Digital Design Lead

New York, New York

Post Date: 04/28/2017 Job ID: 81965 Job Category: UI/UX

Title of Job: Digital Design  Lead (Digital Experience Design)

Company: Pharmaceutical Company/Consumer Products

Location: NY - May require travel

Start Date: TBA

Hourly Rate: Commensurate with Experience

 

Responsibilities: 

Execution
  • Consistently deliver new and distinctive design solutions for people-centered applications, web sites, software, and other digital products or services.
  • Develop ideas, design and assemble prototypes, provide direction to other designers, and work with colleagues and partners to implement designs into technology frameworks.
  • Support studio project goals and/or capability tactics through successful delivery of well-crafted, distinctive, and quality design.
  • Deliver projects, global project work streams, or departmental programs successfully, on-time and on-budget.
  • Independently manage work load: plan and prioritize work, delegate where necessary.

Leadership
  • Influence the team by example, give clear feedback, track issues, and respond positively and calmly to shifting priorities, opinions, and timelines with management guidance.
  • Lead junior team members in work and project tasks on multiple digital projects simultaneously.
  • Understand business and communication goals, and translate them into inspired solutions
  • Demonstrate aspirational intent.
  • Strengthen the team by promoting development of new skills while consistently improving own skill level.
  • Exhibit leadership potential by leading small teams with minimal supervision in a collaborative and cross- functional environment, as well as by supporting manager as a member of both external and internal teams.
  • Develop objective to achieve team targets and individual goals.

Collaboration
  • Effectively communicate research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale both verbally and visually.
  • Suggest improvements to processes and procedures, drive decision-making at the team level, and assist in estimating resource needs and schedules.
  • Work closely with development teams to ensure that designs are implemented as specified.
  • Participate as a contributor to an interdisciplinary team that includes designers, project. management, business and brand strategists, and hardware and software developers, as well as various company  and external partners.
  • Proactively partner in problem-solving.

Technical
  • Skillfully utilize appropriate applicable design methods and processes for tasks and assignments.
  • Exhibit enthusiasm and high skill level, depth of experience and initiative in core capability area.
  • Expand comprehensive knowledge of multiple designs, strategies and sectors.
  • Seek, discover, experiment, and introduce new processes, methods and tools.

 

Requirements: 
  • Bachelor’ s degree and a minimum seven years of experience designing digital communication systems, products, or services.
  • A compelling portfolio of work that demonstrates a passion for designing digital experiences.
  • A keen understanding of user behavior as it relates to design.
  • Exceptional design talents with stylistic breadth that demonstrate sensitivity to diverse subject matter; from product interaction to software tools and applications, to the web.
  • Intimate knowledge of how design and prototypes translate to code.
  • An excellent understanding of current design trends and the practical benefits and limitations of digital technologies.
  • A combination of strong conceptual thinking and strategic skills with an ability to understand customer needs, motivations, and behaviors, and to translate them into actionable deliverables.
  • Superb information design abilities, fastidious and efficient production and optimization habits, and impeccable problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • A passion for learning and for creating products that resonate emotionally.
  • Proficiency working collaboratively with all levels of strategists and technologists.
  • Expertise in relevant design software packages and a willingness to explore new tools.

 

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