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Head of Design

What is our mission?  We are on an exciting mission to revolutionise corporate treasury management through innovative multi-currency payment accounts and digital assets offerings. Our company sits at the frontier of digital assets (crypto assets) and traditional (fiat) finance and is leading the way to bridging those two worlds for corporate clients globally. We believe crypto assets are here to stay, and we want to be the first to bring a combined offering of payment services and digital assets under one exciting platform. Learn more about our team and company story here. What is the purpose of this role in delivery of our mission?  The Head of Design is the company creative director for the brand identity, all company visuals, user interface ad user experience designs, while creating and maintaining the team roadmap in accordance to the business priorities, and managing a team of both brand and product designers to ensure their long-terms growth, effectiveness and creative output. 
About the role
London, United Kingdom
Seniority level
Employment type
Brand, Marketing & Design
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What the role involves
Key Responsibilities
  • Creating and maintaining the brand and product design roadmap, ensure it is aligned with the overarching product and commercial roadmap and is highly effective in its contribution and execution of the business priorities.
  • Continue, grow and evolve the brand with the Lead Brand Designer so it continues to stand out in the industry, effectively move into new verticals without becoming irrelevant to existing client industries, and be industry-leaders in brand execution and visual storytelling.
  • Review, creative direct and approve high-level brand identity changes or additions.
  • Manage the brand and product overlap in partnership with Marketing and ensure the effective consistency and relationship between the two.
  • Review and give final approval for new or amended product designs, platform functionality and user interface updates before going to development.
  • Review and approve any and all platform changes on test environment before going to production.
  • Act as user-interface guardian and ensure only the best experiences are delivered to the client, while also maintaining delivery momentum.
  • Understand and translate client feedback and requests, as well as product operation insights on user behaviour, into reasonable and effective platform experience upgrades without compromising existing quality and user journeys.
  • Fully scope and lead the requirements-gathering process together with the relevant product owner, for big and impactful platform features and changes and ensure relevant stakeholder are involved, such as Legal and Compliance.
  • Train and guide designers to ensure progress and improvement in their skills against team delivery as well as personal career progress.
  • Run and guide effective brainstorms with designers and other team members to develop new, cutting-edge ideas and executions on both brand and product.
  • Manage design resources to effectively deliver against business needs.
  • Motivate and inspire designers to continually push boundaries and create innovative and cutting-edge designs.
Must have experience
  • Owner of the brand visual identity and responsible for its continued success and evolution.
  • Responsible for delivering an effective and innovative user interface with meaningful visual design and effective user experiences. 
  • Accountable for the performance and output of the design team.
  • Owner of the team brand and product design roadmap in accordance with the overall product and commercial roadmap and business priorities.
  • Leadership and mentorship of designers.
Why Join Orbital?
What are the essential skills, qualifications and experience required for the role?
  • Extensive experience of graphic, brand and product design.
  • Experience in a senior, managerial, lead designer or art director position.
  • Creative direction in multiple mediums and effective storytelling.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in brand, motion and product design.
  • Experience in leading projects as well as managing and guiding a team of designers
  • Skilled at managing professional relationships between team-members and other employees in an organisation for effective collaboration and output.
  • Expert knowledge in Adobe Creative Suite, namely: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD, After Effects, Premiere Pro & Media Encoder.
  • Expert in Figma.

Orbital is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital or disability status.



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