Product Designer

About Us

Perlego is building the ‘Spotify’ of Textbooks. We are making learning much more affordable, and accessible for students and employees alike by taking on the mission of building a learning eBook subscription service that gives users unlimited access to over 250,000+ professional and academic titles, for less than the price of a single book.

With a European expansion on the horizon, a brand new office space and our latest funding round closed, we are looking for multiple new hires to come and join us on our journey. We are a team of 39 people, with 19 nationalities, and 1 office dog. We love to learn, enjoy weekly team breakfasts and have monthly team-building trips some of which have included trips to a French Chateau – a far cry from our Chancery Lane based WeWork home.


We offer a fantastic workplace at the heart of Central London. We offer a competitive salary, a personal development budget, flexible work hours and the opportunity to design the way millions of students will read and learn. We foster a unique company culture championing self-empowerment, personal development, direct communication and mutual support.

Holiday 🌴 

  • 30 days (incl. Bank holidays) 
  • Plus a bonus week over Christmas 

Flexible Working 🏡

  • Up to 2 days working from home if outside M25 or 1 Day a week working from home if inside the M25 

Development 🏋🏽‍♂️

  • Training allowance of £500 per person year
  •  Access to 250,000+ books 

Community 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧

  • Breakfast together on Monday
  • Lunch every other Friday
  • Regular social activities, previous highlights have included white water rafting, Chateau in France

Health & Wellbeing 🏃🏽‍♀️

  • Subsidy towards your gym / sport membership 


We’re looking for a Product Designer to join Perlego’s design team. You will be an integral part of every stage of the process: from research to delivery, you will be defining the UI and UX design throughout, while also being involved in the product strategy and help get it to market.

  • Take on responsibility for the design process, design system and prototyping to create delightfully simple experiences for our users.
  • Implement a world class user experience with a consistent visual language across all our touchpoints - both on and off of our platform.
  • Develop a deep understanding of our users’ goals, workflows and pain points, through conducting user research and running workshops.
  • Work collaboratively with our engineering team to deliver your solutions as you intended.
  •  Work alongside a marketing designer to ensure your features are communicated to the right people at the right time. 



  • An insatiable passion for digital design and the latest trends.
  • Strong visual skills, creative thinking and design background. Detail-oriented, always striving for quality and consistency. 
  • Strong portfolio including product design, branding and visual communication projects.
  • 3+ years of work experience designing digital products for web and mobile platforms. 
  • You're proficient with UI design tools, such as Sketch, Figma, Framer X or XD.
  • You're proficient with prototyping tools, such as InVision or Marvel.
  • You can own a design process from start to finish from workshops, user testing and UX research to creating first class final designs and dev handover.
  • You’re passionate about analysing data to make informed design decisions and to test your theories.

You create close relationships with stakeholders and customers. • You can communicate your hypotheses and findings back to the business with actionable takeaways.

  • You have energy, passion and a sleeves-rolled-up mentality: think quick, act fast and measure later. We don’t overplan or get lost in “strategising” - you’re a self-starter.
  • You share our mission and you believe in the change Perlego is trying to make in the world.

Ideal candidates will also have:

  • Advanced experience in product design
  • Advanced experience with user research and testing
  • Experience in managing international and remote teams
  • Experience working as a sole designer in a tech business
  • Experience in illustration and digital arts
  • Experience in a startup environment and/or MA (or equivalent) in Business / Entrepreneurship
  • Have a general interest in books, reading and always learning new things!

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

1 Waterhouse Square

138 Holborn
EC1N 2SW London Directions

Perks and benefits

  • A competitive salary 💸

  • 30 days holiday (incl. UK bank holidays) + a week off over Christmas 🌴

  • A generous annual training budget for you to spend on your personal development 📚

  • Monday breakfast + Bi-weekly Friday lunches 🍱

  • Regular team socials and activities 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

  • A beautiful heritage WeWork office in Chancery Lane, with Leather Lane market right next door 🏰

  • Flexible working - up to 2 days a week for anyone living outside the M25 and 1 day a week for anyone living in London 🏡

  • Cycle to work scheme 🚲

  • 3% contribution to your pension on top of your annual salary 💰

  • Unlimited access to a library of 250,000 ebooks 📚

Why you should join

One of the best things about working at Perlego is that we all have an appreciation for what each other is doing - in fact, we’ve got an appreciation station to prove it. We’re a young, ambitious team, who put a lot of energy into everything we do, including celebrating the small wins along with the big ones. 

We have regular team events (karaoke, drinks, Friday food, and an annual getaway to name a few) and we make sure to have a monthly meeting - beers and snacks included - to give all areas of the team an update on what we’re all working on. We even have our very own office dog on standby for emergency shredding needs (and photo ops). 

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