Design Catalyst #1


๐Ÿ‘‹ Welcome!

Thanks for your interest. This doc will walk you through what it'll be like to join twenty--twenty and what your first project (of many) will be.


This job is open to applicants all around the world, but ideally, we'd like you to join us in London in the next year

๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ Who are we?

We are Venture Catalysts.

We invest our time in ambitious startups & companies with high growth potential ๐ŸŒฑ

We donโ€™t just sign a cheque and pray for growth ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ, we suit up ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿš€, build the platform ๐Ÿ› , and light the rocket fuel ๐Ÿš€

Interested & ambitious? Our doors are always open to people of great talent ๐ŸŽท, heart โค๏ธ and aspiration ๐Ÿ”ฎ

Currently we're helping:

  • a start-up take over the UK photography market with an accelerated B2B growth strategy ๐Ÿ“ธ
  • a group of London NHS practices to proactively improve the health outcomes for their patients ๐Ÿ’™

โœจ Our Values

๐Ÿงช Be a catalyst

๐Ÿฅ‡ Do your life's best work

๐Ÿ’ญ Have a cofounder's mindset

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ Simultaneously be a student and a teacher

๐Ÿค Trust in radical truth and radical transparency

๐Ÿฅณ Follow the fun

t--t's core is built on bringing brilliant minds together.
t--t's core is built on bringing brilliant minds together.

๐Ÿ“š Our Founding Story


Pete & Raj left Monzo and Accenture with the aim of creating a vehicle to do their life's best work. We had three non-negotiables: to work with great people, to work on ideas we believe in and to share our successes. twenty--twenty was born from these values. 6 months later, we meet Holly. Her energy was infectious, her work quality, outstanding and her ambition, stellar. A true catalyst. She joined the team, bringing experience from Rocket Internet and Global Founders Capital. The great people are our team & our partners' teams. The ideas respond to the growth problems we solve. The shared success comes from creating reward structures over every time horizon. This means interacting with high frequency, high intensity and high integrity. We're not here to deliver a shiny PowerPoint and advise from a distance. We're here to roll up our sleeves and sustainably grow businesses. We're here to listen and act upon our partners' needs. Nothing is off-limits. To date, we've supported our partners in crisis management, tax credits, financial forecasting, hiring and many other tough decisions. We're still young (guess when we started) with a lot to learn, but we're proud of our achievements to date. We pin our success on our growth methodology. We work in rhythmic 6-week sprints that we call Growth Cycles. More on this later. Full story here โ†’

โ›ฉ Our Team

A family of proven, high impact and caring growth catalysts.


Pete Huang


Raj Kohli


Holly Simmons

๐Ÿš€ The Role - Catalyst

Before we consider specific competencies, we seek strong fundamentals of character. At twenty--twenty, we hire Catalysts. This is our core value. We expect everyone, from new to old, top to bottom, internally and externally to be a Catalyst. So, what does it mean to be a Catalyst?

Catalysts are agents of change.

A Catalyst is someone who can be put into any environment, and make it dramatically better. At a foundational level, they apply this mindset to their own lives. This means they are driven to continually self improve and grow. Next, they apply this catalytic thinking to situations beyond themselves. Asking the question, "How might I improve this environment?". They problem-solve to achieve goals, they catalyse decision making, they supercharge teams.



We work on a project by project basis. Projects are typically 6 months and are centred on helping an ambitious company grow exponentially. As a Design Catalyst, we are looking for someone who can apply design & design thinking to problems. At twenty--twenty, you'll get the benefits of working on many dynamic projects, whilst being able to come home to a family of catalysts for support.

๐ŸŽ– Competencies


We're looking for a digitally savvy designer, with top inter-personal and content generation chops.


  • Top design skills ๐ŸŽจ
  • Strong interpersonal skills ๐Ÿ—ฃ
  • Smarts ๐Ÿค“
  • Strong principles ๐Ÿ›
  • A growth mindset ๐Ÿง 

Great to have's:

  • UX/UI ๐Ÿ’ญ
  • Content marketing experience ๐ŸŒป
  • Web development skills ๐Ÿ•ธ
  • Social Media experience ๐Ÿ“บ
  • Community building experience ๐Ÿค—

Nice to have's:

  • An interest in startups ๐Ÿš€
  • Consulting experience ๐Ÿ‘”

๐Ÿ’ The Benefits


We're here to do our life's best work and in the process build a breathtaking company. Come join us on this journey. As a Design Catalyst you will have the opportunity to build the brands of the start-ups we invest in. This is a place to grow ๐ŸŒฑ

Intangibles โœจ:

  • Significant project autonomy
  • As a Design Catalyst you have the perfect role title to do incredible work at ambitious companies
  • You will be heard
  • Remote working (2020), blend between remote & in person (2021)
  • A supportive environment
  • Constant knowledge sharing

Training ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ:

We believe that everyone needs time, investment and feedback to improve.

  • Up to 20% time for self-improvement, holiday and charitable endeavours
  • ยฃ1,000 per year budget for learning & development
  • We'll run you through incredibly detailed performance reviews every 6 months. You will learn your strengths and your weaknesses and we will support you to grow

Pay ๐Ÿ’ธ:

Our income is based on the value we create for our partners. We believe we should all have some skin in the game.

  • A competitive salary or day rate
  • A project based performance bonus
  • Opportunity for ownership - top performers will be eligible for our options scheme

Equipment ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป:

We expect all catalysts to set the bar in performance, they need the tools for the jobs. So we provide industry-leading equipment, software and training. We are also planning to build custom tools for our own specific needs, to help us do an even better job.

๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ Interested?

Get in touch, and send Raj (raj@twenty--twenty.com) an email with your LinkedIn, CV, Portfolio and a Cover Letter. We'll set up a call so we can get to know each other. Stage 1: Interview with Raj - 45 mins


This is where we get to know your story and to understand what drives you. Come prepared to talk about the process behind your portfolio work. Successful applications will be asked to do a 1-day brief.

Stage 2: 1 day design brief - Paid ยฃ100


This is where we get to experience your design process. On the morning of your chosen day, we will send you a design brief. Here we will pretend to be your client and you will have 1 hour of the teams time to support your design process. It's up to you how you use that hour -- we encourage you to think outside the box here. Is it a workshop? Written feedback? or something else? You own this process. We will ask you to present your work to the whole team on the morning of the next day. What's important here is how you leave the client feeling. Are they enrolled in your creative direction? Do they feel heard?

Stage 3: Quick 1 on 1 interview with each team member (Pete, Holly & Raj)


This is an opportunity to break the ice and get to know everyone at the company.

Stage 4: 2-week project - Paid ยฃ1000


Eventually, we want you to lead all things Design with our clients. The best proof of your skills is the work you have done with twenty--twenty. You'll join the team with the task of building out the twenty--twenty visual brand.

Application Date: 2nd Feb 2021 - although we strongly encourage you to apply before this deadline. We like to move quick ๐ŸŽ