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Chief Design Officer

Product | London, United Kingdom | Full Time

Job Description

As Chief Design Officer @ PeoplePerHour you will be responsible for all design aspects of the company's products and services. The role of Chief Design Officer reaches across all aspects of the business using a unique combination of skills to help the businesses understand and engage customers in a more holistic way.

We are looking for a highly commercial Chief Design Officer to lead our design strategy and help us develop engaging product experiences for users. As CDO, you will be responsible for leading the design thinking that advances our value proposition and brand by helping translating our roadmaps into a truly industry leading products.

As a member of the exec team you will take an active part in governing the business overall, helping to set, and working to deliver business goals.

More specifically you are expected to:

  • Act as the company’s design advocate

  • Lead and mentor all aspects of design from conception, across engineering through to go to market.

  • Create and evolve the visual language and design guidelines for all products

  • Partner with product management and engineering to deliver roadmap features

  • Drive the design process and standards throughout the product lifecycle to ensure all products are adapted to that language and guidelines

  • Contribute to envisioning exciting new features for our products through design thinking

  • Day to day management of the company’s design team.


About Us: is the UK’s leading freelancer platform servicing over 1.5m freelancers and small businesses (65% UK, the rest all over the world).

With a mature and growing community we are now reinvesting organic profits into breaking out into new sectors & segment in which the on-demand economy has not yet become mainstream.  The first of these is larger enterprises where the offering is tailored to corporates (via software + labour solutions) managing large remote workforces (some vetted in-house and some outsourced) efficiently and cost-effectively all in one place.  

We have aggressive growth plans and we want you to be part of them!


About You:

  • 10 + years experience in lead design roles either in a design or an advertising agency.

  • Proven track record of creating unique brand experiences using design strategies

  • Mastery of user centered design principles, UX/UI tools and trends

  • Change management skills

  • Strong  project management and communication skills

  • Working experience in leading multidisciplinary teams

  • Enthusiasm about working in small entrepreneurial team environments



  • Competitive Base

  • Bonus

  • Stock options