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Senior UX Designer – Agency

San Francisco

Our client, a leading digital studio, is looking for a top-notch Senior UX designer in their growing SF office

The role

  • Lead a small team of UX designers and collaborate cross-functionally with research, visual design, front-end engineering, producers, and company leaders to take products from concept to launch.
  • Understand our clients’ customers and users, and serve as their advocate when making design proposals.
  • Generate design concepts, drive design discussions and critiques, and facilitate collaborative sessions with teams and stakeholders.
  • Prototype design flows and interactions with low-fidelity paper prototypes and clickable prototypes (using tools such as InVision and Pixate), and guide high-fidelity coded prototypes toward a high standard of excellence.
  • Deliver detailed wireframes and user flows to agile development teams and refine as needed during project sprints.
  • Manage simultaneous project schedules and budgets
  • Mentor junior designers so they may expand their skills.
  • Help plan and participate in user research and testing, and incorporate learnings into designs.
  • Manage client relationships, and ensure client satisfaction.
  • Contribute to a collaborative culture by maintaining openness to new or different ideas, seeking out and incorporating input from other team members, and making a creative contribution to other studio projects
  • Assist in the planning and estimating of the project, participating in broader project coordination and expectation setting.
  • Participate in interviewing other UX candidates.

Responsibilities

  • Passion for user-centered design, and all things digital (web, mobile, desktop, social)
  • Strong knowledge of the latest design and technology trends
  • And understanding of user interface design processes and methodology across a variety of devices, and of how web and mobile apps are built
  • Ability to rapidly generate multiple design solutions, evaluate their strengths and weaknesses, and improve upon selected designs
  • Ability to express yourself clearly and confidently
  • Outstanding client management skills
  • Experience managing a 3-5 person team of UX, Visual Design, researchers, and developers
  • Great wire-framing chops
  • Proficiency with UX tools (e.g. InVision, Sketch, and the Adobe Creative Suite), as well as any other UX tools needed to get the job done
  • 3-5+ years of experience on a UX team in an agency environment
  • Contributed to the launch of several web, mobile, and/or software applications
  • Ability to take criticism and quickly apply feedback to designs
  • Tolerance for working on-site in an open studio environment
  • A sense of humor

Qualifications

  • Experience working with large consumer brands
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Visual design experience
  • Technical experience (e.g. coding)
  • Formal project management training
  • Great Spotify library

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