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Leeds, United Kingdom
JOB #R2104409

UI Designer

Interaction Designer (Senior)

Who you work with

You will play a pivotal role as an Interaction Designer in our growing Digital team based in Leeds. You will collaborate primarily with specialists across user experience strategy, software development, copywriters and digital production. You will also work with ICF Next’s wider creative team specialists, strategists, programme leads and clients – both in the UK and internationally.

What you do

As a key senior player in the team, you will ideate and design digital interactive solutions for many different sectors and audiences. From custom websites and apps to interactive comms and product experiences – you will have the opportunity to apply your skills and creativity across a wide variety of briefs for many of the world’s leading brands and global organisations.

You will;

  • Take a human-centred design approach, working directly with clients and internally with account leads, audience strategists and user experience specialists to fully understand the requirements, user needs, audience profiles and KPIs – leading internal design sprints and carrying out any necessary desk research as required to best inform your design
  • Use research insight gathered to propose effective solutions that will best achieve the aims of the brief, applying strategic expertise and your awareness of the latest digital trends and technologies throughout
  • Work closely with development and production colleagues to devise seamless user journeys, site maps, wireframes and prototypes optimised for build, whilst also supporting with the creation of proposal and technical scope content
  • Design highly engaging interactive user interfaces that are grounded in best practice, user research and fully compliant with modern web standards. Designing responsive experiences that utilise contemporary techniques and technologies to drive creativity and innovation, including motion design and animation, audio, advanced JavaScript, HTML5, and 3D.
  • Keep abreast of digital trends, new technologies and releases, communicating new ideas and learnings with colleagues, whilst continually driving forward innovation, quality and creativity within the team
  • Support to continually improve the overall performance of the team by continually finding ways to enhance our working practices and elevate the efficiency and quality of our work
  • Work with team colleagues to estimate and plan time and resources required to deliver projects, ensuring budgets and key milestone deadlines are met and stakeholder expectations are managed at all times
  • Play a crucial role in the ongoing development of ICF Next’s Digital offering, promoting and upselling digital services and adopting our core values on a day-to-day basis
  • Immerse yourself in all things digital – following the latest learnings, digital trends, tools and techniques, whilst fanatically engaging in personal development both in and out of work to continually advance your strategic and creative expertise, awareness and skills.
  • Mentor junior colleagues to proactively support with their professional development, delegating tasks, sharing learnings, offering best practice and technical advice and providing constructive feedback

Who you are

Experience and Knowledge

  • Degree or similar in web, digital or graphic design
  • 7+ years’ relevant experience inc. working in a multi-client digital software team, agency or similar
  • Proven expertise in ideating solutions that deliver against KPIs and designing contemporary interactive digital / UI design across various digital comms or experiential solutions, with a portfolio to match
  • Advanced understanding and awareness of digital mar/comms and experiential technologies, modern web standards, HCD / UX / UI best practice, tools, trends and end-to-end development processes
  • Demonstratable experience of creating efficient responsive UI design for web, including working with development teams to devise effective solutions that are optimised for build 

Skills

  • Expert design skills using Figma with good understanding of Photoshop, After Effects and Lottie preferred
  • Experience or interest in 3D modelling for web e.g. Cinema 4D or Unity preferred, but not essential
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills with the confidence to ask questions, challenge assumptions and discuss ideas with colleagues and clients at all levels
  • Logical thinker and accomplished problem solver, with attention to detail that’s second to none
  • Commercially aware and highly organised with the ability to effectively prioritise tasks and act decisively in anevery changing fast-paced creative environment

Personal qualities

  • A positive and professional ‘team player’ with drive and determination to support and inspire colleagues and clients, lead by example, deliver great work and continually improve the team’s offering, efficiencies and sales
  • Real empathy for the end-user experience with meticulous care and attention to detail
  • Highly organised with the ability to maintain a cool, professional head under pressure and who is willing to take on challenges and respond proactively
  • A highly committed senior team member who thrives in a collaborative environment, is highly conscientious in all aspects of work and who is willing go the extra mile when needed to meet deadlines
  • Continually demonstrates initiative to proactively learn and develop new skills and upskill others in order to bring newideas, create opportunities, celebrate success and ensure our offering is class leading
  • Above all, creativity and technology will be your passion and your hobby – research, learning new skills, innovating and creating will be second nature to you – both in and out of work

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Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

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Who is ICF Next?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.
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