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Product Designer



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Join Up Learn as a Product Designer and revolutionize education with the power of design.


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£40000 - £50000

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London United Kingdom

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Hybrid (In-person ~2 days / week)- UK

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

Up Learn is transforming the educational landscape by leveraging cognitive science, instructional theory, and artificial intelligence to create the world’s most effective learning experience. With a 97% success rate for students completing their courses, Up Learn is scaling rapidly, reaching tens of thousands of students and backed by notable investors, including the Branson family. Committed to social impact, Up Learn provides scholarships for every paid course, fostering a powerful mission-driven environment within their growing team of over 70 passionate individuals.

Role Summary

  • Design a highly effective learning app as part of a mission-driven team.
  • Engage in user interface design with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Conduct user research with teachers, students, and parents to understand educational challenges.
  • Collaborate in open critiques to ensure quality and pride in the work delivered.
  • Drive positive changes within product teams to enhance customer experiences.

Role Requirements

  • At least 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Proficiency in Figma and experience with design systems.
  • A portfolio showcasing significant UX and UI work.
  • Understanding of responsive design principles.
  • Experience in problem-solving from discovery to solution.
  • Excellent communication skills and self-motivation.
  • Desirable: HTML/CSS knowledge, microinteraction design, and customer interaction experience.


  • Competitive salary (£40,000 - £50,000) and equity options.
  • Employer-matched pension and various perks.
  • Comprehensive health and wellbeing benefits.
  • Generous holiday allowance and flexible hybrid working.
  • Professional growth opportunities and unlimited book budget.
  • Fun team activities and well-stocked office refreshments.

Application Process Details

  • Submit your CV and a brief cover note (150 words max) explaining why you're ideal for the role.
  • Expect a conscientious hiring process with prompt communication and feedback at each stage.

About us

Up Learn has built the world’s most effective learning experience. We’ve done this by combining cognitive science, instructional theory and artificial intelligence.

Our mission is to create the most effective learning experiences in the world, and distribute access to as many students as possible 🙌

Up Learn started with A Levels and developed courses that are:

  1. Effective: 97% of students that complete Up Learn courses achieve an A*/A, starting from grades as low as Ds and Es
  2. Engaging: 23.5 million hours of learning thanks to Up Learn, and rising
  3. Scaling: tens of thousands of students use Up Learn today, either independently, or through one of our 400 schools, university or charity partners

Up Learn has been growing fast, and is backed by investors that share their vision, including leading venture capital firm Forward Partners and the Branson family (Virgin). Social impact is critical to Up Learn’s mission - for every student that pays, Up Learn gives a full scholarship to a student who can’t. We are growing our incredible, 70+ strong team.

The Role

Up Learn is looking for a Product Designer reporting to their Lead Designer.

At Up Learn we’re building the UK’s most effective learning app.

We want mission driven product designers who care about revolutionising education to join us and produce the best work of their lives.

We seek designers who yearn to work on meaningful products that can genuinely change the trajectory of someone's life and are offering the opportunity to work alongside a team that’s dedicated to unlocking the potential of students across the world.

Up Learn’s app delivers the most efficient education to students throughout the UK, achieving a 97% success rate, helping students ace their exams with interactive video lessons, quizzes, exam preparation, and more.


  • 4+ years of experience
  • Proficiency of Figma including experience in building and maintaining design systems.
  • Portfolio showing impactful UX and UI work across mobile and desktop platforms
  • Good understanding of responsive of design
  • Experience working with problems from discovery through to solution
  • Great written and spoken communication skills
  • Highly self-motivated

What you’ll do

Interface design

With great attention to detail, create comprehensive designs that are considerate of balance, typography, accessibility and cross-platform UI paradigms.

Understand customers

Talk to teachers, students, and parents to understand the problems they face with regards to education and revision.


Have open, honest discussions between designers and developers to maintain a high level of quality and pride in the work you ship.

Drive change

Independently and collaboratively work with product teams to create changes that result in positive outcomes for our customers.

