Design Manager

Martyn Bassett Inc
Kitchener, Canada



Our client is connecting the world through chat—they have millions of users and have raised over $100 million USD to fund the build and global growth of their company.

They are backed by some of the best VC's in the world and are currently valued at $1 billion USD.


Your mission will be to lead the Design function of this company.

This role will have 3 direct reports, who you will lead and mentor, helping them build the skills you have learned through your career designing world class apps.

You will collaborate closely with Product leadership on decisions which determine the roadmap and features, and the business overall.

You will advocate for Design Thinking across the business, and represent the user's experience of the app.

Experience & Expertise

You are one of two profiles:

A Senior Designer ready to step into a leadership role, OR a Design Leader looking to work on a high growth consumer app.

  • You have experience designing apps that have been launched successfully in market and have active users.
  • You have launched a B2C app/product OR are ready to.
  • You are experienced working in a fast paced agile shop which iterates quickly.
  • You have outstanding communication skills, and are comfortable leading and directing the work of others.
  • You do not shrink from problems or tough conversations.
  • You have empathy for users and others.
  • You have a beautiful portfolio which shows off business cases or your most recent work in a clean, modern format.
  • You are reflective and insightful, ready to share the stories and experience of how you achieved market success, and the hard lessons you learned along the way.
  • You are a risk taker, and ready to create visually compelling experiences.


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