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UI Designer

  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
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Job Description

UI Designer - Manchester - £40,000 DOE

The Company

Founded almost 20 years ago, the company is a full-stack global technology business headquartered in Manchester and employs 200+ people. They have recently established a joint-venture with a leading youth market brand and therefore the business is entering a period of significant growth. This will involve the development and launch of a new mass market B2B / B2C digital platform which will serve up to 7 million users.

The Role

As a Designer, you will have a great combination of skills; as comfortable in conceptual thinking, as you are in hands-on production - you should enjoy crafting an idea as much as you thrive off the creation of standout executions. You are familiar working under the pressures of a fast-paced environment and the accompanying demands and enjoy working with a cross disciplined team of various skills and backgrounds. Your understanding of digital communication and the potential in creating digital experiences is second to none.

You will work closely with the mobile product team. Your primary goals are to design a next generation mobile app, website and other mobile interfaces across multiple platforms such as iOS, Android, Windows, and mobile web. We expect you to have an evolved understanding of how people use their devices, the flexibility to adapt to new technologies, and a robust toolkit.

You are driven to challenge current solutions in favour of innovative approaches that contribute toward improving the overall user experience

You will be reporting to the creative director and will be responsible for highly usable and intuitive interface creation. Any concept you create will be brand-consistent across all mobile experiences that our company provides to our end users.

Responsibilities in detail:

  • Develop intuitive, usable, and engaging interactions and visual designs for mobile devices and web.
  • Deliver UI design mock-ups and prototypes that clearly convey the intent of the design to the rest of the team
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams throughout the design process
  • Participate in the development process from definition, through design, build, test, release, and maintenance.
  • Distil complex design requirements into solutions which are elegant and intuitive to the end-user
  • Keep unto date on the latest standards, changes and trends in the mobile design field and mobile application design patterns.
  • Present conceived solutions and UI design mockups to key stakeholders in the project
  • Manage and maintain the overall UI workflow, processes, and documentation

Essential Requirements

  • Strong graphic design skills, with a good understanding of typography, layout and interaction design.
  • Ensure quality and brand integrity for every piece of work delivered - you're a crafter and a grafter.
  • A team player who can easily adapt in a rapidly changing environment.
  • A portfolio showcasing excellent design skills
  • Expert knowledge of creative software; Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Principle, Invision, etc.
  • Excellent cross-functional communication skills: verbal, written and visual
  • Understanding of Apple's human interface design guidelines, Android design and other mobile platform designs, including Google's material design.
  • Experience with user-centered design principles, and Design Thinking
  • Excellent attention to design details, sympathetic to existing Brand aesthetics and relevant to target audiences
  • Collaborate directly with Technical teams to deliver ideas that are not only desirable for user, but are achievable to deliver
  • Confidently taking the lead on projects and drive all involved parties to deliver excellence
  • Keeping up to date with design trends, technology innovations and how our audiences are engaging with them.

Mid/Senior Designer - Manchester - £40,000 DOE

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