Senior Designer at OwnHome

Full-time, Design & User Experience, Sydney, AU sydney design full-time
Posted a month ago

Company background 

At OwnHome, we’re on a mission to help aspiring homeowners overcome the biggest barrier to homeownership: the deposit gap. While many hardworking Aussies have the ability to repay their monthly mortgages, many find that the 20% deposit needed to access a mortgage keeps growing… and faster than they can save. Homeowners typically retire with 20x the wealth of renters, making declining homeownership rates one of the greatest social challenges of our generation. Meanwhile, two-thirds of First Home Buyers receive direct support from ‘The Bank of Mum & Dad’. For those without this help, the road to homeownership is almost $100,00 more expensive and takes almost twice as long. You may think this is unfair (and you’d be right). 

We’re starting by pioneering new ways for families to get onto the property ladder; reducing the upfront costs of homeownership by 20x. And we’re closing the deposit gap, using our award-winning service that helps homeowners find, value and pay for their home so that they can stop paying someone else’s mortgage, and start building their financial future. The past 12 months have been huge at OwnHome. 

Amidst everything else, we’ve grown from 0 to 13B+ worth of applications; and helped families experience thousands of days in their dream home as an owner. To cap it all off, we successfully raised tens of millions in debt investment (for purchasing homes) and completed our $31m Series A capital raise in Feb 2022 with the backing of CBA X15 Ventures, Square Peg (one of Australia’s most successful VC funds) and a long list of other prominent investors and partners.

Role Specific

We’re looking for a Senior Designer to work across brand, growth, and product design. In this role, you will

  • Work closely with the Engineering team, Product Manager, and Growth team

  • Iterate on our visual identity, helping shape our brand voice

  • Build out our library of design assets, including illustrations and digital components

  • Work closely with the engineering and product team to design and ship new products and new product features

  • Maintain and consolidate design systems, working with our frontend engineering team to implement visual changes

  • Iterate on existing designs to improve the digital user experience, based on research and customer insights

  • Drive the design discovery process

  • Work with cross-functional stakeholders to gather feedback on designs and iterate accordingly

  • Create advertising collateral for use across multiple digital channels

About you

  • At least 4 years of experience in a relevant role, bonus points for B2C companies and combined brand and product design experience

  • Previous experience working in tech startups is preferred, especially working with engineering and growth teams

  • High level of proficiency in Figma creating UI libraries, design systems, and product design

  • Advanced skills with Adobe Suite

  • Strong design all-rounder, with good understanding of layouts, typography, and visual hierarchy

  • Experience with illustrations is strongly preferred

  • Strong understanding of branding principles

  • Comfortable with change and a fast-paced environment

  • Basic understanding of HTML/CSS or previous experience using Webflow is preferred

  • Familiar with task management systems and design ticket creation, Height preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree or similar qualification in Design (e.g. Tafe Certificate IV); equivalent design experience also accepted (3 years+)

How to shine at OwnHome

Our team values…

  • High humility - we’re open minded and self-aware

  • Owner - we’re always searching for opportunities and practise execution

  • Constantly growing - we’re all a student of our craft and chart a steep learning curve

  • Sweat the input - we believe in rigorous thinking and a systematic approach.

  • Blow minds - we love to go above and beyond. 


  • Enthusiasm - you’ll be excited about the prospect of making the pathway to homeownership accessible

  • Organised - you know a clear desk means a clear mind. This job will require you to stay on top of multiple projects and many spinning plates

  • Fast-learner - there’s a lot of content to be published each month, and picking up the process quickly will mean you’re on top of every article

  • Optimiser - We need someone who can offer ideas on how to improve the editorial process. We are constantly growing, and you will be, too

  • Advocate - You are keen to dive into a fast-paced team environment and help more people access homeownership


What we’re offering... 

  • Full Time role in the growing growth team

  • A mission driven company on a path to significant impact in Australia

  • Freedom to build a significant part of OwnHome’s growth engine

  • Space in our beautiful Potts Point HQ, the option to work flexibly and BYO dog

  • Competitive salary, employee ESOP, health perks and a generous learning and development budget (which you will be encouraged to use)

  • A connected and committed team, with plenty of impromptu and planned social events, including (but not limited to) weekly team lunches, relaxed dinners, low-key offsites and a not-at-all-low-key offsite to Bali each year

How to apply

When you apply, please tell us about the things you’ve done to make you who you are (think your LinkedIn and/or CV), but don’t stop there - we want to hear more about your future: your connection with our mission (to help aspiring homeowners overcome the deposit gap) and what you think that you (and only you!) can bring to the team. 

Please also include a portfolio of your design work, including product design, brand design, and illustrations. 

OwnHome prides itself on its diverse and inclusive culture. We are an equal opportunity workplace and evaluate qualified applicants without regard to cultural background, gender identity, and expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or anything else.