At schlesinger, we connect human answers to business question, we exist because everyVoiceMattersSimply put, our purpose is to change the world by giving people a voice.
We are seeking a director of design to be responsible for leading the design teamYou are a seasoned leader and expert in visual and user-centered design principlesYou’re someone who can synthesize and translate abstract and complex concepts into simple and thoughtful design solutions that solve business problems and deliver inspiring experiencesWhere our clients see insurmountable challenges, you relish in the opportunity to show them the path to success.
You’re someone who thrives at the intersection of data, technology and creativity and have a thoughtfulness in how you develop the delicate balance between form and function in your designsYou’re a visual designer at your core, but have a deep understanding of ux, a strong strategic point-of-view about both the art and science behind your workYou have a unique ability to translate visions into reality, inspiring those around youYou’re an empathetic champion of the customer, with an insatiable curiosity for their motivations, actions, and how you can forge a connection between them and the brandYou believe that the best products are created in collaboration with both clients and internal teams to envision and iterate design concepts, and deliver world-class experience design solutionsYou have an ability to look at a problem, deconstruct it, and devise a way to make it better through designYou’re a restless futurist and innovator, inspired by brands and emerging technologies, while remaining keenly focused on the practical needs of today’s brands?
The experience design (xd) team at sg team will consist of both experience strategy and experience design expertsThis team is responsible for driving the overall strategy and design of cross-platform experiences and innovations for global clients that effectively improve users lives and deliver clients’ business resultsThey’re responsible for translating the complexity of human behaviors and motivations into the creation of inspiring, beautiful, and functional experiences that influence the communications, products and services we create for our clients.? this team has deep expertise in user-centered design thinking, digital product and service design, end-to-end ecosystems, innovation and vision setting, and design thinking for connected/smart experiences and emerging technologies.
What you’ll do:
Lead teams?| provide leadership, mentorship and support for experience design (visual) staffExecute and guide teams to create outstanding and cohesive visual design work across the product portfolio.
Partner with stakeholders?| you’ll serve as a trusted strategic advisor to all levels of stakeholder, leading them and earning their trust by demonstrating credibility in your craft, an unbiased perspective and unique take on their business challenges, a passion for their brand and their customer, and an unwavering focus on their success.
Innovate? | provide analysis and artifacts to help devise world-class insights that contribute to thoughtful and potentially disruptive strategies, by helping develop deliverables such as research plans and analysis, experience briefs, customer journeys, roadmaps, and participating in workshopsYou’ll provide strategic inputs throughout the creation of the products – from vision and conception to launch and optimization.
Collaborate?| you’ll serve as a subject-matter expert in all things visual design and help lead both clients, team members and peers to help think about opportunities that solve business challenges, while meeting brand and customer needsYou’ll work closely with a multi-disciplinary group of product managers, ux designers, project managers, and technologists demonstrating and inspiring by showing your knowledge of your craft.
Who you are:
Systematic creative thinker?| you’re a thoughtful, elegant problem solver that crafts inspiring visual solutions rooted in a deep understanding and grasp of the technical and analytical side of creativityYou’re a whole-brain designer, innovative with an obsession for data, patterns and how disparate parts of a system work togetherYou’re relentless about improving the way humans experience the digital and physical world.
Curious & detail-obsessed?| you’re passionate about delivering experiences that are more than just answering a client’s problems, and innately curious about human motivations and needsYou enjoy following the solution through all stages of the process so that the integrity, consistency, and fidelity of the experience is delivered with a high-level of craft.
Influencer & communicator?| you’re not only amazing at your craft, but you also know how to educate, persuade, and drive projects, inspiring both clients and more junior members of the design teamYou have a demonstrated ability to synthesize and present your work to client and internal audiences of all backgroundsYou have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills required to make the complex feel and sound simple and compelling.
What you’ll need:
Minimum 10 years of experience in a digital or integrated agency or consultancy with a minimum of 5 years of client-facing experience.
Experience with working in a progressive, creatively-driven agency environment that has embraced digitally-led thinking and xs/xd principles as part of the core creative process.
Expertise in the formal elements of visual design, including typography, color, layout, balance, proportion, rhythm, emphasis, and unity.
Proficiency in using sketch/adobe xd/figma, photoshop, and/or invision.
Ability to create conceptual prototypes that convey motion and behavior.
Strong conceptual thinking in both visual and interaction design, as well as a solid understanding of designing intuitive functionality, interactions, and usability principles.
An understanding of front-end development, including html, css, ios, and other technologies.
Expertise and experience working with wcag 2.1 a/aa standards.
Proven track record executing visual design tasks for complex website builds involving redesigns, site consolidations, and brand integrations.
Experience working across multiple parallel work?streams and within an agile environment.
A diverse portfolio of work that showcases your user-centered design experience, including a demonstration of your conceptual thinking, your unique design aesthetic, as well as your strategic and technical skillset.
Research shows that while men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized groups tend only to apply when they check every boxSo if you think you have what it takes but don`t meet every single point in our job ad, please still get in touch! we would love to chat and see if you could be a great addition to our teamWe are building the future of market research, and our priority is to find the brightest talent that can add to our team culture, those who actively contribute and who are excited about what they do.
Schlesinger group is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and proud to be an equal opportunity employerQualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability.
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