Bitwala offers the world’s first all-in-one platform combining a regular bank account, crypto wallets, and seamless Bitcoin & Ethereum trading options. Our customers can easily buy and sell Bitcoin & Ether - whether online or mobile - with fast liquidity directly from their bank account.
Customers in all 31 countries of the European Economic Area can access the benefits of a German bank account. Euro deposits up to €100,000 are protected by the German deposit guarantee scheme. Moreover, the account comes with a free debit Mastercard that can be used for contactless payments and free withdrawals at 40 million ATMs and POS’ worldwide.
Bitwala was founded in 2015 by Jan Goslicki, Benjamin Jones and Jörg von Minckwitz. Christoph Iwaniez and Philipp Beer joined the management team since then. The total team presently consists of more than 60 employees. Bitwala’s investors include Earlybird Venture Capital, coparion, Global Brain and Sony Financial Ventures, G1, High Tech Gründerfonds, ALSTIN, and the Digital Currency Group.
We’re looking for an experienced Head of Design to lead Bitwala’s design team, empowering the team to create and evolve an outstanding experience for our users and the visual language of Bitwala’s brand and products.
You'll think holistically about our product and brand strategy and further develop the creative system. Besides leading the product design and user experience, you'll oversee and support all aspects of our creative execution including marketing campaigns, website, product launches and more. You'll infuse brand in all of our user touch points through visuals, tone, voice, and experience.
Team and Management
Lead and manage a team of designers spread across product and marketing focus areas. Coach them to create their best work, manage their performance, guide their growth and empower them to collaborate effectively.
Collaborate successfully with stakeholders including leadership, marketing, product managers, developers and BI and representing design across the organisation
Actively hire top talent, scale and structure the team
Nurture an experimentation culture and enable all designers to optimize the user experience by regularly running qualitative and quantitative tests
Lead external support for the design team (e.g. Freelancers or Agencies) and control the respective budget
Product Design and User Experience
Develop and own the design system and make sure that user experience is consistent across platforms.
Oversee and participate in the design process, from concept and strategy, to wireframe, UX and UI design, prototyping, testing and final execution.
Streamline the design processes for the product teams and make sure they follow such tirelessly.
Collaborate with senior management in developing and communicating business goals
Support & conduct user research and other experiments to inform design decisions.
Provide inspirational creative leadership for all marketing and brand executions including campaigns, web, ads, events, communications, video, social, and office design.
Develop creative systems, style guides, and processes necessary to execute our brand strategy and deliver consistent brand experiences both online and offline
Protect the integrity of the brand, while encouraging creative exploration and risk-taking
Develop brand concepts working closely with the marketing team (copywriters, marketers, marketing directors, etc.).
Define how the company’s purpose, values, strategy, and brand translate to a visual language and push for simplicity and consistency