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Senior UX Designer

  • Salary: £450 - £500 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 15/09/2017
  • Job reference: J374108A

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Role: Senior UX Designer
Location: London

Length: Initial 3 months very likely to be extended

The job in a nutshell

Working on the Digital team is a passionate team of creative thinkers, part of this team, you work with many kinds of creative thinkers all tasked with ensuring creative excellence across the Business's product portfolio. Your goal is to deliver one integrated Business experience. By embracing user insights, strategic thinking, and beautiful design paired with provocative execution, you strive to create delightfully intuitive (and delightfully inventive!) experiences that will define the future of our brand.

As a Senior UX Designer in our Digital studio team, you will report into the Head of UX and will work to deliver our products and services through our multi-device experiences. You will contribute to the development of key interactive experiences and flows that are consistent across the Business's products. You will need to be an experienced and well-rounded UX professional connecting the dots between business needs, innovation and good design. You will collaborate daily with a diverse set of specialists from information architects, visual designers, project managers, writers, developers and a variety of stakeholders to deliver these digital experiences. You will be required to lead on UX projects and support Junior & Mid-weight UX Designers on larger strategic pieces.

What you'll be doing

  • Owning user experience - Take ownership of one or more parts of the user experience: mapping user journeys and designing interactions and interfaces.
  • Creating UX designs - Create clear documentation (including UX design rules, paper and click-through prototypes) that fosters a delightful user experience.
  • Researching UX - Support in user experience research and usability studies working alongside our UX Research team.
  • Building knowledge across the team - Participate in regular design reviews and other team-wide design efforts as well as help drive the understanding and importance of UX across the organisation.
  • Working across multiple projects- Execute against multiple work streams in a fast-paced, challenging environment and deliver sound, conceptually-based, iconic experiences.
  • Documenting and sharing progress - Create and share documentation of UX progress, updates and findings within the team and across the organisation.

What you have done already / What you'll be good at

  • Demonstrated experience in the field - 4-5 years of hands on experience with a range of UI/UX and interactive work and the accompanying portfolio of mobile digital experiences.
  • Experience leading and managing -UX teams and mid to large size UX projects
  • Knowing the tools - Strong with Axure, Omnigraffle, Balsamic, Sketch or other relevant tools.
  • Conveying concepts - Strong Interaction design work: ability to convey concepts through wireframes, flows and mock-ups.
  • A good understanding visual design- Comfort with working closely with the visual designers to develop a creative and rich visual language; on-screen graphic design, illustration and data visualization.
  • Quick prototyping-Proficient in creating quick and dirty prototypes for web and/or mobile app experiences leading to high fidelity prototypes when necessary
  • Technical understanding - Familiarity with development software and development processes.
  • Managing your time - Must be self-motivated to prioritise and manage workload and meet critical project milestones and deadlines.
  • Solving problems- Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Working in teams- Good interpersonal skills and the ability to build good working relationships.
  • Technical understanding - Familiarity with development software and development processes.
  • Passionate about the field you work in - Strong interest in the latest design, UX and technology trends.
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