You’ll get to tackle big, interesting challenges for diverse clients — we’ve worked with the Natural History Museum, University College London, EngineeringUK, Sage and Virgin Holidays to name a few.

Due to some recent project wins we’re looking to expand our team.

We look for culture add, not culture fit. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups in the tech industry, career changers and people returning to work.

A note on location. Our studio is based in the centre of Brighton. We are currently remote first. But you’ll need to be able to attend quarterly all-hands meetings in Brighton and to attend client offices and our studio on an ad hoc basis for key project meetings and workshops.

Working at Clearleft is a transformative experience – you’ll get to work on rewarding projects, surrounded by some of the best practitioners in the field. If you’re looking for a place where you can take your career and skills to the next level, look no further – Lorenzo Ferronato, UX Designer at Clearleft

Responsibilities

Your role is essential in helping within a project team to shape and deliver digital products or services, through:

  • Architecture: You can shape and sequence information and content using a variety of mapping techniques.

  • Exploration: You can repeatedly iterate and improve on a range of potential design solutions. You are comfortable articulating ideas through sketches and wireframes.

  • Validation: You understand common user behaviours, and can provide evidence-based design guidance by assessing and validating specific design concepts and solutions with end-users, peers and client stakeholders.

  • Vision: You interrogate the mission, goals and desired outcomes of each client project, to ensure they are coherent and readily understood across the team.

  • Interaction: You understand the design fundamentals of layout, and can prototype user interfaces under support and guidance from colleagues.

Alongside your core skills and depending on your expertise and seniority, it would also be advantageous to demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Insight: You’re able to conduct a variety of primary research into the client's target audiences and business domain, to help reveal potential challenges or opportunities.

  • Communication: You can present and write in a clear, compelling and articulate manner. You can facilitate collaborative activities and or/workshops with colleagues or clients.

What you value

We’re looking for smart, enthusiastic, and self-motivated people who thrive on the freedom, and trust to do the job they love. If you want to do the best and most fulfilling work of your career, in a culture that encourages and supports ongoing learning, Clearleft is the ideal place for you.

You get under the skin of problems

You insist on a deeper understanding of the problem before rushing into solutions, even if that sometimes means starting out with ‘just enough’. You focus on the needs of the people using the products and services you’re developing or prototyping, but are also able to understand the complexity involved in balancing them with the client’s organisational goals or technical constraints.

You are articulate

You understand that success can often rest on the quality of communication and the effort of making complex ideas simple through diagrams, concept maps, sketches or other visual communication techniques. You prefer discussion over emails and documents and pride yourself on expressing yourself clearly and with a strong sense of purpose that encourages trust from your colleagues and clients, whether that’s a conversation around a whiteboard, an interactive design concept or a strategy presentation.

You are collaborative

You do your best work collaborating within cross–functional teams and know that shared understanding is the critical factor in achieving a successful outcome. You instinctively share your ideas with colleagues and peers, and love to see them adapt and evolve as a result of constructive criticism.

You value outputs, but know that outcomes are what matter

You know the best way to tackle complex problems is by remaining adaptable. You understand and respect the differences between the various research, design or development methodologies (such as Lean or Agile), while not following any practice unthinkingly. You have an array of techniques to draw upon, but focus on the outcomes of your work, rather than fetishise how it’s delivered.

Does this sound like you?

Please apply for this role through the Applied platform, which we use to help remove unconscious bias from our recruitment process.

You’ll be asked to answer some questions. Successful candidates will be shortlisted and invited for an initial chat and to share some examples of your work with Chris How, Head of Experience Design. We’re more interested in understanding what problems you have helped solve (and how) rather than seeing a collection of shiny deliverables. This will be followed by an interview with some of your future colleagues.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary £35k - £45k depending on experience (depending on experience)
  • Flexible, family-friendly working hours
  • 30 days annual leave as standard
  • Support and ongoing training (including attendance at our conferences)
  • Employer-contributed pension
  • A friendly, creative studio environment two minutes walk from the seafront
  • The option to work remotely
  • Regular social gatherings to bring the studio together (from picnics to countryside walks and days out further afield)
  • Sabbatical policy (after 5 years)
Some THINGS WORTH NOTING
  • We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. All job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
  • Applicants should be eligible to work in the UK

  • We are keeping this vacancy open until it is filled, which means there is no closing date for applications

  • We will be reviewing applications for this role as they are submitted. So please don't delay your application, as the role may close without notice.

  • We endeavour to respond to candidates within two weeks of you getting in touch, and typically have a casual chat with shortlisted candidates before a more formal interview

  • If you're from a recruitment agency, please do not get in touch — it would be a waste of your time and ours