Up Learn • London, United Kingdom

Product Designer

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Job Description

About us

Up Learn has built the world’s most effective learning experience. We’ve done this by combining cognitive science, instructional theory and artificial intelligence.

Our mission is to create the most effective learning experiences in the world, and distribute access to as many students as possible 🙌

Up Learn started with A Levels and developed courses that are:

  1. Effective: 97% of students that complete Up Learn courses achieve an A*/A, starting from grades as low as Ds and Es
  2. Engaging: 23.5 million hours of learning thanks to Up Learn, and rising
  3. Scaling: tens of thousands of students use Up Learn today, either independently, or through one of our 400 schools, university or charity partners

Up Learn has been growing fast, and is backed by investors that share their vision, including leading venture capital firm Forward Partners and the Branson family (Virgin). Social impact is critical to Up Learn’s mission - for every student that pays, Up Learn gives a full scholarship to a student who can’t. We are growing our incredible, 70+ strong team.

The Role

Up Learn is looking for a Product Designer reporting to their Lead Designer.

At Up Learn we’re building the UK’s most effective learning app.

We want mission driven product designers who care about revolutionising education to join us and produce the best work of their lives.

We seek designers who yearn to work on meaningful products that can genuinely change the trajectory of someone's life and are offering the opportunity to work alongside a team that’s dedicated to unlocking the potential of students across the world.

Up Learn’s app delivers the most efficient education to students throughout the UK, achieving a 97% success rate, helping students ace their exams with interactive video lessons, quizzes, exam preparation, and more.


  • 4+ years of experience
  • Proficiency of Figma including experience in building and maintaining design systems.
  • Portfolio showing impactful UX and UI work across mobile and desktop platforms
  • Good understanding of responsive of design
  • Experience working with problems from discovery through to solution
  • Great written and spoken communication skills
  • Highly self-motivated

What you’ll do

Interface design

With great attention to detail, create comprehensive designs that are considerate of balance, typography, accessibility and cross-platform UI paradigms.

Understand customers

Talk to teachers, students, and parents to understand the problems they face with regards to education and revision.


Have open, honest discussions between designers and developers to maintain a high level of quality and pride in the work you ship.

Drive change

Independently and collaboratively work with product teams to create changes that result in positive outcomes for our customers.

Opportunities for you

  • Tailored growth plan ensuring you grow as an individual, and not simply as a part of the company
  • Continuous mentorship from the Lead Designer
  • Opportunities to professionally grow as a designer by exploring UI/UX adjacent skills such as microinteraction design, illustration, animation etc.
  • Influence and shape the future of the design function and processes within the company
  • Unlimited book budget to keep growing your design knowledge
  • The trust from the team to do your best work

Nice to have

  • Familiarity with HTML/CSS
  • Microinteraction design
  • Experience in talking to customers to understand their problems and jobs to be done
  • Ability to distil complex systems into simple interfaces


What we offer

Up Learn offers generous remuneration, equity share options, and a fun, friendly, high-calibre team that trusts you and gives you the freedom to be brilliant.

You will have the chance to define the future of education and make a meaningful contribution to the lives of thousands of students, and:

  • Remuneration
  1. 💰 Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 (salaries and bands are reviewed annually in September)
  2. 💸 Employer-matched pension
  3. 💳 Perks scheme offering discounts & rewards at 30,000+ brands including up to 55% off cinema tickets

Health & Wellbeing

  1. 🦷 Level 6 (highest level) dental insurance
  2. 👶 Significantly enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  3. 🚲 Cycle-to-Work: we are registered so you can buy a bike and accessories tax-free
  4. 👓 Eye test & glasses reimbursement
  5. 📚 Company library: we have hundreds of books in our company library, topped up monthly with the most highly requested books. You can borrow a book whenever you like
  6. 📖 Unlimited budget for any work-related books you need
  7. 🚑 Emergency support salary advance
  8. 🏥 Mental health first aiders
  9. 👨‍👩‍👧 Family access to Up Learn: your family and close relatives get unlimited access to any Up Learn course for free!


  1. 🏖️ Minimum 35 days of paid holiday per year made up of: 26 days of bookable holiday, plus UK bank holidays, plus unlimited ‘extra days’ (i.e. if you need a few more days, no problem)
  2. 🏡 Hybrid working environment with two days in the office per week (one team day and one company day) and the rest is up to you!
  3. 💻 Ability to work remotely for longer periods
  4. 🕰️ Flexible working hours
  5. ⭐ 1 fully paid day for volunteering at a charity or not-for-profit of your choice each year


  1. 🏰 Annual company off-site where we get out of the city and take a break together
  2. 🏃 Free sporting activities like 5-a-side football games, lunch-time jogs, badminton games, paid-for monthly CrossFit sessions
  3. ☕ Unlimited delicious coffee (high-end coffee beans) at the office, tea selection and other soft drinks, plus unlimited snacks and fresh fruit
  4. 🥂 Weekly ‘Friday celebrations’ with a huge range of drinks, from craft beer to frozen margaritas, alongside soft drinks, smoothies, and fruit juice
  5. ☕ Paid for coffee breaks (a great chance to get to know the team)
  6. 💃 Regular team outings like go-karting and skiing

All in addition to

  1. Influence, trust and impact inside a well-funded VC-backed startup that's scaling
  2. A spacious and bright private office in Old Street, with delicious coffee, a selection of teas and unlimited snacks and drinks

Our Core Values

  1. Live for Learning
    We are open-minded and have a never-quenched thirst for learning, expanding our experiences, getting feedback, iterating and improving
  2. Strive for Consistent Excellence
    We hold an extremely high standard, pay attention to the details and take pride in consistency
  3. Objective and Rational
    We think from first principles, avoid biases, use believability, regulate our emotions and are obligated to dissent when we disagree
  4. Relentlessly Resourceful
    We are honey badgers, we don’t compromise, we work smart and get the job done
  5. Caring and Compassionate
    We demonstrate care and compassion for ourselves, each other and for students

How to apply

If this sounds like it’s for you, we can’t wait to hear from you!

Use the Apply button below to send us your CV and tell us in 150 words or less why you’d be great for this role.

Inviting someone to join our team is a big deal for us and we put a lot of care and effort into the process, whilst making it take as little of your time as possible. If we figure out we’re not perfect for each other at any stage we’ll let you know quickly and make sure we provide you with feedback (if you want it!).

Company benefits

26 days annual leave + bank holidays
Work from anywhere scheme
Flexible working week
Dental coverage
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Enhanced sick pay – up to 10 days
Dog friendly office
Company wide holidays/offsites
Teambuilding days
Teambuilding holidays
Cycle to work scheme
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Lunch and learns
Open to part time work for some roles
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and 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 Up Learn

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, UK

Funding levels


Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
2nd – EdTech & Education

2nd – EdTech & Education

Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023
EdTech & Education

EdTech & Education

Industry awards 2022

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