Product Design Lead

Lincolnshire, IL
Contract - Remote / Full time

smartdept. inc. is searching for a Product Design Lead for a client in Lincolnshire, IL. The ideal candidate will come with 7+ years of experience as a UX/Product Designer. This is a fully-remote, contract opportunity expected to last 6 months.

What You’ll Do:

  • Collaborate with a distributed team of Product Designers, UX Design - Researchers & Content designers
  • Define the strategy for user experience, interactions, and user interface through user flows, information architecture, sketches and wireframes, and visual design
  • Drive the design process for new features from early design concepts to wireframes, critique, detailed design deliverables, UI copy, production assets, and design QA
  • Construct user flows, wireframes, and prototypes that effectively communicate design concepts for validation
  • Develop and deliver well-documented, high-fidelity product visuals that inform and evolve the design system standards
  • Provide thought leadership on interactive product experiences that push the boundaries of the technology and team alike
  • Drive user research studies and champion results
  • Using your strong communication skills to collaborate across multi-disciplinary teams
  • Grow a culture of design and ship with speed, consistency, and quality; rebuilding our culture
  • Look beyond point solutions and apply design to the creation of new strategies, systems, and—in some cases—entirely new business

What You’ll Need:

  • BS in Graphic Design, Visual Design, Communication Design, Human Factors (HCI) or a related field; MS a plus
  • 7+ years of experience as a UX/Product Designer in relevant industries working with multi-disciplinary teams in Agile environments
  • Experience leading web, mobile web and native mobile design teams
  • Hands-on prototyping experience with tools such as Figma and/or HTML/CSS
  • A strong understanding of user-centered design principles and methods
  • Familiarity with qualitative & quantitative research methods and the application of insights
  • You’re a self-starter who can execute in a fast-paced environment with minimal direction
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