Design Lead UX UI

Design Lead UX/UI

Direct Hire, Chicago/LOOP

Requisition #6612


Maturing Startup in Chicago/Loop Software Product Team is looking for Design Lead UX UI who will work closely work with cross-functional partners, setting the vision for the consumer (user) experience and building the design process and framework for others to collaborate. You’ll work with multi-disciplinary teams to build elegant and practical solutions and inspire your peers. Our industry, real estate property management is dynamic; you will work with multiple partners to process and find design solutions, which will include mobile apps, website, and web applications.


Responsibilities


• Grow and develop a UX/UI team, including hiring, organizational setup and team building. 

• Mentor and inspire designers and cross-functional team members. Guide designers as they create and validate solutions to real customer problems.

• Coordinate priorities and develop plans related to the design, development, programming, testing, implementation, and user support.

• Lead the design team to conduct quantitative and qualitative methods to uncover user patterns, behaviors, and insights. Translate these findings into recommendations for improving the interview-related experiences for enterprise employers.

• Collaborate closely with cross-functional product leadership team members to help inform future roadmaps and turn vision into reality.

• Facilitate and bridge the gap in conversations that span engineering, product management, design, design technology, UX research, content strategy to help achieve business goals.

• Lead vision design from problems to prototypes, coordinating, and including collaborators.

• Incorporate data gathered through user research, customer service and sales to ensure the customer’s voice is incorporated into the designs.

• Understand and articulate the information architecture, workflows, and processes surrounding the user experience.

• Quickly and thoughtfully incorporate team feedback into designs.

• Collaborate with teams to break vision work down into an executable roadmap.

• Provide technical expertise to the design team as needed by individual members, as well as  coordinate the team moving forward.


Requirements


• 5+ years of experience designing at consumer-focused tech or media companies and experience designing for Mobile Web, Web apps and Website

• Figma design tools, quantitative and qualitative skills  

• A portfolio that demonstrates outstanding product and ecosystem thinking

• Solid rapid prototyping skills

• Self-awareness, a growth mindset, and strong proactivity and drive

• Ability to set the direction for a product to be executed through clear and impactful strategies

• Basic knowledge of machine learning and how it can impact the user experience.

• Excellent communication skills to help set up frameworks and brainstorm initial design concepts. Also instrumental is the ability to speak confidently to your own design work and convince others of your reasoning.

• Strong people-focused design mentality and want to design and build products/features that truly have meaningful impact.

• Keen eye for aesthetics

• Bachelor’s degree is expected

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