Opportunities for you

  • Tailored growth plan ensuring you grow as an individual, and not simply as a part of the company
  • Continuous mentorship from the Lead Designer
  • Opportunities to professionally grow as a designer by exploring UI/UX adjacent skills such as microinteraction design, illustration, animation etc.
  • Influence and shape the future of the design function and processes within the company
  • Unlimited book budget to keep growing your design knowledge
  • The trust from the team to do your best work

Nice to have

  • Familiarity with HTML/CSS
  • Microinteraction design
  • Experience in talking to customers to understand their problems and jobs to be done
  • Ability to distil complex systems into simple interfaces


What we offer

Up Learn offers generous remuneration, equity share options, and a fun, friendly, high-calibre team that trusts you and gives you the freedom to be brilliant.

You will have the chance to define the future of education and make a meaningful contribution to the lives of thousands of students, and:

  • Remuneration
  1. 💰 Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 (salaries and bands are reviewed annually in September)
  2. 💸 Employer-matched pension
  3. 💳 Perks scheme offering discounts & rewards at 30,000+ brands including up to 55% off cinema tickets

Health & Wellbeing

  1. 🦷 Level 6 (highest level) dental insurance
  2. 👶 Significantly enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  3. 🚲 Cycle-to-Work: we are registered so you can buy a bike and accessories tax-free
  4. 👓 Eye test & glasses reimbursement
  5. 📚 Company library: we have hundreds of books in our company library, topped up monthly with the most highly requested books. You can borrow a book whenever you like
  6. 📖 Unlimited budget for any work-related books you need
  7. 🚑 Emergency support salary advance
  8. 🏥 Mental health first aiders
  9. 👨‍👩‍👧 Family access to Up Learn: your family and close relatives get unlimited access to any Up Learn course for free!


  1. 🏖️ Minimum 35 days of paid holiday per year made up of: 26 days of bookable holiday, plus UK bank holidays, plus unlimited ‘extra days’ (i.e. if you need a few more days, no problem)
  2. 🏡 Hybrid working environment with two days in the office per week (one team day and one company day) and the rest is up to you!
  3. 💻 Ability to work remotely for longer periods
  4. 🕰️ Flexible working hours
  5. ⭐ 1 fully paid day for volunteering at a charity or not-for-profit of your choice each year


  1. 🏰 Annual company off-site where we get out of the city and take a break together
  2. 🏃 Free sporting activities like 5-a-side football games, lunch-time jogs, badminton games, paid-for monthly CrossFit sessions
  3. ☕ Unlimited delicious coffee (high-end coffee beans) at the office, tea selection and other soft drinks, plus unlimited snacks and fresh fruit
  4. 🥂 Weekly ‘Friday celebrations’ with a huge range of drinks, from craft beer to frozen margaritas, alongside soft drinks, smoothies, and fruit juice
  5. ☕ Paid for coffee breaks (a great chance to get to know the team)
  6. 💃 Regular team outings like go-karting and skiing

All in addition to

  1. Influence, trust and impact inside a well-funded VC-backed startup that's scaling
  2. A spacious and bright private office in Old Street, with delicious coffee, a selection of teas and unlimited snacks and drinks

Our Core Values

  1. Live for Learning
    We are open-minded and have a never-quenched thirst for learning, expanding our experiences, getting feedback, iterating and improving
  2. Strive for Consistent Excellence
    We hold an extremely high standard, pay attention to the details and take pride in consistency
  3. Objective and Rational
    We think from first principles, avoid biases, use believability, regulate our emotions and are obligated to dissent when we disagree
  4. Relentlessly Resourceful
    We are honey badgers, we don’t compromise, we work smart and get the job done
  5. Caring and Compassionate
    We demonstrate care and compassion for ourselves, each other and for students

How to apply

If this sounds like it’s for you, we can’t wait to hear from you!

Use the Apply button below to send us your CV and tell us in 150 words or less why you’d be great for this role.

Inviting someone to join our team is a big deal for us and we put a lot of care and effort into the process, whilst making it take as little of your time as possible. If we figure out we’re not perfect for each other at any stage we’ll let you know quickly and make sure we provide you with feedback (if you want it!).


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