Lead Designer

 2 years ago

Headquarters: Toronto, Canada
URL: https://agencyanalytics.com

This is an ideal leadership role for a talented design leader with a passion for creative problem-solving and a desire to lead fast-paced and dynamic design engagements. AgencyAnalytics is looking for an organized and detail-oriented individual to lead their design team of in-house UI/UX designers, graphic designers, and freelance designers across product and marketing departments.

This design innovator will be focused on delivering high-quality design solutions that are both data-driven and user-centric. The ideal candidate is a naturally engaging storyteller who enjoys collaborating with cross-disciplinary SaaS teams to further user experience best practices at every opportunity.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads design teams to produce meticulous, beautiful experiences that take into account business and user objectives, brand guidelines, and channel specifications or requirements (SaaS applications, websites, mobile applications, email, video etc.)
  • Prototype complex interactions with high standards of usability in mind
  • Provides creative leadership on issues relevant to technical graphic design. Works with product managers and others as necessary to gain a further understanding of technical issues.
  • Contribute to the establishment of experience design standards, deliverables, and methodologies within the organization
  • Be ready to roll up your sleeves and design UI/UX mockups, infographics, banner ads, pdfs, and anything else to ensure the graphic team delivers on schedule
  • Hire and mentor junior staff to create branded deliverables, improve design skills, and unlock professional growth
  • Serves as a resident expert on digital tools and is skilled in developing digital design concepts. Is well-versed with web technology, usability, and core development tools; understands web design constraints, including a strong understanding of designing analytics dashboards
  • Own brand standards and adherence to those standards
  • Drive the visual identity and visual communication strategy
  • Develop strategies and asset libraries for quick graphic development (e.g., flexible, user-friendly social media templates, infographics, pdfs)

Job requirements

  • Minimum 7 years of diverse product, marketing, and project management experience
  • Minimum 5 years in a busy agency or production environment in fields such as analytics, marketing, SaaS, or with demonstrable related experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience leading multiple projects while sharing work with other product designers and collaborating with cross-functional leadership
  • Product and design decisions that are driven by a deep concern for the customer and a passion for human-centered design
  • Capable of capturing insights from user interviews, interaction, and observation
  • A strong portfolio linking design decisions to successful outcomes in a product
  • Experience guiding UX and other design teams through the creation and application of UX strategies
  • Deep knowledge of translating concepts into wireframes, mockups, and prototypes
  • Ability to turn user research into representative personas, user stories, user journeys, storyboards, and other design-thinking representations
  • In-depth knowledge/proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), Figma, InVision, Microsoft PowerPoint/Google Slides
  • Experience in Adobe After Effects or similar motion graphics programs is a plus
  • Impeccable understanding of typography, layout, color, and all other elements of design
  • Experience designing around data sets and reusable components/patterns
  • Understanding of mobile, responsive design, accessibility, and Agile methodologies
  • B.S./B.A./B.F.A. in graphic design, digital design, visual communication, or other design-related fields or relevant experience

Job Benefits

  • Profit-sharing, distributed quarterly
  • Frequent promotions
  • 4 weeks vacation and paid sick days
  • Happy Hour once a month
  • Extended health benefits
  • Continued education allowance
  • Annual fitness allowance
  • Work from anywhere in the world
  • Join a profitable, product-focused, & customer-oriented company
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