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UI Designer

  • Salary: £300 - £325 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 01/08/2017
  • Job reference: J371504A

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UI Designer - App Design, Web, Mobile, Media/ Digital

Duration: 3 Months

Location: Leeds

Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company and serves over 22 million customers across five countries. Our business in the UK and Ireland has come a long way since starting out as a satellite broadcaster in 1989 and we're not stopping there. We're home to award-winning teams for everything from Customer Service to Marketing, from Technology to Finance, meaning there's plenty of opportunity for you, no matter what your career goals.

About the job

Designers are responsible for conceptualising and creating visually rich and engaging designs in support of all Sky's digital content, products and services. In addition, they help support the Design Director in executing the creative vision and strategy for achieving brand consistency across the digital estate, and ensuring brand and design consistency is adhered to and maintained at all times.

The seniority of the role reflects a proven track record in executing stunning design visuals, an ability to lead and evolve creative brand and consistency thinking, maintaining and updating all global brand guidelines, principles and templates, and the evolution and development of the Sky brand across the digital estate.

They will understand the importance of user-centered design and employ broader industry experience along with a wide range of media, applications and technologies to deliver world-class digital creative. The work ranges from producing digital design solutions for, but not limited to, web, TV, interactive, social, tablet and mobile services and applications.

In addition, they may also be required to mentor other colleagues and have an ability to communicate with confidence to senior stakeholders around the business.

The team

Sky is now in Leeds and we want you to be part of it. Over the last couple of years Sky has created over 400 brand new jobs in Leeds, creating our very own Digital Centre of Excellence and Sky's second biggest hub in the UK.

Sky has built a Digital Centre of Excellence in Leeds, our second biggest hub in the UK and we want you to be part of it. These are brand new teams with a 'start up' feel, with big opportunities and loads of room for development. To help us on our journey we are seeking talented UX Designers to help craft compelling, consistent and effective digital experiences that all our customers love.

We'll give you a chance to work across industry-leading products and services, working in an

Agile environment with a bunch of lovely and very talented folks

What we're looking for


  • Idea / concept generation
  • Design excellence and promotion of contemporary design thinking
  • Execute design work that adheres to best practice brand and consistency standards
  • Knowledge and thirst to investigate, innovate and develop emerging creative and technology trends
  • Work to push boundaries and drive leading edge design
  • Evolution and development of the Sky brand across our digital estate
  • Ensure creative and UI coherence across the board
  • Present and promote creative thinking within the design team
  • Build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships

Skills and experience

  • Graduate degree in a design related field or equivalent experience
  • 5 years minimum industry experience
  • Experience in similar large media company or leading digital agency
  • Ability to innovate, conceptualise, visualise, and create design solutions to a very high standard
  • Solid understanding of visual and user-centered design, and how design can meet brand, business and strategic objectives
  • Experience of designing digital services for consumption over web, mobile and social platforms
  • Knowledge of the design, user experience and the technical tools required to create accessible and functional experiences for mobile and web based applications and services
  • Ability to own and lead multiple projects, delivering on time and on brief
  • Ability to work with individuals, other designers and creative teams to ensure the best possible creative execution and that the solution is on brand and consistent
  • Ability to critique the work of other designers
  • Ability to articulate design creative to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to manage, mentor and develop other designers
  • Be self confident, flexible, motivated and an exceptional communicator
  • Proficient with creative tools and applications, Sketch, InVision and Adobe Creative Suite

If you're ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today

It's our people that make Sky Europe's leading entertainment company. That's why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

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