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Posted 2 days ago

As a Senior Designer at Headway, you’ll be working within a small multidisciplinary team of designers, developers, and product strategists. You'll be working on applications and web projects, although sometimes you'll be guiding your own ship on a smaller adventure.

You'll be working closely with our team and clients to challenge assumptions, create small experiments, in-depth prototypes, detailed specifications, and style guides.

With a high priority on business and user needs, you'll help make decisions that stand up for users to solve their problems and create true value in their lives.

Responsibilities

As a Senior Designer at Headway, you are responsible for executing within the Headway design process with a focus on client and user needs including:

  1. Practicing "craft within context" and providing designers and apprentices advice and guidance
  2. Driving all design from the outside-in with user story mapping and MoSCoW prioritization
  3. Assisting with design critiques and QA
  4. Participating in pairing sessions to help crewmates learn and grow
  5. Performing QA of both internal design quality and end-user UI/UX
  6. Conducting user interviews, creating small experiments, in-depth prototypes, detailed specifications, design systems, and validation
  7. Setting project design direction and following through with successful execution and delivery
  8. Interfacing with clients during sprint planning sessions and retros to ensure projects are on track
  9. Leading product/project discovery sessions and workshops with necessary internal and external stakeholders
Requirements
  • You have 5+ years of experience
  • You have experience shipping applications for Web, iOS, and Android
  • You have experience working with businesses at different levels of maturity
  • You have professional knowledge of user-centered design, usability principles, and techniques
  • You have the ability to present your work and stand firm for the right reasons
  • You have experience working within Agile/SCRUM processes
  • You have the ability to think big whilst being detail-oriented and delivery focused
  • You enjoy working within multidisciplinary teams with UX designers, visual designers, and developers
  • You enjoy communicating and working with developers to solve technical challenges
  • You enjoy visualizing and prototyping concepts to varying levels of fidelity to demonstrate and test ideas
  • You are passionate with a hunger to design and make things people use every day
  • You are organized and self-motivated
  • You are an excellent communicator (verbally and written), capable of inspiring colleagues and clients
  • You are outgoing, personable, sociable, and easy-going
  • You are open to criticism from your team to benefit project development
  • You are always eager to learn and to share knowledge
  • You are able to deal with pressure and can work in a fast-paced environment
  • ++ You have the ability to develop your own designs with CSS/HTML & Javascript
  • ++ You have experience with interaction prototyping tools like Framer, Invision Studio, Principle
  • ++ You have experience designing branding and identity
  • ++ You have experience running or participating in design sprints
Expectations
  • You live by our Guiding Manifesto and embody the core values of Headway
  • You are open to criticism from your team and are always eager to learn and to share knowledge
  • You have the ability to think big while being detail-oriented and delivery-focused
  • You are self-motivated and able to deal with pressure and work well in a fast-paced environment
  • You have an outgoing, personable, and sociable attitude
  • You have initiative to solve challenges, meet goals, and set new directions based on data
  • You are capable of inspiring colleagues and clients
  • You have a passion to create useful and valuable solutions
  • You prioritize and attend our twice-annual team weeks on-site at our primary office in Wisconsin, or at an awesome TBD destination
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