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Lead UI Designer

About the role

Kindred is growing fast and the UX department needs to keep pace. Therefore, an opportunity exists to be part of delivering future products at Kindred. We in the UX department play a crucial role in driving a customer first approach in which we exceed, not merely meet, our customer, regulator and commercial expectations.

As part of the wider UX department the UI team work closely with UX Architects to ensure the ongoing delivery of designs for cross channel sites and apps including new features as well as ongoing improvements and production maintenance.

This role in particular will focus on the Australian market working both with the local delivery team in Sydney and the wider UX department spread globally. This is an opportunity to drive our experience to the next level and generate a better understanding of customer expectations globally.   

Key Responsibilities of this role are:
  • Creating high quality visual designs for new and existing websites, apps and features
  • Transforming and developing wireframes into engaging digital designs
  • Defining multi-platform interactive experiences that excite users
  • Aligning & evolving designs with existing styleguides and brand guidelines
  • Working with fluid grid systems and responsive design
  • Presenting work to the team and Business Stakeholders, clearly articulating rationale behind design decisions
  • Working closely with Front End Developers to ensure designs are delivered accurately and in line with stakeholder expectations
  • Review and critique of commercial material in terms of brand and product fit
We're looking for someone with the following skills, knowledge, and experience
  • Expert in producing high quality, cross platform UI designs and knowledge of industry standard collaboration tools including  (and Sketch, Invision, XD and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator))
  • Knowledge of web and mobile technologies and the implications these have on site and app design
  • Can create cross channel UI documentation that clearly communicates all elements of an interface
  • Ability to create high fidelity prototypes for user testing, communicating user flows and defining interactions and animations
  • Experience of working with Designers, Product Managers, Developers, Business Analysts, UX Researchers being comfortable participating and leading cross functional workshops
  • Energetic & friendly with an appetite to learn and educate
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • A team player who can work independently and manage their own time
  • Strong Cross-functional communication and collaboration skills. You must be comfortable and confident in leading discussions at all level and in working remotely with the team in London/Stockholm and other Kindred offices
Desirable skills:
  • Experience designing multi-lingual, large scale b2c ecommerce websites with a CMS base
  • Experience with usability testing and user research techniques
  • Knowledge of white label websites and reskinning
  • Understanding of HTML5, CSS, JS and CMS systems
  • Design and development of service and marketing emails
  • Experience working with remote teams is also an advantage
  • Clear understanding of UX principles and interaction design for all digital mediums. Although this is not a UX architect role but UI design, it is expected that the ideal candidate is supported by solid UX understandings of customer experience journeys, pain points, user behaviours, touchpoints, digital trends, techniques and technologies.
Application process:

The application process will cover a number of stages:

  • Interviews with Head of UI Design via Skype in London
  • Simple design task to assess basic approach to solving problems
  • Interview with Australian team & HR
  • Interview with Head of UX via Skype in London

To apply for this role click on the "Apply Now" button and complete the short web form. Please add a covering letter explaining your motivations for applying and your salary expectations.  Our recruitment team will be in touch shortly.

 


 
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Location
Sydney, Australia
Level 10, 117 Clarence Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2000
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  • Reference Number:
    BDO0108
  • Office:
    Sydney, Australia
  • Type of Employment:
    Full time permanent
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