Digital

Senior Experience Designer

Honolulu

Position Summary:

The Senior Experience Designer is responsible for leading experience design (XD) efforts on projects (both integrated and digital-specific) and mentoring other designers. Primary duties include spearheading and participating in the creation and execution of design concepts, user interface design, visual design and front-end development.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads, directs, and coaches XD team members on projects, with minimal supervision.
  • Engages with clients, provides consultation, and presents solutions in a professional manner.
  • Collaborates with team members and vendors to fulfill project goals on time, on budget, and on strategy.
  • Creates engaging, responsive, usable and sustainable designs, interfaces, and interactions that are on brand.
  • Demonstrates thought leadership on relevant issues and trends by written and/or oral presentation.
  • Creates estimates by shaping the design strategy and defining requirements, specifications and assumptions.
  • Takes appropriate meeting notes and creates associated documentation related to the successful design, development and implementation of projects.
  • Develops content and information architecture strategies.
  • Designs, develops, tests and refines design concepts through prototyping.
  • Implements and maintains designs using appropriate front-end development techniques.
  • Demonstrates corporate leadership skills.
  • Participates in business development and strategic planning activities for new and existing clients.
  • Participates in the recruiting, hiring, and onboarding of new team members, freelance talent and other vendors.
  • Participates in the training, development and day-to-day management of other team members as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong working knowledge related to the design of responsive websites, software and mobile applications, and integrated marketing campaigns.
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS and best practices for accessible design.
  • Basic understanding of backend technology including content management systems, programming languages, databases and code versioning.
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Possess excellent presentation skills.
  • Possess solutions-oriented problem solving skills.
  • Possess good typing and organization skills.
  • Ability to appropriately balance the needs of clients, end users, and the business.
  • Ability to guide, mentor and motivate XD team members on projects.
  • Ability to give, actively listen to and act on constructive criticism.
  • Ability to focus on accuracy, attention-to-detail, and timeliness.
  • Ability to keep supervisor properly informed.
  • Ability to prioritize workload, manage multiple tasks, and show initiative with limited need for supervision.
  • Ability to work evenings and/or weekends if needed.

Job Requirements:

 Minimum:

  • High school diploma.
  • Five (5) or more year’s hands-on experience in multiple areas of design including: visual design, user experience design, user interface design, interaction design, content strategy, front-end development, usability research.
  • Project experience leading and working with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Strong visual design skills as demonstrated via a portfolio of work.
  • Strong understanding of design best practices (and knowing when it is appropriate to break the rules), integrated marketing strategies, branding, accessibility, and Privacy by Design principles.
  • Proficient with applications including Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and Axure.
  • Proficiency with HTML and CSS in addition to cross-browser/platform/device testing skills.
  • Working knowledge of JavaScript, JavaScript libraries (e.g., jQuery), frameworks (e.g., Flexbox)
  • Basic knowledge of various workflow methods including waterfall, agile and Kanban.

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Passionate observer, consumer and practitioner of all facets of the digital industry.

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