Elvie • London, United Kingdom

Midweight Digital Product Designer

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

Life at Elvie; Meaningful work, Exceptional People

We're Elvie. We create smart products, new solutions, and a fair few taboo-busting conversations while we’re at it. Founded by Tania Boler in 2013, we develop extraordinary innovations designed to improve women’s lives. It's a fascinating and challenging area that requires us to solve problems that no one else has ever tackled before.

At Elvie, you’ll be surrounded by people who want to improve everything and everyone around them. People who are passionate about our mission. People who are driven to solve problems and constantly consider the best ways to improve the health and wellbeing of women.

Find out more about life at Elvie here.

We're deeply proud of our values, which are intrinsic to the way we behave every day. We take them seriously because we want our culture to thrive:

  • We make an impact: We’re mission-driven and not afraid to break boundaries. We relentlessly focus on going the extra mile to solve problems.
  • We’re fearless innovators: We are passionate, curious, and data-driven. We continuously embrace change and innovation.
  • We’re in it together: we fail and learn fast — always as one team — and have fun along the way. We stay authentic and embrace our differences.

Did you know?

In some regions our amazing products are considered to be medical devices. This means we maintain our Medical Device quality management system in compliance with ISO 13485:2016, to support the development of our groundbreaking products.

About the Role:

Okay, we’ve waffled long enough. So let’s get to the good bit: You.

Digital Product Design (DPD) is at the heart of Elvie's mission: to transform women’s health with connected technology.

We collaborate with cross-functional teams to design user-centred, connected experiences. At times we need to be detail-oriented. We work in Figma to articulate the interfaces and interactions of our products.

At other times, we need to zoom-out. We give a broader perspective by mapping user journeys and taking a service-level view to understand the whole experience.

As a result, we value Digital Product Designers with a broad skill-set and an adaptable attitude. We learn by doing and have a bias towards action. We also expect that you’ll have strengths in a particular area, such as interaction design or user research. That’s great too!
We’re a team that admits we can’t do it all. We rely on each other to do the best work we can.

You’ll be joining an ambitious, friendly and collaborative DPD team. We have a roadmap of our own initiatives for 2023 that you would be a part of. We’ve got lots of work to do if we’re to live up to the ambition we’ve set as a team. We can’t wait to see how we can work together to get there.

Location: Hybrid working; a mix of working from our Bristol or London office & working remotely

Employment type: Permanent (please note, you must have the right to work in the UK)

What you'll be doing at Elvie:

Okay, we’ve waffled-on long enough. So let’s get to the good bit: you.

You’ll be joining a cross-functional product team of:

  • Product Managers
  • Software Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Firmware Engineers
  • …and more!

Working on our flag-ship product, ‘Pump with Elvie’: the companion app to Elvie’s award winning breast pumps.

Using your end-to-end design skills, you’ll be helping us discover, define and deliver a roadmap of exciting initiatives for our pump users. You’ll use data and insights to iterate on the existing Pump with Elvie experience too.

As part of the DPD team, you’ll contribute to craft initiatives such as our growing Design System and our Connected Experience Playbook. These initiatives help our impact as a Digital Design team scale, positioning us as leaders in connected experience design across the business and beyond.


The skills we are looking for:

  • Framing: How you build an understanding of user and business needs with your team, articulating these challenges as design briefs (HMWs), hypotheses or research questions
  • Ideation: How you generate ideas with your team, discovering desirable, feasible and viable solutions to the problem at hand
  • Low fidelity design: How you use low fidelity methods to visualise your thinking and share it with your team or users
  • High fidelity design: How you have designed high fidelity, development ready interfaces for iOS and Android apps. These might be from existing design systems or one you've created yourself.
  • Native app design: How you use the iOS Human Interface Guidelines and Android’s Material Design in your designs. You know when to use their established patterns and when to create custom ones.
  • Developer collaboration: How you collaborate with software engineers to refine your solutions and hand over ’developer friendly’ design documentation.


