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Lead UX Designer

Jersey City, NY
Freelance | Job ID #67785 | Posted 12 months ago

Our client is looking for a Lead UX Designer.


  • Create wireframes, UI designs, and interactive prototypes
  • Share your designs to solicit constructive feedback
  • Provide constructive feedback and innovative ideas within your team
  • Collaborate with UX Researchers for journey maps, personas, and concept and usability testing
  • Partner with business and technology/development teams to launch solutions that balance business, user, and technical priorities
  • Present your designs with expertise and rationale while advocating for the end user experience
  • Distinguish feature requests and design revisions from user goals and objectives
  • Identify opportunities for design and process improvements and drive their implementation
  • Work with developers to best meet the intended design
  • Work on multiple projects with varying levels of UX engagement, time to complete, and expectations.
  • Leverage and contribute to our design system
  • Evangelize UX and design thinking benefits and process to business, technology, and other key stakeholders
  • Mentor and guide more junior designers and collaborate with our overall design team to advance each other's learning and skills


  • Bachelor's degree in a UX/HCI, graphic design, or related field
  • 7 or more years in the UX Design field
  • Skilled with standard UX software such as Figma, Sketch, and InVision
  • A11y knowledge or experience
  • Experience managing design initiatives/programs from discovery to delivery
  • Understanding of software and product development processes and how UX aligns
  • Experience collaborating with researchers, product owners, technology/development team, and leadership
  • Good communication, listening, and resolution skills with peers, leadership, and other key stakeholders
  • Able to meet milestones/timelines on time and on budget
  • General understanding of the capabilities of modern web application technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Angular, Bootstrap, LESS/Sass, React

To be considered for this position, you must have a portfolio available for review (1-2 examples of design projects involving complex apps is a plus)

Qualifications (+)

  • Master’s or other advanced degree in UX/HCI, design, or related field.
  • Experience with web application technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Angular, Bootstrap, LESS/Sass, React
  • Experience with data visualization
  • Experience supporting or conducting UX Research

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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