We’re seeking an experienced UX Design Lead to join us in our Chicago, IL headquarters. In this role, you will utilize the latest user research, synthesis, and validation techniques to define results-driven strategies that meet the business and user requirements of our clients. You will then execute these strategies by designing user-centric, simple, and engaging experiences with cutting-edge design practices.
As a UX Design Lead, you will oversee a team of UX designers, providing mentoring, coaching, and development opportunities. To be successful in this role, we’ll need you to be a hands-on contributor that’s comfortable working in a fast-paced Agile environment. Note: To be considered for this role, you must provide a comprehensive portfolio that demonstrates a solid understanding of both UX design techniques and processes.
Your portfolio should not just include final deliverables, but also include elements that show your process and how you approached the project as a whole. Please include work samples that show off your leadership skills and abilities.
Develop high-level and detailed design approaches based on project type, scope, budget, and more Collaborate with engineers, product managers, and more in an Agile environment to ensure designs satisfy user needs and contribute to the long-term success of a product
Provide leadership and direction to a team of UX designers working on multiple projects, coaching them to successfully execute on design strategies Interface with clients to outline overall design strategies and approaches; manage client expectations and feedback while advocating for the user
Requirements 7+ years of overall UX design experience
3+ years of experience leading a design team and mentoring other designers A solid background working in an agency or consulting organization
Ability to handle multiple projects at once
Expert knowledge of design thinking concepts and methods Solid communication skills, both written and verbal Previous experience in a client-facing role