PRODUCT DESIGN DIRECTOR, UI/UX – DIGITAL ADVERTISING - LONDON - £Neg

Recruiter
Darren Rapp
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£Open salary DOE
Posted
07 Sep 2017
Closes
07 Oct 2017
Ref
DR18215
Discipline
Advertising
Specialism
Design, Development & UX
Sector
Online, Publishing
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Seniority
Senior Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-Time

PRODUCT DESIGN DIRECTOR, UI/UX – DIGITAL ADVERTISING - LONDON - £Neg

Our client is a leading digital product who are looking for a Product Design Director who is specialised in the field of user experience to lead the research and development of projects.

Always thinking about user scenarios, can sketch multiple solutions for the same interaction problem keep things aligned to an invisible grid, view from ground level UI all the way up to business strategy, and have an entrepreneurial mindset that seeks opportunities for innovation.

The Role:

  • Staying ahead of the curve with trends and activities
  • Leading research & development of projects from ideation to launch by working closely with product managers, product designers, engineers, technical writers, product marketing managers and other stakeholders or partnering organisations
  • Directing product roll-out activities
  • Driving internal studies by working closely with analysts and UX researchers to design experiments, interpret their results and translate them into actionable insights
  • Defining product roadmap by monitoring adoption, managing backlog and setting development priorities

The Candidate:

  • Min. 7y of general product management and/or design experience
  • Exceptional portfolio or examples of previous work
  • Extensive domain knowledge on information architecture, information design, typography, and layout, interaction design, usability, HCI, user testing, etc.
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to articulate complex ideas in written, spoken and visual language
  • Ability to re-engineer complex systems and their logic in order to simplify user interaction
  • Broad visual vocabulary with ability to consistently expand an existing design language, as well as art direct a new one from scratch
  • Literacy in HTML and CSS languages with ability to write non-production code
  • Solid analytical skills with prior experience in designing experiments and interpreting data to inform product design
  • Solid technical understanding of front-end and back-end development technologies
  • Ability to be self-driven, pro-active, systematic, well organised and rigorous about details
  • Prior experience as a design professional in digital advertising (a plus)
  • Prior hands-on experience in video production (a plus)
  • Prior experience with agile development methodology (a plus)
  • Proficiency in other creative tools such as Affinity Designer, Principle, After Effects, Premier, etc. (a plus)
  • Rapid prototyping skills using jQuery, Framer, RelativeWave, Origami studio, UXpin, etc. (a plus)

To apply for this role, please send you Cv and portfolio to Darren Rapp
darren@spherelondon.co.uk or call +44 (0)20 3869 2030 for further details.