UX Design Lead Job Description

UX Design Lead Job Description

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UX design lead provides thought leadership on usability and user-centered design principles and understand when situations require deviating from those principles.

UX Design Lead Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Works with Product and Engineering teams to plan, prioritize and deliver UX deliverables including information architecture, specifications, personas, use cases, wire frames, prototypes, usability studies
Work collaboratively in a core team of 5 to 8 people to drive design, ideation, and rapid prototyping processes as we build a portfolio of Research & Development (R&D) projects
Drive the development of visionary humanitarian solutions, leveraging a wide range of conceptual, strategic, and technological trends in various ideation processes
Ensure that the organization's clients, staff, and community voices are compellingly represented in the design of new solutions
Act as the in-house expert on human-centered design thinking, which will be widely deployed across R&D projects and core program re-design initiatives within the organization
Promote, teach, and explain human-centered design thinking concepts and techniques to the organization's program staff
Structure and develop design processes across the portfolio of R&D projects
Interact with the organization's field staff to develop solutions that contribute to portfolio of R&D projects
Identify and cultivate relationships with strategic partners who can provide design expertise on projects
Advise the organization's leadership on the quality of design processes employed

UX Design Lead Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for UX Design Lead

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: UX, CPACC, IAAP

Education for UX Design Lead

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the UX design lead job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Design, Computer, Human-Computer Interaction, Graphic Design, Computer Science, Interaction Design, Psychology, Graduate, Business, Marketing

Skills for UX Design Lead

Desired skills for UX design lead include:

Audits and competitive landscaping
Project scope estimates
Component-based design-development
Usability principles and techniques
Adobe XD
Design patterns

Desired experience for UX design lead includes:

Work closely with the CX research team to understand key insights, where they came from and how they relate to the UX work
Guide how the teams think about UX
Work with Mobile and Responsive design project teams to understand their strategic objectives and be responsible for ensuring our UX creative excellence
Act as a strategic liaison between SunTrust and the supporting creative agencies, evaluating work and sharing feedback
Act as a UX Creative design and brand identity resource
Initiate programs that create innovation and inspire SunTrust on the effective use and potential of our CX/UX capabilities

UX Design Lead Examples


UX Design Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an UX design lead. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for UX design lead
  • Manage a multidisciplinary team including designers, prototypers, user researchers, and managers
  • Lead and raise the bar for all creative and product design work
  • Lead a team of designers and prototypers to explore new design options updating legacy content
  • Clearly communicate and provide direction to junior designers
  • An understanding of what makes an experience good or bad is critical
  • Support multiple projects in parallel
  • Impact the direct work group/team, provide coaching and leadership
  • Provide detailed strategy, oversight and guidance granular detail and specificity regarding the exact experience that is delivered to customers
  • Understand business context, goals, objectives, and organizational direction
  • Innovate current and future state experience through concept and pilot projects, optimizing present and next generation (step ahead) initiatives
Qualifications for UX design lead
  • Experience with file versioning
  • Communicate ideas and sell concepts, with an aptitude for negotiation
  • Demonstrate strong social skills and the ability to influence others without coercion, using relationship-based, emotionally intelligent persuasion
  • Help create best practices and processes
  • Proven leadership in communicating research, conceptual ideas, and design rationale
  • At least 10 years of experience as user experience designer, interaction designer, information architect, or similar role

UX Design Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an UX design lead. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for UX design lead
  • Work with project managers and internal departments to estimate against staffing needs, schedules, roadmaps, and other operational details to successfully track and drive inflight projects
  • Create mock-ups, prototypes, wireframes, task flows, site maps, personas, and assorted visual communication to showcase key aspects of a proposed experience and how it reconciles business and user needs with brand considerations
  • Inspire and advocate for innovative work, ideas and planning, centered on human and consumer insights
  • Collaborate with channel, product, and Omni-path leads on ideal experience, initiative identification and prioritization
  • Work collaboratively with other leads, designers, researchers, strategists, and partner teams to create the ideal customer experience to maximize benefits in customer sentiment and behavior
  • Assess work for usability and desirability and appropriateness for the brand
  • Expected to enhance the brand by creating unique and memorable experiences only our customers/clients could own
  • Active role in driving and meeting key experience performance criteria and fostering improvement of brand through delivered experiences
  • Drive the preparation and delivery of user testing, focus groups, guerrilla testing, shareholder interviews, client-facing workshops, and other research efforts to determine key success factors for a project
  • Analyze, synthesize, and report back on lessons learned to clients and internal teams
Qualifications for UX design lead
  • Makes smart and timely decisions
  • Work with the team to deeply understand customer needs and characteristics
  • Gathering and generating ideas (from colleagues or other inspirations) that can solve for or has potential to solve for customer or company problems/challenges and incubate these ideas into prototypes
  • Lead the scoping and execution of user research, testing and interviews to develop insights that shape the proposition, experience, interaction patterns and design decisions
  • Lead the planning and hosting of stakeholder and customer workshops
  • Create design concepts and prototypes that explore and address user needs and incorporate new functionality into the service in terms of UI and the wider contextual experience

