Lead UI Designer

Job Title: Lead UI Designer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South West England,
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: HQ00019870
Contact Name: Vildan Cifci
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Lead UX Designer

Our client is a leading financial provider within the UK, they are looking to recruit a Lead UX Designer.

The role will be part of a team of marketing, user experience and development professionals who work closely to craft a compelling digital experience. Our client takes design seriously and believes that designers have a significant voice at the table in defining any successful digital initiative. You will play a key role in defining mobile and web interfaces for custom built products along with design skills for branding and advertising.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create the vision for developing, communicating, and implementing the user experience and associated UI framework and assets for deliveries on web, mobile, offline and social channels
  • Produce detailed user flows, wireframes, prototypes, and user interface specification
  • Lead user experience research and testing processes
  • Drive the development and communication of design and experience guidelines
  • Work directly with stakeholders to develop a shared vision of the end product
  • Work directly with the technical team to align with platform best practices and implementation details
  • Work in an agile, rapid development and prototyping environment where effective communication is paramount

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Several years professional experience designing outstanding web-based and/or mobile products, sites, or apps
  • Degree in graphic design, human-computer interaction, interaction design, or other relevant experience, ideally from a top school in the above field.
  • Strong body of work and online portfolio (this is a must-have) that is impressive on immediate review
  • Demonstrated fluency in best practices for mobile and web information architecture and responsive design, as well as deep and broad knowledge of usability principles and techniques
  • Strong user experience skill set including strategy, information architecture, and design aesthetic
  • Expertise in Photoshop, InDesign and or Sketch for wireframes
  • Ability to prototype in HTML, JavaScript, CSS and related technologies
  • Solid grasp of design principles and an understanding of current mobile technologies (iOS, Android, Windows).
  • Experience driving design into a platform
  • Excellent customer experience intuition; demonstrated success in creating beautiful and user-friendly web applications business software, mobile apps and consumer-facing features
  • Experience and desire to work within a fast-paced, iterative development environment; experience with Agile a strong plus