Product Designer

Motorway is seeking a talented mid-level Product Designer to join our expanding team. Day-to-day you will be part of a cross-functional squad working alongside a Product Manager and Engineers, responsible for designing best-in-class experiences for car sellers. You’ll also join our amazing Design & Research Team and supported by our Head of Design, Product Design Manager and other members of the Design team across Product Design, User Research, Content Design and Brand Design.

Motorway is a design-focused organisation; extending to the founding team; with a very strong focus on creating amazing user experiences and high quality products. We have a creative and fun working environment where innovation is greatly encouraged. You can read more about the team and how we work here.

The role involves:

  • Problem solving: this is the heart of what the role is about. You’ll work with your product peers using design thinking methodologies, breaking down problems, identifying opportunities, sketching user journeys maps and more.
  • UX and UI design: the role leans more towards the UI side where you’ll be creating designs for products and features, from lo-fidelity sketches and wireframes through to polished interactive prototypes and demos. We primarily use Figma, FigJam and Miro (and are always on the lookout for new tools that could help us).
  • Developing our design system: developing and iterating UI components in our design system, including icons, controls, fonts and colours. Our design system encompasses libraries for web and native apps as well as themes for different products. It’s always evolving and we would like you to be an active contributor.
  • Collaboration and reviewing: you’ll collaborate closely with stakeholders, users, Product Managers and Engineers to present your work and gain feedback. You’ll also actively participate in reviewing other Designers’ work, giving you the opportunity to develop feedback and coaching experience.
  • Developing our design culture: you’ll share inspiration, techniques and design thinking to help the team stay fresh and knowledgeable in all aspects of design. You’ll also champion design throughout the business, helping non-Designers understand and value good design.

Requirements

  • Commercial experience in a product design or UX design role, demonstrated by a strong portfolio which should include case studies of successfully launched products.
  • Understanding of designing for web (native mobile a plus), understanding which design patterns to deploy for the best user outcome.
  • An ability to solve real problems through design, demonstrated by examples of projects or features that have had a measurable impact on the business or organisation.
  • An exceptional eye for detail and a precise, accurate approach to creating design work.
  • Experience with design tools (we use Figma) and collaboration tools like Slack and Miro.
  • Knowledge or experience of user research techniques such as evaluative research or focus groups.
  • A great team player who is comfortable collaborating with different areas of the business, such as commercial, marketing, research and development teams.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

Benefits

  • A competitive salary
  • Annual learning budget – you can choose how you like to learn and find the best learning experiences to support your progression.
  • BUPA health insurance
  • Discounted dental through BUPA
  • Discounted gym membership through BUPA
  • On-Hand volunteering membership and one paid volunteering day per year
  • Hybrid working from home (approximately 1-2 days in the office a week)
  • Workplace Nursery scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Motorway car leasing scheme – lease a zero-emissions electric vehicle at a significant discount
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Top spec MacBook Pro and peripherals
  • Regular social events
  • Cycle to work scheme

Equal opportunities statement

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all employees. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where people can maximise their full potential. We believe our workforce should reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.

We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.