Description

At Lockwood, our vision is to bring people together through Avakin Life so they can play, share and socialise! Listed as one of Europe’s fastest-growing tech companies by the FT for 2020 as well as winning numerous TIGA and other awards several years in a row, our journey’s only just begun. With excellent benefits, including an employee share scheme and profit related quarterly bonus, we’re a great destination for those who want to work on cutting edge social experiences in an environment that fosters communication and creativity. We’re always looking for good people – so if you’re a great person and an amazing designer we’d love to hear from you.

You will work with other designers, researchers, community specialists, PM leadership and engineering leadership to create forward-thinking design strategy, user scenario-driven features, and meet business goals. At the core of this job, candidates will identify user-centred design patterns, establish scenarios, place designs into user context and create interactions that align to those requirements. Candidates must be able to articulate their thinking using a variety of mediums from information diagrams and wireframes to user-flows and detailed prototypes. You will need to show attention to detail and passion in the work you produce. A solid understanding of graphic/visual design is advantageous.

Responsibilities

  • Guide and execute strategic design deliverables for multiple feature areas.
  • Help solve complex design problems in simple and intuitive ways, blending brand personality, interactions and visuals to create delightful experiences.
  • Synthesise qualitative and quantitative data to derive personas, use cases, concepts, user journeys and information architecture.
  • Create a range of deliverables: personas, customer journey maps, wireframes, information architecture documentation
  • Represent Experience Services, in both an end-to-end design and an ad-hoc consultancy basis, to other teams throughout Lockwood.
  • Work closely and constructively with design, community, engineering and management to ensure the overall business strategy is on track with the smooth delivery of designs.
  • Communicate progress and highlight issues efficiently to ensure smooth feature development.
  • Present and sell your designs to stakeholders with appropriate levels of detail.
  • Keep abreast of latest practices, techniques and emerging technologies within the industry and employ these to develop ideas and inspire creative concepts.
  • You will advocate for design in the context of business and user goals.

Requirements

    • Experience as a user experience designer, interaction designer, information architect, or similar UX-related roles.
    • Proven experience creating prototypes, highly detailed wireframes, journey maps or IA concepts and deliverables for user-focused apps or websites.
    • Design, HCI or IA degree, or comparable work experience.
    • An online portfolio or other samples of work demonstrating relevant experience.
    • Being self-organised with excellent personal management skills.
    • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • The ability to give and take constructive feedback to internal and external staff when required.
    • Proficiency in Sketch, XD, Figma, Axure or similar.
    • The ability to work in a creative, iterative environment.
    • Demonstrated empathy for the people using your software or products.
    • Be able to interact with and influence others effectively through teamwork and diplomacy.
    • UK/ EU work visa would be preferable.

    Desirable but not essential skills

    • Experience working on social, messaging or communication apps.
    • Experience with best practices for device-based information architecture and design.
    • Experience with Favro, Confluence and Airtable.
    • Strong knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, pixel and vector art.
Salary

Competitive Salary

Job Type

Design

Come join us

Benefits of working here

  • Extremely competitive bonus scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • Core hours attendance (10am-4pm)
  • Staff social outings
  • Pension or Gym membership available
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Industry leading software including Unity, 3DS Max and Maya
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