Lead UX Designer

McLean, Virginia | Freelance | Job ID #57111 |
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Onward Search has a new opportunity with a well-known financial client. This opportunity is for a Lead UX Designer that can start immediately onsite at our client’s office in McLean, VA. If you have a creative mind and a strong work ethic, apply today!


  • Collaborate with executives in Product, Tech, Design, Marketing, Analytics, and Operations to achieve high-value results
  • Be the leader of the S4S design team
  • Inspire and empower a high-performing and innovative group of design strategists, content writers, researchers, UX/UI designers, and front-end developers in defining and delivering product experiences that simplify the complex across channels, platforms, and devices
  • Build the program culture and operating model with the S4S design team
  • Work closely with other design leaders in the world
  • Go-to partner in Design for Product, Tech, Marketing, Operations, and Analytics leaders and teams for the program
  • Take part in forming and reforming strategy, product vision, and execution plans.
  • Consult on and align with the needs of your partners in defining portfolio plans, and spot opportunities with the Design leadership
  • Asses the skills and development areas of the designers on the S4S team to align them to the right opportunities to deliver key results and encourage their growth
  • Effectively connect the dots between product experiences in the ecosystem


  • Bachelor’s degree or military experience
  • At least 5 years of experience with user interface (UI) design and user experience design (UX)
  • At least 3 years of experience designing digital products OR
  • At least 3 years of experience designing omni-channel services
  • Experience working with Agile and Lean product development teams
  • A portfolio that highlights your ability to design digital experiences that cross channels and touch-points.
  • Understanding of interface and interaction patterns and best practices for various platforms, including experience working within a responsive design framework
  • Understanding of human-centered design and UX practices.
  • Experience working within established brand guidelines and style guides.
  • Demonstrated ability to work from low fidelity to high fidelity
  • Experience creating prototypes that showcase design concepts and interaction patterns
  • Ability to communicate your design decisions, tell compelling stories, and craft elegant presentations
  • Understanding and utilization of Lean and Agile methodologies
  • Proficiency with current design tools (Figma, Sketch, InVision, etc)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a design-related field
  • 7+ years of experience with user interface (UI) design
  • 7+ years of experience with user experience design
  • 5+ years of experience designing for omnichannel services
  • 5+ years of experience creating prototypes at various levels of fidelity
  • 3+ years leading projects

​​Does this sound like you? Apply today!

Employer Details:

  • 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. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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