LEAD UI/UX DESIGNER

Categories: Product Design, UX Design, Web Design

staples - Brooklyn, NY, USA

Description

Makr is a design product for next-generation makers. Available on iOS and Web, Makr

provides users with powerful tools to create branding and custom products such as logos,

printed cards and labels, and swag. The Makr team is a small and mighty group of design

and tech obsessed individuals based in a co-working space in Brooklyn.

 

Makr is currently seeking a Lead UI/UX Designer to join our team.

 

At Makr, you will have the opportunity to apply your extraordinary talent in directing a

team in creative problem solving and design execution. You are a confident and

passionate leader who is able to design and drive conceptual thinking, while managing

many projects simultaneously. In addition to being an exceptional designer, you are able

to mentor and lead other designers.

 

You will be directly responsible for creative product designs for all Makr business

functions, including our web and mobile products. Through your leadership, you will align

creative execution with business strategy, user experience and technology. Your ability to

execute compelling designs and understand business objectives, while maintaining an

eye on the brand presentation & customer experience across all digital touch-points will

be essential. Your ability to partner and maintain strong relationships with all team

members – including Product and Development will ensure collaborative and integrated

solutions.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Lead user experience and user interface design for Makr digital products, which includes:• Creating and maintaining all user experience documentation (site maps, user flow documentation, wireframes, etc)

Creating customer-focused designs for both native, iOS apps and responsive/adaptive web engaging responsive/adaptive for all screen sizes

Leading grass roots usability studies or user testing

Designing and prototyping interfaces that are modern and fresh

Leading the team on new and evolving UI/UX practices, such as Material Design

Provide design support, and drive creative ideation and new ideas across the business

Partner with the Business and Technology team leaders

Stay abreast of evolving Industry, Device, and emerging Trends & Technologies

Develop leadership skills through mentoring and training other designers

Mentor other designers - manage their performance and career development

Own small, medium and large projects across the business


Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree required; Interaction Design or related disciplines strongly preferred.

3+ years of Creative leadership in area of Digital, Mobile and/or UX/Product design.

6+ years of experience in Creative Design in area of Digital, Mobile and/or UX/Product 

design.

Strong creative portfolio demonstrating examples applicable to digital Creative and 

Mobile product design

Ability to consistently create visual solutions from initial concept through final

completion.

Understanding of current UI standards for the web & mobile, including 

adaptive/responsive web design.

Proficiency in Sketch, Invision, Adobe Creative Suite, and UI Protoyping software (such as Principal for Mac)

Preferred Skills:

Highly proactive, collaborative and self-motivated.

Strong presentation skills and ability to influence others.

Obsessively organized.

Strong presentation skills and ability to influence others.

Understanding of front-end development tools & techniques – HTML5, API, Media Queries, CSS, and JavaScript is a huge plus.

 

 

Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

 

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