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User Experience (UX) Design Lead

AKQA, San Francisco

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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

From our location in San Francisco's SOMA district⁠—the epicenter of the Bay Area's technology industry⁠—AKQA offers our staff the opportunity to produce meaningful work for world-class companies in one of the world's most vibrant and beautiful cities.

User Experience Design Leads at AKQA apply artistry and craftsmanship to strategic insight to articulate impactful ideas, products and services. Skilled storytellers and architects, they work in a multidisciplinary environment to develop work that is distinctive, effective and remarkable.

As inspirational leaders working across creative and experience strategy, User Experience Design Leads drive user-centered design processes in partnership with Technology, Creative and Planning teams.

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Proven track record in IA, interface design, and service design
  • The ability to lead, coach and inspire a team to create and deliver remarkable, influential and impactful solutions
  • A solid understanding and demonstration of user-centered design principles
  • The ability to lead the design of large, complex systems of interactions
  • Ensure a collaborative ‘One Team’ approach comprising both client and agency representatives
  • Foster progressive and limitless thinking
  • Utilize state-of-the-art techniques and contribute to thought leadership activities
  • Stimulate professional development and inspiration within the team

QUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS

  • You have a compelling portfolio of distinctive work that spans product/service design and storytelling
  • You have exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • You have expertise in cross-functional collaboration
  • You are fearless, boundlessly creative and relentlessly attentive to detail

* Please note, all candidate for this role must have a portfolio or recent work they can share.

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, colour, 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.

 

About AKQA

About us The imaginative application of art and science. AKQA is home to 2,100 professionals in 23 studios across the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australasia.

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