assistance Loan
Season ticket loan
Season Ticket Loan
Pension
Core Pension Plan
Cycle to work
Cycle to Work Scheme
Company Lunch Monthly Company Lunch

Kin + Carta believes in creating a culture where diversity, is just a part of who we are. We empower every individual to share what matters to them, creating a culture where every person is treated as a valued member!

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