Head of Design

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Recooty

Recooty

While we’re similar to Techstars, Combinator or Entrepreneur First – we’re also miles different!
We are creating a Dojo that is unparalleled, especially when it comes to the Bitcoin/Blockchain
evolution. Are you dan-grade-ready to kick the tech community into the next century? If you’re
innovative, a great leader of people and have an understanding of the Blockchain, then you
could be the revered Ninja we’re seeking.

It is our view that the BSV Blockchain is set to scale, to become the ‘network of networks’ and
thus the commercial backbone of the internet and will support the banks for the roll out of their
CBDC’s (Central Bank Digital Currencies).

Our Dojo in East London will ‘hot-house’ start-ups for a 12-week intensive training programme,
three times a year, with around 14 companies per Cohort. As our Sensei, you and our team will
go that extra mile to establish that our Dojo of start-ups have enormous help, support and
hands-on mentoring, PLUS we will ensure their funding is in place, for each leg of their journey.

Role Specifics

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Head of Design to join our team at Block Dojo, a
dynamic startup accelerator in London. As the Head of Design, you will play a pivotal role in
shaping the design and user experience of our innovative Investor Evaluation Platform (Dojo
Discover) and other Dojo products and tools. In addition to leading design efforts, you will also
provide guidance and mentorship to the designers within the team. You will work closely with the
Chief Investment Officer, Programme Director, Marketing Manager, and start-up companies to
create exceptional design solutions and deliver an outstanding user experience.

Responsibilities:

Collaborate with the Chief Investment Officer to design and plan the Dojo Discover
platform, from concept to wireframes, navigation, design, sprint planning, and
development roadmap throughout the platform build.
Lead the Design team, providing guidance and mentorship to designers, fostering a
collaborative and innovative design culture.
Work with relevant team members to design Dojo products and tools, ensuring a
cohesive and user-friendly experience.
Conduct a comprehensive one-day training course during the 12-week Cohort, providing
start-up companies with the necessary design and UX knowledge to build a Minimal
Viable Product (MVP). This will include practical interactive sessions in a classroom
setting for up to 40 people.
Provide ongoing support and guidance to start-up companies, dedicating at least 12
hours per cohort per company (one hour each week) to assist with the UX and design of
their MVP.
Assist start-ups with graphic design requirements for their websites and provide support
with marketing or investor materials.
Collaborate with the Programme Director to create Executive Summary Pitch Decks for
start-up companies, effectively communicating their value propositions.
Work alongside the Marketing Manager to create compelling marketing collateral for the
Dojo, including Entrepreneur outreach meet-ups, Investor Pitch Days, and Ideation
Creation Meet-ups.
Develop and maintain the Dojo Design System, which includes design guidelines, tone
of voice, pantone references, patterns, and tools.

Skills and Qualifications

Design Expertise: Strong expertise in UI/UX design, with a deep understanding of design
principles, user-centered design methodologies, and design thinking. Proficiency in
design tools such as Sketch, Figma, or Adobe Creative Suite.
Leadership and Management: Demonstrated experience in leading a design team,
providing guidance, and fostering a collaborative and innovative design culture. Ability to
mentor and develop designers, delegate tasks effectively, and manage multiple projects
simultaneously.
Strategic Thinking: Ability to think strategically and translate business objectives into
compelling design solutions. Strong problem-solving skills and the capacity to anticipate
future design needs and trends within the industry.
Communication and Collaboration: Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
with the ability to effectively communicate design concepts and rationale to both
technical and non-technical stakeholders. Proven experience collaborating with
cross-functional teams, including product managers, developers, and marketing
professionals.
User Research and Testing: Proficiency in conducting user research activities, such as
interviews, surveys, and usability testing, to gather insights and inform design decisions.
Experience in analyzing and interpreting user feedback and data to drive design
improvements.
Project Management: Strong project management skills, including the ability to define
project scopes, set realistic timelines, and manage resources effectively. Experience with
agile methodologies and sprint planning.
Creativity and Innovation: A passion for creativity and a keen eye for aesthetics,
combined with the ability to push boundaries and explore innovative design solutions.
Stay updated with the latest design trends and emerging technologies.
Attention to Detail: Meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to delivering
high-quality design outputs. Ability to ensure consistency and adherence to brand
guidelines throughout all design deliverables.
Education and Experience: A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant field such as
Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or a related discipline is preferred. Proven
experience in a senior design role, ideally within a tech or startup environment, with a
strong portfolio showcasing successful design projects and user-centric solutions.
Passion for Entrepreneurship: A genuine interest in the startup ecosystem and
entrepreneurship. Understanding the challenges faced by startups and a desire to
contribute to their success through exceptional design and user experience.

Note: This role is offered as a 12-month maternity cover

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