User Experience Design Lead

New York, New York | Permanent | Job ID #62087 |
Posted Last Month

Our client, a leading management consultancy in the finance space, is looking for a Director-level UX Designer to join their team on an ongoing freelance project. This role begins immediately. Candidates must be local to the NYC area for when offices open up to in-person work.

What you'll be doing:

  • Working as part of a small agile design team across various client projects
  • Create innovative and compelling user-centered design experience across the finance, banking and energy spaces
  • Lead discovery workshops that involve clients and key stakeholders including product managers, designers and engineers, among others
  • Conduct user research (both qualitative and quantitative), leading the creation of research plans, being in the room to do interviews, creating discussion guides, etc
  • Synthesize all feedback into actionable recommendations
  • Develop personas to communicate insights around user needs, goals, pain points and motivations
  • Design user flows, storyboards, interactive prototypes and carry through to production ready files
  • Clearly communicate the intent of your designs, taking the internal integrated team through persuasive discussion
  • Own the creation of design systems, style guides and patterns to guide product managers and developers to fulfill designs as intended
  • Continuously advocate for human-centered design to raise the bar of internal culture and practice
  • Lead and mentor junior researchers and designers to deliver best in class design assets
  • Must be able to travel when safe
  • Other tasks may apply

About you:

  • 8+ years of experience having worked at a consulting group, design agency or in fintech on large-scale projects
  • Portfolio of work that demonstrates a strong grasp and experience with the full UX/UI lifecycle and your role
  • Must have been responsible for selling additional scope
  • Must have managed a team of UX Designers
  • Bachelor's Degree or greater in Design, IA, HIC or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrate a clear proficiency with wireframing and prototyping
  • Expertise with Sketch, Figma, AdobeXD and InVision
  • An understanding or experience working in an agile environment
  • Experience designing and leading qualitative and quantitative research
  • Must be collaborative and have the interest in working with a diverse team of different disciplines
  • Can communicate your ideas with confidence backed up by research and facts
  • Ability to provide stand up presentations internally and to clients

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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