At AKQA, we believe in the imaginative application of art and science to create beautiful ideas, products and services. With an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach, we design adaptive digital services and applications that capture the imagination, delivering impressive returns for our clients.
Located on the Georgetown Waterfront in Washington, D.C., as part of AKQA you will have access to world-renowned thought leadership. You will work in an environment that fosters a meritocratic culture, surrounded by some of the brightest minds in their fields.
The User Experience Director at AKQA operates at a leadership level across creative and experience strategy. As an inspirational leader, the User Experience Director drives user-centered design processes in partnership with Technology, Creative and Planning teams.
Proven track record in IA, interface design and service design
The ability to lead, coach, inspire and motivate a team to create and deliver truly remarkable, influential and impactful work
A solid understanding and demonstration of user-centered design principles
The ability to lead the design of large, complex systems of interactions
The ability to attract and recruit exceptional talent
Ensure a collaborative “one team” approach comprising both client and agency representatives
Encourage progressive thinking and the pushing of boundaries
Encourage state-of-the-art techniques and thought leadership activities to stimulate professional development and inspiration within the team
QUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS
A compelling portfolio of distinctive work that spans product/service design and storytelling
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Expert cross-functional collaboration
Broad cultural reference points
Fearlessly, boundlessly creative and relentlessly attentive to detail
AKQA is an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe that diversity is vital to AKQA’s ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment. Your race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
The imaginative application of art and science. AKQA is home to 2,100 professionals in 23 studios across the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australasia.