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Senior UX Designer

SimpleUsability is a behavioural insight agency based in the centre of Leeds, now part of the communications agency CDS, itself part of the privately owned Baillie Group of companies. At SU we are committed group of professionals working across user research, accessibility, UX/UI design, service design, planning and performance. We work closely with the creative, content and digital development teams at CDS.

As part of CDS, we only work with organisations that align with our values, where we can make a positive difference to people’s lives. Our clients include NHS, Yorkshire Water, Social Work England, Office for Government Property, and the Metropolitan Police.

About the Role

As a Senior UX Designer at SU, you will be a key member of the UX Design team helping deliver UX and UI design work to clients in both the public and private sector.

You’ll also help shape our UX strategy and processes, lead junior designers, and be a key member of agile teams delivering projects: crafting the user experience, making design decisions, working closely with clients to understand their requirements, helping shape user research, and supporting front end developers with detailed UI design and documentation

Role and Responsibilities

Senior design consultant on selected projects
Managing delivery of design work, working directly with the client
Working on bids, pitches and client presentations
Advocate for design within the group.
Working with user researchers to guide user research, assist in analysing findings
Working collaboratively with internal and client project teams
Lead and mentor junior designers

Requirements

You should already have at least 5 years relevant experience working, preferably with some previous agency experience.
You should be able to demonstrate experience of working in a senior design role as part of an agile team to deliver great products and services that delight their users.
While running user research sessions is not a requirement for this job, having an understanding of user research methods, and having experience of working with user research, is necessary.
You should be able talk eloquently about design principles and processes
Be willing to contribute to bids and pitches with creative ideas and a concise writing style
Experience of building design systems. Familiarity with the Gov.uk or NHS design system is welcome.
While front-end web development is not part of the job, knowledge of web design including HTML and CSS is beneficial
Be comfortable working with Sketch or Figma, with Adobe Creative Cloud experience welcome.
Attributes

You’ll be:

A thoughtful designer with an attention to detail, a creative thinker, a problem solver.
Articulate, able to talk about the role and value of user-centred design with passion
A lover of design, with a critical eye
You’ll have

A portfolio of beautiful design work
Supporting UX case studies exploring the process behind the work and the outcomes for users

Benefits

Attractive base salary
Exciting career development in a fast-growing company
25 days holiday + bank holidays
Access to training and industry events

The closing date for applications is 30 June

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Marshall Mills
Marshall Street
Leeds
LS11 9YJ

info@simpleusability.com
0113 350 8155
http://www.simpleusability.com/

Job Vitals

Type: Full Time

Reference Number: 106575

Requirements for this post: You should already have at least 3 years relevant experience working, preferably with some previous agency experience. You should be able to demonstrate experience of working in a design role as part of an agile team to deliver great products and services that delight their users. While running user research sessions is not a requirement for this job, having an understanding of user research methods, and having experience of working with user research, is necessary. You should be able talk confidently and passionately about design and UX. Experience of building design systems. Familiarity with the Gov.uk or NHS design system is welcome. While front-end web development is not part of the job, some knowledge of web design including HTML and CSS is beneficial Be comfortable working with Sketch or Figma, with Adobe Creative Cloud experience welcome.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Design

Attributes - You'll be: a thoughtful designer with an attention to detail, a creative thinker, a problem solver; passionate about user-centred design; a lover of design, with a critical eye. You'll have: A degree or postgraduate qualification in Interaction Design, Digital Media, Graphic Design or similar. Feel free to apply if you’re graduating this summer; a portfolio of great design work that shows a clear, rigorous design process – not just eye-catching final images but how you got there; some evidence of understanding users’ needs, and full permission to work and live in the UK

Type: Full Time
Categories: Design

2+ years commercial experience in a user research role ideally in digital UX. Experience of planning, scripting and conducting user research. Strong facilitation & moderation skills with experience of qualitative research methodologies such as in-depth interviews & usability testing. Knowledge and experience of running remote moderated and remoted unmoderated UX research. Knowledge and experience of running UX research across multiple platforms. A talent for translating research findings and metrics to actionable insight through recommendations to inform UX design or business strategy. Excellent written and communication skills. Knowledge and experience of delivering UX research as part of an Agile delivery team an advantage, working with tools such as Jira, Confluence, Slack, Trello.

Type: Full Time
Categories: Design