20 days ago
  • Level Mid Level
  • Professions Interior Designer, Interior Stylist
  • Type Full Time
  • Location London, United Kingdom


The Role
This is an opportunity to join the new product team at Lyvly as Interior Design Lead. As a new team in a fast growing start up, you will get the chance to join us early and shape the future of the company and the product.
You will have a lot of scope to define your own path, driving this new role. Your day to day role could include:
  • Defining Lyvly’s design direction and design strategy, and communicating it clearly with our property onboarding team
  • Creating specs for furniture packs to provide our property onboarding team with the knowledge to execute on each new home
  • Coordinating designs with the furniture that is provided by our landlords, and understanding what changes we need to make to provide our members with a consistent product across homes
  • Assessing Lyvly’s previous designs across houses and flats and understanding why we made those decisions
  • Speaking to members and understanding what their likes, wants and needs are within their home
  • Collecting and analysing data on how happy our members are with what is in their homes, and using that to define product updates
  • Building relationships with suppliers to enable Lyvly to get better quality products at competitive prices
  • Working closely with the property onboarding team, gathering feedback from set ups to guide what suppliers and products are most suitable
  • Understanding Lyvly’s business model to guide budget constraints for new homes
  • Defining what elements we can change within homes
  • Keeping abreast of design trends, industry developments and competitors’ products to ensure our product is always innovative and ahead of the competition
  • Building a library of FFE selections that is in line with our design strategy, and scalable

Skills and Experience
To apply for this job you must have:
  • 3-5 years experience working as an interior designer, leading projects
  • Evidence of a strong design focus in your previous work
  • Work samples that demonstrate a strong background in Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment
  • A passion and an eye for well-designed residential spaces and furniture
  • An entrepreneurial mindset: this doesn’t have to be prior experience starting a company, but we’re looking for evidence of being self-driven
  • Be able to think strategically, creatively and analytically
  • Strong organisational skills

You will thrive in this role if you:
  • Are used to working independently, with responsibility for all parts of the design process
  • Enjoy the challenge of working in a flexible way, with limited set rules on your work and time management
  • Are comfortable working both in the office and in the field, meeting our members and seeing the finished product
  • Creative and curious about why people make decisions
  • Able to find ways to get different lots of team members on board with the product direction we choose
  • Open and honest, preferring to have difficult conversations upfront than avoid conflict and fall into problems down the line
  • Have high attention to detail, and enjoy organising and prioritising requests from different teams

About Lyvly
We are building the world’s first global shared living community.
Lyvly is creating a place for young professionals across the world to feel at home. Communities in the 21st century have become fragmented and detached, and meaningful connections are difficult to make.
The community is rooted in three simple principles: learning together, being together and doing together. To our members, we offer quality, modern homes, stress-free renting and the opportunity to create genuine connections at home, in their neighbourhood and across a city.
Lyvly was founded in 2015 by a team of experienced and passionate entrepreneurs and is backed by Mosaic Ventures, a top tier venture capitalist firm. We’ve hit an exciting stage in our journey and are now looking for the next generation of people to join us as we scale to become a world leader in the shared living industry. To thrive in team Lyvly, you need to be excited by our mission and motivated by the desire to build something that will bring meaningful impact to people’s lives.

  • Equity: everyone has a stake in the company. We believe the people who contribute to the company’s success should be rewarded.
  • Unlimited leave: we want you to be refreshed and take ownership and responsibility for your time.
  • Flexible working: we care more about your output and the success of your team than where you are on a day to day basis: working from home is encouraged across teams.
  • Live with Lyvly: You have all the benefits of our members, including the ability to live in a subsidised Lyvly home.
  • Regular team socials: we end every week with a drink in our local pub, along with some of our members; you also have access to all the events that go on across the Lyvly community.
  • Pet friendly (and encouraged) office.

Skills Required

  • Interior Decoration
  • Interior Design
  • Interior Styling
  • Furniture
  • Design Guidelines
  • Design Layout