Lead Designer (Contract)

Our Client, an IT consulting and services agency, is seeking a Lead Designer (Contract) to join their expanding team. The ideal candidate must be able to establish design direction and take ideas from concept to execution, for campaigns and/or digital experiences (websites, mobile applications, digital marketing, social media assets, email, etc.) for a wide variety of clients across industry verticals.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the creation of high-fidelity mood boards, comps, digital style guides, prototypes, and documentation for the experience strategy.
  • Build exquisite, beautiful experiences that take into account business objectives, brand guidelines, and channel specifications (websites, mobile apps, email, etc.)
  • Work in multidisciplinary teams to develop innovative, best-in-class, user-centric solutions, ensuring all functionality and design meet client and user expectations
  • Facilitate discovery activities with limited oversight such as design workshops, brand questionnaires, overviews, digital system/style audits, competitive analysis, etc.
  • Serves as a resident expert on digital tools and is skilled in developing digital design concepts. Is well-versed with web technology, usability, and core development tools; understands web design constraints, including a strong understanding of designing for a CMS.
  • Responsible for giving continuous feedback to peers, completing self-review, inputting time consistently, and communicating deadline conflicts 


Job Requirements:

  • 6+ years of experience as a creative professional, with a focus on design, user experience, and storytelling. Consulting/Agency experience is a plus.
  • Background in responsive and mobile design
  • Experience working on platforms like (but not limited to) WordPress, Drupal, Magento, AEM 
  • In-depth knowledge/proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), Figma, InVision, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience in Adobe After Effects or similar motion graphics programs is a plus 
  • Impeccable understanding of typography, layout, color, and all other elements of design
  • Experience designing around data sets and reusable components/patterns
  • Understanding of mobile, responsive design, accessibility, and Agile methodologies
  • Ability to lead engagements and provide a strong voice for design within blended teams
  • Excellent listener with a passion for human-centered design
  • Is proactive and has efficient time-management skills 
  • B.S./B.A./B.F.A. in graphic design, digital design, visual communication, or other design-related fields or relevant experience

A portfolio is required to be considered