UX Design Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of UX design lead. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for UX design lead
  • Manage experiences across product, channel, pathway, and touch point ecosystem (strategy, definition, quality, success)
  • Partner with other experience designers, visual designers, creative technologists, business consultants, brand planners, experience strategists, client executives, and more to provide connected thinking for customers
  • Serve as the primary facilitator for planned client meetings
  • Value integrity and foster a team-driven environment for entrepreneurial minds
  • Oversee work product of design lead, designer, researcher and prototype staff
  • Direct design leads, design, research and prototype staff across all aspects of experience activities
  • Lead small teams of experience designers on projects, mentor junior talent, and take an active role in driving culture via knowledge sharing, show & tells, and more
  • Work with department leads to identify tools, templates, and techniques to evolve the ways of working in the experience design practice
  • Assists in scoping, planning, and structuring of business unit digital campaign engagements
  • Transforms BU and regional digital marketing campaign plans into effective digital design solutions and user experiences
Qualifications for UX design lead
  • Expert in design - you can create, present and document detailed interaction and functional specifications
  • You can articulate the implications of design on a product and are accountable for thinking through complex interaction design challenges based on input from research and data gathered from yourself and other teams
  • You are accountable for the accuracy of your work and ensure itssuccessful and accurate adoption
  • You can build strong relationships within and across different parts of the company and demonstrate an ability to effectively work cross functionally with senior management and company leaders to effectively propagate your ideas and direction
  • You have been lead designer for significant mobile products in vertical markets such as consumer, enterprise, B2B
  • Collaborate and work well within a cross-functional team environment and have previous project management experience with strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

UX Design Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an UX design lead. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for UX design lead
  • Conceives and creates high impact e-mail templates, e-mail campaigns and e-newsletters
  • Conceives and creates rich media assets including banner advertising, animation and video
  • Conceives and creates web and mobile applications
  • Uncovers and understands user requirements, business goals, and technical capabilities
  • Translates broad design concepts into structured, feasible information architectures
  • Identifies key screen types and generate diagrams, wireframes, concept maps, and site maps
  • Analyzes and synthesizes research findings to drive design concepts
  • Understands target customers (Physician, Economic and Patient) and authors detailed, actionable user personas and scenarios
  • Plans, facilitates, and reports on usability tests
  • Creates prototype digital experiences
Qualifications for UX design lead
  • Database knowledge an asset (JIRA, Perforce)
  • Ability to work across multiple teams and synthesize feedback from a variety of stakeholders to understand and solve challenges
  • Experience (re)building brands and brand guidance
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to be self-directed
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in the conception, design and production of various online & offline items utilizing best practices in design and UX while utilizing new and never-before been used technologies throughout
  • Minimum of five years' experience as a graphic designer with emphasis in UX in agency creative, in-house design, and/or graphic design

UX Design Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an UX design lead. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for UX design lead
  • Collaborate closely with the UX design organization and find new ways to influence the way we work
  • Lead the definition and curation of shared design and experiences across our web properties
  • Partner with designers, developers, and product owners to apply and evolve our design system
  • Ensure the design and code your team creates maintains the highest of quality standards
  • Build relationships with other design leads and other key stakeholders to drive adoption of the assets your team creates
  • Work with internal clients and program manager to build designs for websites
  • Determine appropriate architecture, and other technical solutions, and make relevant recommendations
  • Develop and maintain robust Web style guides for internal site
  • Provide thought-leadership on best practices and next-generation digital trends for web based tool design
  • Create mock-ups for user testing, and finished files for development
Qualifications for UX design lead
  • 5 years of experience designing for omni-channel services
  • 2 years of experience working in agile teams
  • 5 years experience as a user experience and web designer
  • Strong expertise in IA, usability, IxD, and visual design, advertising and visual storytelling
  • Ability to create highly polished design prototypes, mockups, and other communication artifacts Experience in presenting to, and persuading, executive and C-level stakeholders to gain buy-in Familiarity with the technical capabilities and constraints of the leading platforms
  • Mastery of appropriate tools to analyze, synthesize, and communicate strategy deliverables

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