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We’re hiring, again! Lead UX & Product Designer

We’re looking for a passionate and driven person to lead our Product Design Team and join our growing company.

You’re a highly focussed, passionate and driven designer currently in a lead product design or hybrid-UX role. You love to create user-centred, innovative, exceptional experiences and brands. You’re looking for a new challenge to broaden your experience by joining a young, energetic and award-winning mobile app agency. Your foundation is deeply rooted in UX and you relish in solving complex user problems.
Does this sound like you?
  • You have 5+ years of experience either in a design agency or client side (in-house)
  • You have a proven track record of producing successful brands and products
  • You have experience in or specialise in designing mobile apps (startups, consumer or enterprise) and perhaps games
  • You love product design and creating disruptive and market-lead brands
  • You love crafting user interactions and understand the how vital UX fundamentals are to the UX Design process
  • You are comfortable with producing UX deliverables such as user journeys and wireflows
  • You have experience in managing a small team (desirable but not required)
  • You’re user-centred and believe in ‘user first’ ethics
  • You thrive in complexity and excel in creating simple products
  • You enjoy understanding needs of users through research and user testing
  • You understand platform and device specific design patterns and behaviours on both iOS & Android
  • You have extensive experience with web inc. responsive/fluid design and the latest technologies (SCSS, HTML5, React or Vue) combined with WordPress or Magento knowledge
  • You’re a born creative mind with Jedi-like attention to detail
  • You will have a do-all-it attitude and endeavour to meet strict deadlines
  • You’re a fast learner and able to adapt to our fast-paced environment

Tick most of the above? Then please, read on…

Overview

We’re looking for someone who can integrate into our team seamlessly, someone who can hit the ground running and not shy of working hard. We want to see passion and willingness to create app experiences from top-level specifications and see through a project from start to finish.

As Senior UX Lead you’ll be required to work with and report to our Head of UX and to help rollout our UX Strategy for our clients and at business level. You will be responsible for leading the Product Design Team and ensuring that the deliverables are to spec. You will also be responsible for creative direction of our clients’ products making sure we align on product vision and that those products are ready-for-market.

The Role and your Responsibilities
  • Leading the UX and Visual Design Team both in terms of creative output and product vision
  • Reviewing team member progress and aiding their personal development
  • Assisting and managing UX & Design Deliverables such as Branding Proposals, User
  • Journeys, Wireframing, Wireflows, Prototyping, Branding and Visual Design inc. UI
  • Creating often complex user flows detailing user journeys and interaction points
  • Able to rapid prototype to test, validate and reiterate your own design solutions as well as the teams’ efforts
  • Create considerate and impactful brands for digital products such as mobile applications, games, web apps and websites
  • Managing the day-to-day work of the team and help manage timescales accordingly
  • Reviewing design team output and reviewing the teams work to ensure deliverables are met on time and at the company standard
  • Help facilitate internal Design Reviews both UX activities and workshops with clients and stakeholders
  • Ensuring project brief and clients’ business objectives aligned with product delivery
  • Ensuring deliverables are met on time and to design/company standard whilst maintaining creative output at an high level throughout the project
  • Detail micro-animations and transitions where necessary
  • Report to PM’s as to project timescales and associated deliverables
  • Managing design outsourcing e.g. illustration or motion design
  • Work as a team and add value to design where necessary
  • Writing design briefs and handovers for developers
  • Ensuring digital collateral and digital assets are to dev standards
  • Some team management experience required
  • Work closely with the developers and iterate where necessary
  • Required to sit in on client meetings
  • A gaming or game design background is a bonus but not required
Ideal Software Requirements

Design

  • Sketch
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator and Indesign etc)

Wireframing

  • Sketch (preferred)
  • or Balsamiq, Axure, Omnigraffle or Moqups

Prototyping

  • Flinto (preferred)
  • Marvel or Invision
  • Flinto for Mac, Framer Studio or Principle (bonus!)

Other

  • Zeplin
  • Slack and Trello
  • Adobe After Effects (desirable but not required)
Other Details

Position: Full Time
Location: Bedford
Hours: 9-5:30, Mon-Fri
Salary: £ negotiable depending on experience
Extras: Attractive bonus scheme, pension and health plan included.

Sound Ideal? Get in touch!

Call us: 01234 834 822

Email us:
aaron@the-app-developers.co.uk or sam@the-app-developers.co.uk

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