Product Designer (Freelance)

  • Aldgate, London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance

At Thread, we’ve set out to rethink the shopping experience from the ground up, helping people feel happier and more self-confident in the process. Using a combination of expert stylists and machine learning algorithms, we bring people a small, highly personalised selection of the perfect clothes just for them—in their size, budget and taste. By doing so we simplify the shopping process, help people to feel more comfortable in their own skin, and allow them go out into the world with a spring in their step. It also removes the need to spend Saturday afternoons frustrated by busy High Street stores, or spend ages browsing the overwhelming number of options available online. We believe having an intelligent assistant in your pocket is how the majority of people will shop in the future, and we’re looking for a talented designer who wants to work at the intersection of design and AI to help bring this positive change to the world.

We’re a design-driven company and care about embedding design thinking to all parts of the company. We put a lot of time into ensuring we hire truly exceptional designers—not just people who can make pixels look pretty, but who think deeply about the underlying user needs and want to create something that actually solves their jobs-to-be-done. We’re after people who have great taste, are constantly trying to improve, like living on the cutting edge, and want to be part of a team that pushes them to be better. We are thoughtful about building a productive and creative environment in which designers can thrive—this is something our founders Kieran and Ben care deeply about.

We’re looking for a freelance designer to join the team and immediately start working on our most important challenges. How do you blend humans and AI into a seamless experience? How do you build on a person’s existing wardrobe and style, but still challenge them to try new things? How do you make the experience of trying on items at home as effortless as possible? They’ll work as part of an autonomous, cross-functional sub-team, and play a large role in deciding what the group works on as well as helping to discover and deliver the experience. This role is only right for designers who want to step up and have real ownership over a complete, end-to-end experience.

Day-to-day you’ll:

  • Work directly with your team of engineers and PM, as well as regular interaction with our founders, in order to dream up and build new experiences for customers
  • Be part of shaping and realising the long-term product vision
  • Design beautiful, effective experiences for a wide variety of design challenges across mobile, web and brand
  • Lead user research interviews, usability sessions and generative discovery work
  • Help strengthen our design culture throughout the company—we have a broad, diverse team of creative people who are all interested in learning about design, and we want our design team to help instill a culture of design throughout the business

We’re primarily focused on finding someone who’s world-class at product design, visual design and UI/interaction design. We don’t expect you to do front-end development or be world-class at graphics/illustrations—we’re not looking for unicorns—though you’re very welcome to do all of those if you enjoy it or want to learn.

This role will be based in our brand new Aldgate office, which has lots of natural light, high ceilings, plants, a relaxed Studio area for coworking with music, and an outdoor terrace for barbecues and working outside when it’s sunny.

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