Remote, London
3 May 2023

Founding Designer

Your new role

As Peony's Founding Designer, the successful candidate will play a crucial role in shaping the success of their product by designing an experience that feels simple, authentic, and refreshing. They will work closely with the founding team and engineers to create ground-breaking designs, moving all aspects of the product in unison. The responsibilities include:

  • embracing the complex nature of designing a new file system and striving for innovation
  • seeing product design as an experience, integrating animation, typography, aesthetics, etc.
  • pushing for simplicity in experience and authenticity in expression
  • having a good sense of pace and delivery, knowing when to prioritise quality
  • solo shipping high-quality designs from ideas to hand-off within the next 18 months, eventually building their team
  • collaborating closely with the founding team and engineers

What you’ll need to be a success

To thrive in this role at Peony, candidates must be passionate about creativity, design, and positively impacting millions of lives. They are looking for someone who is ready to connect deeply through a shared passion for creating amazing products. The successful candidate should also have:

  • strong design skills and a portfolio showcasing their work
  • experience with product design, preferably in a tech-oriented field
  • an intuitive sense of simplicity and authenticity in design
  • excellent communication and collaboration skills

What you’ll get in your new role

Peony understands the leap of faith required to join an early-stage startup and wants to support the successful candidate and their family in feeling comfortable and cared for. In addition to working on an innovative and exciting product, they will also enjoy:

  • a competitive salary of £70K - £100K and up to low single-digit % options
  • a creative partner dedicated to understanding the delicacy of the design process
  • an emotional vision focused on making and connecting through authentic experiences
  • a supportive network of professionals, including their experienced founder & CEO and CTO
  • flexibility in the work arrangement, with options for consulting, part-time, or full-time work

What you need to do now

If you’re interested in this position, please get in touch with Recruitment business Partner Rasmus Lange at +45 2887 3154 or To speed up the process, please attach your portfolio.

Learn more about Peony at

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Peony portfolio