Lead UX / Product Designer

Location New York, NY (Hybrid)
Starts Within a Couple Weeks
Duration Ongoing, 40 hours/week
Status Freelance/ possible Full-Time
Rate $60+ per hour
Our client, a global financial services firm, is looking for an experienced Lead UX / Product Designer to join their team in a hands on design role, hybrid onsite in NYC.

As a Lead UX / Product Designer, you will leverage your deep understanding of research and experience design for digital products. You'll be at the forefront of the firm's efforts and be directly responsible for decisions that form customer experiences.

You will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team that includes researchers, product designers, content writers, product managers, engineers, and business partners who share your passion for delivering unique and innovative financial digital products and services of all kinds, including card replacement, managing authorized users on card, managing profile, account settings, and more.

Youre the ideal Lead UX / Product Designer if:
You're actively involved in defining product strategy
You love research and understand the necessity to put the user first
You think in terms of systems and make rational design decisions
You enjoy mentoring and growing other researchers and designers
You can create and share design direction for products you create
You are constantly pushing your limits and searching for opportunities to become better
Your team collaboration and communication skills are unparalleled
You're passionate about user research and you place the customer's needs above your own preferences
You have a deep love for design and shaping experiences for users

You meet the Lead UX / Product Designer Qualifications if:
You have a portfolio demonstrating superior product design experiences (they cannot access file sharing software, e.g. DropBox)
You can distill complicated problems defined through research into simple and elegant solutions
You can accurately make decisions that guide the product direction with little information
You have an understanding of what makes an experience good or bad is critical
You can think through user problems, find reasonable solutions, mock them up in detail, and work with engineers to build them
You have the ability to influence others and provide thought leadership on design based on research findings
You're a self-starter who actively seeks ways to uncover user needs and know how to transform them into experiences
You have the ability to synthesize complex, interdependent, and sometimes competing needs
You understand the technical limitations and liberties behind your decisions and have enough chops to communicate your ideas to our engineers
You actively listen, hear and understand what is said and not said, with nuanced comprehension of meaning and intent
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent practical work experience in Design

Submit resume (and samples if applicable) to: Josh.Francois@jobalert.creativecircle.com

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