UI Design Lead

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Career Techniques Inc.
Published
December 18, 2020
Location
Chicago, Illinois
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Description

Our client seeks a Lead UI Designer to join our Software Development team in their Evanston, IL office, preferrably. The Software Development (SD) team is a diverse, collaborative and smart group with offices in India and the United States. The UX team within this group conducts user-centered strategy, research and design in support of our clients software products and productized assets. As part of this team, you will lead UI design for the firm's UI Design System, serving as a creative director for how the brand manifests in our Design System, and ultimately, in our products that leverage the Design System. The ideal candidate is an experienced UI Lead/Creative Director with a history working on Design Systems.

You Will

  • Set visual and creative design standards for the product organization through the Design System
  • Evolve and maintain the brand expression in the Design System
  • Evolve and maintain Design System principles, components and product patterns
  • Recommend updates and additions to system components, patterns and elements based on product needs and market trends
  • Contribute design system processes, operating models and roadmap
  • Ensure that UX and UI designers across the company correctly apply the Design System, ensuring adherence, quality and consistency
  • Act as an internal champion for the Design System, advocating for its use and helping teams understand when, how and why to use it
  • Create component mockups, visual documentation, guidelines, icons, illustrations, information graphics and other design artifacts as needed

You Have

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a visual design field, such as graphic design, interaction design, illustration, industrial design or comparable design discipline
  • Experience designing for Design Systems
  • 8-15 years of experience in the field of design, with a focus on designing and delivering business or enterprise applications that are complex, high-volume, and high profile
  • A strong portfolio featuring visual and interaction design skills for desktop and mobile, including how the designs lead to positive business outcomes
  • A strong understanding of design principles including grid systems, composition, typography, and color
  • Ability to proactively identify and address issues independently
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate design decisions and best practices in a clear, compelling way
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to listen to, and build rapport with, other UX designers, researchers, and project teams

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