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Lead Designer (UI/UX)

Location : Chicago
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5+ years
Required Education : Bachelor's Degree in CS/CE Preferred
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Lead Designer 




What We're Looking For


Our client is looking for a multidisciplinary UI/UX designer who is able to take their clients’ ideas from initial research and strategy through to final designs and prototypes. In this role, you’ll be a partner to their clients, creating beautiful, functional designs that solve a true human need. You have a sharp eye for the details and a proven ability to translate user needs into elegant, pixel-perfect designs. You’re humble and curious, and you’re willing to be wrong about your ideas because you know that the path to creating great products is paved in user research and validation. This is your chance to work with world-class creative technologists, grow your skills, and solve user problems.


 


What we expect from you


As a lead product designer, they want you to: 




  • Create human-centered, visually stunning designs informed by design thinking, research insights, business goals, and product requirements.




  • Lead the end-to-end design process over the course of a project, from initial research and strategy, to final designs and prototypes.




  • Plan, design, and conduct research studies, whether generative or evaluative in nature, and synthesize and present your findings to clients.



  • Facilitate product focused design and discovery workshops, and innovation labs.


  • Partner with clients by understanding their business, building relationships, and guiding strategic decisions to make them more successful.




  • Work collaboratively on a cross-functional team of developers, designers, and project strategists.




  • Clearly articulate your design decisions, and present your work to clients.




  • Be curious. While they are ideally looking for a full-stack designer, if you're highly skilled in most areas - they are hoping that you've got the interest to grow into the others.




Required Qualifications :

Who we are


Our client's product is their people. To deliver the best solutions, they need as many bright and diverse minds in the room as possible, and they need to be able to learn from them once they’re there. That’s why they’re working to create an environment that’s comfortable and inclusive for everyone. They know the tech industry isn't always as welcoming as it should be. But they're happy to do the work of making it better, both at their company and in the community.


Their team is important to them, and they're excited to have been recognized as both one of Built in Chicago's 50 Best Small Companies to Work For in Chicago 2019 and Inc. Magazine's America's Best Workplaces of 2019.


 


Our approach


For 16 years, they've built their design and development consultancy around three small words and one big idea: tech done right. To them, it means more than sound design and clean code. It means doing right by their partners, their peers, and their community.


 


They’re a curious and humble group of people who love to build things. Learning is the key to their culture, and they’re always looking for new skills to pick up and ways to hone their craft. They bring that same curiosity to their clients, digging into their needs so they can make sure their design and development projects look great, work great, and push client businesses forward.  Their clients look to them as a strategic partner, and they make decisions that affect their long-term success.


 


But the work is just part of what makes our client a fun place to be. They make time for people to follow their interests, whether that's branching into other disciplines, taking courses on hand-lettering, or figuring out what design ethics means to them.  If there's something you're passionate about, they want to help you pursue it so you can teach it to the rest of them. Their weekly Lunch and Learns have covered everything from an X-Files approach to design, React/Redux basics, culinary skills for home cooks, to website performance testing.


 


 


Everyone on Their Team Enjoys




  • Daily gourmet meals cooked in-house with vegetarian, gluten-free, and other options available




  • The promise of minimal travel




  • A casual loft office that pairs an open floor plan with quiet rooms




  • Competitive salary




  • Aetna health insurance




  • 401k plan, including employer matching




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