Lead UX Designer

Los Angeles, CA | Freelance | Job ID #65060 |

Our client, a Creative Agency, is seeking a Lead UX Designer to join the team. We're looking for candidates with the following skill set and experience. 

You will report to the Director Product Design and be responsible for:

  • Work on team that creates digital products including mobile responsive websites, digital platforms and services, apps for iOS and Android, email newsletters, landing pages, interactive kiosks, PDFs for digital download and interfaces for emerging digital technologies.
  • Specialize in crafting world class digital experiences that are intuitive and powerful, driving research, requirements and rapid prototyping efforts.
  • Work in partnership and collaboration with the strategy, development and business development teams, under the supervision of the Director, in communication with the client on a daily basis.
  • Support product opportunity ideation by listening, asking and synthesizing requirements from stakeholders. Define strategic direction for the design process.
  • Create UX design deliverables including user journeys and flows, use cases, sitemaps, wireframes, content matrices, and benchmarking / best practice documents.
  • Present user experience design solutions to clients along with the Executive Director, Digital, Director Product Design and Group Account Director
  • Work in tandem with Design Research team to support data-driven definition and refinement of user experiences. Determine opportunities to better serve your customers by processing the data you collect and receive from Analytics team members.
  • Evaluate and review junior designers’ UX designs for usability and overall strategic direction.
  • Know how to craft a narrative through words and images. Be able to synthesize large quantities of information to craft a cohesive and well curated content strategy.
  • Be a strong advocate and communicator for design quality and user-centered design excellence. Advocate for the Digital design team’s skills, expertise, and decision-making when required.
  • Engage in creative ideation for cross-platform solutions with interdepartmental team members
  • Work with copy writers on content development for a project’s overall user experience
  • Assist UI design team to deliver experience specifications documentation as needed.
  • Work with digital producers on UX/UI design team priorities, assignments and timing and overall project vision.
  • Brief design team members on new UX/UI related tasks and oversee junior designers’ work product.
  • Support design team QA testing of digital products from a User Experience implementation point of view.
  • Translate analytics learnings into actionable design optimizations.
  • Foster an environment of excellence through experimentation and continual improvement.
  • Stay abreast of latest industry UX/UI design trends and tools and keep the Digital design team a top industry competitor


  • Bachelor's Degree in graphic design, HCI, or similar field.
  • 7-10 years of professional digital design experience with a specific focus on UX / experience design.
  • Prior experience in a marketing or advertising agency STRONGLY preferred.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to present work to clients and stakeholders.
  • Digital strategy and team lead experience a plus.
  • Strong understanding of key UX principles.
  • Analytical thinker with the ability to design for complex systems.
  • Expert proficiency in generating UX deliverables using tools such as Sketch, omnigraffle, balsamic, etc.
  • Comfortable with both hands-on design and strategy/ideation.
  • Experience developing successful concepts and implementing them through design solutions.
  • Ability to skillfully manage a high volume of work in a deadline driven environment.
  • Passion for making it easier for people to understand complex ideas.

​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.
  • 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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