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Lead UI/UX Designer - E-commerce Redesign



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Salary (USD):

$55.58 - $61.76, W2, Hourly

Start Date:


We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Lead UI/UX Designer to join our client’s team and spearhead the overhaul of their e-commerce consumer experience. In this role, you will be responsible for creating a more holistic feel to the site and bringing in UX best practices to deliver an exceptional user experience. Your primary focus will be on designing the UX/UI for the e-commerce redesign, as well as developing a design system that enables seamless updates to the site. This is a 6-month assignment initially, with the potential for extension based on additional work requirements.

What You’ll do:

  • Conduct a thorough audit of our current e-commerce site to identify areas for improvement and gather insights.
  • Bring in industry-leading UX best practices and collaborate with the project team to incorporate them into the design process.
  • Create mockups and prototypes to visualize and communicate the new user experience.
  • Design the UX/UI for the e-commerce redesign, considering elements such as templates, buttons, and overall design strategy.
  • Understand the current team’s process and incorporate their updates into the design workflow.
  • Share best practices for efficiency and stay up to date with the latest trends and technologies in UI/UX design.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to gather requirements and articulate the vision and direction of the project.
  • Ensure a human-centered design approach, taking into account user needs and preferences.
  • Collaborate with team members to understand the reasoning behind design decisions and effectively communicate the “why” to stakeholders.
  • Stay informed about new technologies and tools and evaluate their potential application to enhance the user experience.
  • Introduce automation where applicable to streamline design and development processes.
  • Take ownership of project management using tools such as Jira and Asana to track activities and collaborate with the development team.

What You’ll Bring:

  • Excellent communication skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Confidence in expressing product ideas, thoughts, and directions, backed by factual evidence, metrics, and data.
  • Familiarity with front-end design limitations and some knowledge of development, particularly within e-commerce retail platforms like Shopify.
  • Proficient in requirement gathering, enabling stakeholders to articulate their vision and direction.
  • Ability to analyze data from tools such as Google Analytics and Hotjar to gain insights for design improvements.
  • Strong background in human-centered design, prioritizing user needs and preferences.
  • Proactive in reaching out to team members to gather insights and understand the reasoning behind decisions.
  • -bility to articulate the reasoning behind design choices and explain the impact on the user experience.
  • Awareness of new technologies and trends in UI/UX design and a willingness to bring innovative ideas to the table.
  • Strong project management skills, utilizing tools like Jira and Asana to track activities and collaborate effectively.

Portfolio Must-Haves:

  • Demonstrated experience in the retail industry, preferably with a focus on e-commerce.
  • Ideally, a portfolio showcasing the design of a complete storefront and a full shopping experience.
  • Emphasis on mobile-responsive website design.

Equipment Required:

  • Candidates are expected to use their own equipment and software for the duration of the assignment.

Client Description

Aquent talent are eligible for a generous health-and-wellness package.

Our plan includes: Medical Insurance Aquent offers access to comprehensive In and Out of Network plans, with contributions toward monthly premiums and often with eligibility within two months of starting work. Retirement Savings Plan Aquent offers a 401(k) plan, managed by a leader in the retirement field, with immediate vesting.

Other features:

  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Professional training
  • Discounts and Perks

Required Qualifications

The target hiring compensation range for this role is the equivalent of $55.58 – $61.76 an hour. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location. Additional benefits offered may include; medical health insurance and dental insurance, life insurance, and eligibility to participate in 401k plan with company match.