Senior User Experience Designer - Contract Work From Home
Ottawa, Ontario /
Product – Product Design /
For 25 years, Getty Images has embraced disruption and change; riding the digital wave to evolve from a fragmented, analog stock photo business into a multi-billion-dollar, global e-commerce industry leader and trusted brand. The breadth and quality of our content has always allowed our customers and partners to tell their stories with greater creativity and accuracy, eliciting more emotion and enabling more action. Getty Images moves the world, whether the goal is commercial or philanthropic, revenue-generating or society-changing, market-disrupting or headline-driving.
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Getty Images works with over 330,000 contributors and image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 160,000 news, sport and entertainment events, impactful creative imagery to communicate any commercial concept and the world's deepest digital archive of historic photography. Getty Images is a world leader in visual content. With over 405 million assets, of which over 285million are digitized, encompassing the latest global news, sports, celebrity, music and fashion coverage; exclusive conceptual creative images; and the world’s largest commercial archive. New content is added daily, with 8-10 million new assets added each quarter.
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Women, gender-nonbinary, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Who You Are:
You’ll be a key member of a team devoted to creating industry-defining desktop and mobile tools for the world’s best photographers, illustrators, and filmmakers. As a Senior Product Designer at Getty Images, you’ll be empowered to drive meaningful change while partnering closely with a cross-functional team. You’ll draw on your substantial design expertise as you work on projects that let you flex your product design, interaction design and visual design muscles. And you’ll help everyone on the team benefit from your years of experience by engaging in regular, constructive critiques as you iterate and collaborate on defining the best possible solution. You’re a confident designer who backs up design decisions with well-thought-out rationale and you’re just as comfortable leading projects as you are supporting them.
Your Next Challenge:
· Influence your team’s road map and contribute to high-level strategic decisions in collaboration
with design, product and engineering leadership.
· Partner closely within a cross-functional team of designers, product managers, engineers,
analysts and researchers to drive designs from conception to launch (and then some).
· Embrace complexity of enterprise tools, weighing what’s best for the business with the what’s
best for the users.
· Bring clarity to ambiguity as you facilitate team discussions and activities.
· Support and mentor team members at varying levels, providing feedback and guidance to help
them develop professionally.
· Navigate a fast-paced agile environment with team members in different offices by balancing
independent self-direction with frequent collaboration and open communication.
· Work within an established design system while contributing to its evolution – crafting
consistent, high-quality designs that are highly aesthetic and easy to use.
· Tell compelling stories when you share designs and decisions with your team and senior
· Embrace a culture of feedback by giving and soliciting feedback from other designers,
managers, stakeholders and your cross-functional team to continually raise the bar on quality.
What You'll Need:
· At least 5 years of experience in Product Design with products that have been released to
· Excellent communication skills.
· Positive, collaborative attitude with a passion for design excellence.
· Broad understanding of end-to-end design and the many skills that fit under the title of Product
Designer, including interaction design, visual design, writing and front-end development.
· A solid history of outstanding design work and a portfolio of strong examples with stories of
how your end-to-end design approach and role led to meaningful improvements.
· Proven ability to manage multiple and distinct projects at the same time.
· Ability to balance being a key partner, who is empathetic towards their peers and seeks
consensus, with being a strong advocate and champion for design.
· Experience thriving in an agile/lean development environment.
· Serious skills with industry-standard design tools and software like Sketch, InVision and Principle
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Getty Images is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. Getty Images believes that diversity is critical to our success in moving the world with images and is committed to creating an inclusive, mutually respectful environment which celebrates diversity. We seek to hire on the basis of merit, competence, performance, and business needs.