Lead UX Designer

  • Category
    Digital - Digital Design
  • Location
    Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • Salary
  • External Reference
    WK-LUX-459

Lead UX Designer - Wakefield - Salary up to £60kpa

Spring Technology is currently seeking a Lead UX Designer, for a global insurance company going through a digital transformation to unify their online offering.

As the Lead UX designer, you'll use technical aptitude, visual awareness and a range of specialist software tools to create accessible, aesthetically appealing and meaningful applications and sites. It is a varied role where you will have the opportunity to establish data analytics and user working groups to create our UX strategy and design a range of customer facing and internal digital products.

Responsibilities:
*Own the whole area of UX across websites and apps - establishing best practice across the business
*Develop UX strategy/guidelines to enhance overall customer experience for their products and services
*Plan, execute and communicate user research as well as usability testing, to ensure the end product design provides users with the optimum experience in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and engagement
*Meet with business stakeholders to gather information about their requirements and liaise with them throughout a project to ensure that designs meet their requirements and core business objectives
*Create user personas, user journeys and site maps
*Create wireframes and prototypes using specialist tools such as inVision, Illustrator, Sketch, Axure
*Work on cross-platform applications to develop user experiences covering mobile and desktop
*Redesign existing websites and mobile apps that are easy to use and in line with their UX strategy and guidelines
*Work collaboratively with the business, other designers, marketing, brand, development and project managers

Key Skills and Experience:
*UX designer experience working across a range of commercial entreprise-level B2B/B2C products
*Strong experience creating user persons, surveys and devising strategies for UX Design
*Experience of wireframing, customer journey mapping and user testing
*Excellent visual and interaction design skills for desktop and web applications, ability to quickly iterate mockups, wireframes and interactive prototypes,
*Hands-on experience with tools such as inVision, Illustrator, Sketch, Axure
*Proven ability to produce creative and original designs whilst conforming with corporate branding guidelines
*Have a passion for UX in a digital environment and want to use data to help improve a large corporate business
*Appreciation of current and emerging UX trends along with their potential benefits and limitations
*Knowledge of one or more formal development methodologies
*Previous coding/development experience desirable, general knowledge of HTML & CSS
*Effective Communication, including the ability to explain technical information to non-technical people
*Effectively managing own workload
*Delivering Results
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