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Lead UX Designer

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What our client is really looking for is...

A highly influential person who understands user experience and how to work with other UX designers, and product owners in defining and creating visual ux design strategies. Proven ability to quickly gain the trust of others and directing their work. Is very comfortable in a strong team dynamic, including presenting their design solutions, working with a strong User Experience Design practice, and thrives in a busy work environment.

Scope of the project:

As the Lead UX Designer, you will manage the overall look and feel for our client’s digital presence. You will partner with Product Development, IT Development, and key stakeholders to infuse the branded experience design perspective into the product vision in order to deliver compelling cross-channel experiences. Work with a multidisciplinary team of about 5-9 people as assigned. Partner with external or internal creative resources to define and execute the visual design strategy. Work with internal Creative Services management team to develop visual design strategies and to partner with “experience leads” to execute on those strategies. As the lead designer, you are responsible for translating the overall vision into a creative design plan and execute on that plan.

Responsibilities:
• Track across multiple projects end-to-end. Aligning work in your aligned experience stream
• Ensure the proper application of Style Guides, Brand Standards, Design Patterns and interaction designs across the enterprises’ properties
• Create visual design compositions that depict digital web pages and native application screens with realistic-looking content and data, as well as final typography, color, layout, and graphics
• Ensure that digital visual designs are optimized for responsive design, mobile usage, accessibility, performance, and other technical standards
• Works closely with team members to brainstorm and execute against developed strategies, creative briefs, product and program plans, expectations and goals
• Ensures the customer/client/end user perspective is at forefront of all creative and interaction design decisions and initiatives
• Works with other Creative and IT teams to improve product quality & efficiency

Deliverables
• Wireframes
• Prototypes
• Visual mockups

Top preferred skills:
• 1-2 large sale projects under your belt or 1-2 years experience of the equivalent
• Ability to create and verbally articulate the visual execution for the project or experience.
• Ability to quickly gain the trust of others and directing the work of others who may not be directly reporting to you.
• Brand Design principles and best practices, including responsive and mobile design.

Top daily responsibilities:
• Partner with other User Experience Designers, Web Development and Editorial teams on developing design solutions.
• Actively participate in team planning and project definition meetings.
• Leading review meetings.
• Day-to-day project management & managing project schedules.
• Present design solutions through interactive prototypes to department managers, project team, and coworkers.
• Maintaining client communications.

Top 3 preferred personality traits:
• Influential: Takes the initiative to take the lead on open issues.
• Personable: Having a sense of humor, a calm attitude and an overall outgoing, personable nature.
• Adaptability: The ability to resolve ambiguous problems and respond to changes in direction and technologies or solutions.

# of team members:
5-10

Will you have any direct reports?
No direct reports. Potential to supervise more junior team members.

Travel required:
Very little. Maybe 2-3 times a year

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