We are looking for a UI/UX Designer to turn our software platforms into easy-to-use products for our clients.
Reporting to the Lead Designer, the UI/UX Designer responsibilities include gathering user requirements, designing graphic elements and building navigation components to be shared with the IT team in charge of actual implementation in products. To be successful in this role, you should have experience with design software and wireframe tools. If you also have a portfolio of professional design projects that includes work with web/mobile applications, we’d like to meet you. Ultimately, you’ll create both functional and appealing features that address our clients’ needs, help us grow our customer base, attract new types of user and increase the time our clients spend using our applications.
- Gathering and evaluating user requirements, in collaboration with product managers and engineers/frontend programmers
- Running workshops with key stakeholders to facilitate requirement capture
- Illustrating design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps
- Designing graphic user interface elements, like menus, tabs and widgets
- Building page navigation buttons and search fields
- Developing UImockups (wireframes) and prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites function and that define appearance
- Aligning to Kantar Media Brand guidelines/ Style Guides/ Principles and Governance, including liaising with Product Marketing on Customer Experience strategy/execution
- Challenging the guidelines with new approaches, when appropriate, based on well-structured and reasoned arguments
- Monitoring developments within UX/UI design and pro-actively searching for the latest thinking and software that could be applied to our projects.
User Experience Specific Responsibilities
- Create original and innovative graphic designs (e.g. images, sketches and tables)
- Prepare and present rough drafts to internal teams and key stakeholders
- Identify and troubleshoot UX problems (e.g. responsiveness)
- Conduct layout adjustments based on user feedback
- Understand product specifications and user psychology
- Conduct concept and usability testing and gather feedback
- Create persona experiences with Product Marketing, drawing on user research and data when appropriate/available
- Define the right interaction model and evaluate its success
- Develop wireframes and prototypes around customer needs
- Find creative ways to solve UX problems (e.g. usability, findability)
- Work with UI designers/developers to implement attractive designs
- Communicate design ideas and prototypes to developers
- Keep abreast of competitor products and industry trends to inform and shape market-leading ideas and designs.
User Interface Design Responsibilities
- Collaborate with product management and engineering to define and implement innovative solutions for the product direction, visuals and experience
- Execute all visual design stages from concept to final hand-off
- Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks
- Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
- Present and defend designs and key milestone deliverables to peers and executive level stakeholders
- Conduct user research and evaluate user feedback
- Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards.
- Proven work experience as a UI/UX Designer or similar role
- Portfolio of design projects
- Knowledge of wireframe tools (e.g. Wireframe.cc and InVision)
- Up-to-date knowledge of design software like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
- Team spirit; strong communication skills to collaborate with various stakeholders
- Good time-management skills
- BSc in Design, Computer Science or relevant field around customer experience
- A preference for numerate candidates who can gain an understanding of research analysis requirements to effectively inform designs
At Kantar we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and also to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver.