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Lead UX Designer

Chicago, Illinois
Freelance | Job ID #68601 | Posted Last Month
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Our client is looking for a Lead UX Designer.

Job Description

Put your design leadership into action by joining one of our User Experience teams and shape the future of how people use our products. As a User Experience Lead, you’ll use client-centric design methods to conceptualize, model, and design innovative experiences. You’ll work in close collaboration with business and technology partners to deliver world-class digital experiences.

Responsibilities:

  • Drive a user-centric design approach with rapid testing and iterative prototyping for complex highly functional business applications
  • Both formally or informally uncover user needs and contexts via primary and secondary research techniques and leverage your learnings to come up with the big idea
  • Create, present, and document proposed solutions from the big ideas to the smallest components which might include interaction models and flows, screen and component states, data and information hierarchies
  • Lead cross-functional, collaborative design thinking workshops to drive human-centered creative problem solving
  • With a solid understanding of the users, steer not just the design but also, where appropriate, the product strategy
  • Escort a proposed solution through to deployment and beyond ensuring that the vision becomes a reality
  • Grow and foster a high-performance UX team

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree preferred
  • 5- 8 years of experience working as a user experience professional
  • Experience leading small- to-medium-sized teams
  • Experience designing applications within complex business domains similar to financial services
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities on concurrent, rigorous deadlines in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • Ability to use prototyping tools to convey design intent
  • Academic and applied knowledge in one or more related areas including: UX Design, Interaction Design, Product Design, Service Design, Design Research, Psychology, Anthropology, Prototyping, Strategy

To be considered for this position, you must have a portfolio available for review

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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