Senior Visual Designer – Design Systems


We’re looking for a Senior Visual Designer to join our Design Systems team in London. The Design Systems team at Wise is responsible for a collection of principles, patterns, and guidelines that form Neptune, our global design system.

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Your mission: 

The Design Systems team at Wise is responsible for a collection of principles, patterns, and guidelines that form Neptune, our global design system. Our goal is to help 70+ autonomous product teams ship high-quality, consistent, experiences faster. We exist to amplify the impact of design and create a world-class system that elevates our product experience for our 10 million Wise customers. 

This role is a unique opportunity within the design systems team as it is the first role giving someone holistic ownership of our brand foundations in product. This includes typography, colours and icons to name a few. This person will advocate for a perfect balance of utility and beauty in our interface, helping us create a world-class design language loved by our users. 

Our mission at Wise is to make money without borders, the new normal. This role will help accelerate that mission and your success will save millions more people money across the world.

You will be working closely with other product designers and engineers to maintain and evolve the design system, ensuring the patterns we recommend are those that work best for Wise customers and our design system customers.

The role:

  • You’ll set new standards for visual craft and execution across our system.
  • You’ll design new components, working closely with product teams to ensure they meet their needs.
  • You’ll be working with a tight-knit, cross-functional team of engineers, product and content designers.
  • You’ll assist designers through the contribution process, providing feedback and helping to lift the quality of the system.
  • You’ll be an advocate for the design system throughout the company, representing the team in product discussions and educating others on how to use the system.
  • You’ll contribute pattern usage guidelines, supported by user research. 

About you: 

  • You have a proven ability to produce cutting edge visual design work.
  • Demonstrates excellent attention to detail when creating design artefacts and assets.
  • You are the master of the fundamentals of colour, spacing and typography in your work.
  • Must have experience in designing global user interfaces for desktop and mobile applications.
  • You are able to clearly express your thoughts, and critique design work with concrete examples.
  • You believe in the importance of consistency, and understand the benefits of building things systematically.
  • You’re a great communicator and care about being understood.

Some recent projects we’ve completed include releasing a unified typography scale across all platforms, creating an initial set of screen templates for designers and  launching dark mode on Android. Right now, we’re standardising our pattern library across platforms and kick starting an exciting project to improve our visual experience. If this sounds interesting to you – get in touch!

We’re people without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We want to work with the best people, no matter their background. So if you’re passionate about learning new things and keen to join our mission, you’ll fit right in.

Also, qualifications aren’t that important to us. If you’ve got great experience, and you’re great at articulating your thinking, we’d like to hear from you.

And because we believe that diverse teams build better products, we’d especially love to hear from you if you’re from an under-represented demographic.

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