Lead Visual Designer

Technology - Innovation Lab NYC

As a Lead Visual Designer in our Design studio, you will be part of the Design team of creatives and Program Managers. This team is responsible for building the design and interfaces of features that will make the next generation of product applications for Analytics, Mobile, Identity and Loyalty. The NY studio also supports the research and investigation of the latest technologies to explore how they can enrich the user experience in our products.

You will manage and lead the Visual Designers in New York, reporting to the head of the New York Design office. Your responsibilities include management of tasks for Visual Designers, as well as handling their day-to-day management needs. You will also be involved in recruiting and coaching for your team.

Beyond the management part of the job, you will also work as a visual designer, leading by example, promoting standards and best practices while engaging with Engineering and other teams to monitor the quality of their implementation along the way. Your designs will create the emotional connection between users and software, delighting them with a superior experience.

Job Duties (include but not limited to):

o    Report to Head of NY Design Office.

o    Provide direction to the Visual Design team based on requirements.

o    Ensure quality of the work provided by Visual Designers and coach them accordingly.

o    Collaborate with UX Designers and Program Managers in other locations so you and your team can build prototypes of new features, dialogs, icons and other visual elements of the products.

o    Work closely with the Branding team to ensure consistency of the Visual Experience and coherence with the product line.

o   Provide constructive feedback to design specifications and implementations.

o    Partner closely with world-class engineers as features get built to the highest standards.

o   Research new user interface paradigms put into use by gaming companies; innovative mobile applications and consumer focused web sites. Analyze design, user experience and technology trends to share with your peers.

o    Advocate for Design best practices. Contribute to brand style guides and UX Design guidelines..

o    Pitch, present, and justify design ideas in a compelling manner.

o   Eagerness to constantly strive to innovate and the ability to initiate new concept discussions.

Job Requirements:

o    Education: Minimum of Bachelor degree in Fine Arts, Communication Design, Graphic design 

o   Strong design portfolio demonstrating high esthetic standards and attention to detail.

o   At least one year experience managing a team of UX Designers a plus.

o  Minimum of 7-10+ years of experience designing visual content for business or consumer-facing applications, both in Web and Mobile forms.

o    Excellent knowledge of Adobe suite’s tools: Photoshop, Illustrator and other design tools.

o    Experience working in a product company with aggressive ship dates.

o    Basic knowledge of HMTL 5, and/or CSS is helpful.