Product Designer (Freelance)

We’re looking for a talented freelance designer who wants to help us reimagine our product.

At Thread, we’ve set out to help people feel happier and more self-confident by making it easy to dress well. Using a combination of human stylists and machine learning algorithms, we bring people a small, curated selection of perfect clothes just for them—in their size, budget and taste. By doing so we remove the need to spend their Saturday afternoons frustrated by busy High Street stores, or spend ages browsing the millions of items available online. We believe having an intelligent assistant in your pocket is how the majority of people will shop in the future, and we’re looking for a talented Freelance Product Designer who wants to be part of bringing this change to the world.

Design at Thread

We’re a design-driven company who care about embedding design thinking to all parts of the user experience (and the company more broadly). We put a lot of time into ensuring we hire truly exceptional designers—not just people who can make pixels look pretty, but who think deeply about the user journey and want to create something that truly solves their goals. We’re after people who have great taste, are constantly trying to improve, and want to be part of a team that pushes them to be better. We are thoughtful about building a productive and creative environment in which designers can thrive. This is something our founders care deeply about.

The role

We’re looking for a Freelance Product Designer to join the team and immediately start working on our most important challenges. How do you simplify 250,000 items into the perfect shortlist for each user? How do you help people get new and relevant ideas? How do you help people learn how to dress better? How do you make the experience of trying on items at home as effortless as possible?

Day-to-day you’ll:

  • Work directly with our Head of Design Billy Sweeney every day to shape ideas, create designs and prototypes
  • Help us reimagine and strengthen the end-to-end experience through design systems and holistic thinking
  • Design beautiful, effective experiences for a wide variety of design challenges across devices
  • Execute to an exceptionally high standard, collaborating closely with our engineering team to craft smooth and crisp experiences for our users
  • Participate in user research interviews and usability sessions
  • Help strengthen our design culture throughout the company—we have a broad, diverse team of creative people who are all interested in learning about design

We’re looking for someone who wants to work across the full stack of design: from our branding and aesthetic, to all core flows and features, to designing the physical packaging and unboxing experience. You should be excited about being able to work on a variety of different challenges and being part of high-level conceptual thinking down to achieving pixel perfection.

We’re primarily focused on finding someone who’s world-class at product design, visual design and UI/interaction design. We don’t expect you to do front-end development, illustrations or UX research, though you’re very welcome to do all of those if you enjoy it or want to learn.

We’re interested in talking to mid-level and senior designers—we care most about talent and attitude—and will craft the perfect role for you based on your existing skills and how you’d like to develop.

This role will be based in our Whitechapel headquarters; we are not open to hiring a remote freelancer at this time. We’re ideally looking for someone who can start right away and work with us for at least a few months, but we are flexible on exact timeline.


If this sounds exciting and you’d like to discuss some more, please apply below.