Head Designer

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Responsibilities

  • Oversee the overall design strategy
  • Set the direction for the way the design teams work together and separately across product teams
  • Develop and design digital products and services with world class user experience that incorporate the needs of the user and meet business goals
  • Lead the full design lifecycle, including taking and interrogating briefs, helping to facilitate kick-off meetings and workshops, making initial sketches and concepts, and conducting design testing and research
  • Drive user experience audits, reviews and heuristic evaluations.
  • Present design concepts and explain rationale to clients, including articulating the decisions and thought processes that informed the designs
  • Guide the UI/UX team to develop best practices for ensuring a high bar of quality
  • Act as a company thought-leader and evangelist for all things UI/UX, including industry design trends, best practices and technology innovations.
  • Collaborate in an agile / multidisciplinary teams
  • Be evangelical about data driven design

Requirements

  • Working experience with Lead UX principles (early user validation, collaboration, problem solving, business value, flexible toolset, nimble design) and methods (writing problem statements, business and user assumptions and developing hypotheses)
  • Research – plan and moderate user research e.g. usability tests, expert reviews, focus groups, depth interviews & surveys
  • Analysis and synthesis of findings into strategy and recommendations
  • UX design – development of personas, information, architecture, content strategy, experience and
  • empathy maps, customer and user journey maps
  • Interaction design – rapid prototyping, including wireframe and interaction design at a low to medium fidelity, and production of clickable prototypes
  • Eliciting stakeholder feedback and buy-in, for instance by running workshops and interviews
  • Experience working in cross-functional / agile teams
  • Skilled in, storytelling, critiquing, facilitating and presenting
  • Deep understanding of best practices
  • Responsive, mobile web and native app design experience

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