At ProWritingAid, our mission is to help people become better at writing so they can confidently share their ideas, stories, and knowledge.
Writing is one of the most important skills for professional and personal growth. If you love inspiring, educating, and helping people, then this is the right place for you. You'll be helping not only our users but also the millions of children and adults inspired by their words.
We're a 100% remote team spread across more than ten countries brought together by a love of language. By focusing on sustainable growth and the happiness of our team, we've been in business for over 8 years and are still growing strongly without any VC funding.
If you’re looking for a remote-first company that offers flexible working options, a friendly and talented team, and that trusts you to deliver your best work, you should definitely apply.
We're looking for a highly skilled and experienced Lead Designer to join our dynamic and innovative team. As the Lead Designer you will not only hands on support one of our cross-functional squads but will play a crucial role in managing and leading our small but talented product design team. Your creative vision, exceptional leadership abilities, and technical expertise will drive the success of our product design initiatives and ensure the delivery of high-quality design solutions.
Team Management: Lead, inspire, and mentor a small team of product designers, fostering a collaborative and creative work environment. Provide guidance and support to team members, helping them achieve their professional development goals.
Design Leadership: Set a high bar for design excellence and maintain design standards across the team. Lead by example, demonstrating expert-level design skills and a deep understanding of user-centered design principles. Encourage innovation and out-of-the-box thinking within the team.
Collaboration and Communication: Foster effective collaboration between the design team and other departments, such as engineering, marketing, and product management. Communicate design concepts, rationale, and user insights clearly and persuasively to stakeholders, promoting a shared understanding and buy-in.
User Research and Testing: Advocate for user-centric design methodologies and lead the team in conducting user research, usability testing, and iterative design cycles. Incorporate user feedback and data-driven insights into design decisions to continuously improve the user experience.
Design Tools and Technologies: Stay abreast of the latest design trends, tools, and technologies, and ensure the team's proficiency in relevant software applications. Evaluate and implement design tools that streamline workflows and enhance productivity.
Design experiments and prototypes to validate your ideas with real customers.
Conduct user research and translate insights into design opportunities that will drive your teams outcomes.
Develop high-quality, user-centered designs for web and mobile interfaces that meet business objectives.
Collaborate with the engineering team to ensure that the product design is feasible and can be delivered on time and within budget.
Bachelor's degree in Design, HCI, or a related field.
At least 2 years line-management experience of other Product and UX designers.
At least 8 years of experience in product design, preferably in a B2C SaaS environment.
A portfolio showcasing your design skills, process, and problem-solving abilities.
Strong proficiency in design and prototyping tools such as Sketch, Figma, InVision, etc.
Excellent communication and collaboration skills with a strong ability to articulate design decisions and collaborate with cross-functional teams.
Strong analytical skills and the ability to use data and metrics to drive design decisions.
Experience working in an agile development environment. A passion for user-centered design, problem-solving, and a continuous improvement mindset.
Experience working in a B2C SaaS business.
A love of writing and language in general.
Happiness—we believe that the happier you are, the more productive you'll be, so we focus on optimizing for employee happiness though wellbeing coaching and stress-reducing workflow management. Everyone can be happy if they're doing the things that give them joy.
Opportunities to mentor and coach other team members—everyone has something to teach others. We actively encourage mentoring, pairing, and coaching. It's also a great way to get to know your colleagues better.
Confidence—we believe that good decisions require different perspectives. We encourage everyone to contribute to the improvement of the product and company. You can be assured of a receptive and encouraging environment.
Remote/flexible working—The company is UK-registered, but we have employees in more than 15 countries.
Clever people/hard problems—You will work with some of the most talented people in our industry. Our projects require innovation and creativity — not your regular "done that, repeat" stuff.
Make a difference—You get to work on a real-world problem and make a positive impact on wordsmiths around the world. Our users love the product, but there’s still a lot we can do.
A small but agile company—ProWritingAid is a fast-growing, yet nimble company, so your work is always delivered to our users and has a visible impact.
Competitive package—We always pay you what you are really worth (range depending on experience).
Annual meet up somewhere fun—Every year we bring the full company together to plan, learn and play! Last time we met up in Rome, Italy and ate so much we had to have two seats on the plane home.
Learning and development budget—We want to help our team grow and succeed, so each staff member has a personal learning and development budget to use on advancing their skills.
We’re an equal-opportunity employer genuinely committed to building a diverse team, and to fostering the type of inclusive environment in which diversity thrives. “Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.”― Walter Lippmann
40 hours/week. Please note that we are a fully-remote company so all applicants must be prepared to work independently from their own space. You can work from wherever (and whenever) you are happiest.
To apply please fill complete this application form.
Although we are separated by geography, we are bound together by our company vision and values:
Empowering people to share ideas, stories, and knowledge by inspiring, educating, and helping them to express themselves.