Senior UI Designer - Design Systems - London

Travel organisation

Would you describe yourself as an obsessive organiser?
Has the rise of the design system got you excited?
Do you have a love for ‘micro design’ and co-creation?
This is an opportunity for you take complete ownership of a brand new design system that you will help to build from scratch while working for an iconic name in the travel sector.
Sound interesting? Keep reading…

The client

This iconic name in the travel industry are on a journey to become Europe’s greatest travel experience. Since the day they were founded they have been leading the way with innovation and their customers have been at the heart of everything they do.

Thousands of people use their services every day so ensuring that this is an experience they enjoy and remember is of utmost importance.

Having recently appointed a new UX Manager they are about to kick off a transformation that will not only improve the customer experience but also change the way the entire organisation approaches design for the better.

The role

As the first permanent UI/Visual Designer (supported by three contractors at present who will soon be converted to permanent headcount) there is huge scope in this role. Working closely with the UX Manager, Product Manager and Senior stakeholders you will be helping to build, implement evolve and manage an entirely new design system that will be used across the entire business.

You will also be responsible for crafting beautiful interface and visual designs for a wide array of digital touch points that spans beyond just web and mobile.

In addition, the cross-functional product team (13 people in total) work so collaboratively that you will also have input and exposure to large amounts of the UX process. Perfect if you have an interest in doing more with UX or even have this experience already.

For example, user testing happens at every step so you will not only get to see test results on the wireframes, journeys and prototypes, but also test your visual designs to help validate your decisions even further.

The candidate

What you need:

  • Demonstrable experience as a Visual/UI Designer with a portfolio of beautiful, clean product focused digital designs.
  • Experience designing for cross platform products.
  • Significant experience working with and/or building a design system. (Ideally an in-depth knowledge)
  • You validate all of your design decisions through a considered approach and understanding your users.
  • A good understanding of co-design processes and agile workflows.
  • Any experience or interest in UX is a bonus.

Why you will love it?

  • Ownership – You will have complete ownership of both the design system you build and the projects that you take on.
  • Variety – Despite being one brand, there are FIVE different key digital touch points that you will be designing for and not just web or mobile.
  • Collaboration – With a massive focus on co-creation, this team are extremely collaborative.
  • Exposure to UX – Due to the collaborative nature of the team, this is an ideal opportunity to get greater exposure to UX if this is a direction you are aiming to take.
  • Impact – This is a chance to have a real impact on a large organisation as they transition to become more user and design-centric.

Package:

  • Base salary of £50,000 – £60,000 DOE
  • 10% discretionary bonus
  • 25 days holiday + 8 days bank holiday
  • Flexible working arrangement.
  • 75% discount on all Pay As You Go single Oyster fares for the London Underground services. (For employee, a partner resident at the same address, and dependent children. The discount also applies for home to work travel on the London underground.
  • Pension scheme – The employee’s contribution is currently up to 10.56% and the employers contribution is at a rate of up to 15.84%
  • Huge staff discounts on a wide range of travel and other services that increase at the end of the 1st, 6th and 12th month of employment.

After 6 months

  • Up to a maximum of £1,419 contribution towards a National Rail annual season ticket for travel to work (paid monthly).