Digital Design Manager

New York, New York | Freelance | Job ID #45622 |
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Onward Search is looking for a Digital Design Manager to help guide projects from evaluating user experiences, identifying opportunities for improvement and creating concepts through to detailing designs and documenting UI specifications that work flawlessly, all while challenging the team to think beyond what’s expected.

Furthermore, you will be working collaboratively to create complex interactive experiences for applications, software, and web interfaces. This important role requires broad knowledge and advanced skills in visual design, user experience, user interface, and a solid understanding of available client-side technologies.


  • Provide clear direction and communication for team deliverables
  • Guide team and individuals effectively in new thinking and problem-solving.
  • Influence the team by example, give clear feedback, track issues, and respond positively and calmly to shifting priorities, opinions, and timelines with management guidance
  • Demonstrate strengths in developing people and teams in one’s capabilities
  • Demonstrate talent for leadership and collaboration with external and internal teams, balancing requirements of objectives and assignments with the needs of the team
  • Demonstrate strong management skills in parallel with strong design, strategy and technical skills.
  • Lead at group level of the Organization, and demonstrate subject matter leadership
  • 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
  • Develop objective to achieve team targets and individual goals


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum ten years of experience designing digital communication systems, products, or services
  • An outstanding portfolio of work that demonstrates a passion for designing digital experiences and for solving problems though digital experiences
  • A keen understanding of user behavior as it relates to design and expertise in developing experiences for them
  • Exceptional design talents with stylistic breadth that demonstrate sensitivity to diverse subject matter, extending beyond the digital world into real world experiences
  • Intimate knowledge of how to manage translating design and prototypes into 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 guide teams in translating them into actionable deliverables
  • Superb information design abilities and impeccable problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

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  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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About Onward Search

Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances, nationally and internationally. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V