Senior UX Designer

Job title : Senior UX Designer
Location : Birmingham
Salary : £45,000 - £50,000
Contact : Emma Head
Reference : EH-5703

Are you a proven Senior UX Designer looking to work on a broad scope of UX projects? Do you enjoy working within a collaborative environment where you can use your user experience design across a wide range of projects? Are you full of ideas and passionate about creating fresh digital solutions? Are you a problem solver? Whilst this role is ideally Birmingham based, the company has offices around the UK. So, if you are London or Bristol-based, or perhaps you live in the North West, or Glasgow based, there is certain flexibility on location for this role. If you would love to play a key digital role within a multi-disciplinary team of highly creative and innovative people and enjoy the benefits that come with working in a large company, then this could be a fantastic move in your career! This is a permanent role with a salary of £45-£50k

The Company

Our client is a global design consultancy with offices around the UK, although their largest UX department is based in central Birmingham. They work on global projects and with multiple different clients, offering creative design and innovation services both to internal and external clients. They work with high profile organisations in the transport, energy, architecture, and engineering sectors and work collaboratively in helping their clients achieve their ambitions. At the heart of the business sits their thriving in-house design team, a highly talented team of 62 people across 7 locations in the UK, providing expertise in graphic design, UX, UI design, 3D, software development, motion, film and immersive media. They provide a positive and progressive working culture with the opportunity to make a big impact, broaden your skills and build your own client relationships.

The Role

This is a highly collaborative role that will see you working closely with the Technical UX/UI Lead and offering guidance and mentorship to junior UX/UI Designers. You are someone with strong user-centered design skills, who communicates clearly and persuasively to clients and engages with colleagues. With your problem-solving approach, you will use a high degree of technical judgement to resolve design challenges driven by user needs, collaborating with your colleagues and clients to define and implement innovative solutions for the product direction, visuals and experience.

This role offers great scope to grow your experience areas, whether you're developing wireframes and prototypes for MVPs, or consulting on user flows and interaction patterns for existing platforms.

Role overview:

  • You will create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas, and also create prototypes for user testing.

  • Utilising your understanding of Information Architecture, you will apply designs to different development frameworks, across a large scope of projects including mobile and web applications, websites, digital efficiency tools, immersive exhibition displays, virtual reality apps and e-learning courses.

  • Create prototypes that can communicate to clients/customers for user testing

  • You will confidently facilitate client discovery workshops to gather requirements and evolve your designs and utilise your understanding of Information Architecture to apply designs to different development frameworks.

  • You'll support managing the UX team and building a pipeline of work whilst embracing the variety and enjoy the buzz of a dynamic working environment.

About You

You have strong commercial experience in a UX role, with a proven ability to solve design problems. You are passionate about digital and constantly enhancing your knowledge and keeping up with emerging trends in design. You love being part of a fast-paced team, sharing knowledge and helping others. You have a thorough grasp of web and mobile applications and an excellent understanding of user-centered design principles and practices, web standards and layouts, typography and colour, and web usability standards.

You have excellent knowledge of UX processes - Identifying the business needs, competition analysis, defining functionalities of an MVP and long-term development.

You are fluent in prototyping tools such as Sketch and InVision, and whilst it is not essential, it would be useful if you understand HTML, CSS and JavaScript. You may have a games background and feel like a new challenge in a creative agency environment, or equally, you may have worked in a creative agency or with one large brand but are able to work at pace on multiple projects.

Get in touch

Whilst the whole team is working remotely due to Covid, once there is a return to the office, you may only be needing to work onsite for 2-3 days a week, offering a good amount of flexibility. As mentioned, whilst this role is ideally situated in central Birmingham, it is possible that this role could be worked out of their Bristol, London, Epsom, Warrington, Leeds or Glasgow offices, so if you currently live in another location but could get access to either of these offices a few days a week (when it's safe to do so), please send your details explaining which location is preferable.

They offer an impressive benefits package and provide real opportunities for career development. If you feel your skills and work ethic are suited to this role, please send your CV and portfolio ASAP.