UX Design Lead

New York, New York | Freelance | Job ID #53172 |
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Onward Search is currently seeking an experienced UX Design lead for a 5 month extendable contract opportunity working out of our client’s New York City office. If you are passionate about creating consumer focused products and seeing results on the big stage then this might be the right opportunity for you. Apply today to speak with one of our associates to learn more!


Day to Day Overview:


  • Work collaboratively with product managers, tech teams and other designers
  • Own, drive, and present bodies of experience design to stakeholders across disciplines
  • Deliver superior creative and innovative products across digital experiences
  • Have familiarity and skills across the design spectrum from research to iteration and implementation
  • Execute proper and innovative work for digital products
  • Tell the story of our customers, their problems, and how the team developed solutions to those problems.
  • Working with Product Managers to define and prioritize their near- and long-term goals.
  • Joining sprint planning with product management and tech teams to prioritize the implementation of new designs and features.
  • Conducting field research or leading a service blueprinting workshop with a range of stakeholders.
  • Participating in empathy interviews or user testing as we iterate and bring new functionality to scale. Synthesize and raise insights to create a path forward.
  • Designing or giving input on anything from wireframes, to app flows, to physical experience designs.
  • Catching up with one of our business analysts to better understand the business cases for the team’s workload.
  • Joining 400+ designers across the organization for a lunch and learn session every Thursday.
  • Leading, shaping, guiding, and mentoring other designers in their work— including everything from empathy research to pixel perfect designs, while helping to remove obstacles.
  • Reporting in to design management on progress of work, vision, roadmap, and resourcing needs.
  • Joining a team retro to look back over the past week and discuss what is working, not working and sharing new ideas around ways to improve the culture and collaboration.


What you bring to the table…


  • At least 5 years of experience with user experience design, including UX/UI
  • At least 5 years of experience creating prototypes at various levels of fidelity with standard digital design tools

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.
  • The client 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.