Lead UX

Job Title: Lead UX
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dorset, Dorset
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: HQ00020272
Contact Name: Vildan Cifci
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

The role will be part of a team of marketing, user experience and development professionals who work closely to craft a compelling digital experience. You will be passionate about UX and play a key role in defining mobile and web interfaces for custom built products along with design skills for branding and advertising.

Suitable candidates will be tasked with launching a user focused design strategy covering areas such as: conversions, ease of use, ease of learning, onsite engagement and customer satisfaction. They will also be responsible for all customer-facing graphic design for print and web use, including (but not limited to): company website pages, online banner and display ads, event flyers, print magazine advertisements, affiliate landing pages, email and outreach campaigns and other creative output.

The position is suited to a designer with a passion for online user experience, who is keen to work in a growing, dynamic and vibrant business. We are looking for someone who has a can-do attitude and who is eager to build a department and team around them.

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.
  • Providing design direction to the Digital team and working closely with external suppliers on designs that make a difference.
  • Actively contribute to creative brainstorms with new design ideas.
  • 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.
  • Experience of managing and training a team.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 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 recognised institution 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, Invision, InDesign and or Axure, Sketch or Webflow 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.

Please provide online portfolio/work samples with your cv