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Vertical Leap office Portsmouth

UX Designer Vacancy

Ref: 180625UX

Vertical Leap, one of the UK’s top digital marketing agencies, and part of the Sideshow group, is looking for an experienced, client-facing UX designer to join its creative team.

This is an opportunity for a talented UX designer to make their mark with a forward-thinking and friendly design team. You will be creative, technically-precise and capable of working across many business sectors.

This job would suit an ambitious junior UX designer looking to make the jump, or a solid mid-level UX designer looking for a new challenge.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Translate concepts into user flows, wireframes, mockups and prototypes that lead to intuitive user experiences.
  • Facilitate the client’s product vision by researching, conceiving, sketching, prototyping and user-testing experiences for digital products.
  • Design and deliver wireframes, user stories, user journeys, and mockups optimized for a wide range of devices and interfaces.
  • Identify design problems and devise elegant solutions.
  • Make strategic design and user-experience decisions related to core, and new, functions and features.
  • Take a user-centered design approach and rapidly test and iterate your designs.
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders.
  • Ask smart questions, take risks and champion new ideas.

Qualifications and skills

  • Two or more years of UX design experience.
  • Expertise in standard UX software such as Sketch, OmniGraffle, Axure, InVision, UXPin, Balsamiq, Framer, and the like is a must. Basic HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript skills are a plus.
  • Ability to work with clients to understand detailed requirements and design complete user experiences that meet client needs and vision.
  • Extensive experience in using UX design best practices to design solutions, and a deep understanding of mobile-first and responsive design.
  • A solid grasp of user-centered design (UCD), planning and conducting user research, user testing, A/B testing, rapid prototyping, heuristic analysis, usability and accessibility concerns.
  • Ability to iterate designs and solutions efficiently and intelligently.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate design processes, ideas, and solutions to teams and clients.
  • A clear understanding of the importance of user-centered design and design thinking.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting including synthesizing abstract ideas into concrete design implications.
  • Be excited about collaborating and communicating closely with teams and other stakeholders via a distributed model, to regularly deliver design solutions for approval.
  • Be passionate about resolving user pain points through great design.
  • Be open to receiving feedback and constructive criticism.
  • Be passionate about all things UX and other areas of design and innovation. Research and showcase knowledge in the industry’s latest trends and technologies.

Benefits

  • Incentivised rewards system (inc pension, healthcare, apple watch etc)
  • Fun, collaborative culture
  • 22-25 days holiday per year
  • 5-10 days training per year
  • Self-scheduled working hours – any 8 hour period between 7am and 7pm
  • Value on leadership and autonomy
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Fantastic office located inside Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard

How to apply for this design job:

Please apply in confidence to Steve Masters at info(at)vertical-leap(dot)uk

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