Lead Digital Product Designer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Santa Monica

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
The lead digital product designer sits at the intersection of multidisciplinary design—UI, UX, interaction, visual, motion, content—and product definition. We are looking for design experience in advocating for the user despite business and technical constants. This will require you to understand the problem you are solving and work cross-functionally with teams to execute the appropriate solution. You are a thinker, a maker, and a passionate advocate for the new user experiences that will change the world.

The lead digital product designer will champion the full design process from analyzing business problems to designing solutions and supporting throughout the implementation, working closely with strategists and other team members to gain user insights, identify opportunities, validate concepts, and socialize ideas across the team. You will communicate interaction design considerations to different audiences, including internal teams and clients and strategize design solutions to meet and exceed strategic objectives. You’ll also produce user requirements specifications, personas, storyboards, scenarios, flowcharts, design prototypes, and design specifications and work closely with the technology team to ensure that design specifications are implemented.
your role
Your quest, should you choose to accept it:
  • Defy the status quo and think of user experiences that haven’t been conceptualized yet
  • Work with an interdisciplinary team for project success from kickoff to completion
  • Identify the strategy for a product, service or ecosystem
  • Promote design efforts, mindset and methods
  • Contribute to iconmobile’s overall thought leadership
  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to understand the requirements and technical constraints of a project.
  • Rapidly ideate and produce multiple UX/UI concepts and take a project through the entire design process from concept to delivery.
  • Lead the delivery of great experiences, in partnership with your team.
  • Develop and articulate the methods and approaches for framing and solving design problems.
  • Oversee the creation of common design deliverables, including: research insights, flows, wireframes, design specifications, prototypes, and content decks
  • Provide mentorship and other guidance to help fellow designers deliver their best work.
  • Practice facilitative leadership as a senior member of the creative team to enable smooth and productive collaboration with product development peers and key stakeholders, driving towards solutions and resulting in others learning from you and inspiring others to want to work with you.
  • Working with cross functional teams to review and critique the details of the design deliverables and user stories, posing questions and resolving ambiguities.
  • Support the grooming of user stories and identify design-related user stories.
  • Ensure that products have a cohesive and seamless flow so that the user can intuitively navigate the whole experience.
  • Collaborate with Product Managers and Strategists during all stages of user research and design prototyping to validate and test ideas, including observational studies, customer interviews, usability testing, and other forms of discovery.
  • Effectively communicate research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale.
your profile
  • BA, or BS degree in design, or a related discipline.
  • 4+ years relevant experience designing and executing digital products.
  • A diverse portfolio that showcases:
  • Demonstrated understanding of usability principles
  • Strong visual design skills
  • Understanding of information architecture.
  • Interaction design examples.
  • Clean and balanced aesthetic.
  • A mastery of design tools such as Sketch.
  • Experience helping to build and maintain component libraries and design systems.
  • Experience taking projects through the entire design process, from low fidelity and wireframes to high fidelity mockups and working prototypes.
  • Experience with developer handoff and post-implementation design validation.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and collaboration skills.
  • The ability to articulate and defend design concepts and decisions.
  • Willingness to take feedback, learn, and grow.
  • UX writing.
  • User research and testing.
You're a fit for our team if you:
  • Are a problem solver who can be effective in situations with limited information.
  • Are a self-starter who can proactively identify opportunities for impact even when they’re not assigned to you.
  • Understand that agency life
  • Have strong creative problem-solving skills
  • Are comfortable with client interactions
  • Can relax, be easy going, and have a fun personality
  • Are highly collaborative but able to work independently
  • Have a passion for design and connected experiences
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