- Product design & build
About the role
Founded by digital specialists with vast experience of successfully growing brands, we use customer insight to shape remarkable, feature-rich, digital products and websites that meet clearly defined business objectives.
The new recruit will bring an inquisitive mindset for how things are put together, as well as bags of energy and enthusiasm for their craft.
A collaborative work ethic will see you fit in with our existing team to deliver and take ownership of the design aspects of some exciting web and native product builds for new-to-market startups to established industry names.
Law and order are maintained in the studio through our flavour of Agile and a keen focus on delivering MVP through close collaboration between user experience and engineering solutions.
Everybody in our team plays an active role in shaping the suite of tools, frameworks and techniques we choose to adopt in our projects; each aimed at creating design efficiency and automated processes to maximise our efforts.
What it's like to work here
Skilled people in every role with the autonomy to do their best work is what has made Mediablaze successful and will support our growth plans.
We avoid egos and micromanagement in our teams and we don’t use seniority or job titles to squash the opinions of our colleagues. We collaborate across our teams and use our collective experiences to craft and engineer the best products to solve each client’s problems.
We’re backed by Hearst Publishing (one of the largest publishing organisations in the world) but we maintain our own autonomy and a hungry startup mindset (despite being established ten years ago). We balance the agility that provides with grown-up processes and strategy to fuel our ambition to continue to grow the agency.
Mediablaze will provide you with the platform to contribute to and lead some exciting and complex products, develop your skillset and help to further build upon your already successful career in product design.
You thrive on the responsibility to deliver world-class product user interfaces for household names through to new-to-market startups.
You have strong problem-solving skills and the ability to develop new concepts to solve business and technical problems.
You take pride in your work and take ownership of a task or feature and see it through from conception to production.
You want to develop your craft as a designer to provide more value to the products and websites you help to conceive and steer.
You’re comfortable architecting solutions to complex challenges.
You understand the importance of thoroughly testing and validating your designs with the appropriate methods.
You have excellent written and oral communication skills and can confidently explain your rationale to fellow designers, colleagues and clients alike.
Experience you'll need
As a Senior Product Designer at Mediablaze, you will have...
Solid commercial experience working with stakeholders and other clients to decipher business objectives and unearth undiscovered potential product opportunities.
Expert knowledge of user experience processes (flexible depending on the project) and developing thoroughly thought out user journeys.
Proficient in creating and maintaining Design Systems from scratch which scale seamlessly.
Expert understanding of Grid Systems and vertical rhythm practices.
Proficient in Figma, its best practice uses and more recent features (auto-layout etc.)
A good understanding of modern product engineering practices and the opportunities and constraints they surface for the product design process and how to push them to the limit.
Enough development knowledge to be able to have an informed conversation with the Engineering teams.
Experience creating beautifully crafted brochure sites with solid rationale's when needed.
Previous experience working in a fast-paced agency environment would be desirable.
Additional favour would be carried if you have experience working in interaction design and motion platforms such as Principle and ProtoPie.
Platforms and tools we use right now
London (SE1) or Cardiff (CF11) office locations so you'll want to be in commutable distance. London will need to be accessible to you as we return to some form of office time (pandemic permitting) and run client workshops and some internal sessions face-to-face.
Our standard working hours (9:30am to 5:30pm) are staggered slightly to take the edge off the busiest commuting times.
Our flexi-time policy covers the hours 4:00pm-5:30pm which enables you to move that time to earlier or later in the day, or another day that week (subject to meetings and agreed deliverables).
25 days per annum, plus an additional day for each completed year with the agency (capped at 28 days).
You don’t work on your birthday. That’s another day in the bag which could take your total annual leave to 29 days.
We have a company Ride to Work Scheme with an annual pot assigned. It's healthy enough for even seasoned cycling aficionados (of which we have a few already).
Home Office Equipment Scheme (same principle as Ride to Work) to enable you to create a comfortable and safe home working environment.
Standard company pension which is easily moved around should you wish.