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#181079

UX Lead

NYC
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Overview

Our digital agency client is looking for a remote, freelance to perm UX Design Lead to start on their team ASAP:

Start = ASAP

Duration = freelance to perm

Remote, East Coast hours

We are seeking an experienced UX Design Lead to join our expanding design team. As a UX Design Lead you will oversee projects and mentor designers while creating exceptional user centered experiences that solve complex problems for the most innovative brands in the world.

Our design team is constantly pushing the boundaries of experience design. Our standards are high, and we work hard to achieve them. This is a hands-on role where you will lead client conversations, address customer needs, conduct user research and usability testing, design wireframes and prototypes, and collaborate with visual design and development to build design systems.

Specific job responsibilities will include:

  • Leading client presentations and design workshops

  • Conducting user research and usability testing

  • Building out sitemaps and user flows

  • Producing UX wireframes and interactive protoypes

  • Collaborating with strategy and design to determine use cases, journey maps and personas

  • Working with visual designers to build design systems 

  • Presenting your concepts with concrete tactical rationale

  • Collaborating with cross functional teams of strategists, developers and project managers 

Desired Skills:

  • 8+ years of solid experience creating large-scale digital experiences, applications, and design systems

  • Experience with end to end delivery of digital solutions

  • Desire to create user experiences that address customer and business needs 

  • Ability to balance business needs with user needs and reduce complexity

  • Experience communicating/collaborating with cross functional teams

  • A solid understanding of emerging technologies and user centered design

  • Self-starter who can lead designers but is also hands on snd comfortable working independently 

  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects and clients at once and accurately set and meet deadlines

  • Experience leading other designers 

  • Experience working in an agency or consultancy 

  • Experience designing for a variety of industries including tech, healthcare, finance

  • Strong presentation skills, need to be comfortable leading client presentations and design workshops

  • Ability to defend design decisions in addition to being open to feedback

  • Experience collaborating with multifunctional teams

  • A positive attitude and team player! We’re a small agency and that means sometimes jumping in to help teammates where needed

  • Detail oriented

  • Proficiency with Figma, Miro/Mural or equivalent programs 

  • Knowledge of accessibility and best practices for user interface design

  • Experience working in a fast paced environment

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a related field

  • Willingness to be available during New York business hours