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Senior Web Designer

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We are looking for a Senior Web Designer to join the growing team of one of the biggest communication companies in the world. Reporting directly to the Design Lead, you will be entrusted to lovingly craft final product designs. You will be always hands-on and working with other designers, engineers and product managers.

The team you’ll join is responsible for providing the world with internet connectivity. You’ll design the experiences on the web for their promotional activity and for their business partners all over the planet – from hotels, airports, cafes etc. The service runs across all major platforms, Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android and browser. Naturally there’s a healthy overlap with all the client’s other applications, which makes the job all the more exciting! As well as being useful and universal, they want the experience to be wonderful; look beautiful and work beautifully.

You will need experience in designing responsive websites as well as problem solving skills (visual problem solving) and a strong familiarity of the design constraints within the remit. You will come from a strong project management background from an agile environment. You will ideally come from a similar company background including telco or software.

This role will pay up to £400 per day and is based in central London. This is initially a 3-month role but is very likely to continue from there.

Your primary focus will be to make world-class experiences:
• Create the overall design presence on the web
• Solving complex problems and turning them into innovative and clear design solutions, developing user stories, mapping user journeys and making prototypes
• Evolving the interaction specifications into pixel perfect designs
• Design captive portal experiences on the web for our global partners
• Proactively collaborate with Product managers, engineers and your fellow designers
• Track and resolve impediments that arise for the team
• Enforcing to stakeholders, the necessity and importance of clear communication and considered design
• Set the design bar high

Expertise/Experience (must have):
• 8+ years work related experience
• You can prove you know what you’re doing, by showing exceptional design work and innovative thinking
• In depth knowledge of responsive web design
• You’re a bit of an all rounder, interaction and visual design seem inseparable to you
• You’re a whiz on a mac/pc and all the usual applications
• Have designed application experiences for web and mobile
• Creating and interpreting concepts / wireframes and translating them into compelling final pixel perfect designs is your daily bread and butter
• You can speak English and effectively communicate your thoughts to others
• Don’t mind traveling around the globe when necessary
- Management skills required, including ability to work within a budget and direct program/project (may be multiple).
- Ability to present persuasively across communication settings.
- Software programming experience in all the languages or technology specific to the project/program may be needed.
- Ability to think strategically.
- Experience in creating and overseeing a creative and/or technical team (may be multiple).
- Experience with software development life cycles and proven accomplishment, as a driver of multiple projects in this arena may be needed.

Behaviors:
- A strong team player
- Encourages open and honest feedback and dialogue within the team.
- Values team members’ input and opinion.
- Gives the team room and responsibility to work independently on their assigned projects, but offers guidance and direction when needed.
- Shares successes with the team.
- Natural problem solver: thinks problems through in a logical and systematic way.
- Great analytical
- Develops and considers multiple options and answers for a problem and doesn’t jump to conclusions prematurely.

Qualifications
• Bachelor of Arts (or equivalent) in design / HCI
• Candidates should have experience in designing user interfaces
• Proven track record of successful products

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