Digital Product Design Lead – Manhattan, NY

Digital Product Design Lead

Aquent

Manhattan, NY

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Job Description:

Manhattan Based In house Design Agency is looking for an End-to-end digital experience designer (swiss-army knife design generalist) with 7+ years of experience. There are 2 positions available, one Lead role and one Contributor role that will require less years of experience. 
Hybrid on site 3 days a week in the office in Manhattan.
Must have a sample of work where you were involved from end to end that you can share in an interview. 

Responsibilities

Participating in and/or leading mixed methods “fuzzy front end” product conception research

Translate consumer and business objectives into purposeful and simple products and product ecosystems that are feasible to build

Guide the design process from end-to-end: discovery and concept ideation, flows, and wireframes, to full-fidelity prototypes

Mastery of UI + UX design AND research best practices

Lead evaluative and generative UX design research

Visual storytelling

Workshop and design sprint facilitation

Ability to lead end-to-end design workstreams w/ complex cross-functional teams

Knowledge of what it takes to launch an MVP

Experience with connected devices

Proficiency with modern design and collaboration tools such as Figma, AdobeXD, Sketch, MURAL, etc.

Soft Skills

Design workstream leadership through collaboration, as part of a larger cross-functional team

Ability to partner closely with program managers to ensure on-time, high quality delivery

Ability to “speak the languages” of tech, business, R+D, marketing, etc.

Ability to mentor and grow jr design talent on projects

Ability to prioritize and simplify complexity

Champions and educates about the value of design for innovation

Ability to influence process and approach on cross functional teams

Takes initiative with confidence in an ambiguous environment

Excellent presentation and public speaking skills

Always thinks systemically and experientially

Ability to work quickly and prioritize competing workstreams

Willingness to think + lead strategically and get in the weeds and do the work

The target hiring compensation range for this role is $40 to $70/ hour. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location.  If applicable add additional language: Additional benefits offered may include; medical health insurance and dental insurance, life insurance, and eligibility to participate in 401k plan with company match (if applicable)

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