Lead UI Designer

We are looking for an experienced UI Designer to lead UI within the digital department, working on web products. For this role, you should have an eye for clean and artful design, possess superior design skills to translate high-level UX requirements into beautiful, intuitive, and functional user interfaces.

You create concepts, visualise solutions and ideas, alongside the UX designers and clients. You’re focused on human-centred design, backed by a strong knowledge of design patterns, iconography, typography and colour theory. Your designs have a strong rationale and are based on user research data and design principles, and you’re able to own and present your designs to the development team and clients. You collaborate with the tech team, project managers and other team members to respond to the constraints of any project, you know your tech and comfortable having discussions with the technical team about constraints and possibilities. You’re comfortable pushing back with clients and the technical team when needed and with evidence and strong rationale.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead visual design across your projects, and oversee UI delivery within the digital team
  • Collaborate with strategy, content, UX, product management and engineering to define and implement innovative solutions for the product direction, visuals and experience
  • Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks
  • Responsible for all design artefacts produced; from initial discovery and concept work through to the execution of final UI design screens.
  • Work with the UX Director to understand the users you’re designing for. Whether it’s learning from previous insights, reading material shared by the clients or running your own lightweight research, you’ll strive to understand the what, why and how of the problems you’re solving, to ensure we don’t just design the thing right, but we design the right thing.
  • Execute (and advocate for) beautiful, user friendly, and accessible design, and are able to know when to make trade-offs based on timelines, scope and constraints.
  • Rapidly produce multiple concepts and prototypes; knowing when to apply pixel-perfect attention to detail, and when to create quick visual concepts
  • Present and defend designs and key milestone deliverables to peers and executive level stakeholders
  • Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards to raise the bar within your team

Requirements

  • Ideally UAE based, although this is flexible for the right candidate working on the UAE time zone
  • 5 years minimum experience.
  • You love your craft, and you’re confident in taking on new challenges
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Understanding of website analytics and performance metrics
  • Time management and multitasking skills.
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