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Lead User Experience Designer

New York
Freelance | Job ID #69757 | $60 - $80 hourly | Posted 11 months ago

We are looking for a UX Designer to join a team for our client. We are looking for candidates with the following skillset and experience to fill the role. 

Lead UX Designer

  • Has a passion for creating simple, beautiful solutions to complex problems
  • Obsesses understanding of the customer and their context, enjoys creating user flows + prototypes to explore concepts and tell the story behind the design
  • Has experience working on multi-platform designs and love working on problem end-to-end
  • Is skilled in balancing innovation with consistency
  • Has a growth mindset, values inclusion, and brings their authentic self to work

Responsibilities include:

  • Liaise with product managers to define design requirements
  • Lead workshops with designers, researchers, and internal stakeholders to identify key problems to solve and gather feedback on design concepts
  • Design or define new concept strategies for future state product features
  • Lead Cross-functionally within the team and with stakeholders
  • Continually advocate for users throughout the product development lifecycle
  • Review graphics, layouts and fonts before products are completed
  • Finalize and deliver wireframes, redlines and ADA spec designs
  • Follow release deadlines to ensure timely delivery of work
  • Follow up with product managers and BSA’s to ensure their requirements are met
  • Keep up-to-date with trends techniques and software


  • 5-8 years of experience designing customer experiences and shipping products
  • Experience across multiple release cycles working closely with design, product management + development teams to realize experiences designs using agile project management
  • Experience creating wireframes and detailed visual design documents (comps, redlines) for shipping products
  • Experience designing for finance, banking, payment-related spaces is nice to have
  • Ability to synthesize complex, interdependent, and sometimes competing needs
  • Ability to develop and sustain effective and cooperative working relationships with peers, managers and other internal or external stakeholders
  • Effective communication of design solutions across roles & levels
  • Flexibility/adaptability (ability to change direction based upon team and stakeholder consensus)
  • Awareness and practical understanding of current technologies and their application and relevance to digital experiences
  • Thrives in a collaborative, team-oriented, cross-functional environment with distributed teams across in New York, Delaware, Texas and India
  • BFA or BA in related field graduate design degree preferred
  • Portfolio which demonstrates your design approach and delivery of user-centered product solutions
  • Experience in the financial services or similar industry a plus

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.

Pay: $60 - $80 hourly


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