Lead UX Designer

Chicago, Illinois | Freelance | Job ID #60002 |

Our client is a digital product design firm and is seeking a UI designer to join their team in a contract role. There is potential this could convert to a full time position down the road.

What you do:

  • You crave all things UX from defining customer value to great usability
  • Your brain is wired to investigate how things work, functionality is essential
  • You understand human factors guidelines and UX standards, but you also know when to embrace a different approach if needed
  • Your passions steer toward information and interaction design deliverables
  • You welcome variety as a designer, continuing to improve your strengths while contributing to other disciplines within a design process


  • Professional design experience in a consulting or in-house environment
  • A rich understanding of the end-to-end design process and evidence of using appropriate methods to inform a UX design system
  • A portfolio of case studies that shows a mastery designing for a diverse set of digital products or services grounded in user, business, and technical insights
  • Experienced in communicating with technology teams and other stakeholder groups
  • Comfortable in delivering functional specifications and content logic for technology
  • Available to work with us on-site is preferred. This may be a remote role or remote flexible if the project allows

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.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search 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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Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.