clients Nova

UX UI Designer


United Kingdom

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Job Details

Junior / Mid level UX UI Designer

Remote | Full time | Immediate start

£25k-£32k dependant on experience

**Please note we can only accept applications from candidates that are based in the UK and are eligible to work within the UK.**

We are looking for a Junior / Mid level UX UI Designer to join our team at Nova.

Who are we?

Nova is a leading Venture Builder with a team of startup experts located globally.

We partner with entrepreneurs to turn ideas into successful, scalable tech startups, across a range of sectors and industries.

We provide entrepreneurs with mentorship, guidance, funding and a team. We invest in startups at the ‘ideas stage’ and our team of over 100 people, including startup mentors, designers, software engineers, product managers and marketers, work alongside founders to build, launch and grow their startup.

Our business takes a startup from idea, to product, to market with a startup success rate six times higher than the industry average.

This is a brilliant opportunity to collaborate with entrepreneurs and our team of experts across Nova’s portfolio of tech startups helping turn ideas into successful, scalable tech startups.

What we value

  • Working with talented people
  • Solving real world problems
  • Creating disruptive digital businesses
  • Providing great user experience
  • Using lean innovation management
  • Agile delivery practises

The Role

You will be responsible for creating end-to-end experience design working closely with Founders and a team of Nova experts to build innovative products and solutions across multiple channels and platforms.

In a fast paced environment you’ll champion design thinking and the combined expertise of the design team to maximise impact and minimise waste through lean design delivery.

You will have strong collaboration skills, a passion for problem-solving and working confidently across the design spectrum in UX, UI, product design and brand.

With an insight based approach you will help identify opportunities, quickly validate ideas, and iterating often to transform user experience on the journey from idea to MVP and beyond.

Responsibilities include

  • Translating business and user goals / requirements
  • Working iteratively, collaborating closely with various project teams and Founders in order to define problems and goals
  • Producing UX design deliverables including personas, user journeys, information architecture and wireframes
  • Visualising and prototyping concepts to varying levels of fidelity to demonstrate and validate ideas
  • Communicating your design decisions and process to the team, taking them on the journey and iterating based on feedback
  • Participating workshops and interpreting research findings to reveal opportunities and create solutions that provide the biggest impact
  • Working with a cross-discipline team of product designers, engineers and delivery managers to ensure delivery of solutions created to specification ready for QA, experiments and release
  • Developing unique and suitable brands, to help businesses stand out from their competition and connect with their audiences
  • Showcasing startups through tactical marketing activity across web, digital and printed media
  • Supporting in-house brand comms design and evolution

The person

The ideal candidate for this role would be a passionate, creative problem solver with solid experience across the design spectrum in product design, brand and communication.

Core skill and experience requirements

  • 1+ years of relevant design experience (UX/UI, Interaction, Visual, Product)
  • An online portfolio of recent work demonstrating your approach and cross-platform design experience (Web, Android, iOS and responsive web)
  • Knowledge of user-centred design principles, UI patterns, accessibility standards and inclusive design
  • Experience in UX / UI tools such as Figma, XD, Creative Cloud and Miro
  • Comfortable working and contributing to design systems
  • Understand how to use data insights and usability testing to create effective experiences
  • A keen collaborator with good communication skills with a positive and proactive attitude
  • Self-aware and encourage feedback on your work
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and are able to pivot and execute in a fast-paced environment
  • Organised and self-motivated and comfortable working independently/remotely
  • A desire for delivering impact, continuously working to improve products, process and helping the team to do deliver their best


  • Experience working with early stage tech startups
  • Experience working remotely with teams in other locations
  • Experience working within an Agile process
  • Appreciation of front-end build and development process

The Benefits

  • Remote position - work from anywhere
  • Flexible working - complete flexibility on location and times
  • Cozy Hub space in the vibrant Baltic Triangle area in Liverpool for anyone who prefers working from our base
  • Gifted shares after your first year with Nova
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Personal development and learning allowance
  • Health insurance / Life Assurance (4x salary)
  • Subsided gym membership
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Regular team social events online and offline
  • Annual performance related pay increases
  • Company pension scheme

Our commitment to inclusion & diversity.

We have a diverse team located across the globe. Diversity is both recognised and celebrated. Our teams represent the communities in which we operate. Nova has a zero tolerance to discrimination of any kind.

How do I apply?

If Nova sounds like the right fit for you and your ambitions please get in touch with examples of your work and notice period.

What happens next?

  • Complete application with examples of work and notice period
  • Initial video call to learn more about you and your experience
  • Interview video call presentation of set design challenge with Q&A

**Please note we can only accept applications from candidates that are based in the UK and are eligible to work within the UK.**