The benefits you’ll get:

We're on an exceptional journey. And we can offer you a genuinely purpose-led career with a culture built on trust, autonomy, and flexibility. In addition, we'll give you:

  • Lots of flexibility: whether it’s working from home, doing the school run, or life admin, we understand that flexibility is essential, and we trust you to do the right thing for you and us
  • Share options: we want everyone to have a stake in our success
  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • 8 extra life leave days; getting married, moving house, menopause or just things that you can’t put a label on that matter to you
  • 5=10 leave: 10 days’ additional leave on your 5th and 10th years of service!
  • £100 contribution to your home working set up to spend as you see fit
  • An annual personal development allowance of £200 and unlimited access to our learning and development platform, Learnerbly
  • Generous parental leave policies; maternity & adoption (16 weeks at full pay, then 8 weeks paid at 75% followed by 15 weeks at SMP rate.), paternity/partner (6 weeks at full pay to take at any point during the first year of your child’s life), shared parental leave
  • Healthcare plans, life insurance, and an employee assistance program for you and your family
  • A tax-efficient group pension scheme
  • Group income protection; protect your salary if you get sick
  • A free Elvie trainer for you to keep or give away when you join
  • Generous employee and friends & family discounts on Elvie products
  • Wellbeing support from YuLife and access to SmartHealth app with unlimited GP appointments for you and your family, plus various well-being initiatives throughout the year
  • Lovely offices in great locations, with drinks and snacks provided, along with fun social events

What you can expect after you’ve applied:

A member of our recruitment team will reach out to you after they have reviewed your application. You must ensure your application is completed correctly, and we strongly encourage you to add a cover letter or note to let us know why Elvie’s the right fit for you.

We would like to get to know you through your background, attitude, experience and understand your motivation to work with us. Our interview process varies depending on the position, but it typically looks like this:

  • Intro call: One of our recruiters will be in contact, to learn about you and share Elvie’s culture
    • 30 minute video call
  • Portfolio discussion: Two of our designers will ask you a list of (pre-sent) questions, where you can use any and all aspects your portfolio answer them
    • 60 minute video call
  • Q&A with the team: An opportunity for you to ask the cross-functional ‘Pump with Elvie’ team any questions you might have
    • 30 minute video call
  • Beyond showing your portfolio, we won’t ask you to do any ‘interview tasks’ where you need to create additional work.

    We want you to feel comfortable so you can bring your best-self to the interview. Our role in this process is to encourage that. We’re excited to hear about and see your work!

    This is an exciting time to join Elvie. You’ll have a voice, make an impact, and have the opportunity to mould your role. So be ready to learn, have fun, and be inspired by our passionate, talented team — and having a sense of humour helps too. 😉

    Belonging at Elvie

    At Elvie, we believe having diverse teams in which everyone can be their authentic self is key to our success. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply and we don't discriminate based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, marital status, disability or age.

    If you need any support with your application, please get in contact with us: elvie@jobs.workablemail.com or 0203 884 7223.

    Company benefits

    9-day fortnight
    25 days annual leave + bank holidays
    Open to part-time employees
    Enhanced maternity leave
    Charity donation scheme
    Dog friendly office
    Employee discounts
    Enhanced sick pay
    Fully stocked snack cupboard
    Adoption leave
    Enhanced paternity leave
    L&D budget
    Shared parental leave
    Open to job sharing
    Cycle to work scheme
    Personal development budgets
    Share options
    Teambuilding days
    Annual bonus
    Volunteer days
    We want to look after you. As well as the chance to develop products with real work impact and working with dedicated and passionate colleagues, our benefits have flexibility and wellbeing in mind with
    Great work environment - regular company socials, free daily snacks
    Flexible work environment built on trust and autonomy
    Enjoy employee / friends & family discounts on Elvie products
    Annual personal development allowance & unlimited access to our learning & development platform
    A tax-efficient group pension scheme with SmartPension
    A tax-efficient charity donation scheme
    Life Insurance with Yulife
    Medical, Dental & Optical cash-plan with WPA
    Employee Assistance Program for you and your family
    Generous employee referral program
    Cycle Scheme & Tech Scheme
    YuLife Well-being app & access to SmartHealth app with unlimited GP appointments for you and your family, plus various well-being initiatives throughout the year
    Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
    Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
    Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
    Work-life balance
    Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
    Role modelling
    Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
    Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

    Additional employee ratings
    (these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

    Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
    Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
    Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
    Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
    Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

    Working at Elvie

    Company employees


    Gender diversity (male:female)


    Office locations

    Bristol, London, US Remote

    Funding levels


    Hiring Countries

    United Kingdom

    United States

    Awards & Achievements

    Most flexible companies

    Most flexible companies

    Flexa100 2024
    2nd – Consumer Goods

    2nd – Consumer Goods

    Industry awards 2023
    Most flexible companies

    Most flexible companies

    Flexa100 2023
    3rd – Retail & Ecommerce

    3rd – Retail & Ecommerce

    Industry awards 2022