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Design Lead

Full-time, Remote

Designlab is looking for a Design Lead to join our team and help us take our industry-leading UX Academy bootcamp, learning platform, and future products to the next level.

We're a nimble, product-driven team focused on building the best experience in the world for creative skills training, and thousands of students across the globe have already advanced their skills and changed careers with our help. Our mission is to empower creators to do the work they love, and this extends to our internal philosophy of how we work. Thanks to our best-in-class product with rave reviews, we’ve built a passionate community of students, mentors, and alumni.

In this Design Lead role, you will help our team envision, ship, and iterate on the design of products and learning experiences that have meaningful impact for our community and business. Our Design Lead will also ensure design quality and consistency across all of our user journeys, from product awareness and consideration all the way through to new products and services.

This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to help make a real difference in the lives of designers worldwide, as well as the careers of the designers on our team. Sound interesting? Read on to see if the role is a good fit for you!


  • Love the thought of partnering with product management, engineering, learning experience design, growth, and our mentor and student community to create exceptional products
  • Have demonstrated experience in helping designers envision, ship, and iterate on complete products, product lines, growth marketing efforts, brand systems, and design systems
  • Own the quality of our design efforts, ensuring that we craft experiences that are inclusive, simple, and beautiful
  • Care deeply about the personal and professional success of the designers that you manage
  • Foster a culture of design excellence that is both rigorous and kind
  • Value and respect your teammates and people you design for, creating mutually beneficial solutions
  • Have exceptional verbal communication, written communication, and presentation skills
  • Are excited about working on the future of UX design education with a small, talented, mission-driven team


  • Ensure quality of design outcomes from start to finish of the UX/UI design process across our products and growth initiatives
  • Directly manage our team of designers, helping them to perform at their best and grow in their careers 😎
  • Build out our holistic design capabilities in UX/UI design, learning content design, and growth design
  • Help guide and direct UX/UI design and research projects, with hands-on design work as needed
  • Work with cross-functional partners to create design-related OKRs and own our design backlog
  • Demonstrate the impact of the team’s design work on key product and business metrics
  • Contribute thought leadership about UX design to our student and mentor community
  • Work with your design peers and across teams to achieve goals no one could have done alone


  • 7+ years of experience working as a UX/UI designer, ideally working with or on in-house product design teams
  • 1+ years of experience in managing designers, ideally as part of an in-house design team
  • Strong skills in partnering with cross-functional teams to envision and deliver well-designed software products, learning content, and growth marketing initiatives
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Mastery of product design tools such as Figma, Framer, Mural, and Whimsical
  • Ability to work remotely with high speed internet access
  • Your application must include a link to a portfolio of work examples that help us understand your design and team management approach
  • Bonus

    • Experience working on EdTech-related products
    • Perks:

      • Competitive salary and equity compensation
      • Team has always been 100% remote, work where you want
      • Generous paid vacation policy
      • Retirement benefits (401k match)
      • Health & dental benefits
      • Choose your own Mac setup
      • Work with a talented, mission-driven team on a product that’s innovating in the online education space with thousands of paying customers around the world

      How to apply

      Click the button below to apply for this role via our Typeform. You can expect to hear back from us within two weeks of your application.