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Lead Visual UI Designer / Art Director

Alpha Design Partners delivers to our partners the maximum business value with design and customer experience. We are their full-stack design transformation partner, advisor, and coach. We help them shape their design strategy, we coach them to build their Design Operations, we scout the best design talent for them, and we deliver world-class design to their needs. For more information, follow us on LinkedIn.
Job Description
We’re searching for a multidisciplinary Visual Design Lead to help drive the level of craft, thinking and impact of our product UI and brand design work forward.

Experience leading project teams and streams of work, while remaining hands on with design

Experience managing and mentoring designers, and supporting their growth

Prior experience in design and marketing teams (agency or in-house)A diverse portfolio which demonstrates outstanding visual craft across touchpoints

Expert knowledge of a broad range of our tools (Figma, Adobe CC, After Effects, Sketch, others)

Expert knowledge of design systems creation and operations, and advocacy of their impact and use

A multidisciplinary skillset, from UI design to conceptual thinking to brand development

A good communicator of your work and the team’s workKnowledge of best practices in design and customer experience alongside industry trends

A proven ability to work collaboratively in teams, remotely and on-site

Experienced to work with marketers, brand managers, and developers

Strong organisational skills

Qualities that set you apart
Track record of high quality visual delivery across complex brand, web, and app work

You lean more towards crafting the aesthetics of an experience, but are just as comfortable conceptualising and developing the user journey of a product or service

You have shown entrepreneurial spirit as a proven self-starter who is energetic, pragmatic and welcoming of ambiguous challenges

You are able to combine world-class craft with strategic thinking and have an interest in learning about the business impact of design

Proficiency in creating both low and high-fidelity visual design prototypes

Comfortable leading visual effects and motion design for digital experiences

Strong experience in scoping, estimating and planning work

On a daily basis you will:
Lead visual UI and brand design work for a number of our clients and design projects. You understand the business needs, brand foundation, and product vision, ensure alignment to the respective brand experiences, and deliver usable and engaging designs to satisfy end users.

Work with and lead multi-disciplinary design teams with responsibility for creating and delivering design artefacts; this includes initial design discovery, sprints, workshops, through to execution and delivery of UI and brand.

Make every effort to understand our customers and their end-users through applicable user research.

Be collaborative in your approach to design.

Approach design pragmatically knowing when to make trade-offs and the impact of those decisions.

Contribute to our growing design system while remaining appropriately brand aligned and consistent, and ensuring we can deliver at pace and elevate design to a more strategic place within the respective organisations.

Play a critical role in evolving our design operation to become a state-of-the-art design practice.

Support our Creative Director and Design Strategist setting the design vision and direction for our design projects.

Strong understanding of lean and agile methodologies.
Design-related degree or ability to show how other degree relates to role.
Fluency in English, preferably also in Finnish and some other language.
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