Design Lead user experience, product, interaction, visual

Wynyard Recruitment Services
19 Apr 2017
19 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you have demonstrable experience working in roles requiring each of: user experience design, product design, interaction design and visual design?

This is a major opportunity with an established, well-funded and award-winning startup that provides cash-flow and alternative finance solutions to UK SMEs. In their current period of growth they are looking for a Design Lead who will shape the evolution of products and services, and report into the CEO.

They are looking for a self-sufficient leader with demonstrable experience in product, user experience, interaction and visual design. You will work closely and frequently with colleagues from varying disciplines (technology, operations, strategy, risk, marketing and sales) to understand what matters to users and to business, and conceptualise and implement effective and thoughtful design solutions.

This is an opportunity to design digital products in a supportive, committed and passionate environment. You will have the freedom to make your mark and the responsibility to ensure that they are delivering exceptional user experiences.

Key Responsibilities.

  • Ownership of all design-related activities across the company

  • Develop and maintain design standards and guidelines

  • Collaboration with colleagues in leadership, technology, sales, marketing, service, risk and collections to ensure customers always have a holistic, consistent experience

  • Understand their products, market, business and technical strategies as the background to working on product requirements

  • Creation of user-centric wireframes, rapid prototypes and complete user interface designs

  • Bonus points: if you can implement your designs as web components (JSX or HTML/CSS) then you’ll really have their attention!

  • Desired Skills.

  • - Demonstrable experience working in roles requiring each of: user experience design, product design, interaction design and visual design - Ability to work quickly and efficiently to gather and distil complex requirements - Comfortable with the Agile methodology and iterative development - Conducting (or at least observing) UX insight activities such as user research, ideation sessions, usability testing and stakeholder interviews - Excellent written and verbal skills to communicate design concepts at all levels - Capable of working with and giving direction to external agencies and suppliers - UI development experience - one or more of: HTML, CSS (LESS, SASS), JSX