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UX and Product Design Lead

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A client of Vitamin T, who is working on some exciting new products, is looking for a Director of Product Design and User Experience! If you use your smart phone to track a behavior or help create new habits and are passionate about creating beautiful experiences for the consumers then you may be a good fit!

We are looking for a highly creative self-starter who wants to work on cutting edge digital health solutions. The ideal person can apply his or her exceptional UX and design skills through all cycles of product development. You will start with the end-to-end user experience and include all assets, branding and customer touch points as well as representing the voice of the customer. They will work through discover, concept development to post-production activities and love every step of the way! In this role you have to have empathy for the end users and be motivated about shipping products and continuously improving based on feedback.

In this fast-paced environment you will be reporting to the VP of Product Management and work closely with senior leadership. You will play a central role in developing and driving the aesthetic direction and experience for our wearable products and digital platforms that help individuals overcome addictive behaviors such as smoking and substance abuse. You’ll develop your perspective and strategy based on input from end users and market data combined with your natural instincts and talent for creating elegant user experiences.

Responsibilities:
• Understand customer needs and product requirements and translate them into purposeful, elegant and intuitive product designs
• Participate in the brainstorming and creation of concepts for best-in-class user experiences and contribute to high-level strategic decisions with the rest of the product and executive teams
• Produce visual concepts, wireframes, designs, prototypes and presentations for the product as well as the occasional marketing material or investor presentation
• Develop user personas and perform qualitative and quantitative research to uncover user needs, perceptions, and preferences and drive your recommendations
• Establish processes, templates, guides, and tools with an eye towards building a team of UX/UI designers
• Be willing and able to wear many hats in an entrepreneurial environment and collaborate as a team with outside vendors and contractors

Requirements:
• BFA in Fine Arts or related field or equivalent visual design; graduate degree preferred
• 5+ years UX and UI experience with at least 2 years of mobile app experience
• The ability to think at a high level about product strategy and vision (help us decide what to build, not just how it should look)
• Must possess a thorough understanding of interactive communications and delivery systems, processes, and user interface design, as well as industry best practices
• Proficient with Google Analytics for web and mobile, or equivalent web/mobile analytics tools
• Experience developing prototypes and conducting end user testing
• Experience creating style guides used by both internal and external partners
• HTML, CSS, and other front-end skills desired but not required.
• Proven teamwork skills, flexibility and ability to balance multiple simultaneous projects
• Effective communication skills across all levels of an organization — from individual contributors to executive staff and outside the organization with contracted vendors
• A strong interest in digital health and mobile health technology

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