Datafin

UX Designer

Cape Town – Western Cape ~ Johannesburg – Gauteng ~ Durban – KwaZulu Natal

ENVIRONMENT:
A dynamic and fast-growing Digital Marketing Agency seeks the next Senior UX Designer to join their design team. As the next UX Designer, your leaning should be towards product design, interaction design, and usability, with general competence across all areas of UX design, such as experience strategy, generative research, and content strategy. Your role will require you to comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, and be involved in the end-to-end design process: from research and strategy to execution and delivery. The ideal candidate must have 2+ years’ experience in a similar senior role, a degree in a design related field or equivalent experience/training, an excellent design portfolio, and a clear UX design process.
 
DUTIES:
  • Work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Plan and estimate the right process to reach project goals and client objectives.
  • Facilitate stakeholder and design team workshops
  • Conduct evaluative research activities such as heuristic analysis, competitive analysis and behaviour analysis
  • Plan and run moderated/unmoderated usability tests
  • Synthesise research into actionable insights, concepts and solutions
  • Define information architecture with sitemaps, user flows, and components mapping
  • Model interactions through process diagrams, task flows and interaction diagrams as needed
  • Create sketches, wireframes and working prototypes as needed to articulate design direction
  • Present concepts and ideas to clients
  • Create design mock-ups and style guides
  • Brief UI designers and Developers
  • Mentor and coach more junior team members
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Excellent design portfolio showing process and outcomes
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in a similar senior role
  • Degree in design related field or equivalent work experience or training
  • Clear UX design process
  • Experience designing digital products
  • Experience conducting user research studies and synthesising results
  • Ability to sketch and explore alternative solutions quickly
  • Familiar with usability heuristics
  • Possess brilliant layout, colour theory, typography skills and, sharp attention to detail
  • Good working knowledge of core interface and interaction design principles (grids, hierarchy, mobile first, responsive, patterns, platform conventions, accessibility standards and so on)
  • Ability to create intuitive and engaging UI screens and user flows
  • Experience creating bespoke Design Systems
  • Solid experience of a variety of design and prototyping tools, especially Figma
  • Familiarity with core web technologies (HTML/CSS/JS and so on)
 
Advantageous –
  • Agency experience
  • Experience with analytics software (GA, Hotjar, Crazy Egg etc)
  • Experience with A/B, multivariate testing tools (Optimizely, Google Optimise etc)
 
ATTRIBUTES:
  • Ability to prioritise your own workload and perform effectively to tight deadlines
  • Ability to communicate your ideas clearly and confidently to peers, team leaders and clients
  • Comfortable receiving constructive feedback 
  • A flexible, positive, solution orientated, can-do attitude