Lead UI Designer

Full Service Agency

Full Service digital agency are looking for a Lead UI Designer to join them and work alongside the UX team and help coach the team whilst remaining hands on throughout the process.

The client

Full service creative agency who have been around about 15 years, with a global founding client who remains as their largest client to date.

As an agency they cover:

  • Advertising
  • Retail
  • Comms (ATL)
  • Digital
  • Social

In the London offices there’s approx. 900 of them forming a partnership which consists of CRM, Social, Ad and Digital (x60 in digital team).

Digital team was set up 8 years ago and is made up of Creative, UX, PM and Client Services. Also have an onsite Tech team along with another base.

Over the next year they’re looking to add another 25 people to their digital team and these people will work across all clients and have recently had a huge client win with a Energy.

Expanding into new remits such as Alexa voice projects, design frameworks and apps.

They’re set into 2 streams:

  • Comms – the creative part.
  • Experience – the business, client side part.

The role

The Role as Lead UI Designer

  • Leading the platform and experience design.
  • Must have design system experience.
  • Micro interactions.
  • Solid communicator.
  • Owning global projects along with other clients.
  • Huge variation of work – UI, comms, apps, voice etc.
  • Solid AD skills and a strong conceptual thinker.
  • Managing design team.

The candidate

Key Responsibilities:

  • Designing across multiple projects and product streams at one time.
  • Mentoring the design team alongside the Head of Design.
  • Developing concepts through to completion.

What you should have:

  • Solid experience within a similar role, ideally with large digital design systems.
  • Brilliant experience in both UI and creative, and able to articulate your processes.
  • Portfolio showcasing work across various platforms, and knowledge of emerging technologies.
  • Management / mentoring experience.