• Product Design Lead

    Job Locations United Kingdom-London
  • Introduction

    Signal Noise reinvents how people see and use data.


    We create experiences that drive clients towards their ambitions while challenging the way people think about the world. All shaped by our own Data-Design philosophy – a compelling new approach for building products, telling stories and imagining new futures.


    And we're looking for talented people to join what we believe is a rare kind of agency. One that balances global reputation with youthful energy and wide-eyed ambition. We're part of the world-leading Economist Group, yet still driven by the same independent spirit that fuelled our startup a decade ago.


    So what would you work on at Signal Noise?

    We're not defined by our past projects, so a list would only tell half the story. Yes, we create digital products, experiential installations and interactive web pieces, along with much more you can't easily classify.


    But it's the work we haven't done yet that's really exciting. The experiments with format that could kickstart entirely new categories. You don't join us to do your old job in a different place. You come to us because you've got bigger plans.


    And because you want to learn.

    We give you flexible hours, one day a week at home, and a supportive environment where you're valued not just for what you can do now, but what you can turn into talents while you're here.


    We want you to push at the edges of what’s possible. In a place that values and sharpens your craft, challenging you to create work that genuinely hasn’t been done before.


    Join us and do something special.


    Day-to-day, depending on scope and scale of the project you will be responsible for:


    Guiding Research and Strategy

    • Drafting design briefs that outline design iterations, prioritized concepts and timelines
    • Define ethnographic research and contextual design investigations to understand customer behaviors, pain points, needs and aspirations
    • Identify insights from customer research and market analysis
    • Design and facilitate stakeholder workshops to ensure alignment / agreement on vision
    • Lead product definition, roadmap and scope
    • Keep our clients on course with both theoretical and practical product strategy advice
    • Continually, clearly, communicating the product vision for the team and our client


    Collaborative design and development

    • Lead Signal Noise Information, Interaction and UI designers to:
      • Conduct primary and secondary research
      • Communicate design ideas through service models, customer journey maps, and prototypes
      • Iteratively design, test and refine disruptive products and services
    • Coordinating with Signal Nose project managers and technical leads to ensure the integrity of design execution and timely delivery to clients


    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    Background / Technical skills


    • 8+ year experience, ideally having worked in a variety of contexts (in-house, startup, agency)
    • A proven track record designing digital products and services across mobile, web, desktop and beyond
    • A portfolio that demonstrates clear thinking and novel solutions that address business value as well as end-user needs.
    • BA or Masters Degree in a relevant field (Interaction Design, Product / Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Data Journalism) or equivalent practical experience.
    • Experience working in lean \ agile environments but agnostic to approach


    Software requirements

    • Adobe CC Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign XD,)



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