DET - Senior UI Designer I

Permanent employee, Full-time · Detroit

About us
iconmobile is an international product innovation company globally headquartered in Berlin (Germany) with further offices in Santa Monica, Detroit and Shanghai.

We are part of the WPP network blending more than a decade of design and user experience with deep technical expertise and business sense. With our clients from various industries like Automotive, Consumer Products, Financial Services and Health Care we aim for innovative solutions that are both commercially successful and game changing.

Our mission is to grow and transform businesses through the creation of new digital services and products with a focus on creating compelling user experiences to establish successful customer relationships.

Design is at the heart of what we do, fuelled by our curiosity and the passion to deliver the best possible results. Our creative thinking is end to end, starting with ideas and paper, informing design of user experiences, while in parallel we validate technical feasibility and implement software and hardware prototypes. Our efforts are punctuated with future showcases or industrialized products at scale.
about the position
A UI Designer at icon incar is a petrolhead – you burn for automotive innovations and you explore features in detail. You are not only interested in what a function looks like, but you also want to find out how to provide the best experience.
What you bring in is a distinct feeling for shapes and proportions, a deep understanding of 3D space, and you are able to visualize features in various styles. Solid software skills and a hunger for creative input and output are mandatory.
Your heart beats fast whether you are perfectly positioning a tiny pixel or helping create the next generation of digital automotive experiences. After working for a number of years, you have developed a clear vision of what something should ultimately look and feel like. Your team joins you on every journey and you enjoy sharing and passing on your know-how. Co-workers appreciate your team spirit and what they can learn from you and what you can learn from them.
You might be wondering: “Who is icon incar?” We have been under the radar for many years, but we are the most established and experienced automotive UX consultancy out there. We didn’t spend time on marketing our company’s image as an employer, but instead, invested in our skills which are captured in more than 200 production projects. We love sharing our expertise with great talent like you and want to help you to become a grand master of automotive UI design - probably the most complex design task you can take on nowadays - to make you ready for a truly mobile future.
your role
  • Visualize various features and functions on multiple platforms
  • Sketch, visualize, and prototype concepts; Create stunning visual compositions; Contribute top-rate graphic assets to prototypes and/or production
  • Define visual actions (transitions and animations)
  • Introduce methodologies and creative approaches especially in early project phases (e.g., visual explorations)
  • Manage client expectations during projects, handle UI-related communication to all sides (client and our team)
  • Participate in cross-functional interdisciplinary workshops and brainstorming sessions, internally and with clients
  • Create and hold striking presentations based on strong narratives to convince stakeholders (both internal and external) of your visual ideas and vision
  • Stay on top of industry trends and what’s state of the art in the design tools landscape
  • Guide and mentor our interns and junior designers
  • Help create a learning environment that supports exchange and creates visual variety
  • Push the envelope with your enthusiasm for visual design and love for functional but also beautiful details
  • Continuously improve quality on a project- and department level to achieve excellence
  • Synchronize, align with, and support other icon incar Designers in different divisions and studios
your profile
  • 5+ years experience designing digital interfaces/HMI systems
  • Degree in design or comparable vocational training
  • Excellent knowledge of creative tools, especially Sketch, Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Automotive and/or product design UI experience
  • Strong portfolio, showcasing your design personality and outstanding visual skills from exploration to final solutions
  • 3D know-how and/or motion design know-how (e.g. Cinema 4D and After Effects)
  • Familiarity with prototyping tools, usability testing and user research is a plus
  • Solid experience designing for multiple platforms like embedded systems (product interfaces), video games, native applications, web, or similar
  • Digital native who’s familiar with and helps drive the latest design trends
  • Interested in perfecting pixels as well as creating the overall experience
  • Structured and tactical way of working on multiple projects in parallel
  • Comfortable dealing with clients
  • Experience mentoring junior designers and interns
  • This position is located in Detroit, Michigan / USA. Travel is required at times, as our customer base is distributed across the globe
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