Design Lead

Ukraine
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Full-time /
Remote
Five Jars is looking for an experienced Design Lead to drive Web and UI/UX design services within the company. You will establish new and enhance existing processes, grow the design team, contribute to the company's growth by providing project/department strategy and helping to execute it, and work with inspiring non-profit organizations as our clients. If you are a person eager to take on a new responsibility in UI/UX Design within a rapidly growing software development environment, we have a great opportunity for you!


Who are we

Five Jars is a Full-service Design, Strategy, and Web Development digital agency that creates intuitive, data-driven web experiences. Over the past six years, we've delivered more than 100 projects for clients in various industries, including health and fitness, media, arts and culture, and NGOs. As a team of creative and talented experts, led by leaders with 15+ years of experience in technology, we love our projects, working together and doing everything to ensure the company’s and client’s growth.

Requirements

    • 4+ years of experience in Web/UI/UX Design within a software development environment (software development agency, outsourcing company, or design agency) 
    • Highly skilled in design principles, UX, and UI design, with a proven track record of leading successful projects and delivering top-notch designs, particularly in web design. Experience in creating visually appealing and user-friendly web layouts is essential for this role
    • A portfolio with design examples (such as landing pages, wireframes, mockups, products, etc)
    • Experience creating design systems
    • Experience managing and guiding a team of designers, mentorship experience within a design team
    • Capable of creating efficient design workflows, implementing design tools and technologies, and ensuring smooth collaboration within the team and across departments
    • Excellent interpersonal skills for arranging meetings with clients, understanding their needs, and building strong relationships
    • Proficient in presenting design work to clients and internal stakeholders, effectively communicating design decisions
    • Adaptable to changing project requirements and skilled at solving complex design challenges
    • Passionate about learning the latest design trends, tools, and technologies and encouraging the team to enhance their skills
    • Fluency in spoken and written English (B2/C1 level)

Responsibilities

    • Delivery (45%)
    • Utilize extensive expertise in design principles, UX, and UI to lead design projects and deliver high-quality outcomes
    • Spearhead web design projects and produce visually appealing, user-friendly web layouts
    • Develop wireframes, mockups, and interactive prototypes to effectively communicate design concepts and interactions
    • Conduct user research to gain insights into user behaviors, needs, and motivations, leveraging the findings to drive design decisions and enhance user experiences
    • Define and design user interactions, including user flows, navigation models, and micro-interactions, with a focus on creating seamless and engaging experiences
    • Oversee design development for both new and existing clients, ensuring the delivery of exceptional design solutions
    • Conduct thorough discovery phases to gather requirements, understand project goals, and define design strategies
    • Present and demonstrate design team results to clients, collect valuable feedback, and incorporate necessary adjustments

    • Business Development (Pre-Sales & Marketing)  (35%)
    • Attend pre-sales meetings and conduct client interviews to gather design direction and requirements
    • Develop design strategies and accurate project estimates for new initiatives
    • Collaborate with the sales team to prepare compelling proposals
    • Analyze project requirements and propose innovative design solutions
    • Conduct thorough project estimations and provide a comprehensive scope of work reviews for the design aspects
    • Actively participate in marketing activities, including conducting research, creating informative video presentations, and providing valuable insights for blog posts
    • Represent the company from a design perspective at conferences and events, showcasing expertise and thought leadership

    • Strategy & Leadership (10%)
    • Assist leadership with developing a long-term design vision for the company spanning 1, 3, and 5 years
    • Define and implement design team objectives and strategies that align with business targets
    • Continuously research and stay updated on design trends to inform future directions
    • Identify and implement innovative designs that provide a competitive advantage
    • Take ownership of internal design services, identifying and resolving issues through effective design decisions in collaboration with the technical team

    • Management and Mentorship (10%)
    • Strategically expand and cultivate the design team, identifying talent and fostering their growth to meet evolving needs and excel in their roles
    • Effectively manage and mentor a team of designers in the future, providing guidance, support, and constructive feedback to foster their professional growth and excel in their work
    • Create comprehensive and clear documentation and policies for the design team, outlining design standards, guidelines, and best practices in an easily understandable manner
    • Encourage the design team to stay updated with the latest design trends, tools, and technologies, actively seeking professional development opportunities
    • Foster a culture of collaboration within the team and across departments to enhance productivity and synergy
    • Establish a comprehensive learning and education roadmap for the design team, ensuring their professional growth through courses, new design trends, and approaches
    • Engage in performance reviews, conduct regular one-to-one meetings, and actively support the growth of design team members

We propose

    • 100% remote work and flexible schedule
    • 7-hour working day
    • Professional growth in leadership position with team growth
    • Performance and salary review
    • Benefits such as vacation, sick leaves, days off during official national holidays, and your birthday
    • Happy Hour on Fridays with team members
    • Help with learning new things (courses, books, etc.)
    • Support in participating in conferences
    • Warm and friendly working environment
    • Respect and support with all activities
    • Team building and other sorts of online/offline team activities